Engineering Program Leader at APTIV

| Detroit, MI
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The Engineering Program Leader role in Aptiv has responsibility to solve cross-project, cross competency issues within Engineering. This person is the Single point of contact to the PM organization for the engineering program timing plan and execution of all engineering activities and deliverables. Collaborating with the Customer Chief Engineer and managing engineering deliverables on time, on cost and on quality levels with supporting documentation (V-SPL.2) through coordination and leadership of the Resident Engineers and Engineering Project Leaders. It is expected that the EPgL acts as a Primary interface to Customer for engineering deliverables, time plan and execution.


Technical / Risk management:
  • Responsible for the Design Reviews & Peer Reviews and completeness of the Design Review workbook in compliance with PDP process.
  • Responsible for the Technical Risk Register: Identify risks, evaluate, rate, action plans, change points and manage contingency plans.
  • Assure the engineering competencies are considering design for manufacturability (DFA, DFM).
  • Approve Start/Stop/Change/Signoff of engineering activity on component level work packages.
  • Mediate technical conflicts between Engineering Project Leaders Responsible for the evaluation and management of internal and customer technical (product and/or system) change requests. Technical change estimation (effort/timing/cost) and present PCE impact. Follow the PCE - in compliance with the PCE Process.
  • Responsible and owner for closure of PCRs and VIRs as requested along with the Customer Chief Engineer.
  • Develop and maintain compliant Engineering deliverables timing (HW (ME/EE), Validation, SW, Systems) in collaboration with the Program Manager.
  • Monitoring that engineering execution is following standard work and best practices. The work products comply with applicable organization policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for coordination and delivery of the product solution hand-over to customer at milestones.
  • Participate in Big Room Planning, Program Iteration (PI) Demo, Program Iteration (PI) Retro.
  • Owns the collection, consolidation and agreement to Engineering budget input for BBP cycle: Resource demand, Capital expense, material, credits.
  • Control Engineering spend against approved Engineering budget further to their assigned projects.
  • Responsible for the BOM cost and stretch and related technical topics.
  • Responsible for working with competency leads in identifying and fulfilling staffing. assignments for the Engineering Projects.
  • MCIP execution to target.
  • Master's degree or bachelor's degree in engineering with relevant years of experience
  • Product Development Process knowledge and experience at bringing technical products to market
  • Proficiency on technical reporting and summary
  • Prior experience supported with domain knowledge for Product developed
  • Proven track record in negotiating and influencing
  • Planning / organizing skills
  • Customer contact experience
  • Good English knowledge
  • Ability to work in a virtual team environment
  • Ability to network & collaborate with multiple stakeholders in a matrix organization
  • Team oriented and self-driven
  • Honesty in relation with company, clients and co-operators
  • Understanding and using Servant Leadership
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More Information on APTIV
APTIV operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Boston, MA, Troy, MI and Kokomo, IN. APTIV was founded in 2021. It has 17787 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 11 open jobs at APTIV, click here.
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