“This is more than a job”

Originally from Colombia, Fernando Esguerra now works as a project engineer in Sweden. “I’m investing my time, knowledge and experience in a company that is investing in me,” he says.
Fernando Esguerra, Project Engineer at Group Trucks Technology, Volvo Group

What is your dream job?
I have five conditions: to work in a company that inspires me, with a product that I feel passionate about, in a position that challenges and stretches me, with management that encourages and empowers me to do my best, and in a working environment with a strong team spirit.

What attracted you to working here?
When I applied to Volvo Group, I was not just looking for a job. I was seeking a mission, a task that would take me out of my comfort zone and let me explore new areas in engineering.

What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?
Working in this company inspires me. It is forward-thinking. I like the mind-set and the culture here, and being part of a team that gives its best to create the next generation of trucks.

How would you describe the working environment at Volvo Group?
It is a diverse company and I feel I can grow and develop as much as I want. Things that have had a big impact on me are Volvo Group University, the YEC (Yearly Efficient Cycle), continuous improvement and constant opportunities to keep learning and developing in new areas, as well as expanding my knowledge.

What have your experiences taught you?
Working at Volvo Group has been much more than I imagined, but you have to be determined in pursuit of your goals. I want to teach my son to follow his dreams and the best way I can do that is to teach by example.

Fernando Esguerra
Job Title Project Engineer at Group Trucks Technology, Volvo Group
Location Gothenburg, Sweden
Education/Qualifications MSc in Mechanical Engineering