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Summer Worker - Safety Analysis at Volvo Cars Safety Centre

Let’s create the future together.
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?


What’s in it for you?
At Volvo Cars Safety Centre, 140 highly skilled professionals strive every day for making the world a safer place for car drivers and passengers of different sizes and ages, pedestrians, bicyclists and everyone else on the road. Safety is a core value at Volvo Cars and at the Safety Centre, we are responsible for defining and realizing the companies’ future ambitions.


The Safety, Strategy & Requirements group are responsible for developing strategies, requirements and methods for future Volvo Cars. These are based on passionate analysis using real world customer data. The mission is directly driving the Volvo Cars’ Safety Vision 2020 and beyond, that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo. Different international real world data sources are used for this mission including Volvo Cars’ own Traffic Accident and Naturalistic Driving databases.

The Passive Safety Analysis group is responsible for evaluation of crash performance in our current and future cars. The analysis work is based on results from both physical testing and virtual simulations.


What you’ll do
As a Summer Worker at Volvo Cars Safety Centre you will work with either Safety, Strategy & Requirements or with Passive Safety Analysis.

At the Safety, Strategy & Requirements group your days will include preparation and analysis of real world traffic scenario data used for the development of pioneering safety, Highly Automated Driving (HAD) and  Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technologies. You will work with digitalization and coding of data collected from real life accidents, which later will be used for active safety simulations and analysis.

At the Passive Safety Analysis group you participate in Passive Safety Analysis and perform robustness studies in a number of Side Impact load cases. By changing a number of parameters in the complete vehicle CAE models, perform simulations, compare and analyze the results.


Who you are
We are looking for a highly motivated individual that has a genuine interest in data and traffic safety analysis. We believe you are a student in a Master’s Degree program in a relevant field (electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or statistical analysis). You have knowledge in programming (Matlab, Python or similar language), in signal processing and analysis. The CAE simulations for passive safety analysis will be made in LS-Dyna and the main modelling and analysis tools is Ansa and Metapost. It is also important that you are fluent in Swedish and English, both written and spoken.


We are looking for you who have great communication and collaboration skills with an analytical and problem solving ability. Further, you are self-driven, reliable and passionate about working with automotive safety.


How to learn more and apply
We want your application as soon as possible, but no later than February 22nd 2019. You apply by submitting your resume and cover letter to through this ad; please note that applications through email will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact:
Thomas Broberg (Hiring Manager at the Safety, Strategy & Requirements group) at
Stefan Larsson (Hiring Manager at the Passive Safety Analysis group) at

Location: Göteborg
Duration: These summer worker positions will take place during the period June-August 2019 for a total work period of up to 10 weeks. This department is closed for vacation during week 29-32.




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 new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we are expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we are 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 endeavor 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:  21869

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