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Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and approximately 11.500 employees in 19 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and has more than 25 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Director Engineering, Powertrain & Chassis


Mullsjo, SE, 565 28

Country/Region:  SE

About the position

There is an opportunity as Director Engineering within our Powertrain & Chassis (P&C) business segment in our Technical Center in Mullsjö, Sweden. We are looking for someone with a thorough understanding of both technology and business with passion and a can-do attitude. No workday will look the same and you thrive in an environment where your work has real impact. You will lead and develop a creative and highly skilled team of more than 50 engineers. The position reports directly to the VP Engineering P&C and is part of P&C Engineering and Kongsberg Automotive AB management group.


In this position you will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • To develop, coach and mentor an efficient and skilled team organization with a clear assignment of responsibilities and to ensure the optimum use of all Engineering resources to secure successful execution of projects
  • Develop and carry through the Engineering strategy and setting measurable objectives for the organisation
  • Drive groups to technological and DFM excellence with regard to Mechanical, Electronic, Software, and Mechantronic products and content
  • Enhance development in capabilities within electronics and ensuring an efficient and successful organization with regards to Functional Safety ISO 26262, Automotive-SPICE and cyber security to comply with current and future customer requirements
  • To ensure continuous improvement, define KPI’s and monitor / measure these to achieve targets and secure competitiveness
  • Establish and maintain budget and deliver results
  • Take part in the team reviews and make sure that necessary corrective actions are taken on the basis of sufficient analyses and expert knowledge
  • Focus on Intellectual Property to protect inventions and avoid infringements
  • Observe and make sure the Engineering department follows public law and regulations regarding health, environment, and safety


  • MSc/BSc of Engineering and experience with mechatronic/embedded systems; degree in Electronic Engineering is preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience from Automotive and lean principles both for development and production; powertrain/transmission experience and market knowledge is beneficial
  • Experience with functional safety, ASpice and cyber security is preferred
  • Experience with DFM (Design For Manufacturing) to achieve lowest cost possible and optimized manufacturability in close cooperation with Operations
  • Experience with finance, budgets, cost control and good understanding of the main state of the art IT tools used within product development
  • Strategic entrepreneurial thinker with ability to make clear plans for short, medium- and long-term strategies
  • Excellent analytical skills and strong problem-solving skills with root cause analysis capabilities to take the right corrective actions
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. Must be self-motivated, passionate and have a strong drive
  • Fluent in english and swedish, verbal and written

Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application/CV and reading your motivation letter why you want to join our team.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.

The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline date.

Please note that applications by e-mail will not be accepted due to GDPR. 

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Application Id:  1067
Posting date::  Feb 7, 2021