Director of Engineering

Requisition ID:  25043
Job Location(s): 

Edinburgh, GB

Job Description

Danfoss is proud to be at the forefront of driving the global transformation in digital and electric solutions that increase productivity and energy efficiency. We are truly passionate about our investment into innovation as we continue to support our customer's journey towards a greener and lower-carbon future.

 

Our Digital Displacement business is now seeking to appoint a Director of Engineering to lead and empower a motivated and technology-driven team to deliver on the complex technical challenges of releasing a new technology and product range to an established market.

 

You will need to effectively communicate with, coach, and lead a team of high-performing engineers to deliver high-quality and on-time projects. It is the right time for you to join our dynamic organization as we upscale our manufacturing capability and work towards product releases with significant potential for global impact. You will have the possibility to leave your fingerprint on how we continue.

 

The role is based at our facility in Loanhead, Edinburgh, UK (EH20 9TB) until we move to our new Decarbonization Hub at Shawfair Business Park, Edinburgh (EH22 1FD).

Job Responsibilities

In this strategically important role as Director of Engineering, you will be charged with the following:

  • Leading the Engineering function of our Digital Displacement business, encompassing product development to manufacturing
  • Working closely with all relevant stakeholders of the business to help drive design for manufacturing and assembly, executing our go-to-market strategy
  • Understanding customer requirements and specifications and translating these into effective and efficient product development to ensure commercial success
  • Develop functional excellence in our engineering team

Background & Skills

As a seasoned engineering leader, you will be a result-oriented individual with integrity, excelling in structured analysis and problem-solving. You will be flexible when required and have a demonstrable track record of delivering under pressure. Further, you will act with cross-cultural and cross-functional awareness.

 

You will also display the following:

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in a relevant technical discipline combined with senior leadership experience and technical understanding in a related field
  • A proven track record of taking products to market and coaching a technical team
  • The ability to operate cross-functionally in a global matrix organization
  • A solid decision-making capability and the resilience to deliver under pressure or when facing ambiguity
  • A strong understanding of engineering processes and tools (Change Management, CAD, CAE, PLM)
  • A healthy knowledge of quality engineering and supplier interactions (DFM, PPAP, etc.)

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 42.000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.
 

 

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 42.000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.