Position Classification Title: Mgr,R&D Engineer
Position Classification Code: R3034
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 14
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Manages all activities of the engineering department. Directs activities, through subordinates, to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test procedures. Analyzes technology trends, human resource needs, and market demand to plan projects. Confers with management, production, and marketing staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products. Responsible for department budget.
Standard Duties:
Oversees the supervision of personnel which includes: work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Monitors fabrication efforts, prioritize assignments, track progress. Supervise the day-to-day operations of the LDB Department. Coordinate science integrations, monitor budgets, correspond with customer. Provide lead technical role to other departments, science groups, and NASA. Provide input to new designs, review committees, and software enhancements. Develop, review, improve, and maintain operating policies and procedures. Supervise budgets of engineering projects under LDB group's control. Forecast operating costs of department and directs preparation of budget requests. Maintain spreadsheets to track spending for engineering projects. Conduct readiness reviews, prepare work plans, and establish priorities. Develop and present review presentations, timelines, and prioritize efforts. Instruct and train in methods and procedures. May direct field testing of products and systems performed by field staff. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of university and department policies and procedures. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organization and administration; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Knowledge of laboratory and field research; university structure and function.
short- and long-term planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; interpersonal and organizational communication, both oral and written.
develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Five (5) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License- Specific certification and/or licensure requirements may exist for individual positions in this classification.
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-