Oh oh! Awesome! {$ msg.text $} ({$ msg.count $})

Director of Cell Design - Gothenburg

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

We are building a state-of-the-art facility for research and development of the next generation of battery cells, and we need your help in making it happen.

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, NOVO Energy, 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.

If you have managed people and projects within cell design in a private company setting, this opportunity as a Director of Cell Design is for you.

Key responsibilities

  • Evaluating technologies and build technology road maps with focus on R&D within various forms of cell design.

  • Setting up and executing the long-term R&D plans reporting to the CTO.

  • R&D strategy planning, budgeting, and executing according to the company objectives.

  • Personally invest in creating an inclusive, collaborative working environment with teammates from all over the globe. Help onboard new teammates with clear communication, shared goals, and mutual trust.

Your experience

In general, you have extensive experience in the R&D field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging high-tech projects. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working with R&D within the battery industry.

  • A relevant university degree in chemistry, electrochemistry, materials science, or chemical engineering is required.
  • 10+ years of R&D experience within the battery industry preferably from a private company.
  • Has participated in large-scale R&D projects involving technical depth across multiple disciplines.

About you

  • Excellent English written and oral skills. Swedish is a plus.
  • Eager to learn and understand our large-scale production processes.
  • Highly organized and results driven. Proactive in solving problems and anticipating setbacks.
  • A “can do” attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit to day-to-day work.
  • 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.

Work with great people

Josefine
Engineer, R&D
"Working here, you get to wear many different hats and try new things each week. It’s very much a start-up culture but with the resources of a multinational company!"
Claes
Senior Program Manager
"Everyone working in this joint venture are genuinely passionate about our bold mission & have a clear sense of purpose. When you work with people like that - every challenge turns into an opportunity."
Martin
Senior Software Engineer
"I get to work in a promising industry but also with the most innovative technologies. The old- fashioned image of a heavy industry does not apply. This is industry 4.0 (or 5.0) it is quite high-tech!"

Great Place to Work

  • International Environment

  • Leading Edge Technology

  • Purpose

  • Flexible working hours

  • Hybrid work

  • Collective agreement

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.

2022R&D facility established

2023Start of construction of Gigafactory in Gothenburg

2024Volvo Cars will source 15 GWh of battery cells per year from Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå

202550% of Volvo Cars’ global sales will be fully electric

2026Production start of Gigafactory in Gothenburg

2030Volvo Cars will offer only pure electric cars

NOVO Energy

Gothenburg
Visit website