Project Engineer


Coventry, GB

Country/Region:  United Kingdom
Job Function:  Engineering
Requisition ID:  34561
Employment Type:  Salary

Project Engineer

Coventry - UK


Company Overview


Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of more than 165,000 talented employees in 37 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #186 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at, or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation


Position Overview


We are looking for a Project Engineer, reporting to the Lead Engineer/Project Manager, to oversee engineering projects from start to finish, ensuring quality, safety, and timely completion. The role is based in Coventry Tech Center.


Main Responsibilities :


  • Interpret all specifications and generate concepts for a design solution that meet them.
  • Develop a Bill of Materials that is accurate and complete and provides clear revision control.
  • Develop and engineer components and sub-assemblies for each BoM item that Lear is design responsible for.
  • Support the customer and the supplier base (whether directed or otherwise) to develop their components.
  • Integrate all components and sub-systems into the seat(s)
  • Analyse the product, virtually and physically, and capture any issues in an open issues list.
  • Resolve technical issues in the product by removing the root cause.
  • Provide interim containments whilst root cause is being removed, with written work instructions for execution.
  • Ensure that the engineering drawings produced for each product are complete and unambiguous.
  • Have working knowledge of legal, customer and Lear seating and safety requirements
  • Ensure the product meets all legal requirements
  • Ensure the product meets all customer requirements
  • Ensure the product meets all Lear requirements
  • Ensure the product is feasible to manufacture.
  • Release all components and assemblies to the Lear and customer PLM systems
  • Perform tolerance calculations to ensure functional requirements are met
  • Order parts and ensure effective revision control for engineering builds, samples and mock-ups
  • Participate in the building of Moment of Truth (prototype) seats and creating physical component mock ups.
  • Ensure all test plans are complete and demonstrate adherence to all applicable specifications
  • Support the Lear and customer manufacturing facilities in resolving technical issues from the product post job 1
  • Monitor and audit best cost country offshore tasks 


Key Skills and Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Tertiary level STEM qualification.
  • 2 years’ experience in a mechanical engineering role
  • 5 years’ experience in automotive seating is preferred       
  • Ability to create and communicate engineering schemes from either surrogate parts or new concepts
  • Ability to read an engineering drawing.
  • Ability to use MS office suit applications


As well as an attractive salary we offer:


  • Group Personal Pension with AVIVA 
  • Hybrid Working (3+2) (non-contractual)
  • Core hours working  (non-contractual)
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Life Cover 3 x Basic Salary (Expression of wishes form required)
  • AXA PPP Private Medical Insurance
  • EV Salary Sacrifice


Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Applicants must submit their resumes for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.

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