Senior Director Engineering

Date: Sep 6, 2023

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US

Company: Briggs & Stratton

Position Description

Directs, plans, and guides the work of multiple engineering groups within the assigned business unit. Provides technical leadership guidance. Participates in strategic planning and subsequent allocation of work and engineering resources. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Participates in strategic and long-term planning for assigned business unit's engineering department

  2. Defines and recommends objectives in each area of Engineering Design. Develops specific and strategic short-and long-term plans and programs that align with overall business objectives, together with supporting budget requests and financial estimates; ensures that budgeted timelines and financial goals are achieved and product cost objectives are met

  3. Develops engineering metrics to review results, comparing them with established objectives, and takes steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to correct unsatisfactory results

  4. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company

  5. Leads engineering team through technical problem solving for new product innovation and/or development projects

  6. Interacts regularly with executives and major customers

  7. Directs the work of groups of employees (leads through managers)

  8. Mentors engineering staff and develop a strategy to provide continuous development and training opportunities

  9. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated management, business, and engineering management skills

  • Strong analytical, organizational and reasoning skills/abilities

  • Results-oriented with the ability to balance other business priorities

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously

  • Proven leadership skills

  • Excellent presentation, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 10  years experience in engineering or related field

  • 5 years leadership or management experience preferred

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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