ZF Design and Development Engineer Value Management in Bielsko-Biala, Poland

Design and Development Engineer Value Management

GDF - Purchasing


Job Description

The main goal of this position is to create and evaluate cost reduction ideas from a technical and commercial point of view for our EPS Column and Rack Drive Steering Gears. You’ll be part of a global team which is focusing on optimizing the value of our products. Your daily work will contain all aspects of the product development process within ZF and you will interface with multiple departments internally as well as with suppliers and customers.


  • Create and evaluate cost reduction ideas through technical and commercial analysis and data gathering during the whole Product Life Cycle (Value Engineering + Value Analysis)

  • Lead technical discussions and cross-functional project meetings - internally and with suppliers and OEMs

  • Create CAD models and drawings

  • Plan, conduct and report on Concept Validation tests; this includes ordering of prototypes

  • Present cost reduction ideas to internal and external stakeholders

  • Support Design to Cost by generating design alternatives to achieve the product cost targets


  • Degree in Engineering (Bachelor, Master, Diploma) with focus on Mechanics and/or Mechatronics

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a design or manufacturing related function fluent with Catia V5 and/or any other CAD software

  • Persistence to challenge the existing knowledge and interest in product costs

  • Flexible, open minded, self-motivated and with an ability to work on own initiative

  • Good knowledge of various design related tools: DRBFM, FMEA, DVP, DoE, 6-Sigma, etc.

  • Enjoy working in a global team, willing to travel

  • Fluent in English language

Required Education and Experience

Experience and Skill Requirements

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area