Technical Program Leader

Job Description

The Technical Program Leader (TPL) leads the multidisciplinary functional engineering team to execute and achieve the technical product delivery targets according to the committed overall project schedule, development cost and bill of material (BoM).  The TPL drives and verifies the execution of all engineering activities product life cycle activities for a given program spanning the V-model (requirements decomposition and definition; development processes; integration and testing; and, as applicable, handoff to advanced manufacturing).  The final objective is to obtain approval for system/product release. 

Your main focus:


  • Matrix leads and drives the multidisciplinary product engineering team to achieve the technical/functional project targets, bill of material (BoM), project timing and industrialization targets

  • Ensures the achievement of the required product maturity (for example, technology readiness level) over the product life cycle

  • Responsible for the product BoM approval and release

  • Acts internally as the technical interface for the product/program engineering team to program management, supply chain, manufacturing and commercial team

  • Acts externally as the technical customer interface for the product/program engineering team

  • Organizes cross functional team meetings and drives agenda

  • Prepares technical decision options as input for the change control board and for management escalation

  • Plan technical work packages (content/schedule/quality) according to the overall project schedule

  • Plan and execute product/system releases according to defined schedule

  • Responsible for sample planning and adherence to engineering build management and sample release

  • Act as manufacturing interface for successful realization of the sample builds

  • Responsible to release the Engineering Documentation to the manufacturing plants to be able to perform sample builds


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited institution required

  • Minimum of 10 years experience of project execution experience, a minimum of 5 in passenger car industry in engineering

  • 5 years experience in product development as a leader of activity (project, team, other)

  • Minimum of 10 years in engineering product development

  • Must be able to work in France without corporate sponsorship now and within the future


Preferred Qualifications 

  • MBA or Masters in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

  • 15 years of project execution experience

  • 5 years experience in propulsion domain

  • 3 years in the eMobility space


Soft skills

  • Able to deliver a synthetic view

  • Takes the lead for problem solving

  • Set-up a workplan and an organization to achieve it

  • Able to motivate people, explain stakes

  • Positive thinking: looks for solutions, brings proposals / alternatives with a reason for recommendation


Levels of autonomy:

  • Amount of NRE managed in project (engineering portion)

  • Experience in multisite synchronization for development

  • Experience in multiproduct synchronization

  • Experience with multicultural interfaces


Position Criteria





  • We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

    Job: Engineering

    Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
    Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

    Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor
    Schedule: Full-time
    Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
    Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
    Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
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