Continental Corporation Technical Project Leader in Deer Park, Illinois


Job Title:

Technical Project Leader



Job Description:


The Technical Project Leader represents R&D within the Core Team and is responsible for the successful execution of all tasks of product development, design and testing within the scope of the time, quality and cost objectives, which have been agreed with the PM. The TPL is the first contact person to the Customer project for technical topics.


Project Tasks

· Coordination of project tasks between mechanical, electrical, software, test disciplines.

· Act as Technical contact and represents R&D within the project core team and is responsible for the successful completion of all engineering tasks relating to product development, design and testing within the scope of the time, quality, manufacturability and cost objectives.

· Quote, drive and manage customer change requests.

· Consolidates and monitors defined project budgets for R&D disciplines - including status of R&D cost and BOM cost.

· Consolidates and monitors the overall project schedule for R&D disciplines – including the coordination of adjustments in technical approach or negotiating scope of activities to meet the overall project timeline.

· Drives gate and / or technical release activities of the product with PM.

· Drives resolution of technical problems and failure analysis as they cross over disciplines.


· Documents customer requirements and drives technical design, development, integration, and testing of the project in collaboration with PM.

· Coordinates and carries out (R&D) project and milestone reporting in accordance with the PLC.

· Shares knowledge and expertise internally through technical reports and papers; presents internally outside of own team.


· Ensure project’s intellectual property is properly documented through disclosure process in a timely manner.

· Collaborate with PM on project business case for cost reduction activities.

· Follows emerging technologies and trends in functional area.

· Contributes to major technical solutions for products or manufacturing (technology & business) processes.

Employee Development

· Actively mentor and make recommendations to department manager on training and development to ensure high level of skill set on project team.

· Provide input regarding employee dialogues, HRD conferences and goal setting.

· Ensure effective and efficient use of resources to maximize results and meet project timelines.

· In addition, candidates must possess a good technical base in at least three of the following groups:

-Circuit design, mechanics, validation, and optimization.

-Embedded Software design, implementation and validation.

-Bluetooth system operation, circuit & software design, validation, implementation, and certification

Vehicle communication busses.

Cellular systems and baseband design/implementation, validation, optimization, and certification.

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Job Requirements:


· Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

· 5+ years of engineering product development experience.

· 5+ years of experience in automotive design.

· Knowledge and understanding of engineering techniques, scientific theory and principles.

· Proficient Engineering Principles (i.e. problem solving techniques, worst case analysis, failure analysis, etc.).

· Technical program management.

· Ability to identify and apply appropriate engineering techniques.

· Understanding of electrical/software/mechanical design process and techniques.

· Electronic module manufacturing process.

· Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational abilities.

· Highly motivated and self-driven, ability to work with minimal supervision.

· Understanding of business financials (i.e. budget management, return on investment, etc.)

· Demonstrated ability to lead individuals and teams without direct authority.

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Continental is not able to pay relocation expenses for this opportunity.


· Master’s Degree.

· 5+ years of engineering product development experience.

· 5+ years of experience in automotive design.

· Working with a global development team.


United States

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EEO Statement:

EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.209.4000.

About Continental:

With sales of €44 billion in 2017, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 240,000 employees in 61 countries. Information management in and beyond the vehicle is at the very heart of the Interior division. The product portfolio for different types of vehicles includes: instrument clusters, multifunctional and head-up displays, control units, access control and tire-information systems, radios, infotainment systems, input devices, control panels, climate control units, software, cockpits as well as services and solutions for telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Interior division employs more than 46,000 people worldwide and generated sales of €9.3 billion in 2017.

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Posting Location:

Deer Park, IL