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Senior Electrical Engineer - Discharge

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Senior Electrical E ngineer – Discharge in the field of battery recycling to join our passionate team in Västerås.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery recycling facilities. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free and resource efficient society.

Northvolt is now looking for a Senior Engineer within electrical discharge for our recycling operations. The purpose of this process is to deep discharge battery packs and modules, as preparation for dismantling or crushing/sorting.

As Senior Engineer Electrical Discharge, you will have deep knowledge in process design, equipment handling, operations and, control design etc. You will play an important role in dealing with equipment vendors and collaborating with Northvolt’s factory design team to efficiently integrate the process into the factory. You have extensive experience in battery testing (pack, module) and have been driving innovative, and challenging improvement projects. You are a team player, curious and eager to learn.

Key tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Develop deep discharge methodologies and equipment
  • Define together with the team safety procedures and limits.
  • Provide training and technical support to process operators.
  • Implement and support standardized processes.
  • Support delivery on BU's innovation objectives.

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

Education and Experience:

  • MSc degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • In depth knowledge in Battery System Architecture and Discharge.
  • Qualified to work in high-voltage environments.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience within battery testing or in a related field.
  • Successful track record of leading process improvement projects in a production factory.

Specific Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent English written and verbal skills, Swedish is a plus.
  • Exceptionally good problem-solving skills.
  • Hands-on mentality.
  • An eye for details.
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations.
  • Has a "can do" attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently.
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, friendliness, drive, grit and a sense of humor.

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.


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