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Automotive - Battery Modelling and Simulation Engineer – Vehicle Integration Team

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås

We are looking for a experienced Battery Modelling and Simulation Engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our passionate Vehicle integration team based in Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing up Battery solution and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job

As the battery modelling and simulation engineer in the vehicle integration team you will be responsible for the development of system models that can express the behaviour of a cell, module and/or pack in mathematical form. Using Matlab/Simulink you will be create models that can be used to simulate the electrical and thermal performance of a module or pack and define the tests that are needed to correlate the models. You will act as a liaison between the cell team and the vehicle integration team to ensure we can jointly develop the best integrated solutions for our customers.

As a part of our Automotive team you will, together with dedicated international colleagues get the chance to build up a world class Automotive vehicle R&D group. Our main focus is the integration of the cell in a vehicle. We are located in Västerås and work close with our Cell R&D.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop a detailed system model at module or pack level which includes an electrical and thermal sub-model using physics-based modelling and equivalent circuit modelling in MATLAB and Simulink
  • Perform electrical performance simulations at module and/or pack level such as: capacity, energy efficiency, constant power, discharge power, drive profiles, fast charging etc.
  • Perform numerical simulations to identify performance limitations, optimize cell and module/pack design and develop novel battery management systems.
  • Develop aging models at module and pack level in coordination with the cell team.
  • Develop bespoke cell swelling models for prismatic cell formats.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including the Cell Design Team, Validation and Testing, CAE Team, etc., to plan and coordinate tests required for model parameterization and characterization.
  • Participate in customer meetings as the Vehicle Integration Team’s key expert on battery system modelling.
  • Provide BMS insights in early concept development for new and future integrated pack designs.

The person we are looking for is flexible, curios and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humour.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.

Work with great people

Josephine Korijn
Investment Manager
"We move at a fast pace and decisions are made in a deliberate, thoughtful, and bold manner."
Mohamed Farah
R&D Electrode Manager
"At Northvolt there is no right or wrong. Everyone brings something to the table."
Maria Åstrand
Director Raw Materials
"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new industry segment."
Erin Mathews
Industrialisation Manager
"I love being a part of such a bold effort to tackle the energy problem."

Skills & Requirements

We believe that you have :

  • Master’s Degree in Advance Control and Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Maths, Physics or Chemistry.

  • experience working with Battery Modelling or Battery Management Systems.

  • Experience working with MATLAB, Simulink, MIL test, HIL Test.

  • Capable of analyzing and creating power limit logics in MATLAB/Simulink

  • Experience with modelling of lithium-ion cells including Newman model, equivalent circuit and thermal model.

  • Strong understanding of the mechanical, electrical, and thermal systems in a battery pack.

  • worked on Automotive battery pack design and development from concept to production.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic start-up environment where initiative and ownership is a must.

Bonus points for:

  • BMS knowledge
  • Experience with CAE battery simulation
  • Extensive algorithm design, implementation, calibration and code optimization experience.
  • Experience organizing and carrying out diagnostic tests on battery packs and modules.
  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.

Daniela Bok | Contact Person

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