Design Engineering Manager

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Our client is a worldwide player in manufacturing and supplying sensing, electrical protection, and control and power management solutions, with impact in a wide range of industries, such as: automotive, aerospace, industrial, military, healthy etc. We are searching for their automotive division the right Design Engineering Manager for developing, together with the team, the Developing Engineering Center located in Sofia - Bulgaria.



  • Manage and coach the engineering department consisting of a group of design- engineers;
  • Is budget-responsible for his department;
  • Is responsible for development of design tools with regards to application;
  • In conjunction with marketing/ sales and engineering to help identify the next generation of growth opportunities and support the smooth integration of new product developments;
  • Represents the company in local/regional events / activities;
  • Creates awareness for and drives implementation of general company policies and procedures;
  • Pro-actively approaches functional / global support leaders in case of discrepancies / issues;
  • Communicate and approve processes with different departments;
  • Ensure safety, healthy & environmental legislation compliance;
  • Manage maintenance system integrity and change control;
  • Ensure documented data and maintain standards;
  • Develop and update engineering standards;
  • Project completion on time and in budget;
  • Manage budgeting process;
  • Control departmental costs and review financial results;


In respect of the ideal candidate profile:

  • Minimum of Bachelor Engineering degree with at least 5 years managerial experience in automotive design engineering;
  • Technical affinity with electro-mechanical technology, products and production process and applications;
  • Proven track record of developing strategies a driving through change;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Good social skills to develop international activities in cooperation with various production sites in other countries;
  • Customer focus;
  • Must be well versed in the technical and engineering disciplines;
  • Must be self-motivated, have good interpersonal skills, capable of analysing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience;
  • Able to function in a fast paced, results oriented environment with a high degree of flexibility Enthusiastic, driven, energetic, with excellent leadership and management skills, ability to see the big picture;
  • Capable of handling and solving both project related and organizational problems.