Technical Project Lead

Location Northville, USA

Pacesetting. Passionate. Together. Since 1899, HELLA, one of the leading automotive suppliers worldwide, has shaped the industry with innovative lighting systems and vehicle electronics. In addition, the company is one of the most important partners of the aftermarket and independent workshops. What motivates us: Shaping the mobility of tomorrow and fostering the central market trends such as autonomous driving, efficiency and electrification, connectivity and digitization as well as individualization. Every day, 39,000 employees worldwide are committed to this with passion, know-how and innovative strength.

  • A Technical Project Lead in our electronics division is responsible for the technical delivery of validated electronic products (eg., Body Electronics) that meets the full set of accepted customer requirements. They drive a multi-disciplinary design and development project team, working with state of the art development processes, tools and agile methods.


  • Technical Project Execution, Controlling & Monitoring
  • Control and monitor all Design&Development(D&D) activities, milestones and workproducts throughout life of product development of HELLA electronic module products.
  • Coordinate all D&D activities in order to fulfill customer requirements. Track and analyze the technical project progress. Define corrective measures if deviations from the plan occur. Escalate appropriately and reach solution in case of need. Technical definition of prototype samples and need of internal prototype sample.
  • Prepare & perform product releases .
  • Report/update the project status regularly (bi-weekly or monthly) to senior management and product line.
  • Quotation
  • Develop the overall concept and technical scope for the project. Provide effort estimation for D&D and all other required inputs for offer. Coordinate the quote process with D&D(sys, sw, hw, md, test), compile the efforts, align and agree with D&D project leads/domain managers and submit the quotation to the PJM.
  • Customer Management
  • Key interface to the customer during development phase of the project regarding all technical aspects on system level
  • Requirements management
  • Owns the full set of product requirements. Begins requirements cascade into sub- systems. Reviews changes to requirements when there are conflicts.
  • Validation management
  • Responsible for the verification and validation of the product.
  • Risk management
  • Owns the technical risk register and the supporting System–FMEA. Manages risk and recovery plans for technical risks
  • Release management
  • Chairs the Release Control Board(RCB) and qualifies the product for release to customer and production.
  • Change and Configuration management
  • Is responsible for final approval of change requests. Must approve requests that alter common architecture
  • Chairs the Change Control Board(CCB).Owns the product configuration


  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in automotive industry.
  • Experience in evaluating, analyzing and eliciting requirements.
  • Experience in the evaluation of functional, technical architectures at the system as well as component level.
  • Knowledge of system integration.
  • Strong understanding of software/hardware interfaces.
  • Very strong problem solving skills with good exposure to 8D, Ishikawa, ‘5 whys’ methods.
  • Strong knowledge of ASPICE, ISO26262 standards and methods.
  • Ability to manage cross-domain assignments with high levels of composure and work in a cross functional global team.
  • Inter-cultural adaptability and collaboration is a must.
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal, written and presentation.
  •  Proficient with MS Office applications, MKS/PTC, DOORs, CANoe and VehicleSpy
  • Ability/willingness to travel domestically and internationally. Travel <10%


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HELLA Electronics Corporation
Mr. Dwayne Harris
15951 Technology Drive
48168 Northville Township, Michigan