Senior Director - Mechanical Engineering

Acoz, Belgium

Portabl is seeking a candidate for the Senior Director – Mechanical Engineering. This position will be responsible for developing innovative mechanical design solutions for all Portabl current/future generations of devices and related accessories. This role will drive the validation of concepts via early analysis, prototyping and testing. The Senior Director will work with cross-functional people to ensure product requirements are balanced to achieve optimized products for our customers. In addition, they will work closely with internal and external partners to technically define designs and ensure that all product and project requirements are met. This is a high-visibility position that that will expose you to rewarding challenges and career growth opportunities.

Your new responsibilities

- Responsible for the overall design, analysis, documentation and functional validation of all mechanical components and assemblies
- Drive the creation of mechanical architecture for new products and related accessories.
- Provide technical oversight to product design team to inspire innovation and drive data-based engineering decisions
- Lead your team to deliver technical data to Product Definition and Industrial Design team for tradeoff analysis during early development
- Validate initial designs via analysis, prototyping and testing to increase the efficiency of our development process
- Work with Quality Assurance and Test Engineering to define and implement validation testing plans and ensure products meet reliability requirements
- Oversea Thermal Engineering to ensure products meet operational and regulatory/safety requirements Interface with Program management to ensure that cost, schedule and performance targets are achieved
- Act as the primary PD interface cross-functional teams (i.e. ID, Product Definition, QA, Operations, EE, suppliers and partners, etc.)
- Ensure successful development of mechanical tooling and production part qualification (i.e. first-article inspections, manufacturing process capabilities, material certifications, etc.)
- Collaborate with operations and quality teams to audit mechanical suppliers and external partners
- Work with cross-functional teams to improve processes and increase business efficiency Protect company intellectual property by submitting patent applications

Your awesome skills

- B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, M.S. degree preferred
- Experience in the development of consumer electronics products, preferably in laptop and mobile and devices
- 10+ years of relevant experience in mechanical or product design and development
- Advance knowledge and experience using CAD solid modeling and assembly creation
- Strong knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and performing statistical tolerance analysis
- Experience with Asia ODM partners and manufacturing suppliers
- Ability to travel to global manufacturing sites
- Ability to work cross-functionally and foster collaboration with internal teams
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously
- Startup company experience is a plus
- Experience in laptops products is a plus

Although the company was born from a simple idea in 2015, it now proudly meets the real needs of people around the world. Several thousand hours of hard work, intense R&D and design were required to bring the first device of a wide range to market. We are only at the beginning of a long and astonishing story. Portabl has constantly improved its technology and products, pioneering in a new era - constantly looking for new road companies sharing the same dreams, and ready to do anything to design the solutions of tomorrow.

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