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Michael Herbert


Last update: 01.05.2022

Certified Project Manager (IPMA® Level C)

Graduation: Dipl.-Ing. Electrical Engineering
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
80€ Remote Stundensatz - Vor-Ort-Einsatz nur in Schweden und nach Absprache
Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional) | Swedish (Elementary) | Spanish (Elementary)




  • Project management: approx. 10 years
  • Certification IPMA Level C
  • Certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
  • Certified Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO I)
  • Project management certification by TÜV Süd (04/2018)
  • Certified Quality management specialist (QMF, certified by TÜV Süd, 12/2020)
  • International supplier management
  • Automotive development
  • Electrical engineering, EEE / E/E
  • Steering / Electrical Power Steering (EPS)
  • Development of electronic control units (ECU)
  • Sensordevelopment (Ultrasonic, Hall, Radar)
  • Komfort-systems (Seat ECU / Massage-systems)
  • Simulation / Calculation of vehicle dynamics
  • Camera-based driving assistance systems / Vision
  • Radar-based driving assistance systems (ADAS)
  • Rollout
  • Processknowledge of OEM and Lieferanten (MDS, PLM)
  • FuSi / ISO 26262 (FMEA, FMEDA)
  • College teacher
  • international experience / Singapore

Project history

01/2022 - Present
SW Project Manager
AKKA GmbH & Co. KGaA (1000-5000 employees)
Automotive and vehicle construction
Software Project Management in the area of E-mobility

08/2016 - 09/2021
Consulting Project Manager for Sensors und HMI (stalks / switches)
Seuffer / AST International (50-250 employees)
Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Project Manager for Continious Brake Pad Wear Sensor for truck suppliers
  • Project Manager for AdBlue Sensor (Level, Temperature, Concentration, ultrasonic technique) for passenger cars
  • Project Manager for HMI components (stalks and switches) for truck OEMs
  • Project Manager for RFQ-projects (e.g. ESP-Sensors for heavy duty truck application)
  • Leading the project team members from R&D, Purchasing, Quality, Industrial engineering, Logistics and Sales
  • Planing and control of timing, costs and quality from project start (RFI/RFQ, kickoff) until SOP
  • Main contact person for customers (Tier-1 & OEM)
  • Product Owner / Application of agile SCRUM project management methods

02/2021 - 03/2021
Consulting Project Manager
Continental A.D.C. GmbH (5000-10.000 employees)
Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Software project management for radar sensors for ADAS
  • Supporting Taskforce Management
  • Planning and follow-up of work packages from first idea until integration and release into customer software


06/2019 - 09/2019
Project Management Support (PMO)
CMORE Automotive (500-1000 employees)
Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Supporting the Project Manager (Project for test vehicle preparation for validation of ADAS-features and components / highly automated driving)
  • Setup of project planing, project calcualtion and creation of project status reports

05/2016 - 07/2016
Consulting Project Team Lead for ADAS-Rollout
Autoliv (>10.000 employees)
Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Project manager for rollout of radar based driver assistance systems for customer Daimler
  • Generating system release recommendations for features like Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Protection, Rear Collision Mitigation and Collision Prevention Assist
  • Development of software updates – from concept phase until SOP
  • Leading up to 30 people at three different locations in Germany and further locations in USA, Romania and Sweden
  • Support for new customer business acquisition RFQ / RFI for VW, PSA, Volvo
  • Support for quote generation and commercial negotiations
  • Reporting of KPIs within Autoliv as well as at the customer

09/2014 - 04/2016
Project Team Leader for ADAS (Driver assistance systems)
Autoliv (>10.000 employees)
Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Leading a project for development and rollout of radar bases driver assistance systems
  • Leading a team of approx. 30 people from development, testing, manufacturing, quality and sales in Germany, Romania, USA, Canada and Sweden
  • Development of cost-down radar sensors (development of hardware and software)
  • RFQ / calculation of rollout project quote for the customer Daimler
  • Budget planning and responsibility from Kickoff until end of project
  • Coordination of all resources for the project execution according to Autoliv processes and standards
  • Creation and maintenance of project documentation
  • Measuring project performance by using suitable tools and techniques
  • Reporting of project status at steering committees and escalation on demand


01/2012 - 08/2014
Project Manager (E/E) for electrical power steering (EPS)
ThyssenKrupp Presta (5000-10.000 employees)
Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Project management for all E/E topics within a global project for electrical power steering systems (EPS) for Daimler (carlines R231, BR222, BR213)
  • Responsibility for quality, timing and costs of ECU, motor, sensor and software
  • Main customer contact person for all E/E topics
  • Planning of milestones and resources, tracking and reporting
  • Supplier-Monitoring
  • System design and interface management for all E/E subcomponents
  • Analysis of customer requirements and interpretation into internal specifications
  • Releasing specifications and design of E/E components
  • Execution of software releases
  • Execution of risk management for the E/E components / topics
  • Supporting plant and quality at field claim issues
  • Leading an international team of up to 50 people at different locations in Germany, France, Liechtenstein and Hungary


01/2010 - 12/2011
Development Engineer for hard- and software (seat comfort systems)
Daimler AG (>10.000 employees)
Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Development of ECUs for multi cushion memory seat, drive-dynamic seat and massage for carlines 218, 231, 212 Facelift, 222 and 213
  • Supporting new concepts and innovations
  • Clarification of system requirements with all affected departments
  • Creation of requirements and specifications for suppliers (Tier-1)
  • Responsibility for in time availability and maturity of systems and their release
  • Deriving release-, test- and validation schedules according to milestones of the MDS (Mercedes Development System)
  • Supplier management

10/2009 - 05/2011
Lecturer of „Knowledge-based Systems“
Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (250-500 employees)
Public service
  • Leading groups of students
  • Lecturing topics like Fuzzy-Logic, Neural Networks and Image Processing

10/2008 - 12/2009
CAD engineer
Daimler AG (>10.000 employees)
Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Handling-Simulation / Drive-Dynamics Simulation within the DPT-process and digital application of chassis components for carlines 222 and 217
  • Digital validation of chassis components as part of the complete vehicle
  • Presentation of results on different committees
  • Identification of tyre models
  • Planning, execution and evaluation of proband tests in a drive simulator

Time and spatial flexibility

Availability: approx. 30 hours per week
Weekly availability: 4 days per week
Local availability: Remote or southern Sweden

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