TT Electronics

Design Engineering Manager

Posted Date 2 days ago(28/09/2023 19:55)
Job ID
United States
Seniority Level
Job Function
Permanent Full-Time
Estimated Travel Required
0 - 10%

Company Overview

Come and work with us the “TT Way” which means we do the right thing, bring out the best in each other, achieve more together, champion expertise and get the job done…well! With approximately 5000 colleagues we operate from 28 locations around the world. Building the expertise of our people is critical to the future success of our organization.


TT Electronics is a global provider of engineered electronics. We collaborate with customers in the transportation, industrial, medical, and aerospace and defense markets, providing them with engineering expertise and support through a global network of specialists and world class facilities. As a responsible employer we encourage all our people to “give something back” by supporting the local communities in which we operate.


TT Electronics’ Olathe, Kansas facility, is an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of custom magnetic products and assemblies. The Olathe-based site has 65 years’ experience in the design and development of unique harsh-environment solutions for mission-critical applications.


Our dedicated teams are driven by collaboration and innovation to deliver engineering-led products supporting key applications including power conversion, actuation and control systems where our solutions support a broad range of globally recognized major aerospace and defense platforms across air, land and sea.

Role Overview and Responsibilities


The Engineering Manager is an experienced leader within the Engineering field that manages, plans, directs, evaluates, and improves operations for a variety of power electronics development product/projects, aerospace projects will be a plus.  This role is responsible for major and complex assignments with long-term business implications, managing complex issues within functional area of expertise, managing a design team, and contributing to the overall business.


Key Responsibilities

  • Act as Engineer of Record for design projects.
  • Serve as a recognized technical expert in engineering discipline.
  • Serve as a technical liaison on matters pertaining to design.
  • Serve as the people manager for the design team.
  • Develop training schedule for design team.
  • Provide consultation to management and designers.
  • Provide routine project and performance feedback to design team.
  • Provide technical leadership in design reviews, modifications and recommends modifications.
  • Enhance technical excellence in design team.
  • Identify and recommend where improvements in knowledge of the discipline are needed or where technical training is needed.
  • Establish a total quality management strategy to assure early involvement on design processes.
  • Provide leadership to help focus and integrate new technology smoothly into design.
  • Suggest areas where technology advancements are needed and recommend approaches to address top problems within the organization or projects in focused technical area.
  • Lead the quality control process on assigned projects.
  • Coach and mentor team members.
  • Identify and mitigate potential risks/issues throughout project life cycle.
  • Coordinate with internal engineering disciplines as needed including Mechanical, Electrical, Operation, and Manufacturing to ensure the project designs are effectively integrated for each project.
  • Maintain project details and progressing project management tool.
  • Practical application of engineering science and technology including principles, techniques, procedures and equipment.
  • Ability to identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions by using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to monitor and/or assess performance of team members to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Apply advanced techniques, modifications, and theories to a variety of complex situations.
  • Actively learn to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

Core Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering discipline, with a minimum of 5 or more years of relevant design experience.
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams (as direct reports).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sustainable design practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple, simultaneous projects and priorities.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, effective communicator at all organizational levels.
  • Highly organized, superb attention to detail, capable of multi-tasking and following through on tasks to completion.
  • Possess strong communication skills (both written and verbal), able to interact with all stakeholders and act as a professional representative of the corporation.
  • This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Strong proven interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Committment to excellence.
  • Job ownership
  • Active listening.
  • Judgement and decision-making.
  • Be a visionary for future success of team.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in MS Office, MS Project or Smartsheet, and Epicor ERP
  • Commitment to work with a hands-on approach in a team atmosphere is required.


Solving Technology Challenges for a Sustainable World

We want the very best people in our TT family across the globe – so we welcome applications from everyone, to celebrate a diverse mix of experiences, backgrounds and identities. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and you can rest assured that TT Electronics takes positive steps to ensure we are an inclusive business, that will welcome and support you, from your initial application to wherever your career takes you! Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss any reasonable adjustments to your application, in order that we can accommodate and support you in the process. If you want to work for a company where who you are is valued and respected, we’d love to hear from you.  

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