Project Manager Engine Development


In our state-of-art engine development center we develop engine families for future regulations. Our engines and trucks are best of class products in the transportation world. We are driven to providing environmentally friendly products that are cost-effective and highly reliable for our customers. As a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality premium trucks we offer multiple opportunities to contribute to our success in a multi-disciplinary team.

Job description

The Project Manager Engine Development is responsible for realization of one or more development projects within the constraints of Quality, Timing, Cost and Performance (QTCP).


Your responsibilities:

  • Define the project scope together with the client, program manager and internal stakeholders
  • Plan, execute, monitor, adjust and organize the project(s)
  • Realizing the project goals with delivery within given time, resources and assigned budget
  • Management of the product development team (core team), the adjacent DAF/PACCAR divisions (project team), and suppliers
  • Reporting to and coordination with sponsor and stakeholders

The Project Manager has an extensive network within Product Development, After Sales, Purchasing and Production and participates in various meeting structures.
You will report hierarchical to the Engineering Manager Project Management and functionally to the Program Manager Engines.

Your Profile

  • Technical University Degree, preferably Mechanical Engineering or comparable
  • At least 10 years of professional experience combine with a proven Project management track record
  • Pro-active, motivated, eager to learn, cope well with stress and comfortable working in a professional, multidiscipline and international environment with strict deadlines
  • Result oriented, perseverance, flexible and ability to improvise
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Experience with PMBoK and Automotive SPICE
  • Effective communicator with good negotiation skills
  • Proven managerial capabilities
  • Technical knowhow preferably related to engine and aftertreatment technology
  • Knowledge of the development processes at DAF and (automotive) suppliers
  • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing


For more information please contact Rolf Drenthen or Ruud van der Velden, tel: (040) 25 95 000