Graduate Program - Simulation Engineer for Powertrain (M/F)

You start your career in the VOLVO group by this global 12-month Program which offers a mix on-the-job learning, intensive training modules and project work. Overall, you spend 75% on the job at your home site, and 25% in international training modules in Sweden, France, India and USA.

You will have a permanent position (CDI) from day 1 and you will be given a challenging hands-on role, working in a diverse, international and cross-disciplinary environment.

You can find all information about this program on the following link :


Do you want to be part of a competent and passionate team within a leading company offering multiple career opportunities? Join us at Powertrain-Engineering at Lyon (Part of Volvo Group) as Powertrain Simulation Engineer for Engine, Exhaust After-Treatment System (EATS) or the Complete Powertrain.


We are proud product owners for components, systems as well as complete powertrains. We are accountable for the lifecycle management of our products, from advanced engineering, through product development into the maintenance phase. The majority of our powertrain components are traditional combustion engines, after treatment systems, transmissions and axles however, the importance of e-mobility components is growing every day.

We stand in front of significant challenges – where reducing transport emitted CO2 emissions is one of the biggest – and are now adapting to take this on by simplifying and empowering our organization and way of working. As an integrated part of this we have high expectations to reduce development lead-time and cost and driving innovation and employee engagement.

Virtual testing constitutes one of the main tools to realize those high expectations. We believe that by improving our ability to numerically simulate at all levels we will be far more efficient and successful in the execution of projects.

As Powertrain Simulation Engineer, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Build the right models and run the simulation intended to sizing the components
  • Use simulation tools to evaluate different concepts for our future products
  • Use simulation tools to prepare/optimize the outcome of physical tests
  • Communicate the results of testing and simulation and spread the acquired knowledge in the organization
  • Propose new improvement ideas for our products and tools, and protect them with patent when relevant
  • Work closely with other teammates
  • Promote the methodologies defined by the experts in the Volvo Group
  • Keep track of the stat-of-the-art in the field of Powertrain modeling and simulation


You hold an engineering degree, PhD or MSc with good knowledge in simulation, complete Powertrain or catalytic reactions.
Ideally, you have an experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software, 1D & 3D, more particularly GT-Suite.

You are open-minded, action-oriented, perseverant, creative, team player, dynamic and customer oriented.
You are fluent in English.

We look forward to receiving your application!


While the position offers interestingly complex and challenging assignments, we are also proud to be part Volvo’s world class global culture where we value knowledge, career growth, prosperity with fun loving colleagues which makes us a great place to work for.
The final step of the recruitment process will take place May 12th 2020, please save the date.

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support. With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Application Process


An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile.


If selected for an interview, you will be contacted with information about the following process steps: second interview, assessments and references.


All candidates will be notified when a final candidate is selected for the job. You can choose for us to keep your resume in our database and activate a search agent that will look for other jobs that match your profile.


When you begin your employment, you will receive an introduction to help you quickly become part of the team and start working with your tasks in the best possible way.


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