Exterior Designer – Gothenburg, Sweden

At Volvo Cars, we’re on a mission to make people’s lives less complicated. We never start with technology and try to squeeze people in around it – we always design our cars around people, and we innovate to provide safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?

The Exterior designer must have in-depth knowledge of what it means to create great exterior designs which are on brand, and to an exceptional standard. They must demonstrate a true understanding of the subtleties of 3D surface and translation of a 2D sketch into reality.  


The mission will be to propose innovative design solutions which help to push the future development of the Volvo brand. The exterior designer will be asked to create compelling and appropriate design proposals for concept and production car programs in the form of sketches, renderings and 3D digital models.


  • Collaborating cross functionally with all team disciplines.
  • Support program timing by delivering appropriate design proposals with speed and efficiency.
  • Benchmark competitive vehicles to aid design direction.
  • Work closely together with studio engineering on design solutions that can be brought to production.
  • Support Digital modellers with clear visual and verbal direction in the creation of digital models, physical models and CG renderings.
  • Work on a broad range of advanced design and production programs.
  • Presenting and communicating design proposals using multiple media including PPT, VRED, etc.


  • Bachelors or higher degree in transportation / automotive design, industrial design.
  • Express a high level of creativity through sketching, digital sketching, and final digital rendering.
  • Skilled in Alias Automotive Studio, VRed, Photoshop and other visual medias.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as internal clients.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment. 
  • Strong aesthetic sensibility.
  • Periodic travel may be required, including the potential for international travel for full time employees.
  • Fluent English communication skills.
  • Candidates MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN SWEDEN. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Gothenburg, Sweden 


Please apply via the link below by the 13th of August, 2021. Job requisition ID:  52867 Applicants must provide a portfolio of work as part of their application. Applications and CVs are only accepted via the job link. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Senior Tech Recruiter, Rinor Alihajdaraj, [email protected].


Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.


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