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Technical Expert - Vehicle Motion Control

Join us on this exciting journey into the future - we want to hear from you!
The future belongs to those who are empowered by a great idea and have the ability to carry it out. At Volvo Cars our mission is clear: "To be the world's most progressive and desired premium car company and to make people's lives less complicated". We have bold targets when it comes to innovation, sales and customer satisfaction and to make this happen, we need talented people on-board. People that want to make a difference and create the next generation Volvo Cars in a global, dynamic and respectful environment.

What we offer
We live in a ground-breaking era of time. The self-driving vehicles are soon a reality and the change to electrification is going faster and faster. Vehicle Motion Control (VMC) within Vehicle Energy and Motion Control (VEMC), design and develop features and innovations to create the most confident, efficient and rewarding drive and ride experience of tomorrow. Our highly skilled international teams balance attributes and functions for autonomous motion control, limit handling control and state estimation on complex vehicle architectural, using data, vehicle and actuator knowledge in a smart way.


The field of Vehicle Motion Control includes significant challenges in having an optimal control and coordination of actuators, such as brakes, steering and powertrain. Introduction of new sensors and actuators will also be a challenge and relies on getting vehicle state estimates with an appropriate confidence. The development of functions within this area requires deep knowledge in actuator mechatronics, vehicle dynamics control and functional architecture.

Now we want to enforce our teams with a Technical Expert that wants to be a part of our future journey!

What you’ll do
As Technical Expert you will maintain and develop relations with universities and authorities, initiate and lead research projects and act as technical advisor to management by providing expertise and strategic directions. You will assure transfer of knowledge and secure succession by providing education, mentoring and coaching on technical matters. You need to maintain personal expertise in the area and follow the research frontier covering competitors, suppliers and academics. You also need to attract and supervise master thesis- and PhD students.

Do you fit the profile?
We are looking for you that have a demonstrated in-depth technical knowledge in the Vehicle Motion Control area. You should have a comprehensive experience from research and development within complex automotive systems. We also see that you have a good understanding of software- and function development.

You should have a willingness and capability to teach, coach and mentor others. Great communication skills is important. You have excellent English skills (both verbally and in writing).

Who are you?
On a personal level, we are looking for self-motivated people with a personal drive and the ability to challenge and take initiatives. You have a proven ability of building long-term relationships with colleagues and since you have a lot of contact with different stakeholders, it is important that you are structured, collaborative, and communicative as well as having a holistic mind-set.


Application and contact
Location for this position is Gothenburg, Sweden. We apply a continuous selection process so we recommend that you submit your application in English as soon as possible but no later than January 31st, 2019. Note that we do not accept applications via e-mails.

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact Anders Peterson, Director Vehicle Motion Control,


If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact Recruitment Consultant Katinka Haug Hornborg,

As we use our own channels for recruitment, we respectfully but strictly decline to be contacted for any offer of recruitment assistance from external companies.


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:  21407

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