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Head of Engineering department Network Components

City:  Milano
Country/Region:  IT

About Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Each year, the Group manufacturers thousands of miles of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, as well as medium low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. We also produce a comprehensive range of optical fibers, copper cables and connectivity for voice, video and data transmission for the telecommunication sector. We are almost 29.000 employees, across 52 countries. Everyone at Prysmian Group has the potential to make their mark; because whatever you do, wherever you are based, you will be part of a company that is helping transform the world around us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVx-NAGfjEs&feature=embtitle


Team Overview and Job responsibilities

We are looking for a Head of Engineering Department Network Components who will be based in the Milan HQ of Prysmian Group and will report directly to the HV R&D and Engineering Manager Business Unit Network Components. As Head of Engineering department, the candidate will be responsible for the design and engineering of HV Network Components. Looking for a person who can lead and manage the engineering team to achieve the following targets:

  • Engineering: design and engineer the full range of NWC based on R&D input and market/customer requirement.
    • Creation of the BOM, management of the products in SAP
    • Cost management. She /he is the main reference for product cost.
    • Create all drawings and JI
    • Set up and lead design improvement projects.
    • Lead DTC projects.
  • Product Management
    • Managing product information
      • Manage and create brochures & leaflets
      • Manage and create datasheets
    • Lead on product improvement based on specific market requirements
    • Analyze market requirements and propose product adaptations and/or product development
    • Improve the user experience and product-quality in a cost-efficient way
    • Failure analysis
    • Deploying new products, work together with the other NWC departments (R&D, Purchasing, operation, quality) to ensure supply-chain and Quality Assurance is setup
  • First line technical support
    • Assist system engineers with first-line questions
    • Be the interface with all affiliates
    • Assist installation team and project managers with installation related questions
  • Commercial
    • Ensure product acceptance by customer-base
    • Assist commercial colleagues (system engineers / backoffice) in technical write-up and products selection.
    • Assist sales in giving presentations to end-customers


Key Requirements:

  • We are looking for a candidate with previous 5 to 7 years of professional experience within a similar role
  • Pro-active and persistent, someone who can lead change
  • Must be able to empathize with customers (internal and external when needed)
  • Must be able to translate customer problems into business opportunities
  • Looking for a team player who is able to interact with diverse range of people from R&D, sales and customers
  • Engineering background is a must, Electrical or Electronic engineering will be considered a plus


Additional information

Prysmian Group, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, aims to attract and recruit individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities, who will enhance the quality of service and contribute to the Group’s success. Prysmian Group is committed to the development of an organization that prioritizes talent, where people feel respected, appreciated and free to fully express their human potential. Prysmian Group strongly believes that diversity drives meritocracy and brings significant value at all levels of the organization, increases the possibility of capturing market opportunities and maximizing value for our customers and shareholders. Prysmian Group bases its decisions on principles of equality, with evaluations based on the type of position and with a focus on best practices so individuals succeed based on their efforts and skills and their alignment with applicable job requirements. Line Mangers, Hiring Managers, HR Corporate and HR Local are responsible for ensuring that diversity and inclusion are respected during the recruiting process. Unconscious bias and stereotypes must not influence our selection processes. We look for the best candidates and for the real value they can bring into the organization. We value meritocracy. We value diversity. We turn off our bias. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Prysmian Group will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Your application data will be treated according to our Data Protection Policy. If you believe you require assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know.

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