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Engineering and Development Manager

Schneider Electric

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom

Are you our next Engineering and Development Manager? Schneider Electric has a great opportunity for the right person to join our well-established team as an Engineering and Development Manager.

Ranked as a Top 25 Employer to work for by LinkedIn, Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25 billion in FY2016, our 144,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

Your Mission:
Lead the professional development of Schneider Electric's technical community (employees and Ecoexpert partners) to ensure competency levels rise to the highest standard in the industry.
Lead the development and implementation of engineering best practices across the UK&I Ecobuilding organisation to maximise efficiency at any stage (sales, tendering, projects execution and services).
Continously strengthen engineering capabilities, processes and standards to further Schneider's competitive advantage in the industry.

Your responsibilities:
1. PLAN, IMPLEMENT and EVALUATE learning and development activities to ensure a continuous improvement in the skills, knowledge, behaviours and attitude required to achieve business success and foster the Company’s core values. This includes all health and safety, product, sales and other courses that may be of benefit for our EcoB staff.
2. CREATE an environment that encourages continuous learning and development where all employees take responsibility for their own plan.
MAINTAIN an updated database of traning and competency (e.g. in MyLearning Link)
COORDINATE training activity with all the regions to ensure consistency of development and skills.
3. DEVELOP and OVERSEE the Engineering Development Program, the EcoB apprentice program, the EcoB Graduate programme and all the engineering initiatives (e.g. World Class Project Leadership).
4. MANAGE the training academy and team members.
ACCOUNTABLE for the overall P&L of the training department, staff recruitment and development.
5. COORDINATE and OVERSEE the development and implementation of engineering best practices across the UK&I organisation. Liaise with global engineering team, quality and other departments, IMPLEMENT best practices in the regions and closely MONITOR adoption and improvements.
6. PROMOTE novel engineering solutions, new offers and a culture of continuous innovation and improvement in the regions. Foster collaboration across regions and teams (e.g. projects, systems and field services).

About you:
Educated at MEng Level - desirable, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering - essential
Proficient in HVAC applications and control, CEng status within a leading professional body (e.g. CIBSE)
Working knowledge of the BMS/HVAC industry
Recognised expert in the industry

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At Schneider Electric, Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of our organisation, it's an integral part of our history, culture and identity. We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve. As a result, our teams are stronger to drive the company's future.

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