Head of Engineering

Sundrive Solar

Sundrive Solar

Software Engineering
New South Wales, Australia
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
About Us:SunDrive is one of Australia's most exciting start-ups, operating in one of the world's most exciting spaces – renewable energy technology.We are on a mission to unlock Solar's full potential by revolutionising how solar cells are made, to unlock new heights of efficiency, cost, and sustainability.Founded in 2015 by two UNSW roommates (Vince Allen - a PhD student in solar and David Hu – a former investment banker), we have come a long way From the breakthrough made in their garage to producing the world’s most efficient commercial-sized solar panel.In 2022, we secured $21 million in our Series A funding round, and are backed by some of Australia’s top venture capital firms (Blackbird, Main Sequence, Virescent, and Mike Cannon-Brooke’s private investment fund, Grok), tech founders, a former Australian Prime Minister, and the Australian Government.As our Head of Manufacturing Engineering, you will the Advanced Manufacturing team to create, improve, and drive manufacturing processes and operational efficiency across the business. You will be a leader in the development and implementation of innovative engineering strategies that will allow the team to meet critical manufacturing milestones.You will focus on:
  • Developing and implementing engineering strategies that align with our manufacturing goals and objectives
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of our manufacturing line, including mechanical, software, and mechatronics engineering components
  • Lead and mentor a team of engineering and mechanical leaders responsible for the development and maintenance of our manufacturing line
  • Leading cross-functional collaboration efforts between engineering and other departments, such as operations and R&D
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations and standards
  • Monitoring and managing project timelines, budgets, and resource allocation
  • Identifying and implementing process improvements to drive operational efficiency and reduce manufacturing costs
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key vendors and suppliers to ensure quality and timely delivery of engineering components

Requirements:
  • Strong leadership experience within engineering and cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing engineering strategies that drive operational efficiency and reduce manufacturing costs
  • Well-rounded knowledge of mechatronics engineering principles
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to guide multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders

Benefits @ SunDrive!🧠Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Free confidential EAP offered to all employees (full-time, part-time and casual employment) and their immediate family members from the first day of employment with SunDrive
✏️Learning & Development
  • AUD $1,000 per calendar year
  • 5 days of leave at full pay
🧸Parental Leave
  • 13 weeks of leave at full pay for the primary caregiver
  • 6 weeks leave for the secondary caregiver (4 weeks Full Pay, 2 weeks Government incentive)
  • 6 weeks of parental bereavement leave at full pay for both primary and secondary caregivers
🚌Transportation Allowance
  • Up to AUD $45 per week for public transport/tolls, 52 weeks per calendar year
Additional InformationSunDrive Solar Pty Ltd is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.SunDrive is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need accommodation at any point during the interview process.