Automotive recruitment

Principal Engineer - Interior Controls

Back to Jobs

Principal Engineer - Interior Controls

Posted 14 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline Connected Car Systems
Contact NameCharlotte Sujeeun

Job description

Position: Principal Engineer - Interior Controls

Location: Leamington Spa

Position Type: Permanent

Contechs is recruiting on behalf of its client whose mission is to drive technological advancements within the mobility sector. They are seeking an experienced Senior Project engineer who has a strong back of Principal Engineer - Interior Controls on a Permanent basis. The role will be based in Leamington Spa

Job Description

As Principal Engineer - Interior Controls your main responsibilities are:

  • Lead a team of Project Engineers to successfully deliver all Interior Electronics / Switch Controls for various product line within the business
  • Technical ownership of Interior Electronics / Switch Controls through Engineering, development, integration and validation of various electrical modules (ECUs, Sensors and Actuators etc.) into the overall vehicle electrical architecture in collaboration with Functional Departments, technical partners and Tier 1 suppliers.
  • Own Commodity attributes such as Quality, Costs, Timing, Homologation, Weight and ensure they are within business targets.
  • Own Engineering Sign-off of the electrical components through the development process of DFMEA, DFA, DFM, DVP&R, Test & Validation, EMC, FuSa, Cyber Security
  • Work closely with other departments such as Quality, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Programs, Logistics, Service and workshops

Qualifications / Skills required

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in automotive Interior Electronics / Switch Packs development
  • Excellent understanding Automotive New Product Development Process, Milestones and deliverables for each phases
  • Demonstrable experience of electrical component's development and manufacture for multiple projects
  • Working knowledge of CAN, FlexRay, automotive ethernet, LIN networks and vehicle diagnostics.
  • Working knowledge of relevant homologation standards, ISO26262 and EuroNCAP

Why work through Contechs?

Contechs is a strategic partner to the automotive industry, providing innovative design and engineering services to global OEMs, from concept to production. Founded in 1997, Contechs has since established itself as a leading automotive recruitment specialist, recruiting across all disciplines in the product development process.

Its dedicated Contractor Care Team plays a pivotal role in providing an effective and successful placement for external employees, supporting them throughout their contract, from pre-placement to contract renewal.

How to Apply

If you're interested in applying for this position, submit your application and any questions to

If you know anyone that is suitable for the role, please visit our refer a friend page where we offer up to £600 for successful referrals:

*Applicants MUST have proof of immediate, on-going and valid eligibility to work full time in the UK and travel within the EU.*