Monday 18th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

Volvo boosts research effort

Volvo wants to recruit some 250 engineers globally to boost its research on environmental issues.

“This is just the beginning of a recruitment period that will last several years, which is attributable to our extensive investments – mainly within environmentally related research and technology development,” said Anders Ydergård, senior vice president vehicle research and development.

Recently, the Volvo Group launched a campaign to recruit 75 newly graduated engineers within mechanics, electronics and industrial design in Sweden and France. In addition to the newly graduated group, 175 engineers will be recruited in Sweden, France, India and the US.

“Volvo 3P is a global organisation working with cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions for the Volvo Group’s truck business. Today, our global product development employs 2,600 engineers and our extensive investments – mainly within environmentally related research and technology development – create the need for this global recruitment campaign,” said Ydergård.

In developing the next generation of trucks, expertise within software development, electrics/electronics and communications technology is of the utmost importance, Volvo believes. “There is also a need for industrial designers to meet the high customer expectations for functional and aesthetic product design that will minimise environmental impact. Securing future environmental performance and creating cost-efficient solutions also requires expertise within mechanical design and materials.”