Co-op: Public Projects Support (Spring 2022)

Within Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Product & Project Strategic Office is seeking an ambitious student to support our Public Projects Managers as a Public Projects co-op. The hired Public Projects co-op will have the opportunity to learn about the North America Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Industry while also having key responsibilities in supporting the Public Projects & Government Affairs team in performing industry research supporting emerging technologies.
Purpose of the Co-op Position:
The co-op role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment thus enhancing the students’ academic and career goals. The Volvo Group Trucks Technology co-op experience enables students to participate in professional R&D activities while also promoting the students career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study. Volvo Group co-ops are structured learning experiences where co-ops and Volvo Group full-time professionals work together on assignments/projects within their selected organization. The co-op allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and our organization.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Support with Volvo Group technology and product research.
  • Support collaboration between Public Affairs, Advanced Engineering and Public Projects teams.
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of market information.
  • Capture market information and trends related to Electromobility, Connectivity and Automation.
  • Explore tools and methods for early identification of potential incentives and government funding for advanced technology deployment.

Essential Skills and Minimum Education Requirements:
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a BA/BS degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Engineering, or a related field, at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to start of the internship.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Applicants must have a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Applicants to have an understanding of Federal, State and local agencies who provide grant funding for technology advancement.
  • Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience in Microsoft Power BI is a plus.

Expected Commitment:
  • Co-op positions require the student to be enrolled in an off-campus course in which they receive course credit or academic transcript notation from the university/college for their co-op period.
  • Co-ops are required to work 40 hours per week and are NOT enrolled in academic courses during their co-op period.
  • Co-ops will be expected to spend their time working in the office.

Personal Competencies:
  • Customer Focus
  • Technical Skills
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Perseverance
  • Action Oriented
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Ability to Work Equally Well Independently and In Teams

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 

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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