Director, Engineering

Director, Engineering


The Engineering Center Director oversees the smooth operations of the engineering center. They play a crucial role in ensuring the engagement and productivity of employees, meeting project deliverables and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), managing client relationships, developing, and coaching technical best practices, promoting continuous improvement, and participating in business development activities. The Engineering Center Director serves as a leader, motivator, and technical expert to drive the success of the center.

Required Skills & Experience:

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field; a Master’s degree is a plus.

Required skills and qualifications:

8+ years’ experience in Project Delivery and Business Development.

Extensive experience in Technical Project Management or a similar leadership role.

Strong technical background in the software development and/or cloud.

Excellent project management skills with a track record of successfully delivering projects.

Proven ability to manage client relationships and negotiate contracts.

Analytical mindset with the ability to identify and solve complex problems.

Knowledge of industry standards, regulations, and best practices.

Familiarity with business development processes and strategies

Key responsibilities:

1. Operations Management:

Oversee day-to-day operations of the engineering center, ensuring efficiency, quality, and adherence to established processes.

Develop and implement strategies to optimize operational effectiveness and drive continuous improvement initiatives.

Monitor and evaluate key performance metrics to assess the center’s performance in achieving budget targets, maintaining center certifications, and identifying areas for improvement.

2. Technical Leadership:

Stay updated with industry trends, emerging technologies, and engineering best practices.

Implement process improvements, tools, and methodologies to enhance the efficiency and quality of engineering operations.

3. Business Development:

Participate in the development of proposals, presentations, and client meetings to showcase the engineering center’s capabilities and expertise.

Contribute to the creation and execution of the engineering center’s business development strategy.

4. Client Relationship Management:

Understand client objectives, anticipate future requirements, and identify opportunities to provide additional value.

Collaborate with clients to identify potential business opportunities and support business development efforts.

5. People Management:

Provide effective leadership and management of the engineering center’s personnel, fostering a culture of high performance, collaboration, and professional growth.

Recruit, hire, and onboard talented individuals who align with the organization’s goals and values.

Develop and implement strategies to retain top talent, promote employee satisfaction, and reduce turnover.

Facilitate training programs and professional development opportunities to enhance employees’ skills and competencies.

6. Project Delivery Excellence:

Develop and mentor project managers to lead the delivery of projects as per project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.

Direct appropriate processes, leadership, and strategy to ensure the quality of projects and initiatives to drive business value to project owners and stakeholders.

Streamline and optimize the internal processes to maximize customer satisfaction, partner engagement and team productivity.

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Job Category: Director-Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kenya

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