Project Engineer Powertrain development

  • Aanbod Depending on knowledge and experience
  • Functiegroep Engineering
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 8934000
  • Locatie Eindhoven
  • Contract Detachering via YER, In dienst van opdrachtgever
  • Branche Manufacturing

Over deze vacature

Challenging role as a Project Engineer Powertrain development at DAF Trucks N.V. in Eindhoven.


In this function you report to the Supervisor of the Base Engine group and Project lead engineer of the dedicated project team. The Project Team is responsible for coordinating the development of new innovative concepts for next generation powertrain platform.

In this team you have a variety of responsibilities:

  • In cooperation with the Project design group, internal stakeholders and external suppliers you have a key role coordinating the development activities of new or existing constructions for the Base Engine platforms by market wishes and / or technical reasons;
  • Your focus is functionality, reliability, quality, robustness, manufacturability. You are leading in technical know-how, solution validation program and defining this together with mechanical experts, the CAE and engine test department;
  • You work closely together with EU and NA partners to quickly analyse and validate proposals;
  • Working method: Working according Six Sigma techniques, Automotive SPICE and Agile project management.


DAF Trucks N.V. in Eindhoven is part of the PACCAR Inc., which is one of the biggest global players in the heavy-duty truck industry. The known truck brands of PACCAR are Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF. Within PACCAR Inc.

The department Engine Hardware & Design is responsible for the development of new hardware powertrain concepts and maintaining the in-production engine families. Our engines and trucks are best in class products in the transportation world being always driven by providing environmentally friendly products with best cost-effectiveness and highest reliability for our customers.

The department is split in 5 groups: Base Engine, Engine CAE, Fuel Injection & Turbo, Engine Auxiliaries and Engine After-Treatment.

For the Base Engine group we have an open position for a Powertrain Development Engineer.


you will be employed by YER and seconded to DAF. We offer :

  • Good employee benefits ;
  • Challenging assignments;
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office;
  • Development opportunities, including the YER Talent Development Programme with a personal coach;
  • Intensive support for international candidates (including Dutch lessons, tax-return and accommodation assistance);
  • Cooperative, result-oriented and relationship-driven;
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture;
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals;
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies.


  • Bachelor or master degree on mechanical or engine engineering;
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience;
  • Coordination and Timing monitoring of the work packages within a Multidisciplinary team;
  • Capable of fast in depth expertise knowledge built-up;
  • Engine component and system knowledge;
  • Used to handle multiple problem projects, you can handle the resulting stress;
  • Design for Six Sigma, Automotive SPICE and Problem solving skills;
  • Analysis of complex set of data

Personal Competences

  • Strong & clear communication skills (both verbal as presentation wise);
  • Pro-Active, creative and result driven;
  • CREO & Windchill CAD skills or the ability to learn these tools ASAP;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Experience with working in development projects and simultaneous engineering teams;
  • Automotive (Engine Hardware) and Hybrid Technology knowledge is a plus.