engineering, design & manufacturing

When faced with an urgent need for specific technical expertise, our clients turn to us to land expert, hard-to-find engineering talent.


Brightwing has a deep network of the best engineering talent in the country, and a legacy of satisfying clients in the automotive, aerospace, and medical device spaces. We’ll be your unfair advantage, helping you attract and hire top talent ahead of your competitors.


We recruit for electrical and mechanical engineering design, development, and testing & validation.. We focus on:


→  Embedded systems development

→  Automotive electronic systems (vehicle electrification, ADAS, Infotainment, telematics, vehicle controls, battery management systems, power electronics, etc.)

→  Automotive mechanical engineering (body components, interior, seating, HVAC, engine systems, dimensional, chassis, durability, CAE, HMI, etc.)

→  Hardware engineering (PCB & FPGA design)

→  IoT

→  Industrial engineering

→  Manufacturing engineering

→  Process engineering

→  Cost engineering

Our interview-to-hire rate exceeds the national average by

37 %

Our submittal-to-hire ratio for many clients is

1 :1

Candidates give Brightwing recruiters an average rating of

4.7 stars

what candidates say about our recruiters

Mike - 1
metro detroit engineer recruiter

"Mike understood every minute detail of what I was looking for and helped me realize how important finding the right opportunity is. You want to be happy and he listens and advises what's best for you. He is positive, friendly and wants the best for you. Reach out to him and he will help you find the right job or at least guide you in the right direction."

— Systems Engineer in Detroit

Adriana -1
metro detroit engineer recruiter

"Adriana was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. From getting the initial interview to getting an offer of employment, Adriana has been there for me every step of the way."

— Engineering Intern in Michigan

Dominic -1
metro detroit engineer recruiter

"Dominic was very pleasant, courteous, and professional. He took the time to understand my situation thoroughly and was able to personally relate to me. Overall a very pleasant experience."

— Systems Engineer in Texas

what to expect:



We discover the basic details of both our candidates and clients.

Every firm does this. Most firms don’t do much more. For Brightwing, this is only the very beginning.


Here’s a shocking statement: we will not shoehorn candidates into job orders or squeeze roles to fit our top-of-mind talent.

Instead of starting our conversation by asking “how do your needs fit the candidate I already want to sell you,” we spend time learning about your goals, culture, and trajectory. Our candidate relationships don’t start with “how does your skill set match the one I already need?” It’s only by taking a truly consultative approach that we can deliver the best (and longest lasting) value to both our clients and candidates.


Sometimes it’s hard to see yourself as clearly as other people see you.

So the Brightwing team goes for multiple perspectives: we call coworkers, bosses, or mentors for every single candidate we submit. We perform assessments. We flesh out the details in order to understand and predict outcomes better.


Thanks to our experienced team, there’s no need to choose between quality and speed.

Pairing process with intuition, we achieve the win-win-win: for our client, our candidate, and ourselves.

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Direct Placement
Contract Staffing
MSP Support
Executive/Retained Search
Project-Based Recruitment
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Direct Placement
direct placement

We’re not in the business of flooding your inbox with (often irrelevant) resumes. We work hard to understand your needs and goals, your culture and management styles, and your teams and role requirements. That way, we can confidently deliver 2 or 3 or 4 candidates that would make the right fit for you.

We’re committed to finding you the right match for your role and helping you close and onboard them because we know that organizational success depends on each team member’s success.

Contract Staffing
contract staffing

Our contractor staff are bolstered by industry-leading compensation and benefits packages, as well as unsurpassed staff support. Our contractors have a reputation for finishing what they start and more, as evidenced by our industry-leading contractor tenure rate (2.4 years!)

MSP Support
msp support

We’ve supported high-volume programs and delivered highly productive staff in the automotive industry since the early 2000s. We identify, source, and submit only the most qualified candidates, supporting them through the interview process, onboarding, and throughout their average 2.4 year-long placement (an industry-leading tenure rate).

Executive/Retained Search
executive/retained search

It’s hard to find leaders who are not only skilled and experienced, but also capable of propelling your business forward.

It’s even harder to recover after a bad leadership choice.

By interviewing stakeholders and analyzing each partner organization’s goals and management culture, we’ve successfully recruited key individuals for our clients for more than 47 years. We can help you find and attract those leaders who can define and activate your organization’s potential.

Project-Based Recruitment
project-based recruitment

We make our clients’ recruitment lifecycle faster and more efficient. Our project-based recruiting solutions are custom-built around your organization’s talent needs. In partnership with your HR leaders and hiring managers, we deliver the right candidates that will ultimately drive bottom-line results.

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