Vice President Testing & Laboratory

Vice President Testing & Laboratory


Volvo Penta develop world-leading complete drive systems for marine and industrial applications, with the strong vision to be leader in sustainable power solutions. We are an exciting and highly innovative company facing many positive challenges and opportunities. We embrace the change to stay ahead and now it is time for us to prepare the next generation products and solutions.

Our employees describe Volvo Penta as a great place to work, built upon competence, respect and commitment. Being part of our team means being a part of highly skilled and proud professionals who work with trust and passion for the products.

We are now looking for the Vice President Testing & Laboratory within Volvo Penta Technology.

Key responsibilities:
Operational responsibility, lead the organization responsible for the Volvo Penta Test and Laboratory in Gothenburg and nearby located Marine and Industrial test centers. This includes rigs, test boats and belonging workshops. You will have the complete site delivery responsibility including environment, health & safety.
Accountable for budgets and engineering costs within your field of responsibility
Calibration & Verification, responsible for calibration and verification of the Internal Combustion Engines within Volvo Penta product range, and for development of new test methods both virtual and physical.
Management role, you have responsibility over an organization with 9 groups and appr.170 team members, leading leaders and highly motivated engineers, building knowledge and develop key competence areas
Transformation, leading the transformation of Testing & Laboratory, from optimized for diesel combustion engines to electrification and sustainable fuel powertrains, with significant investment scope over the coming years.
Speed in execution and creating flow is a key asset for the role.
Member of the Volvo Penta Technology management team

Competence Profile:
Dedication to customer success, ability to build deep understanding of customer needs and capability to translate this into vision and plans supporting the overall targets for the R&D community.
Teamwork and collaborative spirit, to be able to build on the pool of knowledge and assets within Volvo Penta, the broader Volvo Group as well as external partners.
Leadership. You are capable of leading and motivating your entire team to further build processes and skills to execute set plans and meet set targets. Your quest for continuous improvements is a key asset to drive development.
Extensive Engineering and or Laboratory/Certification/Verification experience, with a passion for development in a marine and industrial environment
Sustainability and Transformation, we expect you to be fully dedicated and inspired to join our journey in these areas.

We believe you have a University degree as the basis for your career. You are fluent in English as well as Swedish both in business and privately as well as in speaking and writing.

In prioritizing candidates, we will pay attention to matching your profile to team culture, experience, gender and spirit. The successful candidate will have shown a winning attitude and great persona in combination with a strong track record and references. We encourage female applicants to the VP position since we have a strong belief in the diversity aspect within our organization.

The position is based in Gothenburg, Sweden.


Last application date is April 6, 2023.

Please don’t send your CV by mail, use our career site. For further information please contact:

Hiring Manager, SVP Technology: Lennart Börjesson
HR contact, VP People & Culture: Teresa Krook

Kindly note that due to GDPR, we will not accept applications via mail. Please use our career site.


  • Arbetsplats: Volvo Penta
  • 1 plats
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  • Publicerat: 22 mars 2023
  • Ansök senast: 6 april 2023

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