Application Engineer-Marine Sales in Chesapeake at Volvo Group

Date Posted: 5/1/2021

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Job Description

The Volvo Penta vision is to be the world leader in sustainable power solutions and the world leading supplier and integrator of complete engine and power systems for marine and industrial applications. We have a history of innovation and enjoy strong market positions based on our current product and service offering with customers in over 130 countries around the world.

Volvo Penta is responsible for the sale and support of the entire range of marine engines, both leisure & commercial, to our OEMs & boatbuilders within the Americas. Our philosophy, “easy boating”, is the driving force behind innovations such as the Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System ( IPS ), and Forward Drive – groundbreaking solutions that make boating easy, enjoyable and more fun.

We are now looking for an Application Engineer-Marine Sales to join our amazing Marine Applications Engineering team at our headquarters here in Chesapeake, Virginia!

What is the Job?

As an Application Engineer-Marine Sales, you will provide engineering support and technical sales support for the integration of marine leisure and commercial engine applications involving diesel, electric and gas propulsion systems.

Some of your core responsibilities will include:
  • Advising and interfacing with customer’s engineering group regarding integration of VP products into new or existing applications
  • Perform hull evaluation and propulsion performance technical reviews on vessels and other marine leisure/commercial products
  • Calculate transmission gear ratios, prop sizing and speed predictions for inboard and stern drive vessels.
  • Act as project liaison with shipyards and system providers regarding electro mobility applications using Volvo products
  • Provide technical applications support for Volvo Penta field Application Engineers and Power Centers for all engine applications
  • Work with engineering and service department personnel to solve product related issues and provide feedback on issues in the field
  • Conducting sea trials of Volvo powered boats to verify correct product application and installation.
  • Preparing and delivering technical presentations that explain products or services to customers and prospective customers
  • Assist with design and engineering development of new products and options for electric, gas and diesel products to meet customer demand
In this position, you can expect to travel on occasion in the United States and internationally.

As an Application Engineer-Marine Sales, you will be afforded the opportunity to work with some exceptionally skilled colleagues and experience some truly exciting challenges that will benefit you both professionally and personally.

Are you interested in the marine industry integration of propulsion systems?

To be successful in this role, you must: Possess a high level of understanding regarding boat and engine systems to include various stages of boat building, prototyping, production, and design verification. Display a strong customer focus. Be proficient in electrical and electronic control system functionality and problem solving. Be able to read engineering drawings and interpret technical specifications. Experience in electrical power engineering is a plus. It is an absolute bonus if you have basic 2D and 3D CAD experience!

In addition, excellent communication and presentation skills are necessary as is the need for fluency in speaking and writing English in order to communicate successfully with internal and external stakeholders at different levels of the organization locally, nationally, and globally.

Education & Experience

This position requires the following:
  • A 4-year Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, or technical background equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ of work-related experience and knowledge in the marine industry.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish), a plus
Are you ready to join a team?

We were recently awarded “A Great Place to Work” certification two years in a row, and our employees can attest that Volvo Penta is a great place to work! We experience relationships built on trust and respect, change and innovation, passion, exceptional performance, and a strong commitment to customer success!

If you are interested in being part of a team focused on innovation and success, and feel that this opportunity is for you, we invite you to apply to become an Application Engineer-Marine Sales with our award-winning team. We look forward to meeting you!

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general level of work being performed by persons assigned to the classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job. Printed copies may not be the most current. Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action employer. E.O.E./M/F/D/V


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