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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.

Lead Engineer Manager


WUXI Jiangsu, CN, 214028

Country/Region:  CN


  1.  General

Area of responsibility                                     :  Lead Engineer Manager

Superior                                                          :  Asia RD Director

Location                                                         :  Wuxi


- Annual turnover                                           : 

- Cost budget                                                 :  NA

- Number of subordinates - direct                  :  3-10

- Number of subordinates - total                    :  3-10

Direct subordinates                                        :  Lead Engineers                                             

  1.  Main objectives

Lead Engineer Manager is responsible for the team’s ability to solve their tasks, delivering results to the projects (POI, NPI, PIP). He/she is responsible to coach and mentor the subordinates in their daily work, securing the knowledge growth in the team regarding technical expertise, processes and working tools.

  1.  Areas of responsibility

Target is to:

  • Secure the correct resources in the team to be able to deliver.
  • Secure the correct knowledge in the team.
  • Secure that working tools and processes are used and developed to support delivering correct quality from the team.
  • Secure a high productivity and a cost effective work in the team.

      4.  Personal tasks

To achieve the targets for the team the manager:

  • Establish and maintain a plan for the team, preferably using a Visual Management System.
  • Customize the team to meet the changing requests.
  • Communicate and anchor changes affecting the team.
  • Ensure that the capacity exists, and establish plans for how to solve decided assignments and activities.
  • Build and maintain the good relationship with internal and external customers.
  • Manage approved recruitments and hiring of contractors.
  • Plan, accomplish and follow up personal development discussion.
  • Monitor the need, plan and follow up trainings.
  • Delegate tasks within the team.
  • Gather and share information.
  • Secure that agreed processes and working tools are used and evolved.
  • Identify improvements in work methods.
  • Handle the personnel administration in the team, such as time report, vacation planning, and participate in salary reviews.
  • Coach and mentor the team members in their personal development.
  1.  Main challenges
  • To coach and inspire the team in developing new technical solutions.
  • To support sales, project managers and customers with different issues.
  1.  Important external contacts


  • To lead Teams in their dialogue with customers.


  • To have a good relation with suppliers to be able to utilise their knowledge and achieve an efficient cooperation.


  • Contact with universities regarding research and development, thesis work and other collaboration, and for recruiting.
  • Contact with research institutes and other associations within R&D.
  1.  Competence profile (ideal)


  • Master’s degree in engineering, or equivalent.
  • Documented qualities of leadership, Experience and skills:
  • Minimum of 10 years experience within R&D, minimum 5 years leadership experience in Automotive industrial
  • Minimum of 5 years working in electronic area in Automotive industrial.
  • Good knowledge of project development processes, methods, and tools.
  • Familiar with shifter, actuator, TCU system development is plus.
  • Familiar with A-Spice is plus.
  • Good general skills in handling computers using typical office tools.
  • Personal qualities appropriate for leading other people; analytic, structured, pro-active, enterprising, target focused, determined, and able to lead and inspire people.
  • Fluent knowledge in English, spoken and written.
  1.  Authority
  • To lead the resources in the team within approved mandate.
  • When needed and after anchoring change the organisation within the team.
  • To order equipment, services and material according to valid authorization.
  • To stop work that might be a risk of health and safety.
  • To approve technical documents that is done in the team.
  • To, in cooperation with other involved, define and implement working routines, methods and tools.

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:  1304
Posting date::  Jul 8, 2021