R&D Head (m/f)

Job Description

The Smart Infrastructure Division offers a broad portfolio of grid control and automation; low- and medium-voltage power distribution, switching and control; and building automation, fire safety and security, HVAC control and energy solutions. The portfolio is balanced across products, systems, solutions and a full range of services.

The Head of R&D Future Grid is responsible for the strategic goals and vision for the R&D organization.

What are my responsibilities?

Define strategy for R&D and overall R&D related processes;

Define participation and support audits and process improvement projects (e.g. ISO9001, CMMI, People CMM, 3i, CIP.);

Measure and improve overall performance of division;

Plan and control R&D cost center budget as well as R&D resources;

Define strategy for required headcount and competencies;

Improve productivity within development by driving processes implementing measures and relevant tools;

Establishes Know How of future product requirements in the area of the DC Charger market supporting the PLM define phase;

Define the processes of R&D in the cross functional network with headquarter and enable & train R&D managers to reach high quality output with high efficiency;

Coach R&D to increase skills, personal development, competencies and building up Know How in accordance to current and future requirements.

What do I need to qualify for this job?

Academic background in Business, Accounting or Controlling;

Project management experience in mid-size projects;

Min 3 years’ experience in development of power electronics, controls, PLCs including HW and SW;

Min 5 years’ experience of people management with at least 7 heads reporting to the manager;

Preferred intercultural experience with teamwork cross different countries in a leading position;

PLM process know how;

Initiative, strategic judgment, customer focus, results and quality orientation.


What else do I need to know?

At Siemens Portugal we offer the possibility to integrate a young, dynamic and very multicultural team and to grow within one of the most solid multinational companies operating in the market.

As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges in the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. That’s why we are always looking for curious, open-minded people, people who dare to ask tough questions. Like every Siemens employee worldwide.

Are you in?

If this offer meets your professional aspirations, please submit your application.


Job ID: 183853

Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens S.A.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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