Director of Engineering
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Job Overview 

We are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Director of Engineering to join us. You will be primarily responsible for leading and overseeing the activities of the Engineering department. Besides, you should be able to offer expert guidance as and when required. You will also be responsible for developing and establishing departmental goals and strategies. 

As a Director of Engineering, you should have excellent negotiation and presentation skills. Moreover, you should also be up-to-date with the latest advancements in the Engineering industry. You should also be able to oversee the installation and testing of various engineering products. Furthermore, you should ensure completion of all projects within the assigned timeline and budget. 

To be successful at this job role, you should display strong leadership skills. You should also be able to build and maintain long-term business relations. Your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities will be highly advantageous.  

If you can lead and support the activities of our Engineering department, then do write to us. We would love to hear from you.  


  • Developing and implementing industry’s best engineering practices and processes 

  • Overseeing Engineering Technicians and providing guidance as and when required 

  • Developing departmental goals and strategies 

  • Preparing and presenting annual budget and plans 

  • Recruiting and training new staff 

  • Building and maintaining long-term business relations with internal and external stakeholders 

  • Ensuring that the projects timelines are met 

  • Coordinating with the Project Engineer in reviewing various project progress reports 

  • Ensuring proper maintenance of all electrical equipment 

  • Examining and keeping up-to-date with new technological developments 

  • Overseeing the installation and testing of various engineering products 

  • Evaluating and confirming product designs and structures 

  • Discussing and negotiating contract terms and conditions with vendors and clients 


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering 

  • 5-8 years of work experience as a Director of Engineering, Process Engineer, Project Engineer or a similar role in the Engineering department 

  • Hold a valid engineering license 

  • Complete knowledge of engineering best practices and processes 

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Good communication, presentation, and negotiation skills 

  • Strong leadership qualities 

  • Good time management and project management skills 

  • Highly motivated and detail-oriented individual 

  • Ability to offer excellent customer service 

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