Share this Job

Job Title:  Engineering Manager, Power Systems

Requisition ID:  909

Burnaby, British Columbia, CA, V5J 5M4

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

For 40 years, Alpha Technologies, an EnerSys company, has been an industry pioneer and global leader in the design and manufacture of AC and DC power. Our distinctive excellence is the ability to innovate and quickly deliver optimized solutions for our customers' unique powering challenges in the Telecom, Cable Broadband, Traffic, Security, Industrial and Renewable Energy industries. Alpha's TL 9000 certified quality system, award-winning product strategy and continuous improvement/operational excellence program focuses on achieving complete customer satisfaction and supplying solutions of the highest quality, value and reliability.


Alpha Technologies Ltd., an EnerSys company, is looking for an ENGINEERING MANAGER, POWER SYSTEMS to lead our Power Systems Engineering team in our Burnaby facility.

In a key leadership role, reporting to the VP Telecom Technology, the Engineering Manager, Power Systems leads, manages, and contributes as an active member of the Power Systems Engineering team capable of carrying out needed engineering initiatives, with emphasis on team development, engineering processes, product design, and sustaining engineering.

  • Monitor and schedule the Power Systems team workload to assign the appropriate resources to planned development programs, and support sustaining engineering activities.
  • Provide mentoring and leadership to ensure the Power Systems team competently provides appropriate design solutions, complete/correct documentation, and manufacturing and testing support to enable the shipment of products against customer orders. 
  • Resolve technical, procedural, and/or personnel issues; takes ownership of problems and responsibility for solutions.
  • Build and maintain rapport with company-wide stakeholders involved with selling, specifying, designing, building, testing, inspecting, shipping, and supporting Power System products to encourage and support a “same-team” mentality.
  • Develop and maintain Standard Operating Practices, including flow charts, templates, reports, record keeping, and work instructions for all Power Systems engineering processes.
  • Analyze statistics or other data, and recommend immediate action to maintain the level of operational excellence and financial performance according to departmental KPI measurements.
  • Directly manage those personnel assigned including staffing levels and personnel placement, employee relations, performance appraisals, discipline and termination, salary administration, training, and career development.
  • Actively engage in the design, documentation, and testing of Power Systems as needed due to peak workloads or technically difficult projects.
  • Critical to all duties and responsibilities is the ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and leadership thinking by acquiring a thorough knowledge of the Power Systems products that Energy Systems Americas (ESA) offers; demonstrate analytical thinking skills, sound judgment, and bring your own ideas to the table along with a "hands-on" can-do attitude.
  • Active participation and leadership in appropriate Continuous Improvement activities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years related experience with a minimum of 5 years in a supervisory or project management role; demonstrated experience in coaching, mentoring, and/or teaching
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education and hands-on work experience as a Power Systems Designer or similar role
  • Detailed knowledge of AC and DC Power Systems design and applicable codes and standards – telecom product experience is a plus
  • Intermediate capabilities in Syteline (or another ERP), PLM, SolidWorks, AutoCAD or Altium, and MS-Office applications
  • Detailed understanding of engineering documentation including schematics, drawings, and BOMs
  • Excellent organizational skills with good attention to detail
  • Exceptional English communication skill both verbal and written 
  • Creative problem solving/troubleshooting skills 
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a collaborative cross-functional team environment
  • Occasional travel as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in telecommunications and/or outdoor enclosure design and manufacturing industries.
  • Experience in AC and DC Power Systems for telecommunications or wireless applications, and in UL/CSA and Bellcore Standards (CSA, NEMA, NEBS, GR-487).
  • Understanding of thermodynamics, electronics closures and packaging, sheet-metal processes, machining, plastic molding, and HVAC systems
  • Experience in Product Development stage-gate processes
  • Experience or domain knowledge of advanced processes or practices (i.e., Reliability Engineering, Systems Engineering, Accelerated Life Testing, etc.) is a big plus

Please send your resume in MSWord or PDF. We would like to thank all applicants who apply; however, only those short-listed will be contacted for next steps. 

Apply now »