Lead Engineer Job Description
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The Lead Engineer is responsible for the successful configuration, deployment, and use of engineering design and design process tools/platforms. The scope includes the management of governing work processes associated with engineering tools, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and serving as an escalation point for tool performance issues and improvement opportunities.
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We're looking for a Lead Engineer. The right candidate will partner with Category Leads to manage the structural packaging design as projects move through the development process. This role requires a high degree of resourcefulness, problem-solving ability, and entrepreneurial determination. They should have a deep understanding of packaging design, supplier capabilities, and restaurant operations. They will manage the day-to-day development of packaging solutions that meet the strategic requirements of the business and or projects. Additionally, they will be responsible for managing large-scale projects from start to finish. It includes coordinating with cross-functional partners, as part of a project team. Developing and maintaining timelines and project management tools, as well as managing to process phases. This often includes partnering with our Menu team to ensure that packaging solutions represent the brand, honor our menu, and meet our sustainability goals, and overall packaging system requirements. This person will spend time developing Operator relationships and spending time in stores to evaluate opportunities and facilitate testing.
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The Lead Engineer has some autonomy but is focused on the execution of activities within an operating discipline covered by standard functional practices and procedures. Some judgment may be required but this is typical with guidance. Project management for highly complex development engine testing.
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The Lead Engineer supports the design, procurement, and construction of all sandwich-making and packaging equipment. Major equipment includes slicing, depositing/capping, cutting/crimping, flow wrapping, blast freezing, carton/case packing, and palletizing.
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As a Lead Engineer, you will own the project control activity globally and drive consistent functional specifications and common global processes for project implementation.
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The Lead Engineer provides direction, guidance, and assistance to ensure quality data is acquired at every terminal and appropriately shared with the customer. He/She will be focal for data quality issues at any of the development test sites. He/She will utilize his/her initiative to find, prevent, and address issues and concerns. The role of the data quality focal is to assist site personnel with any issues preventing them from providing our customers with quality data; to share his/her knowledge and skills, where applicable, for lessons learned (e.g. train when/where necessary); exemplify and maintain an atmosphere of professionalism, respect, and business conscientiousness throughout the team: be solutions focused, and to provide the direction and the example necessary for the importance of providing quality data to our customers. He/she may also be asked to take the lead, or participate, in special projects; and should be capable of providing information, analysis, and feedback in a presentable form to the team without prompt (i.e., when needed and before being asked) and upon request.
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The Lead Engineer is responsible to ensure the proper efficient operations and maintenance of the mechanical electrical and plumbing systems for the assigned facility. The performance of all necessary maintenance and operational tasks is developed to assure maximum life and reliability of all mechanical/ electrical/plumbing systems. Typically, this position does not have a Chief Engineer on-site at the building and is sometimes the solo engineer at the building. This position may also include the supervision of maintenance staff at the building depending on the size and complexity of the assignment.
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The Lead Engineer is at the specialist level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees at this level solve complex problems, manage work, and provide leadership to others in engineering areas of specialization, with minimal supervision and increased latitude for un-reviewed work. The Lead Engineer serves in lead roles guiding others. They are also expected to have advanced skills and the ability to work independently. The position is part of the Customer Delivery capacity planning group and acts as the liaison and SME for Transmission projects and requests (nomenclature reviews, land use agreements, transformer tap settings, capacitor sizing, one-line reviews, etc). The position will coordinate and submit the required documentation for 10-year T/D substation and distribution projects. Will assist in coordinating substation land purchases, transmission line siting, and design/construction of all customer delivery requested T/D substations. Will assist in coordinating any needed distribution work for all T/D projects.
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As a Lead Engineer you will operate and maintain all building systems, troubleshoot operations failures and re-establish building services; act as building systems expert in recognizing deficiencies in current systems, and understand and explain the impact of implementing changes to current systems or installation of new systems. You will also lead a crew in day-to-day operations and maintenance responsibilities, including scheduling personnel and tracking/reporting budgeted and unbudgeted expenses.
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We are looking for a Lead Engineer.
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Frequently asked questions
What are lead engineer duties and responsibilities?
A lead engineer is a professional who is responsible for overseeing a team of engineers and leading the development of technical projects in various industries such as construction, manufacturing, and technology. They are responsible for ensuring that engineering projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the required specifications.
The duties and responsibilities of a lead engineer may include:
Overseeing and coordinating the work of a team of engineers and technicians
Developing and implementing engineering projects from concept to completion
Leading the design and development of new products, systems, and processes
Analyzing data and performance metrics to identify areas for improvement
Preparing technical reports, proposals, and project plans
Ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations
Collaborating with other teams and departments to identify and address cross-functional issues
Mentoring and training junior engineers and technicians.
What are the skills of a lead engineer?
To be a successful lead engineer, one needs to have a combination of technical and personal skills, including:
Strong technical knowledge and expertise in a relevant field of engineering
Excellent leadership and management skills to effectively manage a team of engineers and technicians
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with other teams and stakeholders
Analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and address complex technical issues
Attention to detail to ensure accuracy and precision in technical designs and analysis
Project management skills to effectively plan and execute engineering projects
Familiarity with relevant engineering software and technology
Continuous learning and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in engineering.
Overall, a lead engineer plays a critical role in overseeing and leading the development of technical projects. They must possess a combination of technical and personal skills to effectively manage a team of engineers and technicians, identify and address technical issues, and collaborate effectively with other teams and stakeholders.