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Fiat Chrysler Automobile Controls Project Engineering Manager in Southfield, Michigan

Controls Project Engineering Manager

Job ID:2151

Career Area:Engineering & Design

Job Category:Engineering



Date Posted:February 16, 2021



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Job Overview


  • Our Values reflect who we are and how we work and we value our employees. At Comau LLC, our employees enjoy working in a highly innovative and safe working environment while performing challenging and meaningful work to build value — driven solutions. Our positive relationships with our managers and co-workers allow us to take ownership and walk the talk. Our work culture encourages us to communicate openly, think innovatively, and act as a network. Employees are empowered to work with simplicity and efficiency. If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment oriented toward innovation and multiculturalism that offers real opportunities for growth and aims for excellence — you are probably a great fit for our team!

Today, Comau has a truly global presence, with 33 operative centers in 14 different countries, which allows us to offer tailor-made solutions and localized support in a variety of fields.

The Position: We’re looking for a Controlsl Project Engineering Manager

  • Manage Controls Engineering project teams in the execution, performance, and appraisal, of projects. Keep the team working efficiently and deliver qualified jobs.

  • Ensure achievement of objectives including the scheduling of meetings, optimization of costs and management of resources while implementing the best technical solutions.

  • Apply industry knowledge and experience to manage projects from quoting phase through commissioning. Utilize planning, resource and task management skills to lead the control engineering staff in successful implementation of project assignments


  • Manage an internal team as well as overseeing suppliers.

  • Collect and summarize current technique, lead the knowledge base reference creating new equipment, technology, and R&D.

  • Work with Project Management, Project Engineering and other function managers to secure project running, and consolidate system procedure.

  • Allocate resource to work on project according to department job load and Business Unit forecasting with the engineering manager.

  • Lead the activity of Comau Solutions’ standardization, optimization, upgrading, revolution.

  • Assist in training staff.

  • Maintain customer relationship and achieve customer satisfaction in technical aspect.

  • Support estimating the costs of technical solution and resources for pricing of design variants

  • Plan project technical activities and staffing (times, costs)

  • Coordinate internal/external technical activities and persons involved in the project

  • Ensure compliance with customer requirements and application of company standards (products, processes, and regulations) and identify opportunities for standardization

  • Guarantee achievement of objectives in terms of time, quality and costs. Track and submit reports on progress of the project

  • Identify possible areas of improvement in internal processes and lead/participate in improvement activities.

  • Other duties as required.

  • Reports to:Controls Design lead


  • Strong knowledge of machines and tools / controls. An understanding of mechanical system / controls design.

  • Wide experience in special machine design, manufacturing and commissioning.

  • Ability to write technical documents and reports for use as reference by engineering and technical writers as well as documentation for the project.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret customer specifications, electrical controls schematics, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.

  • Ability to train and mentor Controls Project Engineers and Automation Engineers.

  • Determining how a system or process should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

  • Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

  • Determining causes of operating errors and deciding how to resolve them.

  • Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  • Analyzing needs and requirements to create a design.

  • Inspecting (field check) equipment in preparation for adding, removing, or modifying existing designs / equipment.

  • Understand and comply with corporate and customer processes and procedures.

  • Advanced on controls design and manufacturing processes.

  • Team management skills.

  • Proficient knowledge of MS Project and MS suite.

  • Extensive previous automotive work-related skill (10 Years), knowledge, or experience is required for this position.

  • Previous experience in the build of powertrain systems.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a minimum of ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past experience in management and execution of projects involving the build of powertrain systems (both electric and combustion).

  • Employees in this occupation usually need training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.

  • Nothing in addition to required education defined above.

The Location:This position will be located in Southfield

Why Should You Apply?

  • Great benefits:

  • Comau offers several benefits to provide health and financial security for you and your family, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.Comau also offers a variety of health and wellness programs, along with the options for a Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Accounts with employer contribution, 401k with company match, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, employee referral program, maternity and paternity leave, vehicle discounts and more!

  • Opportunities for Training and Career Development

  • Flexible work hours

Job Details:


Industrial Automation

Employment Type:


Job Functions:

Controls Engineering Management

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Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.