Senior Cost Engineer
Do you have a passion for electronics and continuously learning new things ?
Then this might be a perfect position for you so keep reading!
There is now an opportunity for you to join us in the Cost Engineering Team as a Cost Engineer for Electric/Electronics.
Cost Engineers calculate part prices and tooling investments, both in new truck projects and as a support to today’s truck business. Our department also works extensively with Volvo Construction Equipment and Busses.
We perform cost target settings and bottom up cost calculations for new and existing parts based on drawings and/or physical parts.
You will start early in the advanced engineering/concept selection phase, working intimately with engineering and design.
You will follow the products through the development phases and then actively support purchasing and engineering in the sourcing process.
Another part of Cost Engineering work is to support the change management process, calculating the impact of changes in tooling and product cost.
In this work it’s important to cooperate with many different parts of our organization such as buyers, engineers, project leaders, module managers and of course your colleagues within the Controlling & Strategy department.
In your daily work you will be an active partner with PD supporting with Design to Cost – giving industrial engineering support and advice on efficient designs for manufacturability and also on material selection that fulfils the design criteria’s.
You will be an active partner in negotiations together with purchasing both in the initial sourcing and in the change management process.
You will be required to be able to take in-depth technical discussions with supplier in their production lines or lay-outs about cost drivers and investments.
In the change management you should be able to understand the impact on dies / tools and be able to transfer this into cost
You will be required to frequently visit suppliers / technical exhibitions, this in order to be aware of current production methods and materials, but also to learn about future technologies that will be used when our trucks goes into production.
Who are we?
We are a group of motivated engineers with different background, knowledge and experience in electrical, electronic and electromechanical components working in a very good atmosphere.
We work with existing products as well as with new and different technologies and products.
Who are you?
As a person you are easy to cooperate with and are willing to contribute to the team. You are also able to take your own initiatives and can work independently. It’s important that you are analytic and structured. We also believe that you are interested in both the commercial and technical aspects of our products and projects and that you are comfortable with negotiations.
We believe that you are experienced in processes and materials in relation to electrical / electronics production. This means , wiring harnesses, surface mounting devices, electro mechanics (Switches , starter, etc.), Infotainment (Navigation, Radios etc.), antennas, software development ,etc.
You should have knowledge of what drives investment and tools into the electrical / electronics processes. You should be able to calculate investment into software development, production tooling and special developments.
You should have knowledge in process / production times, assembly methods and of how production setups for different parts are done.
You have as a minimum a B.Sc in Electronics or Electro Mechanics Engineering or equivalent experience. Other important experience can be from manufacturing engineering, sales engineering or product development.
Since we are a global company almost all our communication is in English and it’s therefore necessary that you are fluent in writing and speaking English.
If you want to be a part of our engaged team we would be very happy to receive your application. Send it in now or contact me for further information!
Gunnar Nylander, Director Cost Engineering
Phone:+46 76 553 3965
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.