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Lead Engineer - Front Seats

Your leadership will make a difference.

At Volvo Cars, we are always looking for world-class leaders who bring out the best in our people. If you want to be part of leading and inspiring our mission to change the automotive experience and make people’s lives less complicated, then we have the job for you.


What’s in it for you?


Employees in Product & Quality are responsible for the technical development of Volvo Cars` car programs. In our daily work we create ideas and innovations to meet the demands for the cars of the future. We use the latest technology and advanced methods to develop the safest cars while caring about the environment and offering our customers a real driving experience. Join us moving into the future!


If you are passionate about automotive interior concepts and want to reach your personal goals, we welcome you to apply for the position as Lead Engineer in our Front Seat System Engineering Team in Volvo Cars. The interior of the car is one of the most important areas to influence on customers wellbeing, satisfaction and a motivation to buy a Volvo again, and now you have the opportunity to make an impact! The position will develop your innovation and strategic skills, your business acumen and your ability to make complex requests pragmatic and economically viable.


At Front Seat System Engineering we are responsible for delivering a great customer experience of front seat comfort, Scandinavian design, luxury and safety. We lead the development of a complete integration of the front seat into the vehicle, balanced to project requirements. Our diverse group consists of around twenty persons with different competences and backgrounds and who - in spite of different responsibilities – work as one team. 


What you’ll do


You will be working in one of the teams in our agile environment which recently has been set up in our group. Fast changes and proactivity are part of our daily work, and we are working with the flow according to current needs and development of the product.


You role will be a cross-functional task leader within Front Seats who is assigned to one or more projects, depending on the size of the projects. As a Lead Engineer you will lead the design and development task within a cross-functional team according to time, technology, quality and costs. You will work together with internal teams and suppliers to fulfil project deliverables and meet milestones. You will take the responsibility for mechanical and structural of complex mechanics/mechatronics product.


You and your skills


You have at least a B.Sc degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics engineering or equivalent qualifications. You are expected to have experience from the automotive industry and product development processes, combined with an excellent ability to see the complexity of the whole process and have an understanding of the system requirements. Previous experience from interior design would be beneficial.


Leadership experience is important, as well as having the integrity and knowledge to be able to lead in the right direction, with the right arguments while maintaining a constructive collaboration with external suppliers.


It would be an advantage to have TeamCenter and Volvo Product Development Process knowledge. Fluent English (written & verbal) is mandatory and having a driver’s license (B) would be meritorious.


Who are you


Not only do you have a broad technical understanding, but also courage and a passion for success and leading. The role demands you to be decisive, have a high degree of integrity and self-drive. You need to lead by example and guide your colleagues effectively and knowledgeable. Self-sufficiency and inclusive attitude with to-do mind-set is an asset that will bring you success in this position.


For this position we expect someone with great communication and presentation skills. You should have great interest in design and product development. Further, we are looking for someone who is eager to learn and grow, have the leadership skills and wants to develop them even more. As a Lead Engineer, we expect you to inspire and motivate colleagues, thereby driving and leading projects to the next level.


How to learn more and apply


For questions about the position please contact the hiring manager, Bhagyesh Ashtekar, Manager Front Seats, +46 72 970 77 07, For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact the responsible recruiter, Andreas Antefelt, Submit you application with English CV and cover letter through our careers site, at the latest 24th of February, 2019. Please note that applications via email will not be accepted.


Who are we?

Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future.

Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent.

We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.



Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  18481

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