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Company: Acuva Technologies Inc.
Location: Burnaby BC, Canda

Company Profile:

Acuva Technologies is a fast-growing water purification technology company located in Vancouver, BC. Our mission is to provide UV-LED based products that promote healthier living in areas of clean drinking water and anti-microbial sanitation is areas of consumer and health care professional equipment. We are doing this by developing the next generation water purifiers, sanitizers and other specialized equipment operating with cutting-edge UV-LED technology. You will be part of a growing technology company entering a dynamic commercialization phase.

Over the past year we were the recipients of the BCIC Ignite Award by the BC Innovation Council, recognized as the Best Presenting Company for Sustainable Technology at the Banff Venture Forum and honoured to be added to the Cleantech Emerging Rocket list by Rocket Builders.

We are looking for a Vice President of Engineering and Product Development to join our growing team.

Job Description:

The VP of Engineering & Product Development will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s engineering and product development activities. The ideal candidate will focus on the structuring and operations of product development, technical engineering functions, the conceptualization and day-to-day management of product development projects; delivering manufacturing designs to agreed specifications within time and budget constraints and creating innovative solutions for new customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a senior member of the management team that sets the company’s engineering and strategic product development direction.
  • Formulate long-term objectives and standards of performance for the department.
  • Assure that the Engineering Department achieves objectives and project completion within budget and time frame.
  • Hire and motivate staff as well as providing technical direction and guidance, hands-on project management, recognizing the role as that of both manager and support resource / mentor.
  • Direct team members to acquire necessary resources to meet scheduled commitments.
  • Assure that all products are designed for specific needs, while keeping in mind the potential for use in wider applications.
  • Translate high-technology concepts into mass-manufacturable, high-reliability, and cost-effective product designs.
  • Understand the available global manufacturing methods to optimally produce sophisticated designs.
  • Ensure implementation and refinement as required of formal processes to support the product development process.

Qualifications:

Education & Experience:

  • Mechanical Engineer/Electrical Engineer with minimum 10+ years of experience in engineering and product development, with at least 5 years in a management position.
  • Experience working in a young and fast-growing environment, managing a fast-paced team, work schedule and budget.

Skills:

  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • “Out of the box thinker” must be a key driver contributing to the products roadmap and willing to take innovative product risk while balancing the road map for on time deliverables.
  • Competent in mechanical & electronics hardware and software design.
  • Manage diverse, simultaneous projects of varying complexities.
  • Strong relationship management, strategy development, project management, problem solving and change management skills.
  • Professional and positive approach, self-motivated, strong in building relationships, team player, dynamic, creative with the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Understanding of manufacturability, testability and cost of potential electrical and mechanical proposals.
  • Understanding of device certification requirements for OEM and consumer goods. e. CE/UL/IEC.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Business related computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Preferred:

  • MSc / PhD strongly preferred
  • Experience in the mechanical-electrical industry strongly preferred

Salary and Benefits:

  • Working in an exciting environment with fantastic technology
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee stock options
  • Extended health benefits
If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter to careers@acuvatech.com by  June 10, 2020. Acuva Technologies would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.
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