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Develop innovative energy storage solutions for the e-Transport sector

Our client, the company Leclanché, designs, develops and manufactures customised energy storage solutions for electricity generation and transmission, mass transportation, heavy industrial machines and specialty battery systems. With over a century of experience in battery research and manufacturing, Leclanché is a fully vertically integrated battery energy storage solution provider and the only European manufacturer of both power and energy lithium-ion battery cells. Leclanché provides the most effective energy storage solutions for electric vehicles, home, grid and microgrid applications. To further develop its innovative products and engineering services, we are looking for a dynamic and experienced 

Chief Engineer Road and Off-Highway

In this challenging position, you will be responsible to manage a team of internal engineers and third-party contractors to develop solutions that meet customer requirements in the road and off-highway sectors.

Main responsibilities

  • Management of the internal engineering team and third-party contractors
  • Analysis of complex customer projects to identify key technical and standard requirements leading to optimal solution design and price setting
  • Responsibility for the full engineering process of hardware and software solutions, from design to production, in close collaboration with customers
  • Pricing of custom solutions and technology contributions for the marketing materials
  • Delivery of input/requirements for the product and feature development roadmap related to specialty batteries
  • Close collaboration with the product development team and procurement for third-party products
  • Performance of continuous technology and competitive intelligence 

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering
  • Strong knowledge and experience in project management, quality systems and procedures of the automotive market
  • Knowledge of CE, ECE, automotive, functional safety standards
  • Solid understanding of mechanical, electrical, electronic and software concepts
  • Experience in managing a team of engineers (internal and external)
  • Sense of ownership for all aspects of the projects
  • Ability to listen to and understand customer’s challenges and requirements
  • Strong communication skills, customer-oriented
  • Pragmatic, solutions-driven, strong problem-solving skills, focused on results
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Ability to work in a multicultural/multinational environment
  • Negotiation skills with customers and subcontractors
  • Strong documentation and writing skills
  • Capable of handling multiple simultaneous projects
  • Business-oriented, frequent travel required to meet customers
  • Languages: English; French and German are strong asset
If you are interested in this challenge and recognise yourself in this profile, do not hesitate to call us for additional information or to send us your complete application by email. The position is preferably based in Yverdon-les- Bains, Switzerland, but Germany is also an option.

  • Job title Chief Engineer Road and Off-Highway
  • Sector Electrical engineering / Electronics / Optics
  • Occupational group Project Management / Engineering
  • Region Vaud / Fribourg
  • reference number 3457.VD
  • Your consultant
    Jacques Laurent (JL)
    Jacques Laurent - jacques.laurent(at)
    Engineering Management Selection E.M.S. AG
    18, avenue d'Ouchy, 1006 Lausanne
    Tel. +41 21 613 70 00

„Hiking in the mountains during summer and winter, as well as cycling excursions, help me recharge and increase the levels of endurance and perseverance that are useful in my professional activities.“

Jacques Laurent

Tel. +41 21 613 70 00

Education & Experience

Dr Ing. EPFL in materials science; MBA HEC. Development, management, promotion, consulting and financing of businesses and innovative projects. Director and project manager of R&D within a multinational corporation active in food packaging in Switzerland and the US; CEO of a tech start-up; managing director of the EPFL Innovation Park; investment consultant for private equity and infrastructures for private investors and institutions, as well as consulting for business strategies and innovation. In-depth expertise in business and technology within French-speaking Switzerland.

Jacques Laurent
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