At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.


As the global market leader of innovative thermal management and pneumatic comfort technologies for the automotive industry we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary solutions  that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.



We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.

Technical Project Lead




Technical Project Lead will be responsible to guide a cross-functional team from innovation through the go-to-market phase with our advanced engineering department.  You will have the opportunity to leverage your experience by providing technical leadership to an engineering team with a focus on developing innovative cabin technologies.  In this role, you will be at the forefront of executing projects that will create new cabin experiences and lead Gentherm’s technology to the next degree.



  • Plan and lead engineering project activities with cross-functional teams during development, vehicle integration and launch of new system projects.
  • Perform technical feasibility reviews.
  • Coordinate resource planning and estimation of effort.
  • Plan/coordinate product sprints according to the Agile methodology to meet milestones.
  • Conduct stand-ups, remove roadblocks, assist with project backlog.
  • Align dependencies across disciplines to execute project timing.
  • Communicate project status on an ongoing basis and identify any associated risks.
  • Evaluate system requirements and ensure traceability in DOORS.
  • Create technical work break down structure, assign work packages and monitor project progress in alignment with program manager.
  • Lead internal and external project meetings.
  • Be the overall system lead for the customer and the internal project team.
  • Prepare technical documentation, reports as needed for communication.
  • Coordinates tasks among cross functional teams involving software, electrical / functional system behavior.
  • Be part of an Agile team supporting each other, working with the project leaders to secure project deliverables, coordinating with other SCRUM teams within each product area.
  • Active cross-functional cooperation with software, hardware, testing and validation engineers, coordinating with global teams across the globe.
  • Supervising the implementation process and implementation of requirements, including close collaboration with internal and external suppliers.
  • Mentor team members in system design & requirements development.



  • 5+ years requirements development or systems engineering experience.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience with closed-loop control systems.
  • Track record of successfully lead system projects.
  • Strong cross functional communication and networking skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Familiar with automotive electronics hardware, software and systems requirements, functional objectives and validation methods and tools.
  • Basic project management skills, including planning and organization, decision making, problem solving, and project management.
  • Ability to prepare and present complex written reports and other documents.
  • Experience designing with analog, digital, semiconductors, microprocessors, power supplies, electronics hardware design, and communication circuits is required. 
  • Working knowledge of automotive specifications and requirements for EE and electromechanical systems. Experience with formal requirements engineering.
  • Experience with agile projects and Scrum.
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence.
  • Experience with IBM DOORS Requirements Management.



  • Master’s degree
  • 7+ years of working experience in an automotive engineering environment, high volume automotive production applications
  • Experience with model-based development (MBD) and analysis tools including Simulink.
  • Experience in using LIN and/or CAN for automotive OEM
  • Experience executing functional safety product design
  • Successful production launch of ASPICE project
  • Familiarity with embedded software design and C code
  • Knowledge of electronics assembly processes and equipment
  • Experience creating DFMEA, WCA, DFM
  • Demonstrated experience in hardware development from concept to series support Experience with Simulink MBD.
  • Experience with development of HVAC systems.



TRAVEL: Travel as necessary to perform position duties with international teams and customers. Travel may vary, but can be up to ~10% travel for periods of 1 to 2 weeks based on project workload.


LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBLITIES: Technical leadership in a matrix organization  



  • Deliver Results
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver
  • Drive Change
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change
  • Build Capability
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results#LI-ML1 




All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.


Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Req ID:  9126
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Apr 28, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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