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Power System Engineering Lead

  • 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, 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.

We are building a state-of-the-art Gigafactory that will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe and construction is set to begin in 2023. To make that happened we need the best to join the team early on! If you are experienced within Electrical Engineering/Power Systems, this opportunity is for you.

We are looking for a self-driven and technically competent leader to join our in-house construction design and engineering team. This position involves building and leading a team of Electrical Design Engineers focusing in the High to Medium voltage electrical systems for the Gigafactory. In joining us you will play an important role in building some of the first large scale European battery factories and in the transition to a carbon-free society.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading, mentoring and coaching of the junior electrical engineers within the Power system group.
  • Monitoring and balancing of resources both internal and external.
  • Reviewing and approving the electrical technical solutions in relation to High to Medium voltage requirements.
  • Developing a schedule and budget in alignment with the project execution plan and manage their deliverables through successful completion.
  • Ensure proper quality and design of equipment data sheets are produced in line with our internal procurement plan.
  • Develop and maintain the electrical operational procedures in relation to the medium to high voltage systems.

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!"

Skills & Requirements

We believe that you have:

  • Bachelors or Master’s in Electrical engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in electrical design/engineering for heavy industrial, manufacturing or process facilities such as pharmaceutical, data centers, oil & gas, automotive, food & beverage manufacturing, etc.
  • Experience with design, installation and/or commissioning in the field of MV and/or HV network and associated control and protection system.
  • Experience in leading design work from concept stage to issue for construction drawings.
  • Fluency in English. Valuable (but not required) if fluency in other languages, including Swedish.

Personal success factors:

  • Great communication skills as have constant interaction with team members and external parties such as contractors, vendors, authorities and auditor.
  • High work ethic, multi-tasker, strong analytical ability and attention to details, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexible, friendly, motivated to take on new challenges, has grit and a sense of humor.
  • Passionate & purpose driven - we work for a more sustainable future.
  • Highly organized and result driven.
  • Has a can do-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.

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, NOVO Energy, to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars.

Our Gigafactory in Gothenburg will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe, with a potential annual cell production capacity of up to 50 gigawatt hours (GWh) - thereby enabling a supply of batteries for approximately half a million Volvo and Polestar cars per year. Our state-of-the-art R&D facility will gather leading expertise from all over the world, to create the next generation battery cells.

You can read more about this joint venture in these press releases, here and here.

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

Frida Ottosson | Contact Person

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