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Engineering Leader

Company: Trane Technologies
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAt Trane TechnologiesTM and through our businesses including Trane® and Thermo King®, we create innovative climate solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation that challenge what's possible for a sustainable world. We're a team that dares to look at the world's challenges and see impactful possibilities. We believe in a better future when we uplift others and enable our people to thrive at work and at home. We boldly go.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Leader to develop Engineered-to-Order (ETO) electrified heating products and systems. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for innovation and the courage to create a new market. with A technical background in mechanical or electrical engineering, and in the heating industry is desired. This role requires expertise in customizing heating solutions to meet unique customer requirements, while ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulatory guidelines.


  • Collaborate with customers on defining electrified heating market requirements.
  • Lead the development and execution of customized electrified heating products and systems per customer specifications and project requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design engineers, research and development experts, product managers, sales professionals, and customers to ensure the successful delivery of ETO projects.
  • Conduct thorough technical and feasibility analysesis to evaluate customer requirements and provide engineering recommendations for product customization.
  • Define project scopes, establish timelines, and allocate resources effectively to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Guide design engineers and technicians in creating detailed engineering designs and prototypes for ETO projects, ensuring adherence to product specifications and regulatory requirements.
  • Perform risk assessments for ETO projects, identifying potential issues or challenges and develop mitigation plans to ensure successful project completion.
  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies, industry trends, and regulations related to electrification and heating systems, and integrate them into product designs and project plans.
  • Provide technical expertise and support during the sales process by assisting product management and sales teams in understanding customer requirements and proposing appropriate ETO solutions.
  • Partner with manufacturing to incorporate Design for Manufacturing (DFM) principles into the product design.
  • Collaborate with the procurement team to identify and evaluate potential suppliers, ensuring the availability of necessary components and materials for customized projects.
  • Monitor project progress, conduct regular reviews, and provide status updates to upper management, highlighting risks, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Participate in industry conferences, market studies, and workshops to remain current on market trends, competitor activities, and technological advancements.


    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field. A Master's degree or higher is preferred.
    • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to effectively manage and motivate interdisciplinary teams.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate and influence stakeholders at all levels.
    • Awareness and ability to interpret relevant industry standards and regulations, such as UL, IEC, ASME, and CSA, pertaining to heating systems.
    • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet project deadlines.
    • Apply agile methodology in developing new equipment and system solutions.
    • Experience entering an emerging market with a new solution.
    • Entrepreneurial achievement inside a large corporation.
    • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally, as required

      Key Competencies:

      • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in engineering and project management in the heating, HVAC, or related industry.
      • Experience developing Engineered-to-Order solutions.
      • Proven track record of leading and successfully delivering complex projects related to electrified heating systems, including customization, prototype development, and production launch.
      • Experience in designing and implementing innovative heating technologies and solutions, with a deep understanding of electrification trends, energy efficiency, and sustainability.
      • Cradle to grave product development from concept to production, ideally for innovative products in new or emerging markets
      • Strong knowledge of industry regulations and codes related to heating systems and electrification, including but not limited to ASME, ASHRAE, and NFPA standards.
      • Experience with quality control processes and certification requirements, ensuring adherence to established quality standards throughout the product development lifecycle.
      • Strong leadership and team-building skills, with a track record of mentoring and developing engineers, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.
      • Experience with risk assessment and mitigation strategies, including identification and resolution of technical challenges and obstacles during project execution

        Base Compensation Range is $120,000 - $175,000. Total compensation for this role also will include an incentive plan. Disclaimer: This base salary range is based on US national averages. Actual base pay could be a result of seniority, merit, geographic location where the work is performed.

        We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs. We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

Keywords: Trane Technologies, La Crosse , Engineering Leader, Engineering , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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