Resident Engineer

Location: Novi, Michigan

Type: Onsite

Job Description

  • Establish and support clear engineering and design communication between the Company, the customer and customer suppliers.
  • Attend and/or coordinate various customer design reviews, program and group meetings, internal company design review and program meetings, and various supplier’s design reviews and program meetings.
  • Make presentations; take notes and write meeting minutes as needed.
  • Serve as contact to customer engineering.
  • Use knowledge of electronic theory & materials properties to design/implement electronic infotainment products & interfaces; ensure clear communications.
  • Coordinate customer design reviews & internal/supplier meetings, release & track parts in customer systems.
  • Define/modify/create specifications, dimensional drawings, vehicle schematics, product assembly documents, service procedures, owner manuals & component validation test plans.
  • Document/communicate part failures; determine root cause & implement solutions; attend & support launches; develop calibration requirements.
  • Write and get EWOs (Engineering Work Orders) approved.
  • Support the customer’s systems and vehicle level validation.
  • Attend and/or support pre-production virtual and physical builds as needed/required.
  • Attend and/or support production launches as needed/required.
  • Root cause parts/build issues and implement solutions in a timely manner.
  • Participate in requirement and specification definition for connected services between customer and other relevant development partners.
  • Coordinate and align requirements/specifications process between customer and supplier home location through appropriate meetings and other communication methods.
  • Support and actively engage in test strategy, test plan and test case development with customer and other relevant development partners.
  • Actively participate in engineering and test review meetings as assigned by customer team (along with follow-up and resolution of action items, needed decisions, etc.).
  • Actively participate in project & defect management meetings and provide insight/guidance on current system/components engineering and testing status.
  • Report to product engineering lead on regular basis as defined by product lead.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-years’ experience in automotive industry.
  • Strong background in Embedded Hardware/Software design engineering.
  • Experience as resident engineer in Detroit Big 3 is a big plus.
  • Strong program management skills and record keeping.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to interface with internal and external customers.


This position is for our client who is a Tier One supplier. It is a direct hire position with our client. Please note in this position candidates will be working onsite in Novi, MI.

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