Senior Cost Engineer R&D

Senior Cost Engineer R&D at Volvo Group Trucks Technology // Gothenburg

We are a global team of cost engineers that deliver data-driven engineering design and development cost, product cost, and tooling cost to our project, product development, and purchasing teams – from the earliest concept phase through development phases to industrialization. We are a specialized group with representation at our main sites in Gothenburg, Lyon, Bangalore, Greensboro, and Curitiba – having expertise in the areas of Software / Hardware Engineering, Chemicals, Metallics, and EL/EE, which works collaboratively together to provide detailed, bottom-up costing. Our engineers are taking the next step in cutting-edge technology on our products, and we, as Cost engineers, are always looking for new developments and advancements within the industry.

About the role

Are you as passionate about cost-efficient engineering as we are? If so, we believe this role would fit you perfectly! As a Senior Cost Engineer, you will get the exciting opportunity to contribute with your technical skills at the forefront of technology. Product development and sourcing processes will keep your day busy. And with your analytical mind, you will dive deep into the overall financial constraints of supplier-related engineering to meet our technical requirements. You will also support process and policy improvement for systems acquisition practices related to the hardware development. With your passion for finance, you will calculate the cost of Hardware development for new truck projects. And don’t worry – if you haven't worked with cost-efficient engineering before, you will learn all about it when joining us. In other words, you will soon become an expert on cost target settings and activity-based cost breakdowns on hardware engineering based on technical regulations, functional descriptions, and testing requirements. Being a part of our team means being valued for who you are and what you do. Welcome to an interesting role with great people around you.

Additional responsibilities:

With your understanding of the function for the entire Tier 1 delivery unit and on the detailed BOM, you will calculate key complexity cost drivers. You will be responsible for the Hardware engineering cost on components, and systems within the powertrain, chassis, cab interior/exterior. An additional competency is Energy and power systems, Comfort and Control, Infotainment, driver assistance, and autonomous driving. On an everyday basis, you will work with capturing the technical requirements related to Hardware engineering projects – both technically and financially. You will also be responsible for translating the technical requirements, Electric/ Electronic block diagram and the BOM of projects into an engineering cost calculation. Since you’re a true team player, you will also interact with the hardware and software team, internal stakeholders, and cross-functional peers to build up the development cost. As we said, this is a pretty exciting role, right?

Who are you?

You are a person who always seeks new opportunities to grow and share your knowledge with others. You want to stay on top with the latest state-of-the-art standards, and with your strong analytical skills and solution-oriented approach, you are good at working both independently and in a team. With your willingness to serve, you are a top-class communicator and like the idea of collaborating in an international environment. Because of your curiosity, you are happy that this role allows you to travel from time to time.

Required qualifications:
  • A degree in Electronics/Mechanical engineering or a comparable degree.
  • Knowledge on understanding of Functional requirements at every stage of the project development.
  • Experience of hardware project delivery in an agile environment.
  • Several years of professional experience in cost calculation of hardware development work, preferably as a systems supplier.
  • Experience on cost calculation in relation to legal, customer and supplier specific testing.

Desired skills:
  • Knowledge on the functionality on electric/electronic components and control units.
  • Knowledge on platform-based development work.
  • Strong analytical background and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience on hardware engineering cost models and tools.

Why us?
Welcome to a warm atmosphere where you will surround yourself with friendly colleagues and be a part of an emphatic management. Here, you will work where the future is – develop exciting products at the forefront of our industry.

So, you want to apply?
If our spirit, adaptability and customer-focused mindset light your inner fire, we might be a great match!
Feel free to contact us if you have further questions.
We look forward to your application!

For questions, please contact hiring manager:
Aravinda De Soysa, Global Manager Cost Engineering +46 31 323 75 83.

Kindly note that due to GDPR, we will not accept applications via mail. Please use our career site.

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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