Director of Engineering, Montreal

Keller Executive Search

Director of Engineering – Quebec, Canada

Our client is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Engineering with manufacturing industry experience to be based in Quebec, Canada. As the Director of Engineering, you will be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of engineering projects, managing the engineering team, and driving innovation and growth within the company.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Lead and manage the engineering team, providing guidance and support to ensure successful project execution.
  2. Develop and implement engineering strategies and initiatives that align with the company’s goals and objectives.
  3. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product management, design, and operations, to drive product development and delivery.
  4. Manage the budget and resources of the engineering department to ensure optimal utilization and cost-effectiveness.
  5. Stay up-to-date with industry trends and advancements, and identify opportunities for innovation and improvement within the engineering department.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field.
Experience: 5+ years proven experience as a Director of Engineering within Manufacturing.

  • Familiarity with 3D modeling software.
  • Experience in running R&D projects across core disciplines: Automation & Electrical, Mechanical, and Software Development.
  • Knowledge of drafting software, with experience in AutoCAD considered an advantage.
  • Skilled in R&D project management, familiar with Agile (Scrum) methodologies for R&D projects, and Waterfall methodologies (using tools like Jira and MS Project) for customer projects.
  • Familiarity with Vault, Content Center, and CAD to BOM workflows.
  • In-depth knowledge of ERP systems.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working in a collaborative, cross-functional environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Fluency in English and French is preferred.


  • Remote Work
  • Permanent Position
  • 30-Day Paid Leave
  • 5-Day Work Week
  • A competitive salary, reflective of your experience
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Salary depending on experience
  • Flexible hours
  • Flexibility to finish at noon on Friday
  • RRSP program including employer contribution
  • Collective insurance including employer contribution (drugs, eyewear, dental, travel, life, disability and dependent life)
  • Minimum of 3 personal days per year
  • Afternoon off on your birthday
  • Paid closure during the holiday period
  • Collective garden during the summer
  • Unlimited coffee with new espresso machines
  • Allowance for your activities outside of work
  • Possibility to bring your pet to work
  • Excellent working atmosphere and many social activities!