Special Vehicle Lead Electrical and Electronic Engineer

Special Vehicle Development (SVD) is an Engineering and Project Management department within GTT Vehicle Engineering that develops niche vehicles. We support business development of our brands on a local basis by providing suitable engineering support for vehicle customization and low volumes niche vehicles development. Driven by the lean development spirit and focused on time to market, our activities are project management, vehicle architecture, cab, chassis, electronic developments, and coordination of engineering and manufacturing partners.
Our challenges include satisfying the needs of our customers while meeting quality requirements, time to market, features, and cost targets at complete vehicle level. We are using specific global Special Vehicles processes, organization, and governance to secure short time to market and reduced development cost.

We achieve this by:
  • Focusing actions and projects to fill customers’ demands
  • Providing solutions to complex tenders and support unique brand offer
  • Installing alternative driveline and fuel economy solutions
We are now seeking an Electrical and Electronic Lead Engineer – Special Vehicle Development in Greensboro, North Carolina OR Macungie, Pennsylvania
Job Summary
This outlines the responsibilities, authorities and competence requirements for an Electrical Engineer within Special Vehicle Development a function of Complete Vehicle Engineering.
Accountabilities /Responsibilities
Core Responsibilities:
  • Find solutions in electronic and electrical to fulfill customer need
  • Develop and support electrical architecture for special applications
  • Drive implementation of your development into production and in the field
  • Guide as the electrical system owner for electrical wiring harness and component projects within area of assignment including related packaging solutions
  • Work in close connection to Group Truck Operations when preparing the technical solution and during the project execution
  • Understands complete vehicle architecture and functional schematic. Is able to specify electrical components and circuit protection devices
  • Create/modify technical reports and XFS (cross functional specs) to be used as work instructions for project deliverables
  • Develops verification and validation plan for electrical designs and support recommendations resulting from validation activities
  • Completes the design, installation and documentation of vehicle electrical systems and components
  • Performs design, testing/validation and/or development projects within area of assignment: Emphasis is placed on accuracy; accountability/ownership; adherence to formal internal and external standards, procedures and processes; and accurate, acceptable documentation and report writing
  • Work closely with supplier for development components
  • Support engineering documentation of drawings and specifications that are related to design.
  • To execute Projects with QDCF (Quality, Delivery, project and product Cost, Feature)
  • To work with cross-functional teams and with a global network of people within Product Development, Purchasing, Global Manufacturing and Aftermarket
Supporting Responsibilities:
  • Define the project scope
  • Define the product features
  • In cooperation with the partner, define and drive the project time plan
  • Define and drive the project cost
  • Engineering cost for the partner
  • Engineering cost for SVD
  • Engineering cost for other facilities
  • Define and anchor (with the customer) the vehicle diversity
  • You are the key contact of the partner for all electrical engineering concerns
  • You are responsible to manage the partner and its deliverables
  • Project Management experience, training or certification preferred
Additional Information
Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:
  • BS Engineering ( Electrical preferred), Master of Science preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in an engineering environment with 6 years of automotive or heavy truck engineering
  • Must have hands-on experience developing vehicle electrical systems
  • Ability to write technical reports
  • Knowledge of TEA2, TEA2+, and BP Volvo system architecture
  • Skilled in developing low level specifications for electrical hardware developers
  • Knowledge of legal requirements especially for US Market in the electrical area.
  • Hands on experience of special vehicles/customer adaptation/full build vehicle projects would be a plus
  • Project Management training with experience a plus
Leadership Competencies:
  • Action Oriented
  • Collaborates
  • Decision Quality
  • Customer Focus
  • Values Differences
Behavioural Competencies:
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Drives Results
  • Organizational Savvy
  • Cultivates innovation
  • Nimble Learning
Reports to: Group Manager Special Vehicle Development

Nous connaître

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

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.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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