You can’t understand how to recruit for Engineers and Engineering Leadership if you’re not an Engineer yourself. Engineers, in general, are so technically-focused and their aptitudes can be wildly-different as you span the gamut of engineering disciplines; including, but not limited to, mechanical, civil, electrical, aeronautical, biomolecular, materials, process, structural, transportation, environmental, geotechnical, utility, water resources, electronic, computer, power, optical, manufacturing, thermal, vehicle, power, plant, energy, agricultural, applied, biomedical, nano, biological, chemical, information, industrial, military, mining, quantum, nuclear, petroleum, project, railway, software, supply chain, systems, textile, and so on.
World-class Engineering Executives are naturals at developing and managing the overall objectives and initiatives of the overall Engineering organization while keeping things very tangible back to the overall goals and objectives of the company that they are supporting. True Engineering Leaders know how to innovate to develop new products and systems and/or enhancements to existing products or systems – it’s just at the “core” of who they are and what they do. They are able to leverage that experience to inspire others to innovate, as well, while challenging the paradigms of the company and its customers, but not doing so in a way that doesn’t deliver optimally on what the company has to deliver today (e.g. what’s already on the shelves in terms of existing technologies, products, and services).
Engineering Leadership must be inspirational Leaders who can inspire others while executing on initiatives to a very high degree. Any great Engineer never loses the ability to “roll-up their sleeves” and get their “hands dirty” – meaning, they never lose their fundamental engineering skills and can typically technically-understand real engineering challenges first-hand. While most Engineers are technically-astute, few are solid business strategists and even fewer are “people-persons”. There is a significantly-higher ratio of social awkwardness across the Engineering ranks and this, quite often, is one of the most critical areas where exceptional Engineering Leadership shines. The best Engineering Leaders just know how to pull it all together.
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Maccabeus understands Engineers and Engineering, because we’re Engineers, too. By fundamentally-understanding the technical challenges within engineering in all aspects, phases, and disciplines, we are able to supplement that engineering knowledge with an in-depth expertise in Engineering Executive recruitment. The results speak for themselves across disciplines, industries, and so on.
We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further with you and your Board.
“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.”Leonardo da Vinci