ZF Principal Engineer - Hardware in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Principal Engineer - Hardware

Division A - GEE – Engineering – Electronics

36681BR

Job Description

ZF is a leading developer and innovator in the rapidly growing field of Advance Driver Assist Systems (ADAS). These camera- and radar-based technologies assist drivers by providing information and acting on environmental data at the front, side and rear of vehicles to help warn drivers of impending danger. They can also provide intuitive cues or actions such as braking and steering inputs to help “coach” the driver to stay in lane or offer convenience functions like Adaptive Cruise Control.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan the engineering development: Break down development into work packagesEstimate effort associated with work packages

  • Prepare timing plan

  • Tailor development process to project needs. Prepare other documents, as needed.

  • Direct day-to-day activities of an engineering development team, including electrical, mechanical, software and validation engineers. Prioritize engineering resources. Make sure engineering deliverables are on-time and meet quality expectations.

  • Review and approve engineering work products. Own the product design.

  • Act as the primary technical interface to the customer. Attend customer PDT meetings. Manage and negotiate customer requirements, change requests, and unwritten expectations.

  • Direct and support the build of engineering development samples. Providing the overall product engineering interface to manufacturing. Ensure design for manufacturability, smooth transition into manufacturing (especially for new designs), supporting manufacturing builds, and launch.

  • Ensure lessons learned are identified and mitigated through the project development lifecycle.

  • Track issues and defects, prepare 8Ds, present to customer, and ensure timely resolution.

  • Manage engineering risks. Elevate risks soon enough to apply corrective action. Report status, prepare contingency plans and execute corrective actions.

  • Manage changes: Estimate cost and timing impact of change requests, negotiate implementation with customer.

  • Make sure documents and other work products are prepared and stored correctly, and that revisions are managed.

  • Report development status to management.

  • Actively pursue cost saving ideas.

Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field required

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • 5+ years of electrical engineering experience

  • Strong Microsoft suite skills including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

  • Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of internal clients.

  • Ability to perform effectively within budgetary guidelines.

  • Strong sense of urgency and personal commitment.

  • Able to contribute to strong and dependable teams.

  • Possesses excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree in Engineering required

Experience and Skill Requirements

7 + years

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area

Engineering

City

Farmington Hills

State

Michigan

Country

United States

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran