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Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and approximately 11.500 employees in 19 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and has more than 25 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Engineering Director


Shanghai, CN, 201319

Country/Region:  CN

  • To participate or allocate resource in the preparation of quotations (CER), as well as in negotiations and other contacts with customers.
  • To participate with the Purchasing Department when selecting suppliers.
  • To represent the R&D department inside and outside the company as agreed upon.
  • To evaluate future R&D requirements and to carry through projects.
  • To participate in the R&D management group of the division.
  • To participate in the Program Steering Committee (STC).
  • Actively to report to the KAMS GM and with dotted line to APAC R&D Director. following normal reporting routines, to report events and situations for which no reporting routines exist and to provide on-demand visibility of project status.
  • To ensure the observance of the quality system through :
  • A clearly defined assignment of responsibilities and duties towards other managers/directors.
  • A regular review of the quality system.
  • The handling of system non-conformities and other matters put forward by the quality manager.
  • The implementation of continuous improvements in the whole area of responsibility.
  • The promotion of internal audits to review compliance.
  • The training and mentoring of sub-ordinates to achieve R&D compliance in accordance with the policy, routines and quality manual of KA.
  • To support that corporate health and environment policies are implemented.

Competence profile (ideal)


  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a minimum of 8 years’ experience as a Design and Engineering leader in automotive industry.
  • Practical experience  and skills:
  • Leadership in companies with their own product development.
  • Competence in and experience of Design and product/process development.
  • Competence in and experience of production, quality, purchasing, marketing and/or product/process development.
  • A high degree of personal integrity and confidence.
  • Ability to make quick decisions based on a combination  of experience and analysis as well as advice from other people.
  • Leadership personal drive, believability and charisma to win team buy in.
  • Ability to manage in a pressurized environment, remaining focused on key objectives and strategies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to lead and work within cross functional teams.
  • Self discipline in time management with a proven track record of success against corporate and strategic targets.
  • Effective communicator adept at presenting to Board level within KA & the customer Special requirements:
  • Deep knowledge of automotive product design and development methodologies.
  • Ability to produce good written reports, and relevant presentations
  • Have a good command of spoken and written language within the region employed and English.

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Application Id:  1637
Posting date::  Sep 2, 2021