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Junior Mechanical Engineering Manager

Company: Oceaneering International
Location: Hanover
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH) develops, manufactures, and operates customized marine systems, shipboard equipment, subsea vehicles, and engineered solutions for commercial and U.S. military vessels.

Oceaneering Aerospace and Defense Technologies (AdTech) delivers solutions that enable humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments - from underwater to the outer reaches of space. Our innovative solutions support the development and application of practical, cost-effective systems that meet our customers' challenges - from routine to extreme. Our experience and expertise across multiple industries uniquely positions us as a leader in the government, space, and maritime services markets. Our products and services meet the rigorous demands of the complex environments in which they operate, delivering results without compromising safety or reliability.

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

The Junior Mechanical Engineering Manager has two main job functions, (1) functional management to entry level engineers (Reports) and (2) Staff Engineer. Ideally, there will be a 50/50 split between the duties, this may fluctuate based on business needs.
The Functional Manager is the single point of contact for junior engineers (typically with zero to two years of engineering experience) to provide consistent professional development advice and performance evaluations, until the engineer is promoted to the next career level. The manager is expected to provide technical mentorship to the junior mechanical engineers. Typical tasks include bi-annual performance reviews, regular communications with all Reports, identify and facilitate training opportunities to develop professional skills, recommendations for raises and promotions, and generally advocating for the Report. Typical administrative tasks include approval of timesheets, expense reports and training requests.
The Staff Engineer has mastery of multiple core engineering principle and advanced knowledge of related engineering fields. The Staff Engineer independently directs and technically manages engineering and design activities under the guidance of a Project Manager and is responsible for tracking progress and technical adequacy of the design solution. The Staff Engineer interacts with all OTECH departments as necessary to provide engineering support to OTECH manufacturing, integration, and test activities, and provides work leadership for lower-level employees. Experience in maritime and/or subsea engineering is highly desired.

Duties & Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL

--- Management Responsibilities

o Managing up to 25 mechanical engineers with 0-2 years' experience and developing their engineering skills required by project tasking and to support professional growth.
o Obtaining and aggregating input for each Report from project leadership for bi-annual performance reviews and performance ratings.
o Provide recommendations for raises and promotions.
o Recommending engineering and design tools to execute jobs more efficiently.
o Conduct bi-weekly communications with each Report to monitor job satisfaction, monitor the technical capability of the Report to the tasking assigned, monitor the personnel dynamics within the project team and deconflict if needed, and direct them to resources.
o Be a conduit of communications between the Report, project management, and the Mechanical Engineering Manager.
o Host all mechanical engineering new hires, in person, for the first three days of onboarding.
o Be available in office as required to perform functional management duties and conduct office hours.
o Conduct administrative tasks, such as promptly approve timesheets, expense reports, training requests, etc.

--- Staff Engineering Responsibilities

o Coordinate and supervise an interdisciplinary design team of engineers, designers, drafters, technical writers, and technicians.
o Provide supervision and technical leadership for lower-level employees.
o Review progress and evaluate results of work accomplished by self and others.
o Coordinate and direct engineering projects that may include a variety of complex features and design requirements.
o Review and approve objectives, schedules, and estimates for difficult assignments.
o Estimate resource requirements to meet technical and scheduling objectives.
o Review completion and implementation of technical products.
o Ensure that customer requirements are systematically converted into total system solutions.
o Analyze and develop design approaches for complex engineering projects.
o Demonstrate excellent technical judgment and appreciable independent evaluation and ingenuity.
o Make independent decisions to resolve engineering problems and methods.
o Develop and apply advanced engineering design methods, theories, and research techniques within related fields.
o Conduct investigations and tests of considerable complexity.
o Interact with customer representatives to define and manage customer expectations.
o Participate in Technical Working Groups to assess and improve ADTECH processes and capabilities.
o Assist in bid and proposal efforts by providing cost estimations, technical approach definitions, and schedule data.
o Evaluate vendor capability to provide required products or services.
o Domestic and international travel, including shipboard operations.

--- Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

REQUIRED

--- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, preferably in Mechanical or Ocean Engineering.
--- 10 to 20 years of practical experience in mechanical engineering.
--- Five years of experience working in a management position.
--- Demonstrated understanding of design, manufacturing and/or production in the technical workspace.
--- Excellent analytical skills for preparing and reviewing technical and project reports.
--- Advanced knowledge and practical application of engineering principles within all related engineering fields of the company.
--- Possesses knowledge of engineering principles and practices relevant to mechanical engineering.
--- Demonstrates well-developed leadership qualities.
--- Strong communication and organizational skills.
--- Ability to obtain a United States Government Department of Defense Security Clearance.

DESIRED

--- Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering or a related field, from an accredited institution.
--- Exercise excellent technical judgement, creativity, and initiative with attention to detail consistently throughout your work product, with awareness of the "system" perspective.
--- Knowledge and/or experience in the marine industry, fielding Ship Board systems and associated technologies.
--- Hands-on abilities for assembling mechanical components.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, veteran status,disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors

Keywords: Oceaneering International, Baltimore , Junior Mechanical Engineering Manager, Executive , Hanover, Maryland

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