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Chief Designer, Volvo Construction Equipment


Position Description

Are you passionate about imagining and influencing the future through design? Do you want to be in the forefront of the transportation industry? If so, Volvo Construction Equipment is the place to be.

Volvo Construction Equipment is the design leader in its industry. We have built a strong brand and reputation through decades of innovation in technology and design, staying true to our human centric approach and delivering value to customers.

Our design team is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, working in a truly global manner, collaborating with development teams across sites in the Americas, Asia and Europe. We are passionate about translating business requirements, modern technology, and user needs into purposeful and meaningful aesthetic and functional solutions. We constantly strive to increase innovation and efficiency through collaboration. 

The Chief Designer role, reporting to the Design Director of Volvo CE, manages a variety of projects, responsible for leading a team of designers driving the design process, planning and managing projects content. You are accountable for the design deliveries of several global machine ranges for Volvo Construction Equipment, in line with the Brand’s strategies. Projects extend to a large width of categories, from commercial products to concept development, including cutting edge technologies, such as electromobility and automation.    


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in industrial or product design. Transportation design experience is a plus
  • Minimum BFA/BA degree required 
  • Proficient with 3D design tools such as Alias and 2D design/visualization tools such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Team leader or supervisory experience is a merit

Competence Profile 

  • Strategic mindset and resourcefulness
  • Strong at building networks 
  • Resilience and ability to learn on the fly
  • Outstanding Communication skills
  • Fluent in English

In this position you will report to the Design Director Volvo CE, and be located in Gothenburg, Sweden. You will also be part of Volvo Group Product Design.

If you are ready for the next step in your development and recognize yourself in this description, we look forward to receiving your application.

All applications must contain a CV and Portfolio (should not exceed 15MB)

If you have questions, please contact
Gustavo Guerra, Design Director Volvo CE,  gustavo.guerra@volvo.com

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