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Technical Director

Company: Nexans
Location: Charleston
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Nexans' submarine power cables are key in the transition to more renewable energy whether connecting islands to the mainland or bringing green energy from the offshore wind farm to the grid. In cooperation with our world-wide customers we push technological boundaries to go deeper, longer, at higher voltages and to provide turn-key solutions for installation and protection to meet future needs.About Submarine & Land Systems:Submarine & Land Systems is a global player in engineering, manufacturing and installing key submarine cable solutions to customers all over the world. The Business Group has manufacturing plants in Norway, USA, Japan, France and Belgium.Purpose

  • The Technical Director Charleston, is part of Charleston's plant management team and Management Committee.
  • Leads and supports the product engineering team in the development of technically innovative solutions and technologies in the High Voltage cables and accessories field
  • Drives and implements capital expenditure projects and initiatives in line with Nexans strategy.
  • The technical section is defined as the owner of the products throughout the product lifecycle in Charleston
  • Responsible for product engineering (design, specifications, testing & R&D) activities required to design and manufacture power cables with related accessories in compliance with internal and external specifications and expectations
  • Ensure cross functional coordination with other departments in the plant and within SLS
  • Ensure the necessary support to implement and maintain Nexans Charleston Management System aligned with SLS execution model and ISO 9001:2015 requirements.Areas of Responsibility
    • Understand, promote and support improvement activities to develop Charleston and management system and industrial processes in line with Nexans Excellence Way principals.
    • Develops and maintains an effective organization through selection, training, effective direction and coaching, compensation and motivation of all technical personnel
    • Establishes and communicates vision for the Engineering team
    • Participates actively in the strategic planning process for the High Voltage division in Charleston
    • Leads coordination efforts for training in Europe of HV technical employees (manages the training, follows up on training, evaluates the training ensuring knowledge and skill transfer)
    • Assess and leads processes improvements and equipment supported by ISO 9001 guide lines and quality tools
    • Keeps abreast of the latest equipment and machinery technology
    • Prioritizes and manages capital expenditure projects within budgetary constraints; manages conflicting prioritiesContinuously develops improved R&D methodologies .
    • Protects newly developed technologies; detects patent infringement by competitors
    • Develops solid relationships with customers to ensure responsiveness to their needs
    • Identifies innovative solutions demonstrating added value to customers
    • Oversees development of new products and modifications to design of existing products
    • Reviews new product requirements, equipment needs and modifications; coordinates activities required for implementation of new machine requirements based on specific standards and industrial guide lines
    • Builds and maintains relationships with other Nexans plants to gain and share Group knowledge, promote solutions and achieve strategies; leads international teams and networks
    • Partners with other departments to ensure cost-effectiveness in the manufacture of products is maximized
    • Ensures necessary process and / or product trials are conducted
    • Participates in defining standardization strategy to address High Voltage product and business targets
    • Remains abreast of leading academic research relative to cabling technical expertise
    • Prepares reports as necessary
    • Proactively informs stakeholdersExpected Results
      • Deliver results according to the targets
      • Improved processes & motivated manpower
      • Project leader
      • Employees motivation and focus on operational excellenceRequested Competencies and Qualifications
        • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required; advanced degree preferred
        • Minimum of five years' experience in High Voltage manufacturing and engineering
        • Excellent oral and written communication skills
        • Perfect English
        • Core Competencies:
        • Take Responsibility
        • Global Team Player
        • High Standards in Excellence
        • People Leadership and Initiative
        • Customer and Market Focus
        • Global visionAbout NexansNexans is a global player with close to 26 000 employees and commercial activities worldwide.Nexans' submarine power cables are key in the transition to more renewable energy whether connecting islands to the mainland or bringing green energy from the offshore wind farm to the grid.In cooperation with our customers we push technological boundaries by going deeper, longer and at higher voltages to meet future needs.We look forward to you being a part of our growing team!After you apply , take an interactive Tour with us aroung the globe through our current project and products. http://www.nexanstour.com/EOE M/F/V/D

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