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Technical Project Lead (TPL) at Continental

Technical Project Lead (TPL)

Continental Auburn Hills, MI Full-Time
Job Description

Continental Automotive is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world and a leader in automated driving. Through our pioneering technologies and services, we're changing the future of mobility to make it more safe, smart, and sustainable. Our Auburn Hills, MI location is seeking Technical Project Lead to join our team.

Are you ready to shape the future with us?


Technical Project Lead leads the cross functional engineering team to achieve the technical product targets (quality, timing, costs, performance) according to the agreed overall project schedule. Ensures the execution of all engineering activities including test & validation and product industrialization (if in project scope). Candidate is responsible for obtaining System (L1) MLC releases, and/or Product (L2) MLC Releases and Customer Delivery Releases.

Essential Functions:

* Lead and drive the cross functional/product engineering team
* Ensures the achievement of the required product maturity in terms of cost, timing, and quality over the product life cycle
* Act as technical customer interface to stakeholders for cross functional engineering topics
* Prepare and drive technical decisions/options as input for the change control board and for management escalation
* Plan technical work packages (content/timing schedule/effort quality) according to the overall project schedule
* Plan and execute product (L2) / system (L1) MLCs according to defined schedule
* Ensures successful realization of the sample builds and structures interface to the plant
* Ensures that the product design meets the industrialization criteria
* Prototype planning for development
* Lead large projects according to the evaluation


* Immediate Benefits
* Paid Time Off
* Tuition & Employee Discounts
* Annual Bonus
* Employer 401(k) Match
* And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!

Job Requirements


* Bachelor's in engineering (Electrical, Computer Science, Mechanical) or similar experience
* 5 years' experience in the automotive industry in a variety of functions
* Experienced in the role of project leadership / functional leadership of a team with the minimum size of 6 employees from different disciplines over a period of minimum 2 years
* Has worked in international teams for at least 2 years
* Minimum 2 years leadership experience in the area of Project Management or Technical Leader of a project of a reasonable size
* Experience in the role of project management, technical project management or functional lead in an international team of min. 6 employees for minimum 2 years
* Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will 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.


* 7 years' experience in the automotive industry in a variety of functions and Masters in Engineering preferred
* Formal Project Management Training or certifications preferred
* Experience in the area of product development and launch
* Experience with Electronic Braking preferred.

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, gender identity, 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 [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Technical Project Lead (TPL) or contact US Recruiting at
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About Continental

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2020, Continental generated sales of €37.7 billion and currently employs more than 192,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8, 2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary.

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