Lead Project Engineer

Location Coventry
Discipline: Project Engineer/ Manager
Job type: Contract
Salary: ££OPEN RATE (Inside IR35)
Contact name: Keeley Atkinson

Contact email: katkinson@select-engineering.net
Contact phone: 07760886262
Job ref: KA - LPE
Published: about 1 year ago
Duration: Rolling contract
Expiry date: 30 Jun 2023 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

Location: Coventry/Hybrid (3 days in the office)
Reporting to: Project Engineering Manager


  • Working within the seating development team(s), to lead the design, development and compliance of seating products for JIT manufacture, and to continually improve seats in current production, to improve performance and eliminate in-service product concerns.

  • The need to work to agreed timing deadlines, cost models and quality standards will be a key strength, whilst providing industry and commodity specific knowledge to resolve key technical problems.


  • To lead the part a project (ie a row of seats or product group), within a team to own and deliver the engineering of best in class premium automotive seating for the products we develop for our customers. The role will include the creation of technical specifications or targets, and the design of components and assemblies to meet the technical requirements. The achievement of engineering deliverables within the program timing constraints is essential.

  • To work systematically and analytically and to use structured problem-solving methods to resolve technical issues.

  • To lead product Engineers and Cad Engineers and associated team members to deliver to project timing and quality expectations.

  • To create and manage the DFMEA for your area of responsibility, managing technical risk to acceptable levels and validating the product to customer and regulatory requirements

  • To work effectively within a design team, contributing to the team’s collective output, and to apply your knowledge and experience to the engineering of a product, with respect to requirements definition & design to meet function, safety, durability and appearance standards.


  • Reporting to the Project Engineering Manager, work closely with the Project Engineer(s) to design and develop seating projects to meet and exceed customer expectations.

  • Work within the various engineering functions to deliver the design, DFMEA, analysis, validation, tolerance analysis, drawing creation and dimensioning and system integration of seating systems.

  • Define product technical requirements in terms of function, safety, durability and appearance.

  • Competitor technical benchmarking defining the mechanical characteristics of the part with SI units

  • Ensure compliance to engineering deliverables at set project gateways.

  • Resolution of technical open issues and driving them to successful closure within the agreed timing

  • Presentations to Lear colleagues and customer senior management as required with respect to your area of design responsibility.

  • To participate in design reviews as required.

  • Support build and launch activities, both onsite and at the customer.




  • Strong seating conceptual design capability.

  • Strong GDT knowledge.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude.

  • Strong analytical approach to problem solving.

  • Strong PC skills – Excel/Word, Project and Powerpoint.

  • Good interpersonal (soft) skills.


  • Ensure a safe working environment, follow, support and maintain working practices, comply with all relevant HSE legislation and local policies and procedures.

  • Ensure compliance with TS16949 policies and procedures


  • Good mechanical aptitude and special awareness

  • Presentation skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Delegation/Follow-up skills

  • Delivering to your commitments

  • Motivated and a self-starter

  • Communication skills

  • Strong Teamwork & enthusiasm

  • Practical & hands-on approach