Automotive Engineer

Automotive Product Manager Product Development Engineer

Automotive Design Engineer

Industrial Conceptualization

Minimum ? B.E/B. Tech (Automobile/Mechanical/Electronics/Electrical Engineering)

Certified training for Product Conceptualization Manager (programme aligned to ASC/ Q5102 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

8-10 years in R&D automobile product conceptualization

The tasks a Product Conceptualization Manager is expected to perform include:

Creating and developing ideas

Collecting data for performing sensitivity, trend, economic analysis

Collating information for conducting internal and external benchmarking

Creating SQFD (Simplified Quality Function Definition)

Understanding the regulatory environment and assimilation of cross-functional teams

Knowledge of the basic working of automobiles

Proficiency in collecting data and conducting basic level analysis in sensitivity, competitor etc. on the basis of technical parameters that are defined

Knowledge of the basic fundamentals of machines and mechanics

Familiar with the application of relevant principles of functionality, ergonomics, aesthetics etc.

Proficiency in considering relevant social, economic, environmental, sustainable, ethical and cultural issues that may impact in design solutions

Knowledge of the latest technologies in the auto industry

Familiar with the latest regulations in the auto industry

Knowledge of basic arithmetic and calculation methods for tolerance limits

Familiar with the metallurgical properties of metals used for different processes

Knowledge of the different methods of using instruments like Vernier callipers, micrometres, rulers and other inspection tools

Proficiency in reading and interpreting sketches and engineering drawings

Training in effective data collection for market, economic, trend analysis, economic, regulatory and environmental scenarios as applicable, problem solving techniques, team management, finance & costing, project management

Proficiency in conducting SWOT (Strength Weakness Opportunity Threat), PESTLE (Political Economic Social Technological Legal Environmental) analysis

Proficiency in conducting different financial and macroeconomics analysis

Familiar with the use of different data analytics tools


Market awareness

Out-of-the-box thinking

Problem solving skills

Analytical skills

Team management skills

Decision-making skills


Tech savvy

It is a desk job

May need to handle a team

Travelling is not a part of the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 8/9 hours a day for 5/6 days a week

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is not considered hazardous and dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards like backache, fatigue, stress, etc.

For candidates with 6-8 years of experience or more -INR50,000 toINR70,000 per month

For candidates with 8-10 years of experience or more -INR70,000 toINR90,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size of the Automotive Sector in India

The cumulative Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows into the Indian automobile industry during the period of April 2000?August 2014 was recorded at USD 10,119.68 million, as per data by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). This industry accounts for 22 per cent of the country's manufacturing Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Future Trends of the Automotive Sector in India

The future of the auto industry depends on positive sentiments and the demand for vehicles in the market. The Indian auto sector will see a rise in demand which is expected to bring major growth. An auto dealer survey by UBS suggested that the Indian auto industry, riding on trends like the upcoming festival season and decline in fuel price, will observe a 12 per cent y-o-y growth in FY15.

Key features of the future of the automotive sector:

Almost self-governing cars are predicted to be on the streets by 2020

More than half the cars on the streets are going to be powered by diesel by 2020

Industry watcher Gartner indicates that 30% of motorists want parking info. The facility is likely to come up after glitches in the infrastructure catch-up

High performance hybrid cars are likely to gain greater popularity among consumers

Automobile companies

Automobile engineering companies

Cities across India

Will be updated

SCMS School of Engineering & Technology

SRM University

Sathyabama University

Madras Institute of Technology

Acharya Institute of Technology