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Rig Engineer

It's not about cars. It's about people.

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. If you want to join us in our mission to make people’s lives less complicated, we offer you a chance to grow together with talented people who want to make a true difference.


At Research and Development you will be a key contributor to the next generation outstanding luxury cars from Volvo.
Together with other engineers around the world, you and your team will create innovative human-centric car technology that makes life less complicated and more enjoyable for people. Are you interested in design and connected car technology?
Do you share our passion for people, the environment and our urge to create a superior driving experience? Research and Development is the place for you to prosper.
What’s in it for you?
System Crash Testing is our group within the section Crash- and Strength Testing. System Crash Testing mainly performs tests on components, safety-systems and even fullscale-tests.

We have various rigs, two crash simulators, two crash-tracks and a driving simulator so we can conduct various test conditions that simulate real crashes. Volvos vision is to develop cars in a more simulated and theoretical environment. To be able to create new test methods and test environments for the future, it puts demands on our creativity, drive, change willingness and courage.
What you’ll do
The group mainly performs tests in our rigs for customers from VCC but we also do testing for external customers and suppliers.
Our team consists of 14 employees working within crash sled-testing, 7 Test Technicians, 5 Test Engineers, 2 Test Object Coordinators.
You will be part of a team that plan and execute safety systems testing using reinforced car bodies (test objects) mounted on crash simulation sled systems.
These rigs are high powered, servo hydraulic propulsion systems that are able to replicate crashes up to 55g or 60mph and with a correlation at almost 100% to real life collisions. T
he team works closely together with an Analysis Engineer who acts as the customer and sets the parameters for the test.
As a Rig/Test Engineer your main responsibilities are running the crash simulator and preparing the test object in regards to transducers, data acquisition systems,
hi-speed camera views and anthropomorphic test devices. You will collect the data and video recording from the test and compile it for further deliverance to the Analysis Engineer.
The Test Engineer act as the main link between the customer and the test team and is obligated to book pre-test meetings with the customer, the

Test object Coordinator and the Test Technicians.
In parallel to the testing you will take part in rig and test method development and also represent our department in projects concerning your field of expertise.
Do you fit the profile?
Applicants must have a university degree or equivalent (B.Sc or M.Sc), and knowledge of measurement techniques, data collection and signal analysis.
You are good at communicating both in Swedish and English, (both written and oral)
We want you to have very good knowledge of PC environment and standard PC applications.
As a person, you enjoy working in an often changing environment.
You have good social skills and teamwork qualities, you take responsibility for our deliveries with a high degree of flexibility.
You have a sense of detail and like to take initiative and help where needed.
If you also have experience working with servo hydraulic systems, this is an advantage.
How to learn more and apply

For questions about the position please contact Ivica Jovic, Manager, 91810 Crash & Strength Testing at
For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Senior recruiter, Maria Westermark at
We want your application at the latest February 28th 2019.
Interviews will be carried out on an ongoing basis, even before the deadline for applications
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:  22040

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