Chief Engineer Job Description

Chief Engineer Job Description

October 1st, 2019

A Chief Engineer takes charge of an entire engineering department, leading a team as they complete various projects. Chief Engineers work alongside other engineers and technicians, approving designs, calculating costs, negotiating contracts, and executing plans safely and efficiently.

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We are searching for a Chief Engineer with excellent leadership abilities to oversee multiple company projects. The Chief Engineer's responsibilities will include assigning tasks to engineering teams, setting long and short-term project goals, negotiating with vendors and clients, ensuring that projects stay within time and budgetary restraints, and compiling reports for the board of directors.

To be successful as a Chief Engineer, you should keep abreast of cutting-edge advancements in your field and be dedicated to excellence. An exceptional Chief Engineer should be able to think on their feet and clearly communicate their vision to various audiences.

Chief Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Communicating the goals of the company to all engineers and professionals in the team.
  • Supervising every phase of the project from start to completion.
  • Calculating costs, material, labor, and time required for each project.
  • Approving designs and budgets.
  • Delegating tasks to engineering teams.
  • Supervising staff training as well as equipment installation.
  • Performing quality control checks on all systems and products.
  • Quickly resolving disputes between staff.
  • Acknowledging or rewarding good work.
  • Analyzing data and drafting reports for review.

Chief Engineer Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in the relevant Engineering field (Master's degree preferable).
  • At least 4 years of experience leading or supervising a team.
  • A sound understanding of engineering principles.
  • The ability to maintain a positive attitude and restore morale to a team.
  • The ability to stand, sit, and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The ability to process negative feedback and remain professional.
  • The ability to work onsite and in the office.

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