Project Engineer – Continental

Titulo da vaga: Project Engineer

Empresa: Continental

Descrição da vaga: Company Description

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 2021, Continental generated sales of €33.8 billion and currently employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8, 2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary.

The Automotive group sector comprises technologies for passive safety, brake, chassis, motion and motion control systems. Innovative solutions for assisted and automated driving, display and operating technologies, as well as audio and camera solutions for the vehicle interior, are also part of the portfolio, as is intelligent information and communication technology for the mobility services of fleet operators and commercial vehicle manufacturers. Comprehensive activities relating to connectivity technologies, vehicle electronics and high-performance computers round off the range of products and services.

Job Description

The Project Manager leads and manages a project with defined scope within the specified time, budget and quality framework to the satisfaction of the customer, ensuring economic success for the company and profitability of the product over lifetime.

The Project Manager role is that of an entrepreneur within the organization. They are responsible for one or more project(s) with an OEM partner with a project R&D budget and target lifetime sales and profitability. The specific team size, makeup, development and manufacturing locations will be determined based on business need and candidate skills.

Project definition and planning:

▪ Define project goals (financial, scheduling and quality goals)

▪ Selecting project core team members in conjunction with the line management

▪ Establish adequate project organization (meeting structure, information/ knowledge exchange, documentation, archiving)

▪ Setup an initial project plan in accordance with the business areas valid processes (phases, deliverables, milestones/ Q-Gates, etc.)

▪ Ensure compliance to the business areas processes

Steer execution and control project:

▪ Track the project progress, define corrective measures if deviating form the plan

▪ Control released project budget and project resources per approved project plan

▪ Report the project status using the valid tool and process set

▪ Install and perform professional change management

▪ Perform risk assessment, control and steer the implementation of risk measures

▪ Escalate issues if necessary

Representation of project at customer, negotiate with customer and suppliers:

▪ Representation of project in customer meetings

▪ Representation of project-interests in supplier meetings

▪ Based on professional, well documented change management negotiate changes and claims with the customer and with suppliers

▪ Protect confidentiality of project data

Managing project team and stakeholders:

▪ Actively manage stakeholder expectations, inform and involve stakeholders on a regular basis and in an appropriate manner

▪ Assign work packages to project team members

▪ Help build up a supportive culture of cooperation and teamwork within the project


Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science

  • Experience within automotive industry
  • Project management experience within automotive industry
  • Knowledge of OEM organizational structures and product development methodologies
  • Experience leading cross functional project teams
  • Experience working within or leading remote teams in different countries or regions
  • Knowledge of project financial metrics and methodologies
  • Knowledge of problem solving methodologies (e.g., A3, Toyota Business Practice, 8D, Ishikawa, why-why, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Continental Product Life Cycle (PLC) product development process or equivalent
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent presentation, negotiation skills
  • Run toward the work, not away from it
  • Customer focused
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Project or similar project tracking software

Additional Information

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Local: Guarulhos – SP

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