National Society of Black Engineers

Engineering Director

Spotlight Preferred
West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
13 days ago


Plan and direct the activities of the Engineering Department, including developing and managing the budget and resource planning, oversee project planning and all management and development activities for engineering staff.


Main Job Duties:


1. Manages engineering staff. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and orientation, promotional and salary recommendations, planning, assigning and directing work, handling disciplinary actions, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

2. Develops, trains and motivates staff on a day to day basis, establishes goals and provides performance feedback per Legrand performance management process.

3. Develops and manages budget and resource planning for the department. Responsible for overall product development plan and execution. Development of product specifications.

4. Supports innovation and creative change. Creates enthusiasm and inspires teamwork and cooperation within organization and with other functions and Legrand entities.

5. Monitors and reports status of current projects. Manages design reviews and project release signoff, handles equipment selection and acquisition. Ensures training (intra and inter-departmental), and documentation are completed in an efficient and effective manner.

6. Responsible for development of internal proprietary communication standard, documentation policies and procedures. Supports ISO or related quality system for engineering and manufacturing.

7. Oversees high level design of products, systems and accessories. Hardware and software development, bills of material. Prototype testing, system integration testing, and compliance verification (UL, FCC or related), and supports design for manufacturability and transition to manufacturing.

8. Performs other similar and related duties as required.


Education:   BS Engineering, Masters preferred. 


Experience:  Minimum of 10 years experience in development of embedded systems, and communication protocols.  Minimum of 5 years in managing a technical group. 



  •  Technical knowledge for engineering design.  Must be able to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical  problems.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  
  • Knowledge of developing products in the electrical and wire management space. 
  • Strong leadership skills, with demonstrated ability to supervise and manage others. 
  • Provide leadership, guidance, development and motivation to staff to achieve superior results and accomplish overall business objectives.  
  • Excellent skills in project management, demonstrated ability to make timely and effective decision, handle multiple priorities and effectively delegate responsibilities to ensure high quality service is delivered on time and within budget. Able to manage, design and implements process and systems to maximize department or organization performance.  
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization. Must be an effective listener, able to maintain focus extract necessary information and validate understanding of the information.  Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from top management, clients and public groups, as required. 
  • Must have solid business acumen and understanding of a variety of functional areas within the business. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59804118
  • Location:
    West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Position Title: Engineering Director
  • Company Name: Legrand
  • Industry: Technology
  • Job Function: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Years of Experience: 5+ to 7 Years,7+ to 10 Years
  • Required Travel: None
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