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Cell-level Thermal Simulation Engineer

  • Västerås
  • Västerås

We are looking for a dedicated thermal simulation engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is within our excellent simulation team based in Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in supporting the design of the next generation of lithium-ion batteries and contributing to building one of the first large-scale European battery factories.

About the job

We are looking for a candidate to develop 3D thermal models of lithium-ion batteries to deliver to automotive customers and perform 3D thermal simulations to support cell design decisions. The candidate is expected to design tests to characterize and validate the models they develop and communicate their simulation results clearly with colleagues and automotive customers. This role offers an excellent opportunity to work closely with highly experienced cell designers and gain a deep understanding of the inner workings of lithium-ion batteries, which provides an excellent foundation for a career within the lithium-ion battery and electric vehicle fields.

About the team

The cell-level simulation team is based in Västerås, Sweden. The team consists of five dedicated simulation engineers and is set to expand to nine within the next year. We have divided the team into electrical, electrochemical, thermal, and mechanical specializations but we collaborate regularly to tackle the multiphysics nature of problems in lithium-ion batteries. With this position, we are looking to extend our thermal simulation capabilities to meet the high demand for this topic.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform 3D thermal simulations of lithium-ion batteries to support cell design, cell validation, and customer requirements
  • Analyze and process experimental data for modelling purposes
  • Parameterize and validate thermal models of lithium-ion batteries
  • Plan, organize, direct, and follow up on project-related modelling activities
  • Execute engineering tasks defined within projects to meet schedule, budget, and specifications

The person we are looking for is flexible, curious, 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 natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are a sense of quality, friendliness, grit, and a sense of humor.

Apply with your CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full-time employment, fixed salary.

Planned starting date: 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:

  • BSc degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or a related field. Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Excellent English: written and oral skills
  • Experience performing 3D thermal simulations
  • Experience in Characterization or Parameterization of thermal systems
  • Experience using a commercial multiphysics software (e.g. COMSOL, Star-CCM, Ansys, or similar)
  • Experience with CAD software (e.g. Spaceclaim, NX)
  • Basic programming experience in Python, MATLAB, or similar

Bonus points for:

  • Work experience in the lithium-ion battery or automotive industries
  • Experience in a multicultural 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.

Scott Marquis | Contact Person

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