Applications Engineering Manager

  • location: Melbourne, FL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $30 - $100 per hour

job description

Applications Engineering Manager

job summary:
An Applications Engineering Manager is needed for a rail transport company, active in the fields of passenger transportation, signaling and locomotives in the Melbourne, FL area. In this role, the Engineering Manager is responsible for consistently mentoring, and coaching their teams while providing technical leadership to Signaling projects in North America. This role contributes to the overall strategy of the Wayside Pillar and manages complex issues within technical and process areas requiring signaling expertise.

location: Melbourne, Florida
job type: Contract
salary: $30 - 100 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Assist the Wayside Applications project teams to deliver within cost, schedule, quality, performance, and safety targets
  • Ensure that processes, methods & tools are applied consistently across projects and actively contribute to their continuous improvement
  • Responsible for managing and/or mitigating technical risks and that opportunities are realized
  • While working with Engineering Directors and other Engineering Managers, create and implement resource deployment strategies across projects
  • Ensure the Product Solution and Safety Certification strategies are aligned with the project solution requirements and design for projects executed
  • Ensure best practices and REX are identified and shared across projects
  • Ensure that the necessary Customer and System Requirements are properly flowed down to and accepted by the Wayside Applications team
  • Provide full scope of leadership for direct reports, including performance management & evaluation, workload management, annual assessments, salary planning, and employee development
  • Optimize efficiency and productivity of the Wayside Applications team
  • Support implementing performance improvement initiatives and competitiveness improvement initiatives
  • Develop, implement, monitor and report team KPIs
Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering with 10+ years related industry experience
  • 5+ years experience managing an Interlocking project team
  • Extensive knowledge in the field of Electronic and Conventional Interlocking, Level Crossings, DC ad AF Track Circuit, covering the entire engineering life-cycle
  • strong understanding of Mainline and Urban rail signaling system design methodologies, standards (AREMA, CENELEC, IEEE, etc.), and safety concepts
  • Technical knowledge of company product lines and associated integrated rail signaling systems
  • Proven Leadership skills and ability to effectively manage a matrixed team across multiple sites
Desired Qualifications:

  • MS in Engineering and/or MBA
  • Proficient ability to engage, motivate & retain top talent
  • Desire to create and maintain a culture of ownership, accountability & trust
  • Sense of urgency completing tasks and resolving issues
  • strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to prioritize activities and manage change in a dynamic environment
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to manage a remote team
  • Experience contributing to best practices and process standardization efforts
  • strong interpersonal, influential and conflict resolution skills
  • 3+ years leading direct reports

  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Maintenance
  • Railways

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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