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Engineering Manager (m/w/d) - Automotive

Abu-Dhabi, UAE Professional

On behalf of our client, a reference in the defense automotive industry, we are seeking an Automotive Engineering Manager for this great opportunity in UAE.


The Automotive Engineering Manager is responsible for managing resources & knowhow, developing, planning, scheduling and architecting the work progress and ensuring the application of technical due process, technical risk, and abatement management processes. Your responsibilities: *Functional role* • Manage departmental issues, leadership, departmental HR issues • Resource management. • Technical responsibility and head in automotive issues. • Line budgeting. • Strategy process support. • Prepare and maintain the project work breakdown structure. • Identify project resource requirements. • Ensure sound Baseline Management. • Hold Local Technical Meetings (Chairman) and Customer Technical Meetings (Deputy Chairman). • Plan and maintain the project schedule. • Create the project development budget and manage the budget within approvals. • Identify and manage stakeholders. • Identify and manage project technical risks. • Hold regular project progress and performance reviews. • Provide monthly technical performance report on the project. • Ensure delivery and acceptance of completed deliverables by the customer. • Identify and manage any changes to the configuration through the sound application of the Configuration Management Plan. *Project based responsibilities* • Act as the direct support for the Program Manager on all technical matters. • Resource management and allocation for the multiple projects. • Compilation and management of the Engineering Management Plan Activities. • Development of the Product Strategy. • Integration of all technical effort on the project. • Baseline Management culminating in the Development Roadmap. • Detail Planning of the project with all stakeholders through the creation of the WBS and SOW’s. for the complete program as well as per sub project. • Application of engineering due process as defined by the Company Quality Gates. • Technical Risk and Abatement Management. • Manages the system engineering effort to capture the requirements and manage a requirements compliance register, Compilation of technical specification and review with client. • Determine the resource requirements and manage the development budget. • Chairing the local technical committees, support the Customer Technical Committee and Program Meetings. • Manage the resource allocated to deliver the project deliverables. • Technical support during the contractual negotiations and the management thereafter. • Define the technology insertion roadmap for the program. • Support Supplier Selection - RFQ's. Material availability. Long lead items. Export control item identification and risks. • Mass and Cost model control. • Support the ILS design process. • Support the Industrialization Process.


• Master’s degree in Technical or Engineering. • Engineering Management Professional. • ≥ 20 years of experience in defense vehicle manufacturing/ engineering. • Experience with project management of complex equipment projects. • Experience with management of teams. • Expert knowledge with engineering management, system engineering and engineering design. • Advanced knowledge with project management, vehicle manufacturing, configuration management, risk management, computer literacy and English language (oral and written). • Intermediate knowledge with quality in development. • Exceptional skills in result-orientation and working together. • Strong negotiation and influence, decision making and problem solving, planning, and organizing, accountability, attitudes, and ethics skills. • Good communications skills.


• Annual airfare = Annual tickets, will be added to the monthly salary (International Airport point of origin). • Family Visa = 3-year sponsorship for Self-employed and eligible dependents. • Early Childhood Education Allowance for Eligible Dependents. • Medical Insurance: Comprehensive Medical Coverage (United Arab Emirates & Domestic Country), sponsored family up to 3 children. • Life Insurance: Worldwide Natural/Accidental Death & Disability Coverage.

Does the described position appeal to you? Please send us your application documents, consisting of your CV and the relevant references. Additional information about your earliest possible starting date, your salary expectations and your language skills would also be helpful. We are looking forward to your application! If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us at any time! ----------------------------------------------------------------- Talent Acquisition Team