ATSS Engineering has a client in Panama City, FL looking for an Engineering Operations Director.

Because the company is continually growing to meet the needs of our customers, the essential duties and responsibilities may be different than described.

Interface with group leads and all other assigned employees within the Engineering Department, PMO, ILS, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, and Production.
Enhance capabilities and strengthen the performance of assigned employees while enforcing company policies and Engineering departmental processes.
Accountable for achieving group performance objectives and reporting their status to the Vice President of Engineering
Develop executable processes in engineering for items contained in the various engineering logs such as the ABS and USCG comment resolution logs, CAR resolution logs, and others driving accountability using metrics within the Engineering Department.
Attend and lead “as required” meetings to generate resolution of issues on specific projects.
Resource Management as related to Engineering commitments:Standard process updates and reviews
Process enhancements and improvements
Productivity improvements
Provide commitment to and execute work to estimated budget and duration
Establish resource requirements, assist Human Resources (HR) in filling the requirements, and manage as needed to support acquired projects.
Establish resource requirements, assist HR in filling the requirements, and manage as needed to support emergent business opportunities (new projects).
Liaise with superior to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals
Plan and monitor the day-to-day running of the Engineering Department to ensure smooth progress
Supervise staff from different Engineering Groups and provide constructive feedback
Evaluate regularly the efficiency of engineering activities and procedures according to organizational objectives and apply improvements
Manage internal department procurement processes and coordinate material and resources allocation
Oversee outsourced work support processes and organize them to enhance engineering task efficiency
Review resources budget information and adjusts operational goals to promote efficiency
Revise and/or formulate policies and promote their implementation
Manage relationships/agreements with external partners/vendors/outsourced resources
Evaluate overall performance by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data and metrics
Ensure that the department runs with legality and conformity to established regulations
Other duties as assigned/required.

Directly supervises up to 10-20 employees, depending on assigned resources and workload. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies, procedures, and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Job Requirements

Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s degree, plus a minimum of 10+ years related experience and 5+ years of leadership experience with groups of up to 10 people.

Additional characteristics will include strong time management, complex problem solving, and dispute resolution skills as well as professional, written/oral communication and Microsoft Office computer skills. The Engineering Operations Director must have the drive and discipline to monitor, maintain and enforce existing department policies and procedures, as well as develop said procedures as they are required to support new contract project requirements. The ability to maintain a professional demeanor, particularly in time-critical or resource-challenged scenarios, and maintain confidentiality is a must.

Proven experience as Director of Operations or equivalent position
Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
Outstanding communication and people skills
Knowledge of industry’s rules and guidelines
In-depth knowledge of diverse department functions and principles
Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
Familiarity with MS Office and various business software

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines, and smartphones. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee may be exposed to the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the environment is low to moderate, such as in an office environment.