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Project Development Engineer (m/f/d)

Package Description


Britax Römer is a global leader in child mobility, making family travel safer with our range of child seats and pushchairs.

Römer was founded in Ulm, Germany in 1871 and has been setting new standards for the child safety industry for 50 years, thanks to our great people.

Our mission is: every child has the right to be safe and our goal is to protect millions of children on the streets worldwide.

We are looking for qualified candidates to make this a reality.

Britax Römer's European headquarters is located in Leipheim, which houses production, logistics and administration, as well as one of the world's most advanced crash test facilities for child seats. Our strong corporate values - Care, Trust and Curious - make for a strong company culture.

We are looking for a Project Development Engineer.

Main purpose of role:

  • Responsible for managing, organizing, coordination and analyzing testing scopes for the evaluation and validation of child restraint systems and strollers as part of a project team using state-of-the-art tools and processes.
  • Establish, promote and drive evaluation and validation processes in tandem with Simulation Engineering (CAE)
  • Focus is on a physical driven evaluation/validation/qualification process based on current and future test environments/load cases to reach our objectives in performance, cost/weight and feasibility.
  • Develop concepts for passive safety in the field of child safety, considering legislation and consumer protection requirements.
  • Define suitable methods for conducting tests, control their execution and take responsibility for the evaluation and interpretation of the results.
  • Derive suitable solutions and approaches, incorporating them into the concept and series development in close coordination with project management.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Support application projects from the testing side at all stages of design and development to detected and eliminated potential weak points, to influence the design in a positive way regarding global and local performance criteria and to reduce/minimize modifications.
  • Drive development processes based on current test environments (ECE R129, FMVSS, NCAP, ADAC, ….) to achieve performance targets.
  • Positively influence the design process in global and local application projects by improving performance and minimizing modifications at later design stages.
  • Conception and conversion of technical requirements into functional solutions.
  • Design and construct prototypes for in-vitro and in-vivo studies.
  • Evaluation of suitable production and assembly processes.
  • Carrying out patent searches and research on all applicable standards
  • Implementation of risk management.
  • Preparation of the technical documentation for an approval compliant solution.


Candidate Profile (Education/Competencies Required/Functional Skills/Technical Skills):

  • Education
    • Completed university degree in the field of automotive engineering / aerospace engineering / mechanical engineering or a comparable qualification.
  • Experience
    • Professional experience in a corresponding position or field of work.
    • Planning and management of test procedures.
    • Evaluation and analysis of the test data and complex tasks.
    • Personal interaction with test technicians and test labs
  • Key Skills
    • Knowledge of crash analysis software, e.g. DIADEM
    • Knowledge of crash simulation software, e.g. LS Dyna, is an advantage.
    • Competence in the use of MS Office applications.
    • Fluent in business English
  • Key Personal Qualities
    • Team-minded and communicative.
    • Ability to act independently and take ownership of responsibility.
    • Analytic thinking, distinct quality awareness and accuracy.

We offer:

  • An attractive remuneration package
  • 30 days holiday with a 5-day week
  • Flexible working hours and mobile working
  • Versatile tasks and the freedom to realise your own ideas
  • Company pension scheme
  • Further training opportunities
  • Offers within the framework of company health management (fitness allowance, courses)
  • Employee discounts
  • Jubilee payments
  • and much more.

We look forward to welcoming you here.

Britax Romer


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