Job Listing Description

Chief Project Engineer

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

Job Number: 2110133891
Job Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 06/17/2021
Last Updated: 07/29/2021
Attention: Jack Beard
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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