Electrical Project Manager – Automotive


£29.60 - 34.00 per hour


Sector: Automotive
Function: Project & Programme Management
Contact: James Tilley
Phone: 01384 446126
Job Ref: 64848

Job details

Electrical Project Manager - Vehicle Development

£34.00/hr PAYE + 33 days paid holiday

Cranfield - Hybrid working

Automotive OEM

12 month initial contract (Long Term role)


  • Project manage the development of automotive driver display products such as Instrument Clusters and HUDs with suppliers.
  • Prepare functional specifications to support the part development.
  • Lead regular progress meetings with global suppliers.
  • Lead in-house reviews to ensure the parts are delivered in line with vehicle development targets for QCD.
  • Review and approve part drawings submitted by suppliers.
  • Manage the resolution of technical issues with in-house test departments and suppliers.
  • Maintain part BOM at vehicle level.


  • Parts delivery from suppliers achieving vehicle development milestones.
  • OK judgements at in-house development reviews.
  • Close control of part cost versus budget.

Qualifications, Skills and Training Requirements             

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Familiar with software development V cycle (1 year minimum).
  • An understanding of basic electrical theory.
  • Exposure to CAN communication (1 year minimum).
  • Experience working as an Engineering Project Manager or Development Engineer (1 year minimum).
  • Well organised and a good communicator.
  • Competent with PC applications (MS office etc).

Beneficial but not essential

  • Experience of driver facing display technologies or equivalent.
  • Familiar with automotive electrical architecture or equivalent.
  • Experience of automotive BOM management or equivalent.
  • Experience of parts cost drivers and budget setting.

Additional Information

  • Must be able to travel in the UK and abroad sometimes at short notice, typically for a few days to 2 weeks.
  • £29.60/hr PAYE to £34.00/hr PAYE
  • Hybrid working - 3 days on-site
  • Job no: JP00000702/00703.

For further information, please give James Tilley a call on 01384 446126 or send your interest, with CV & cover letter to –

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.


James Tilley

Associate Director – Energy

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