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 Engineering Manager, Local Solutions Center - Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Electrical
Engineering - Industrial
Engineering - Manufacturing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2469824 / Latpro-3530837 
Date posted: Feb-23-2017
State, Zip: Ohio, 44135


Position Summary:

The Local Solutions Center Engineering Manager oversees all the Local Solution Center engineering teams throughout all the locations in the United States as well as provides leadership to the Central engineering team.  The individual will be responsible for the coordination of engineering activities, processes, and standards within all of the United States. He/She supports all delivery services activities within the Region, facilitates the smooth and consistent execution of engineering and project management processes, works with all the regional engineering leads, proposal and delivery teams to support the business and operation managers in execution strategies. This manager plans, organizes and directs the Central engineering team to meet business objectives for solutions design and development. Responsible for overall revenue and gross margin targets, customer satisfaction index targets and other business objectives. He/she is responsible for the schedule, cost effective and high quality delivery of engineering solutions. Additionally, the role implements systems projects and orders to meet the highest professional standards within schedule and cost plans, while assuring overall customer satisfaction. The engineering manager requires team resource planning such as assigning direct reports to projects, assessing staffing levels and utilization among other duties.  This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.


  • Oversees customer's requirements and the development of system solution and its applicable control configuration/architecture

  • Responsible for overall project engineering including application engineering, hardware and software and factory testing

  • Coordinates resources between different teams and projects

  • Develops and executes industry / application team plan

  • Actively contributes to the development of business team strategic plan

  • Requires extensive knowledge of customer applications to support the engineering team and interact with clients.  


  • Sets forth directives for increasing the productivity of systems design to maintain competitive engineering costs and lead-times

  • Leads technical design and cost reviews of engineering functions within projects

  • Takes ownership for results and drives issues toward resolution

  • Ensures conformance of all team activities to proper safety standards 


  • Responsible for resource planning like project team assignment, utilization and contract labor

  • Oversees the coordination of resources

  • Establishes project schedules, monitoring status and reporting progress

  • Works with direct reports to address training gaps and development

  • Fosters open communication with team members to promote positive work environment 


  • Demonstrates business acumen with the ability to lead teams

  • Responsible for all performance aspects related to assigned business segment

  • Supports and helps implement business wide strategies

  • Builds partnerships with key customers and responsible for results of customer satisfaction surveys for assigned business segment. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Requires a minimum of 5+ years of people management experience
  • Experience managing teams of 8 or more
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Experience managing business operations and business plans
  • 5+ years experience with control systems applications

**Position is OPEN US.  Candidate may reside in any region or city**

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proven success at simultaneously managing multiple complex customer projects

  • Extensive experience with direct customer contact and suppliers

  • Prior project management, engineering management, proposal and/or application engineering experience.

  • Knowledge of Allen-Bradley Powerflex drives, and PLC's.  Knowledge of codes and standards applicable to industrial control systems including the NEC, NFPA79 and UL508A

  • PMP or PE certifications

  • Experience with NEWS, IFS, and SAP

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Control Products and Solutions

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians, Sales, Services, and Solutions

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Cleveland - Ohio, Elmhurst - Illinois, Milwaukee - Wisconsin

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

Download the EEO is the Law poster and the supplement for more information.


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