Volvo Group Director, EATS and Combustion in Hagerstown, Maryland

Take the opportunity to join the exciting change journey Powertrain Engineering (PE) is embarking on when creating the future powertrains for our customers as well as the future working place for our employees.

This is us, your new colleagues at PE

We are proud product owners for components, systems as well as complete powertrains. We are accountable for the lifecycle management of our products, from advanced engineering, through product development into the maintenance phase. The majority of our powertrain components are traditional combustion engines, after treatment systems, transmissions and axles however the importance of e-mobility components is growing every day.

We stand in front of significant challenges – where reducing transport emitted CO2 emissions is one of the biggest – and are now adapting to take this on by simplifying and empowering our organization and way of working. As an integrated part of this we have high expectations to reduce development lead-time and cost and driving innovation and employee engagement through our leaders leading technology and people.

In this position you will be part of an organization dedicated to technology as well as empowering and developing our employees. We always use customer satisfaction as the ultimate performance measurement.

Responsibilities / Main tasks

Powertrain Engineering USA organization has the full responsibility for the Application Center USA. Included in PE USA is also our office in Greensboro. The organization takes the product ownership role and optimizes complete powertrain systems through usage of components tailored for each application. PE USA is an organization consisting of roughly 250 passionate employees in Hagerstown and Greensboro.

As EATS and Combustion Director you will be responsible for the application and optimization of Combustion and EATS systems for the local market ensuring that all development activities within the section are carried out in line with technology roadmaps. This team will be organized in product systems including HW, SW development and engine calibration (HW, SW and DST) according to agile principles and your task will be to lead both technologies and people.

You will lead an organization consisting of approximately 45 employees. Your first task will be to shape together with your colleagues in the PE USA Leadership team the organizational structure for EATS and Combustion and recruit your management team.

Who are you? Are we a perfect match?

You are an experienced leader with a strong will to deliver results and develop teams. A positive mind set and “can do attitude” characterizes your personal profile. You understand that being accountable means driving activities inside as well as outside your own organization, thus securing excellence in the products we develop. You have a passion for combustion engines and through high level of collaboration you are able to instill trust in our team and in other organizations so that best possible results are achieved. You have the courage to challenge the known and you make your recommendations and decisions with the highest quality. You cultivate innovation by inspiring and motivating your team and others around you and you are agile in addressing new inputs to continuously refine and optimize our technical solutions. You enjoy balancing between strategic plans and short-term activities. You are comfortable in taking difficult decisions, dealing with uncertainties and standing up for the values of our company. You welcome new thoughts and ideas to challenge one another and yourself.

  • BS in Engineering is required. Advanced technical or business degree preferred

  • 10-15 years of related experience

  • You have a proven leadership experience

  • You are well experienced in the automotive industry especially within the area of forefront technology development and in the Powertrain domain

  • Experienced in Combustion and After Treatment systems and knowledge in engine calibration

  • Knowledge and experience in emission legislation and certification processes

  • Good technical knowledge of the market and applications

  • Domestic and international travel may be required

We look forward to receiving your application!

About us

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, Sunwin 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.

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