Group Managers Clutch and Shifting Controls

Group Managers Clutch and Shifting Controls
Take the opportunity to join the exciting change journey Powertrain Engineering (PE) is embarking on when creating the future powertrains for our customers as well as the future working place for our employees.
This is us, your new colleagues at PE
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.
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 through our leaders leading technology and people.
In this position you will be part of an organization dedicated to technology as well as empowering and developing our employees. We always use customer satisfaction as the ultimate performance measurement.
Responsibilities / Main tasks
The Sweden organization has the full worldwide Product platform responsibility for Heavy Duty Engines and transmission. It is as well responsible for the installation of Heavy duty powertrains in European Volvo Products. Driveline department is responsible to deliver a complete transmission/driveline system for both conventional powertrains as for electrified drivelines.
You will lead “Clutch and Shifting Controls” group who are responsible for controlling the clutch and shifting system for all AMT gearboxes on all markets where Volvo Group is present.
The group has lead on features like take-off, shift comfort and shift performance. There is a trade-off to be made in order to find the optimal compromise between shift speed and comfort as well as take-off speed and comfort. The team is constantly striving to find better control solutions in order to minimize the trade-off. The driver can select a number of different driving modes to help the shifting system to select the optimal control for the current driving situation.
The work is performed using a systems approach with graphical programming tools like Simulink and Ascet. A closed loop virtual simulation environment is used for daily development but the team frequently builds complete transmission ECU software in order to perform testing and calibration in rigs or in vehicle.
Even though the task of clutch and shifting is heavy on the control theory side there is also a large subjective part which calls for close cooperation with our customers. The team frequently visits our field tests and takes part in clinics. As part of the team everyone get their own truck driving license in order to verify functionality in vehicle and thereby getting a better understanding of our customers.
We apply an agile framework way of working and are taking our main inspiration from SAFe.
Your main responsibilities will be:
  • Employee lifecycle responsibility for direct reports including recruitment, performance and competence development. Provide coaching and guidance to employees to ensure deliveries and personal development
  • Lead the development of new technologies within the Transmission SW area
  • Develop way of working to secure quality and efficiency
  • Build up, develop and long term secure the needed competence and capacity within the team
  • Set and follow up targets for the team
Who are you? Are we a perfect match?
We are looking for a person with proven leadership skills with ability to inspire, drive, motivate and coach team members. You possess a flexible mindset with ability to lead change and take decisions, and ability to be clear and concise in communication.
  • You are holding a University/Master or Bachelor degree in engineering or equivalent experience
  • You have a proven experience within Powertrain development
  • You are well experienced in operating in a global environment both in handling suppliers and well as working with our different sites, markets and brands
  • You enjoy balancing between strategic plans and short-term activities. You are comfortable in taking difficult decisions and standing up for the values of our company
  • Finding solutions and always try to improve both yourself and the team is a part of your DNA
  • Genuine interest in understanding how our products are used and how we should develop the systems to meet the legal, customer and society demands
What can we offer?
You get an opportunity to work together with highly skilled colleagues in an exciting, global environment which provides opportunities to develop both professionally and personally. Our daily work is performed in an international environment giving the opportunity to interact with highly committed colleagues from different cultures. We trust the individual and act as a team, stay close to the product and provide opportunities for professional and personal growth.
Curious and want to know more? Please contact us! We look forward to receiving your application!
Paulina Ramfelt, Director Driveline GTT Powertrain Engineering Sweden, +46 313225267

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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.

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