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HW Designer / PCB Design Engineer

Innovation starts with being curious.

At Volvo Cars, we believe that being curious and truly committed to understanding people is the key to future success. We are people who care about other people, working together to create new technologies and innovations for safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?


About us

You will be part of a passionate team at Propulsion Energy Systems! The company target is to electrify 10% of the cars in 2020 and to have 1 million electrified cars on the road in 2025.


Join us as HW Designer / PCB Design Engineer within the Charging team. We are responsible for the development of competitive charging solutions for on-board charger, DC/DCs, Wallboxes and EVIs. The team is the core competence centre in Northern Europe regarding Charging solutions. The on-board charger (OBC) is essential for electrified vehicles, it holds the functionality to charge the traction battery from the grid, and it is for sure of highest importance in a pure electric vehicle. Both AC- and DC-charging are in current projects and wireless charging is already around the corner.


The DC/DCs converts energy from the traction battery to the low voltage system for suppling all the 12V power consumers in the car. As a HW Designer / PCB Design Engineer, you will be working with schematic and layout design of our inhouse projects. In addition, you will also support design activities with suppliers in order to bring new solutions for OBCs and DC/DC to market utilizing the latest technology in a fast paced and international working environment. The role also includes hands on testing and troubleshooting of OBCs and DCDCs. You will be working with advanced engineering projects in close cooperation with other engineering departments.


What you will do

  • Schematic and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Layout design of inhouse projects
  • Review and support the development of design of electrical HW components, e.g. OBCs and DC/DCs
  • Hands on work with Power Electronic and EMC
  • Balance and optimize electrical HW design against electrical requirements


You and your skills

In this role, it is important to be structured, have courage and a positive mind set. You enjoy interacting with people both internally and with our supplier since this is a large part of the role. You have a high technical interest and competence to manage complex systems and reach technical conclusions.


  • BSc/MSc degree in Electrical engineering or similar
  • Experience working with PCB Layout software suite (OrCAD PCB, Mentor Graphics, Altium, Cadence/Allegro or similar tools)
  • Knowledge of digital/analog design requirements and techniques using constraint manager to drive layout and DRC verification.
  • Familiar with design and analysis of power conversion topologies
  • Familiar with power semiconductors: MOSFETs, IGBTs, etc and different technologies like SiC and GaN
  • Driver’s license (B)


How to learn more and apply

If you have any questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact Andreas Ådahl, Manager Charging HW, at andreas.adahl@volvocars.com. For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Kristin Lövgren at Kristin.lovgren@volvocars.com. To apply, please register your profile and attach your Cover letter and CV via the link below as soon as possible but no later than 2021-03-08.

Please note that applications via email will not be approved.


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  50014

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