Manager Engineering

13-15 years
a month ago
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Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Electrical System Engineering Manager - Thiruvallur, India

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don't just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer's needs. Join us.


  • Reporting to this position are various levels of engineers, technologists, and support personnel in one geographic location.
  • Incumbent will provide project leadership and technical direction to new machine development programs for 60% of his/her time and engage in supervision for tasks and technical development of direct reports for the remaining 40% of his/her time.
  • Incumbent will use his/her technical expertise and work on a project team when required to manage program risk due to technical challenges and delays.
  • Incumbent needs to coach and facilitate the development of the work group to develop collaborative relationships among themselves, with customers, suppliers, other cross functional groups, and internal customers.
  • Position requires excellent human relations, interpersonal, and communications skills.
  • Incumbent would execute division and enterprise strategy for the best outcome from a customer and organizational standpoint. The team would solve problems for a single technology, system, component, product, or process.
  • Ability to draw upon foundational product development skills such as conceptual design, development of product and/or process, data analysis & extraction, failure resolution & prevention.
  • Ability to draw upon knowledge of more than one engineering function, technology, component, system, product, or process is required. This role requires that the incumbent increases understanding of product technology and process and the customers business and needs.
  • To make decisions, this position will work with immediate work group or project team, division/business unit, suppliers, internal and external customers, and the market, typically impacting a single/multiple products, systems, processes, or the factory.

Basic Qualifications / Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical / Electronic engineering or a relevant degree plus 13 - 15 years of previous experience working on machine electrical and electronics
  • Master's degree in mechanical engineering or a relevant degree plus 9-12 years of previous machine electrical integration would be ideal for this position.

Top Candidates Will Also Have

  • Demonstrates very good communication skills.
  • A penchant for innovation, above average initiative, people development, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in design of electrical system and/or wiring harnesses on machines or vehicles.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Caterpillar Inc.; its products and services; its internal systems, processes, and procedures; and a general understanding of Caterpillar's external customers, competitors, and market influencers.

Additional Information

  • Location Thiruvallur Tamil Nadu - India

The Power of Everyone

At Caterpillar, we believe each person is unique and valued, and are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of the many customers we serve around the globe. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and come together to form a high-performing Caterpillar team that makes positive changes in the communities where we live and work. Learn about Caterpillar at

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits along with the potential of a variable bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

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Posting Dates

February 29, 2024 - March 28, 2024

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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program risk
design of electrical system
electrical system engineering
failure resolution
product technology
external customers
machine development
wiring harnesses
market influencers
internal systems
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