Head of Research Technology

Head of Research Technology

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Winnipeg, Manitoba

Engineering & Technical

Permanent

03/08/2024

211116-7

Join a top employer and advance your career. Aplin has partnered with a with a Winnipeg-based company to hire a Head of Research & Technology to join their team!

Responsibilities:
  • Work jointly with Sales & Marketing, Applications Engineering and Product Managers to identify requirements, trends and new innovations within the Power Systems and other industry sectors.
  • Define, propose, and direct research initiatives in collaboration with internal technical resources, senior management, and educational institutions, with a key focus on productization.
  • Responsible for maintaining and upkeeping of the existing product lines, keeping pace with the industry standards.
  • Responsible for conceptualization, feasibility study and define projects which encompass HW, Embedded Firmware and user interface Software.
  • Define and spec project scope, goals, and desirables in support of corporate and business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Participate in the development of full project and research plans as per existing ISO 9001 process and associated specification documents.
  • Identify and communicate any intellectual property ideas to the senior management as soon as it is identified for discussion and further action.
  • Prepare periodic reporting on initiatives and communicate with senior management and stakeholders on the progress, issues, impacts and mitigation actions.
  • Estimate the necessary budget, resources, participants, and skills needed to validate and productize corporate initiatives.
  • Set and continually manage expectations with team members and key stakeholders.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise team members and contractors / consultants, growing the internal skill set and influencing them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical degree with Power Systems focus, or equivalent industry experience.
  • Minimum 10 years working knowledge of electric power systems and practices & philosophies.
  • Ability to compile and assess information from various sources (industry standards, technical specifications, market data, etc.) to develop actional development specifications.
  • Ability to work with marketing, applications, and technical resources to devise and propose potential research initiatives and accompanying business justification.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer and business software skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities.


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