Head of Engineering - Region Western Europe

  • Job Reference: 00000398-1
  • Date Posted: 5 February 2019
  • Recruiter: Doka Group
  • Website: https://www.doka.com/
  • Location: Josef-Umdasch-Platz, 3300 Amstetten, Austria
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Company Description

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Leadership and Responsibilities:

  • Is responsible for the organizational development of the engineering teams and engineering quality within the Region
    • Support and help develop the professional and social competencies of the Engineering Managers in the countries and the Regional Engineering Office.
    • Is responsible for building a culture of entrepreneurship within the department.
    • Build a culture of open and honest communication and actively drives a culture of feedback and collaboration within the team and across functions.
  • Build a culture of high-performance within the team.
  • Serves as a role model for the team.

Other Responsibilities/Peripheral Functions:

  • Support the development of internal standards and processes.
  • Implement the strategies for the Region and drive the roll out and adoption of new topics.
  • Ensures compliance to standards and procedures and actively builds the culture of safety in all products.
  • Support in defining the product strategy for each country.
  • Proactively monitor markets for new and improved technologies and provide inputs for product improvements.
  • Develops and/or coordinates, the use of assessment systems while taking company standards into consideration.  
  • Proficient computer skills using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. AutoCAD.

  • Bachelors / Master’s Degree in Engineering (construction, structural, civil, or mechanical required).
  • 5 or more years’ experience in engineering and/or experience in concrete forming and shoring required. Doka experience is a plus.
  • Comprehensive construction-specific practical experience (building construction, site or project management).
  • A good working knowledge of standards and regulations that impact the formwork industry.
  • Previous experience of having worked in a foreign country
  • At least five years of active leadership experience
  • German and English language skills is a must for this role. Ability to speak French is an added advantage.
  • Travel requirements will vary between 30 – 40 % of work time

Additional Information

The person in this position should have the ability to support the regional engineering team; Regional Engineering Office and countries both functionally and in leadership topics. They should be able to demonstrate a strategic mindset that helps them look beyond their current function and think strategically from a company perspective. The person will be required to bring a problem solving mindset that helps in solving design and field problems on short notice with minimal information.