Director Engineering

Date: Sep 2, 2023

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs & Stratton

Position Description

Plans and guides the work of multiple engineering groups. Represents the unit to the public and senior management. Engages in strategic planning and subsequent allocation of work and engineering resources as it relates to the new product innovation and/or development.  Manages employee performance and professional development.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Participates in strategic and long-term planning for assigned engineering departments; develops goals and objectives that align to the strategy
  2. Leads development of methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for product innovation and/or development; evaluates progress of NPD projects
  3. Authorizes the spending of development initiatives to support the budget for assigned areas
  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. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated management, business and operations 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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