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Cost Engineering Expert 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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Want to join us on our exciting journey?

Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience by innovating to make people’s lives less complicated. We offer you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.




We are looking for a Cost Engineering Expert in the Interior, Climate, and Exterior area

What do we offer?

At Volvo Car Group Procurement, you are part of a global team with the mission to develop and maintain a world-class supplier base. Ensuring the supply of materials and services – at the right cost, quality, and technology – is essential for the success of Volvo Car Group. Ultimately, it is all about cooperating with people inside and outside the company to create a superior experience for the people who buy and drive a Volvo.

What will you do?


The Cost Engineering Department is now looking for a Cost Engineer for Occupant Safety for the Interior, Exterior, and Climate teams. 

The Cost Engineering department is a strategic function within procurement supporting Procurement, Research & Development, and Finance. Cost engineering serves to provide the organization with expert competence regarding fact-based cost analysis. 
The department has an extensive experience and skills within all different types of components building up a car (plastic, metal, and electronics) where the base is production methods used to produce the parts. We use calculation software and knowledge domains as support to calculate costs for both parts and tools. You will work closely with the buyers, Research & Development teams, and with our suppliers in your work to estimate the optimal cost. The role gives the possibility to deep-dive into new technology and the advanced components in vehicles, which are in a dynamic phase where new functions are designed for future cars.

Your main responsibilities include the strive to make sure that Volvo Car Group always gets value for money when purchasing parts, by estimating the right cost level (Bill of Material, Manufacturing Process, and Tooling) and supporting negotiation with the buyer. Another important task is to support engineering with cost estimates to support design decisions for future products and changes. You contribute to strategic business plans, teardowns, and cost workshops with your expertise.

The position includes some international traveling to suppliers’ manufacturing sites to review the production processes from a cost perspective.


Do you fit the profile?


You have a university degree from Technical University and at least five to ten years of relevant working experience within the Manufacturing or Tooling Industry. 
Proven knowledge from the manufacturing, tooling, material, machining, or equipment industry within one or several of the following areas: Machining, Injection molding, Assembly, or Automation. 

Deep knowledge and experience in state-of-the-art Manufacturing Technologies for Automotive Interior areas, safety components, and systems are of great interest. 
Experience in cost calculations is meritorious. Deeper knowledge of Automotive safety systems is a bonus.
Moreover, you are fluent in English, both spoken and written.

Who are you?

On a personal note, we are looking for an analytical, open-minded, curious, and outgoing personality with good communication skills.  In addition, you need to be business oriented with strong business acumen, and great negotiation skills. You are curious to learn new things and keep up with technical development, being the expert within your area.
You enjoy supporting your colleagues/customers with excellent input since their success is your success.


How to learn more and apply

If this sounds like your next challenge, please apply as soon as possible, but no later than 2023-01-08, selection will be running continuously.


If you have any questions about the position, you are welcome to contact Anders Johansson at
If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Maria Westermark at
Please note that applications via email will not be accepted in respect to GDPR.




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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