Lead System Design Architect

Job Summary (Purpose of Job):
  • To design, develop, document, test, and troubleshoot the complete Electrical & Eectronic system and controls, for both local and global projects run in India.
  • Integrate the Electrical & Electronic system design with the design of other systems including the Embeded systems and solutions .
  • Plan and coordinate project deliverables with PO, Scrum leader/CPM, System Architects and other technical leads within the project.
  • Cross functional interface with allied departments including suppliers and test houses with the objective of executing the project within the QDFC defined in the project scope.

Job Role:

Main Tasks/ Responsibilities
Main Tasks:
  1. He/ she will have responsibility of leading design, development and validation of the products in the Paver & Compaction platform. Additionally to design, develop, document, test, and troubleshoot the complete E&E systems and controls, for both local and global projects run in India as an individual contributor.
  • Create L2 plan and coordinate project deliverables with Scrum leader/CPM.
  • Perform New content analysis, DFMEA and PHI for a specific project
  • Perform Root Cause analysis for issues detected during build or verification
  • Prepare and maintain documentation for Design Review
  • Maintain BOM, DMU and collision matrix for a specific weight class
  • Creates DCN for all new designs
  • Perform engineering system cost roll up for scenario simulation purpose
  • Prepare and secure cross functional sign off on Formal Design Review Document for Steering Committee gate audits
  • Perform detailed cost analysis for setting target cost of installations/ components
  • Perform design calculations specific to E&E system.
  • Participate and contribute in Scrum ceremonies: Backlog grooming, Sprint Planning, Daily stand-up, Sprint Design Reviews and Retrospectives.
  • Prepare product training materials and perform Train the trainer for new product launches.

  • Implementation of design and features as requested by market regions for products in the Paver and Compaction platform projects.
  • Ensuring all cross functional inputs are addressed in selected design concepts and project targets in terms of cost and delivery are met
  • Ensure compliance to internal and external standards in terms of product requirements, documentation requirements and process requirements.
  • Coordination with testing and validation team regarding planned verification activities and updates
  • Coordination with purchasing and suppliers for concept development, cost analysis and application approval
Key Skills

Competence: Action oriented, Priority Setting, Problem Solving, Creativity, Drive for results
Standing alone, Conflict management, Presentation skills, Comfort around higher management, Customer Focus.

Product and application knowledge:
  • Good knowledge of customer requirements and needs of Compactors & Pavers
  • Knowledge of road building application and competition features in a specific system area.

Project management skills and financial understanding:
  • Knowledgeable to define the business case for NPD projects. (e.g.: knowledgeable about the estimating effort on project/ feature)
  • Practical experience with creating a L1 or L2 project plan.
  • Fully proficient with the NPD process. (e.g. Understanding of FDR document and other product documentation for Gate approval)
  • Should have good understanding of what constitutes SCOS and should have knowledge about fixed and variable cost in SCOS. Understands DNP and calculation of GM
  • Understands the factor that drive aftermarket business E.G: Branding of proprietary parts and packaging of parts.
  • Understands and explains how a specific cost reduction impacts product and platform profitability and can distribute the required reduction in a project across different E&E Installation.

Systems engineering knowledge:
  • Considerable practical experience with all interfaces on a product for E&E systems.
  • Knowledge of life cycle processes for E&E systems parts (Battery, ECU's, Generator etc.).
  • Fully proficient in concept selection process and tools (EG: PUGH Matrix with differentiators. Costing, DFMA, Serviceability.).
  • Fully proficient in defining system and component level verification and validation.
  • Fully proficient in Standards for Emission related standards like AIS137, Safety Signs and Hazard Pictorials – General Principals, EN Standards, Machinery Directive etc.
  • Strong knowledge of VCE CAD guidelines and DMU.
  • Basic Knowledge of the integration of Electrical Mobility vehicles ( Battery Pack, DC-DC converter , Inverters , Electrical motors ,etc).

  • Fully proficient in transforming customer needs to technical requirements for E&E systems (EG: HMI interface, Electrical-heating requirements etc.).
  • Fully proficient in root cause analysis of any Electrical relates issues.
  • Fully proficient in performing System of interest, New content analysis, Perform risk identification and reduction using FMEA.
  • Fully proficient with the product design, related failures, safety requirements, knowledge on accident & incidents histories on product line incl competition) etc.
  • Fully proficient hazard identification and reduction. Mostly effective in perform system (Functional) safety risk assessment and reduction using FMEA.
  • Fully proficient in Costing of components E.g.: connectors, wires, cables, battery, lights, ECU's relay based fuse box, display/clusters etc.)
  • Good networking with supplier and member of external forum (CII ARAI, STD Committee) to understand new technologies and processes.
  • Fully proficient in Electrical system designs and Components selection and sizing. EG: battery, ECU, Lights, sensors, electro E&E switches, solenoids, relays, Lights, Tell-Tales, Alternator, starter motor., instrumentation(Display/Panel) etc. Sign-off all component related calculations.
  • Fully proficient in Design and release of layout, schematics wiring harness (E.g.: knowledgeable on power strategy, fuse strategy, grounding strategy, control, CAN physical layer) and harness routing.
  • Fully proficient to calculate the Electrical Load requirements for the machine based on the duty cycle.
  • Fully proficient in Design for Manufacturability, serviceability, and assembly.
  • Mostly effective with CAN Frames and creating DBC files.
  • Fully proficient with the available HW and HW selection (EG: ECUs)
  • Knowledge of different automotive or related industry communication protocols (CAN / LIN/ Ethernet/IOT) , standards ( AUTOSAR / ADAPTIVE AUTOSAR) & tools

Education/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical&Electronics
  • >10years in off-highway or construction equipment industry in design and development area
  • >5years in Road machinery product development and engineering

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 Construction Equipment is a global company driven by passion, curiosity and by our purpose: to build the world we want to live in. We believe that only through imagination and teamwork can we develop a world that is cleaner, smarter and more connected. Our company culture reflects this belief through the care and trust it places in our customers, employees and suppliers. People are at the heart of our business. It is through our strong network of talented, enquiring and innovative minds that we have been able to pave the way towards a more sustainable future. The global construction industry is our arena and our employees are our greatest assets.

We can only continue to stand out as industry leaders through the people driving us forwards. Come be a part of our team and help us build tomorrow.

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