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Cell Simulation Engineer

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

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery. Together, we have formed a joint venture to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars.

Few industries offer as great an opportunity for career growth and personal development as the new European battery industry. In working for this joint venture, you'll not only develop skills that are highly sought after in the global automotive and industrial sector but you are also contributing to a climate-neutral way of life for future generations.

We are building a state-of-the-art facility for research and development of the next generation battery cells, and we need your help in making it happen. If you are experienced and passionate about simulations and modelling this opportunity as Cell Simulation Engineer is for you.

Key responsibilities

  • Plan, create and optimize models and simulations to predict lifetime of several types of cells.
  • Conduct tests of behavior of cells when operating in various hardware/cases.
  • Gathering, analyzing and validation of test data to support cell design engineers with knowledge based on test results.
  • Documentation.
  • Thermal modelling and simulation of both cells and hardware.
  • Work closely with the Cell Integration team and other cross-functional stakeholders to make sure the final product is of the highest quality.
  • Be a driving part of creating a world class working environment.

Skills & Requirements

Education and experience

  • A relevant university degree in electrochemistry, material engineering or chemical engineering is required.
  • 3+ years' experience within the battery industry.
  • Has participated in large-scale research and development projects in a complex environment.
  • Programming experience in Python, MATLAB or similar is important.
  • Good knowledge of partial differential equation-based models and computational methods (finite-element method).
  • Good understanding of standard physical modelling approaches (Cauchy stress, heat equation).
  • Experience using commercial Multiphysics software (e.g. COMSOL, Star-CCM, Ansys, or similar).
  • Experience of a similar position and practical experience from battery cell simulation job at an industrial company is a big plus.

Specific skills

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus.
  • Eager to learn and understand our large-scale production processes.
  • Must have worked in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Highly organized and result driven.
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations.
  • Exceptionally good problem-solving skills.
  • Has a “can do” attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Open to travel.
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.
  • Passionate and purpose driven - we enable the future of energy.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery. Together, we have formed a joint venture to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars as further announced in these press releases, here and here.

Few industries offer as great an opportunity for career growth and personal development as the new European battery industry. In working for this joint venture, you'll not only develop skills that are highly sought after in the global automotive and industrial sector but you are also contributing to a climate-neutral way of life for future generations.

André Hellström | Contact Person

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