Manager, Engineering

Manager, Engineering
in Tustin, CA - US

Job Description

This position is responsible for all aspects of the engineering unit’s activities. Ensures projects, initiatives processes and deliverables are in conformance with engineering’s established procedures and objectives.

Essential Functions

  • Develop, implement, maintain and communicate the departmental plan in line with strategic    initiatives
  • Manage projects to deliver finished products by scheduled dates
  • Support product design as outlined in the specification with safety, quality, functionality, and cost objectives in focus
  • Determine resource requirements and make decision on additions and reductions
  • Participate regularly on cross functional team projects, responsible for ensuring proper integration of engineering activities with respect to scope of project, definitions of system and product, strategies and tactics, risk evaluation, schedule, resource requirements, budget and returns
  • Write, review and amend technical specifications for products, as needed
  • Work with Leviton factories for transition to manufacturing and release of products
  • Work with vendors to foresee parts obsolescence problems and suggest and/or design solutions
  • Management, review and development of staff. Evaluate work, mentor and oversee staff development and advancement. 
  • Review and recommend change to all systems, policies, and procedures as needed to enhance the mission of the organization


  • BS Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or Software
  • Master’s Degree is preferred


  • 5 years of experience in research and development/engineering product design
  • 3 years’ experience in an engineering staff supervisory position
  • Experience with product development of lighting fixtures per UL Standards (UL1598, 1574, 2108, 8750, 153, 924 etc.)
  • Experience in taking a lighting fixture from concept to design, development, manufacturing, product release and post launch support
  • Experience certifying products for energy efficiency (DLC, E-Star, CEC/T24)

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong communication, presentation and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of manufacturing and assembly/production processes with the ability to reduce complex engineering problems into simplified form to educate others
  • Strong knowledge of patent processes, application and interpretation
  • Ability to use a wide application of engineering principles, theories and concepts in the field plus a working knowledge of other related disciplines in providing imaginative, thorough and practicable solutions to a wide range of problems
  • Able to manage a professional staff


  • 10% of travel

Leviton is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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