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Vice President of Engineering, Transport

Turntide Technologies
Gateshead, NE8
Closing date
Feb 2, 2023

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Position Type
Executive / President / CEO
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Turntide Technologies is helping turn the tide on climate change with a revolutionary platform for sustainable operations that drives down energy consumption and operating costs in buildings, agriculture, and electric transport. Our patented hardware and intelligent software are revolutionizing the $100 billion electric motor industry with a new platform so efficient, reliable, and adaptable that it reduces energy use by more than half.

Our larger mission is to replace all the worlds motors with intelligent, optimal-efficiency systems so every watt is worthwhile for humanity. We are looking for curious, intelligent, collaborative people from diverse backgrounds who want to make a real impact on the sustainability of our planet.

We have an exciting new opening for a Vice President of Engineering, Transport to manage and develop a growing organisation that delivers world-class electrification solutions for commercial and industrial Electric Vehicles; featuring Power Electronics, Energy Storage, Electric Motors and Thermal Management systems. Successful applicants will be required to develop and lead an agile, results-oriented team to deliver industry-leading products that solve our customers problems and deliver a transformative impact on climate change. Work covers all parts of the hardware development lifecycle, from new ideas and concepts, requirements capture, and design, to final testing and production launch.

Role Responsibilities

The Vice President of Engineering, Transport will report directly to General Manager, Transport and functionally to Turntide's Global Chief Transformation Officer, and will work alongside business leaders and other stakeholders to deliver the engineering groups strategic objectives, including:
  • Lead and develop a team of 120+ engineers developing Electrification products and technology across 3 locations in the North East, including Electrical, Mechanical, Software and Test & Validation Engineering
  • Be responsible for New Product Development for Power Electronics, Energy Storage and Motors & Thermal Management systems, delivering to aggressive schedules, on-budget and with a right-first-time approach
  • Implement and support the rollout of modern design and validation methodologies, tools and project delivery processes
  • Develop and support a culture of collaboration, transparency, customer- and results-orientation
  • Develop a world-class engineering organization through coaching and mentoring of internal talent and recruiting to address key gaps around domains expertise and scale
  • Collaborate with Product Management, Marketing, Sales, and Operations teams to synthesise product and technology roadmaps that deliver long-term profitable growth
  • Manage project pipeline to ensure team focus, including a balance between new product delivery and innovation
  • Deliver technology roadmaps that will delivery high-value IP that supports highly differentiated portfolio in the long-term
  • Engage in cross-organizational activities for functional leadership, shared learning, IP reuse and company-wide engineering capability development

Experience and skills

The role requires the following experience and skills.
  • Significant hands-on experience developing complex hardware & software systems, from product concept through production
  • Significant progressive experience leading engineering teams in a highly technical field. Global experience would be considered an advantage.
  • Track record of delivering results in a fast-paced environment and an ability to achieve results and make decisions even where there is ambiguity
  • Experience in safety-critical standards and requirements (e.g. ISO26262, ASIL-D) is considered an advantage
  • Strong business acumen and proven record of successfully working closely with key customers

Personal attributes

The role will require the following personal attributes:
  • Proven track record of managing complex engineering teams and projects in fast-paced, fluid environment
  • Strong leadership skills and track record of leading and inspiring a world-class team of engineers
  • Proactive approach to work and the ability to take ownership of new challenges
  • Enthusiastic, flexible, honest, and keen approach to learning
  • Thoughtful and methodical, good problem-solving skills and a team-player
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to help drive clarity and alignment across the organization and ability to manage regular communications with the executive team
  • Demonstrable resilience under pressure and ability to prioritise work to maximise efficiency
  • Flexibility to travel in the UK and overseas

  • The role requires a minimum BEng or BSc in Engineering, preferably with Electrical or Hardware Engineering focus; an MSc/MEng or PhD would be considered an advantage.

The Upside
  • Extremely competitive salary
  • Share options
  • Hybrid/flexible working options
  • Enhanced Company pension scheme
  • Life insurance annual salary
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption & SPL
  • Employee assistance wellbeing scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • On-site gym and restaurant (Gateshead site only)
  • Eyecare support
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays with the option to purchase an additional two day's annual leave

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Turntide Technologies is committed to applying equal opportunities at all stages of recruitment and selection, in line with its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy in addition to our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination; to advance equality of opportunity. As such, any applicant with a disability will not be excluded unless unable to perform a duty intrinsic to the role, having considered reasonable adjustments. Reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process will be made to ensure that no applicant is disadvantaged because of their disability.

Please contact the UK Recruitment team to discuss or request any reasonable adjustments or find out any further information regarding this position.

Please note: Direct applications only. No unsolicited Staffing Recruitment Firm submissions will be accepted. Any unsolicited CVs received will be treated as the property of Turntide Technologies.

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