Ambulance Division Director of Engineering

Date: Apr 4, 2021

Location: Brookfield, WI, US, 53005

Company: REV Group, Inc.

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Requisition ID: 8200

REV Group (NYSE: REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. REV serves a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. REV provides customized vehicle solutions for applications including: essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and luxury buses). REV’s brand portfolio consists of 30 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of REV’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years.


Location: Milwaukee, WI or Orlando, FL preferred, will consider alternative locations


Position Summary:

The Director of Engineering, reporting to the Division President, will be accountable for the overall engineering strategy and operations for the Ambulance Division, which consists of four business units and five core brands. 


Responsibilities include core application engineering, new product development, development of VAVE project pipeline, and cross-platform technology evaluation/integration.  This position will provide leadership, mentorship, and annual planning in partnership with each business unit engineering leaders and GMs. Additionally, he/she will work closely with corporate/division leaders in operational excellence, VAVE, purchasing, finance, marketing, aftermarket, and operations to achieve division performance goals. 



  • Provide technical and strategic engineering leadership and mentorship to business unit engineering leaders and their respective teams in a matrixed structure. 
  • Contribute to and collaborate with division leadership team as core member, driving long-term business goals of the division to increase profitability and market share.
  • Develop long-term product, platform, and technology roadmaps, working closely with marketing and purchasing teams.
  • Track and steer multiple divisional engineering projects and ensure on-time completion and performance targets are met.
  • Ensure division maintains and improves product certifications and compliance with best-in-class engineering practices and methods.
  • Support the business unit engineering leaders and business unit VP/GMs to develop and drive VAVE projects while optimizing project pipeline.
  • Drive continuous improvement of engineering systems and processes to increase data-sharing, efficiency and quality across the value stream.



  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering; Master’s degree in engineering and/or MBA strongly preferred.
  • 10+ years of combined hands-on and leadership experience driving engineering, new product development/innovation, and/or value engineering projects in automotive industry. 
  • Experience working in public company environment and matrixed organization.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%. 



REV’S world-class ambulance manufacturing facilities span the United States, covering more than 4 million sq. ft. of space. From Southern California to Winter Park, Florida, our efficient manufacturing footprint focuses on operational excellence throughout four dedicated ambulance facilities.  Brands include Wheeled Coach, Road Rescue, Leader, Horton, and American Emergency Vehicles. Come Be Part of Our Ambulance team and Rev Up Your Career Today!


REV Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.



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Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee