Supplier Performance Engineering Lead

Requisition Number:  8861
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Cranberry, PA, US, 16066

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


Supplier Performance Engineering Lead


The Supplier Performance Engineering (SPE) group has an exciting opportunity with a new position of Lead Engineer (Grade 9) within the Global Supply Chain Solutions (GSCS) organization. The workload associated with this role is expected to be up to 50% management and oversight support with the remainder of the Lead Engineer duties consisting of technical oversight and/or project work.  The Lead Engineer will act as a Technical Leader for supplier evaluations, risk assessments, and issue resolution.  Successful candidate will contribute further to technology development, improvements, and will take team management & lead responsibility. In this role they will also directly interface and manage communications between engineering, suppliers, internal/external stakeholders, and internal executive management. 


Your Day To Day:

  • Lead for Single & Sole Source Supplier (SSS) Risk Analysis and Mitigation
  • Manage SSS Supplier Queue within the Approved Supplier List (ASL)
  • Assign Supplier Risk Assessments to appropriate SPE team members
  • Oversight of on-going projects under SSS Program
  • Present critical program and project status to WEC Executive Management and Business Unit Stakeholders through monthly review meetings
  • Manage supplier interactions and interface directly with supplier representatives
  • Lead for SPE Emergent Issue response Program
  • Provide first level response for project issues and concerns
  • Support resource workload planning and coordination with Resource Managers
  • Identify skill needs for on-going and upcoming projects and work with Resource Manager
  • Leadership and coordination during preparation of proposals (work package definition, coordination of technical descriptions, input to cost, resource, and schedule decisions)
  • Provide performance feedback for engineering and supply chain teams supporting projects under his/her leadership
  • Lead engineering and supply chain teams by mentoring and coaching


Required to be successful in the role

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent related technical discipline
  • 10 plus years of engineering, manufacturing, or supply chain experience required
  • Proven engineering leadership, either as a Technical Lead or Project Manager. including:
    • Management of teams in challenging situations
    • Frequent interactions with internal and external stakeholders
    • Ability to get “things done” within Westinghouse through extensive operational and organizational know-how
    • In depth knowledge of specifications, drawings, engineering requirements, etc.
    • Strong technical interest, predisposition for multi-tasking, flexibility, understanding of project priorities and teamwork abilities
    • Extensive engineering knowledge and recognized as a subject matter expert in one or more manufacturing specialties and is capable to lead engineering efforts on a project at the discipline level
    • Work highly independent, capability of not only mentoring engineers, but also the capability of effectively leading a team of engineers in the execution of complex tasks
    • This position is US-based with a preferred (but not limited to) location in Cranberry

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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