Engineering Manager

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Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: .
It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

It’s not just about your career or job title… It’s about who you are and the impact you will make on the world. Because whether it’s for each other or our customers, we put People First. When our people come together, we Expand the Possible and continuously look for ways to improve what we create and how we do it. If you are constantly striving to grow, you’re in good company. We are revolutionizing the way the world moves for future generations, and we want someone who is ready to move with us.

Who are we?

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services for freight and transit rail as well as the mining, marine, and industrial markets. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation, and Faiveley Transport, the company has grown to become One Wabtec, with unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems.
Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress and unlocks our customers’ potential by delivering innovative and lasting transportation solutions that move and improve the world. We are lifelong learners obsessed with making things better to drive exceptional results. Wabtec has approximately 27K employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit our website to learn more!

Role Summary/Purpose:

The Traction and Auxiliary Sub-Systems Engineering Manager is responsible for development and fulfillment of locomotive core drivetrain and auxiliary power integration sub-system design.  This leader will drive new technology development, processes, plans, procedures, workflows, tools, and best practices for the Traction and Auxiliary team.  This role is integral to the engineering of new product/technology development programs, working closely with design teams on new product updates, and customer project fulfillment commitments. 

The Electric Drivetrain Traction system manages the power flow from the primary source (propulsion batteries, diesel engine, 3rd rail/catenary/below deck charge) through the electrical system (filters, alternator, rectifier, inverters) and regulates the torque production from the motors to propel the locomotive and provide electric braking/battery charging.  The Electric Drivetrain Auxiliary control system manages the power flow from the primary source to drive cooling systems, air compressor and control system battery charger.  The Traction and Auxiliary control system also interfaces the vehicle to the off-vehicle wayside charging power and controls charging of the propulsion batteries.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Traction and Auxiliary Sub-Systems Engineering Manager, you will provide strategic and fulfillment leadership to a team of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, working cross-functionally with other engineering teams as well as other teams outside of engineering.  Working within a matrix environment, you will be responsible for execution of overall drivetrain and power electronics, and control design, design requirements, functional specifications, electro-mechanical concepts, requirements and CCA model implementation.  You will work with adjacent peer groups defining software release plans to ensure requirement fulfillment. You will leverage quality procedures, workflows, tools, and best practices to ensure quality products for both internal and external customers, that meet key product and project requirements in compliance with engineering standards & practices.

  • Responsible for Traction and Auxiliary Sub-system Engineering Fulfillment strategy for engineering projects including new product development and locomotive requisition applications across all supported locomotive platforms.

  • Lead and provide direction to a team of Engineers working cross-functionally with systems engineering, product management, commercial teams, simulation, software, verification and validation, and hardware teams in pursuit of innovative and efficient configuration management processes and plans.

  • Drive Traction and Auxiliary Sub-system Work Planning, on-time delivery, and first pass yield goals.

  • Responsible for Configuration Management and documentation of chartered engineering requirements.

  • Manage Traction and Auxiliary Sub-system design architecture standards and guidelines.

  • Integrate design strategies with peer groups/other sub-system design teams.

  • Lead efforts for new project proposals process pertaining to Traction and Auxiliary Sub-systems

  • Drive process improvements to improve quality, time to market, and cost for development effort.

  • Build sustainable methods, tools, processes, metrics, and culture necessary to successfully meet sub-system team deliverables.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Masters in Electrical/Computer/Mechanical Engineering with five (5) plus years’ experience OR Bachelor's in Electrical/Computer/Mechanical Engineering with eight (8) plus years’ of relevant experience in product development, NPI, and project management in industrial sector.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet or exceed goals and objectives in a matrix organization.

  • Proven strong interpersonal, communication, influencing, analytical, and leadership skills.

  • Proven organization and management skills.

  • Pro-active, organized, motivated, and results-oriented team player, with strong sense of ownership, accountability, and sense of urgency.

  • Demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness to solve problems and deliver results.

  • Ability and willingness to travel as required (including international).

Desired Characteristics:

  • 3+ years in a leadership position as a technical, program, product or engineering manager.

  • 3+ years in a design engineer role of increasing responsibilities and complexity of development

  • Experience as a technical leader demonstrated expertise in technical domain

  • Expertise in Engineering development, Engineering roles.

  • Knowledge of sub-system design principles & Matlab/Simulink tool suites and working with embedded software control systems.

  • Demonstrated technical expertise in leading the integration of control system with component hardware (propulsion batteries, DC/AC inverters, AC/AC convertors, motors, alternators, rectifiers) and other sub-systems (propulsion battery, diesel engine, engine cooling, engine control, compressed air, ventilation) to meet performance, application, and platform functional requirements.

Our Commitment to Embrace Diversity:

Wabtec is a global company that invests not just in our products, but also our people by embracing diversity and inclusion. We care about our relationships with our employees and take pride in celebrating the variety of experiences, expertise, and backgrounds that bring us together. At Wabtec, we aspire to create a place where we all belong and where diversity is welcomed and appreciated.   

To fulfill that commitment, we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity, and inclusion. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We have created a space where everyone is given the opportunity to contribute based on their individual experiences and perspectives and recognize that these differences and diverse perspectives make us better.

We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences, and styles… People like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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