Technical Expert Driver Behavior - Crash Causation Mechanisms

Volvo Personvagnar AB / Maskiningenjörsjobb / Göteborg
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Who are we?
Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future.
Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we're expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we're on the lookout for new talent.
We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars' journey into the future.

What's in it for you?
We are looking for a Technical Expert within Driver Behavior with a genuine interest in traffic and vehicle safety to join our Safety Centre at Volvo Cars Headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden.

At Volvo Cars Safety Centre, 170 highly skilled professionals strive every day to make the world a safer place for car drivers and everyone else on the road. We are proud of our track record including numerous world's firsts, all based on real world research and knowledge: exemplified by the safety belt (1959), SIPS (1991), WHIPS (1998), City Safety (2008), Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto brake (2010), and Run off Road protection (2015).

What you'll do
In this role, your focus as a Technical Expert within Driver Behavior will be on Crash Causation Mechanisms. The aim is to, in collaboration with colleagues, deliver descriptions of Crash Causation Mechanisms that help Volvo Cars' developers understand which driver coupled crash causation mechanisms need further attention from existing and future ADAS and Driving Support systems - all with the ultimate goal of securing Volvo Cars' Safety Vision.

The general role of a Technical Expert at Volvo Cars at is to deliver scientific and strategic input within your area of expertise, as well as addressing key issues and providing insights into customer needs and perform benchmarks relevant to the area. In addition, you are also expected to increase the organizational competence through coaching and teaching within the area of specialty.

As a Technical Expert within Crash Causation Mechanisms, you will provide leadership and guidance on how to best perform our investigations of driver coupled crash causation mechanisms, based on both field and fleet data. You will also have a large responsibility for how to translate the investigation results into Crash Causation Mechanisms descriptions that are easy to understand and apply for the teams developing Collision Avoidance and Driving Support systems. As part of this work, you are also expected to develop and maintain a knowledge creation plan on how to further develop Volvo Cars' understanding of the driver's role in crash occurrence, in a way that supports our ambitions of being leading in Safety.

In addition, you will regularly perform reviews and demos of methodology and insight advances in the area. You will also be expected to contribute to external and internal exposure of Volvo Cars' deep knowledge and safety engagement within your area of expertise (e.g., through expert groups, scientific articles and public outreach) and act as a mentor to help others to grow their knowledge in the area.

You and your skills
We believe you have a master's or higher level degree within a relevant area, as well as deep knowledge on driver coupled crash causation mechanism investigations and how driver impairment may manifest in driving. You will also need experience of statistical analysis and advanced safety technology development in the automotive industry. In addition, you need recognized leadership experience and fluent English skills, both written and spoken.

On a personal level, you first and foremost share our genuine interest in traffic and vehicle safety. You have great analytic skills and a talent for creating synthesis-based insights. Also, you have the pedagogical abilities and engagement needed to present and explain these insights to an audience who might not know your area very well, and doing it in such a way that they can easily apply what you have learned within their areas of expertise. You have a collaborative mindset and believe that teamwork is a stronger driver of results than solo acts. You are research focused and motivated, but can still keep a customer focus, in the sense that research at Volvo Cars in the end is intended to create safer and better products and therefore has to support product development in the way it is performed.

How to learn more and apply
For questions about the position please contact Hiring Manager Mattias Robertson at +46733334544 or For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruiter Maria Kihlgren at We want your application at the latest December 15, 2021. Please note that due to GDPR applications via email will not be accepted.

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Full Time Permanent



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