Technical Director

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Work type: MERC
Location: Warner Robins, GA (MERC)
Categories: MERC (Mercer Engineering Research Center)

Position Title

Technical Director

Job Type



- Plans, organizes controls, and evaluates the work of the respective product areas of the Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) to ensure engineering services comply with the terms of each contract, standard MERC policies and procedures, and all applicable laws and regulations.

- Directs the assignment and development of assigned personnel and directorate operating and capital improvement budget requests.

- Directs the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, programs, policies and procedures, and systems to achieve short and long-term goals, objectives, and work standards established by the Executive Director.

- Works under the supervision of the Senior Director of Engineering and Programs.

Required Qualifications

- U.S. Citizenship is required.

- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.

- Applicant must posses either a Ph.D. in a relevant engineering field (EE, ME, AE, IE, SW, etc.) from an ABET accredited institution and 15 years of directly related experience, including 10 years in a technical management position; or a Master's degree in same and 18 years of directly related experience, including 12 years in a technical management position; or an undergraduate degree in same and 21 years of directly related experience, including 10 years in a technical management position.

- Requires strong analytical skills and a working knowledge of leading large cross-functional programs.

- Requires excellent oral and written communication skills, PC application software, advanced analytic techniques, program management, organizational skills and software skills.

- Most possess excellent critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.

- Must possess the technical acumen and the ability to troubleshoot on a variety of programs.

- Must be able to communication clearly horizontally and vertically across an organization. This communications span the gap between engineering interns to the Senior Director of Engineering and across other Engineering Directors, business development staff, operations staff, and clients.

- Must possess exceptional organizational and time management skills with an obsessive attention to detail.

- Must have superior budgeting and cost management abilities, assessing estimated costs early in the program and bringing the actual costs within budget.

- Must be able to perform business development activities to include customer interface, estimating and scheduling; technical proposal development, and follow through.

- Additional requirements may be added as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience managing large engineering programs is preferred.

Benefits of Working at MERC
MERC is a non-profit applied research operating unit of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. Established in 1987 in Warner Robins, GA, MERC employs more than 200 engineers, scientists, professors, and support staff, who provide sustainable research solutions to government agencies, the Department of Defense, and commercial customers around the world.
Warner Robins and the middle GA area are located 90 miles south of Atlanta and within easy driving distance of both the beach and mountains. The area is known for its Southern-style music, food, and restaurants and has a rich cultural and art presence, along with excellent health care and schools.
MERC offers a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, retirement, tuition reimbursement, vacation/sick leave accrual, and holiday pay.
Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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