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Chief Project Engineer

Auburn Hills, Michigan Direct Job ID: 2110133891


PDS Tech Inc is seeking for a Chief Project Engineer Electronic in Auburn Hills, MI

  • Functional project leader of Headlamp and Rear Lamp during the product development.
  • Responsible for the development and the validation of components for exterior vehicle lighting.
  • Coordinate the Cross functional team of hardware, layout, software, electro-mechanical, functional safety and validation.
  • Electronic leader for components PCBAs / Drive and integration with complete lamps development.  Electronic requirements analysis and management.
  • Manage the changes applied during the development and launch phase.
  • Manage quality, cost and time of electronic development.
  • Manage the different development phases and optimizations of the lighting respecting the project schedule and milestones, and internal requirements, customer requirements and legal requirements.  
  • Customer, suppliers and internal communications about the project status.

  • Set up and coordination of a cross-functional project team and cooperation with the responsible and department.
  • Responsible to define the project milestones for electronic development and validation comply the AL/Customer requirements
  • Samples planning for project development (hardware, software, EMC etc…)
  • Customer management for electronic (Voice internally and in customer understand customer needs)
  • Coordination of all electronic activities
  • Coordinate and release all electronic documentation
  • Electronic system integration to light system and vehicle in cooperation with customer.
  • Representing own team or department management as a proxy
  • Release of project concepts (CR, QRC, status 1 / 2, B-C-D samples)
  • Manager the development cost of the product
  • Allocate resources to work packages
  • Customer communication and transmit the message internally in our company defining the development strategy
  • Definition of tool and process optimizations for relevant parts
  • Design release for RFQ and tool kick off.
  • Guide the development team to follow the design and project time plan
  • Technical release for samples construction
  • Assigning tasks to team members 4.0

Coordination skills
  • Electronic system architecture definition
  • PCBA industrialization track
  • Cost, time and quality track, monitoring the impact of changes
  • Define and evaluate project concepts (quotation phase to final design)
  • Perform analysis on simulations, components and assembled products.
  • Make customer presentations and attend meetings
  • Create reports in all here mentioned matters internally (e. g. for internal communication, release processes/project gates) and externally (e. g. for customers, suppliers)
  • Functional organization of electronic engineering team
  • Review and release the plan for electrical, environment and EMC tests
  • Support offer team and sales department in offer phase providing technical expertise, feasibility checks and technical premises regarding the customer specifications and AL requirements • Other duties as assigned
  •  Graduated from an electronic or Mechatronic school (minimum Engineer, Master preferred) or comparable studies
  • At least 5 years of work experience in electronic development (designing and industrializing) exterior lighting products for vehicles. (LED-CPBAs, Drive-PCBAs and drives).
  • At least two projects developed and industrialized - Experience in leading and organizing an engineering team is of advantage
  • Manage electronic development - International exposure of advantage

  • Team management (experienced level).
  • Very good communication skills for customer/supplier interface.
  • Interdisciplinary know-how about software-hardware-engineering, lighting engineering, mechatronic design, electronic validation methodologies and EMC
  • Operating development rules (experienced level).
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • CAD system Catia V5 and NX (Basic level).
  • ECAD tools preferable CADENCE (Basic level).
  • Electronic circuit and component knowledge of complex electronic systems
  • Microsoft Office (experienced level – MS-office and project).
  • Design and industrialization processes (e. g. DFMEA).
  • Problem and change management with clear Quest, JIRA and/or similar task-tracking-
  • Fluent English is mandatory, other languages appreciated
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PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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