Pierre Delaigue

Pierre Delaigue

Engineering Project Manager

Currently employed at Renault

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    In short I have 10 years combined experience in the automotive engineering field both for the public and private sectors. My previous experiences also include a mix of technical and management positions. At Renault, I am currently responsible for a team of 8 people in charge of coordinating the vehicle certification testing activities for all Renault vehicles worldwide. My group is also reponsible to synchronize testing activities with production control teams. In this position, I developed efficient management skills and acquired an expertise in quality standards and testing best practices. Furthermore, I am standing up to my hands-on and engineering profile with daily technical challenges brought by testing activities. Previous to that, I worked 6 years in the field of automotive active safety as a Research Scientist at the Center for Intelligent Systems Research in Washington, D.C. My overall responsibility was to conduct research projects funded by US DOT agencies (NHTSA, FHWA or FMCSA) on a variety of vehicle safety topics. My active contribution to the research projects was extensive and started from the new business opportunity stage with proposal writing, then leading the technical research and presenting final conclusions to sponsors. I was also in charge of operating high-end testing equipment, conducting complex experiments, analyzing test results and drawing conclusions. Green Card Holder.


Vehicle Certification Manager

At Renault

From 2009 to Present
Manage a group of 10+ in charge of coordinating certification/homologation activities of Renault vehicle portfolio: • Plan and organize vehicle and powertrain certification activities worldwide • Coordinate certification test activities in close collaboration with country national approval...
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Vehicle Certification Engineer

At Renault

From 2007 to 2009
• Coordinated the certification activities of Renault Koleos with Nissan & RenaultSamsung engineering teams • Deployed US technical regulatory requirements within Renault/RenaultSamsung engineering departments

Research Scientist

At Center for Intelligent Systems Research, George Washington University

From 2003 to 2007
Lead research projects sponsored by US DOT agencies (ie NHTSA, FHWA, and FMCSA) on various Vehicle Safety related topics: • Investigated new business opportunities with proposal writing and fundraising • Conducted research and provided technical expertise to graduate students during their...
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The George Washington University, Washington

Master in Transportation Safety, The George Washington University

From 2001 to 2003
School of Engineering and Applied Science. Vehicle Dynamics, Active Safety, Driving Simulation, In-Vehicle Systems. Thesis: “Development of a Comprehensive Vehicle Model for the Prediction of Braking Distances”

Research Engineer

At Center for Intelligent Systems Research, George Washington University

From 2001 to 2003
Developed vehicle dynamics models for various safety applications: • Nonlinear tire model and ABS regulation control for the simulation of braking distance • Vehicle kinematics model and anti-roll control schemes for the mitigation of rollover accidents

Powertrain Engineer Assistant

At Laboratory of Mechanics and Energetics

From 2000 to 2001
• Integrated an engine test bench for heat exchange testing on exhaust line. Project funded by PSA.

Université Valenciennes, Valenciennes

Fluid Mechanics, école d'ingénieurs en mécanique et énergétique

From 1998 to 2001
National Engineering School in Mechanics and Energetics

Research Assistant

At DaimlerChrysler, Department of Theoretical Research

From 1999 to 2000
• Modeled wide air jets inside a Mercedes S-Class to evaluate passenger thermal comfort

Lycée Louis Pasteur, Neuilly Sur Seine

Math Sup PCSI / Math Spé PSI*, Lycée Louis Pasteur

From 1996 to 1998
Classes préparatoires


  • Capacité à travailler en équipe
  • Capacités d'analyse et de synthèse
  • Décisions stratégiques et organisationnelles
  • Management d'équipe

Langues parlées


Centres d'intérêt

  • Sports (running
  • Traveling.
  • biking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis).