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Singer Vehicle Design Program Manager, Design Engineering (Torrance, CA) in Torrance, California

Program Manager, Design Engineering (Torrance, CA)

About Singer

We are passionate about creating some of the most awesome automobiles in the world. Founded in California in 2009, Singer Vehicle Design is a luxury brand with a global clientele and operations in the US, the UK, and Switzerland. Our mission is described simply as: "A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.” The company has become renowned for its collaboration with owners of the air-cooled Porsche 911 in pursuit of bespoke restorations.

Program Manager, Design

Position Summary

Under general leadership,the Program Manager, Design hasresponsibilities that include ensuring engineering team is meeting program and department deliverables in a manner that demonstrates, “Everything is Important.”

This position is on-site in Torrance, CA.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee engineering programs to ensure projects are meeting deliverables for function, cost and timing

  • Identify program deliverables and put together a plan to meet them

  • Ability to manage multiple programs and deliverables at the same time

  • Know program status and ability to present status to senior management

  • Work cross-departmentally with Manufacturing, Quality, Design Studio and international design team to ensure business is operating efficiently

  • Manage indirect reports in engineering team to meet deliverables

  • Ability to resolve issues systematically, with root cause identification

  • Familiar with product development processes and familiarity with product releasing

  • Support development of work instructions for manufacturing

  • Support sourcing activities

  • Occasional travel required to support testing, supplier visits or issue resolution

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Collaborates with Design and Production Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality and Production teams

  • Plans, executes, and initiates process improvement

  • Evaluates existing drawings and 3D models of assemblies and processes

  • Develops testing processes, and perform testing and validation of new designs

  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure deliverables due to manufacturing and operations processes are tracked and handed off, such as design reviews, EBOMs.

  • Works in a cross-functional team environment exhibiting attributes of a strong team player, one who is respected but also a respectful leader with the ability to work with other functional groups to achieve company-wide goals


Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, or equivalent field

  • Eight (8) or more years of related experience in engineering, or related field

  • Automotive experience

  • DFSS or similar issue resolution methodology experience

  • Project management experience

Preferred Education/Experience and/or Certifications

  • Experience with Porsche air cooled engines

  • CATIA, or similar CAD software

Skills/Abilities and Attributes

  • Self-motivated and able to perform tasks and projects with little supervision

  • Strong diagnostic skills and ability to solve problems that consider cost, timing, manufacturing constraints

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced high-pressure environment

  • Ability to work effectively in a small group of focused and talented engineers

  • Good verbal and written communication skills (clear and concise technical writing)

  • High level of computer literacy (Powerpoint and Excel)

  • Experience with data analysis and interpretation

  • Ability to express ideas clearly and actively listen to others

  • Team oriented, with a strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment to meet multiple deadlines

  • Excellent time management with an ability to balance multiple projects and timelines

  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and collaborative skills with the ability to prioritize efficiently and effectively within and across departments

  • Ensure that all stakeholders understand the company's vision, short and long-term goals, and ensure that goals are met within specified deadlines.

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Must be able to work in a seated and/or standing position for extended periods

  • Must be able to use fingers, hands, and arms at computer keyboard for extended periods

  • Must be able to bend, stretch, push, pull, and move with up to 10 lbs. of force

  • Must be able to wear proper PPE to protect against exposure to exhaust gases and noise

  • Must be able to continuously perform repetitive tasks; possess manual dexterity

  • Must be able to travel for business, including occasional travel by vehicle and commercial airplane

  • Must be able to work in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments – all seasons

  • Must be able to work non-standard working hours as required

  • As required, must maintain a valid California Driver’s License with a good driving record and appropriate insurance limits and/or be insurable under the Singer’s company vehicle insurance policy


The starting salary range for this position is between $111,600 - $139,500 per year, plus an annual bonus plan. Actual compensation will be determined by skills, experience, and relevant education or training.


Singer employees enjoy generous paid time off, low-cost health insurance, a 401(k) plan with a company match, life and AD&D insurance, long-term and short-term disability, Snap-On tools for our techs, and continuous opportunities for learning and advancement within the company.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are committed to building a team that includes individuals from different cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, ages, sexual orientation, and physical abilities, reflecting the diversity of the communities where we work and live.   

Department: Engineering

This is a full-time position