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Southfield, MI, US

Engineering Project Leader


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.





As a member of the Electrification Engineering team, the Engineering Project Leader (EPL) will be responsible for leading the cross functional engineering activities, customer technical communication and responsible to execute the project on time, budget, and quality.  The EPL manages the engineering project plan execution, ensuring that the engineering team follows established technical processes, manages engineering risks, costed BOM and project ED&T spend target.

The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Lead and facilitate design cross functional team: Software, Systems, Hardware, Mechanical, Laboratory, Cyber Security, and Functional Safety, to assure execution, timing and deliverables.
  • Manage engineering risks (technical issues, timing risk, staffing, etc) that could affect project milestones. Escalate to Program Manager and Engineering leadership appropriately and purposefully.
  • Serve as customer engineering point of interface for the project team.
  • Lead Change Management Control, coordinating design windows, change approvals, and validation / introduction plans.
  • Ensure that all technical project deliverables are executed in accordance with Lear and Customer procedures, policies, best practices, and requirements.
  • Control and Manage engineering lifetime work orders (budget) forecast and actual spend control (resources, expenses and CAPEX) assuring no overspending and escalating financial Risks / opportunities.
  • Lead VAVE and Design-to-Cost activities to deliver BOM cost at or beyond business case commitments.

The Hour by Hour Task Breakdown with percentages:

  • Technical project team leadership (60%)
  • Customer interface (30%)
  • Engineering budget/financial management (10%)


Your Qualifications:

  • Proven experience managing complex automotive electronic module development with cross functional engineering teams.
  • Experience in managing teams in technical problem solving.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience interfacing with customers.
  • Experience managing project engineering budgets and matrix project resources.
  • Degree in Electrical/Electronics/Mechanical Engineering

Bonus If You Have:

  •  MBA, Project Management certifications (PMP, Agile)

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


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.