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Lead Engineer Seats i Göteborg

The best place to work in the Global Automotive Industry. Join us on this exciting journey into the future, we want to hear from you!

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We’re creating our own future 

At Volvo Cars, we are making bold digital visions come true. We aim to be the leader in the automotive world by creating a digital ecosystem built around making our customers' lives less complicated. What we all have in common at Volvo Cars is our passion for protecting lives, our endless curiosity, and our dedication to create a new future for the automotive industry. Our human centric focus is what separates us from all other car companies.

What’s in it for you?
Employees in R&D 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 and want to reach your personal goals, we welcome you to apply for the position as Lead Engineer in our Complete Seat System Engineering Team. 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 can 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 ART Seats and Safety, we are responsible for delivering a great customer experience of seat comfort, Scandinavian design, luxury, and safety. We lead the development of integrating complete seat into the vehicle, balanced to project requirements. Our diverse group consists of around twenty+ persons with different competences and backgrounds and who - despite different responsibilities and expertise – work as one agile team.  
What you’ll do 
You will be part of one of our agile teams developing complete seat. 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. Your role will be a cross-functional task leader within specific complete seat. 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, outsourced partners and suppliers to fulfil product and project deliverables and meet milestones. 
Do you fit the profile?
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 understand the system requirements. You have documented experience from seat development at OEM or supplier. You have experience of or good understanding of Agile WoW. It would be an advantage to have Team Center and Volvo Product Development Process knowledge and experience. Knowledge of VCC systems is advantage. 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 are an asset that will bring you success in this position. In 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. 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. 

How to learn more and apply?
If you have any additional questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact Hiring Manager Erik Rydberg at
For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Senior Recruiter Jacob Hjalmarson at apply, please register your profile and attach your application documents via our system as soon as possible, but no later than the 2nd of January 2023. Note that applications by e-mail 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.

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