Established in 2008, our client is a leading manufacturer of electric, CNG, and clean-diesel buses and trucks within the municipal and commercial transit industry. Led by an industry pioneer, our client’s success is due to an executive team that is second to none within their industry and exemplary products. They have grown the company’s market share by delivering high-quality, efficient, eco-friendly, and innovative transit solutions coupled with expert full turnkey services. They are expanding their reach into new regions and markets. The company has cultivated a culture with a strong emphasis on integrity, collaboration, accountability, teamwork, and excellence.
Our client is looking for a collaborative experienced engineering executive to lead and grow a global engineering team. As a member of the leadership team, the Chief Engineer will play a key role in day-to-day operations and long-range planning. They will provide strategic and technical leadership in the development and implementation of functional engineering best practices and the planning, design, testing, and ongoing support of products. They will be challenged to motivate, mentor, and inspire the team, improve group dynamics and train them to think beyond merely finding the best technical solutions but to also ensure they are in alignment with the needs of the customers and the company’s strategic goals. The Chief Engineer will work cross-functionally with other leaders to ensure all functions are aligned and working as one team.
This position reports to the COO and has 5 direct reports in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
This leader must be passionate about providing leadership, direction, and mentoring to the engineering team. They will put in discipline, systems, processes, and procedures to accomplish the company’s overall short- and long-term goals and objectives. The ideal candidate will have held progressively responsible engineering leadership positions within a global manufacturing organization. They will have demonstrated ability in building a confident, aligned, and motivated global engineering team that is focused on execution. This leader will look at the big picture and develop a plan to reach it.