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Senior Wastewater Process Engineer

We are looking for an experienced senior process engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our passionate CAM (Cathode Active Materials) team based in Skellefteå or Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing CAM and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

In Västerås, we are currently developing and industrialising Northvolt’s next generation li-ion CAM. In joining us you will play an important role in validating, scaling-up and designing the process required to produce this new material. In Skellefteå, you will be a key member in the team that executes and drives the start-up of the first full-scale Northvolt production plant. Northvolt keeps growing in Sweden and abroad, and you can be part of leading the global transition to a more sustainable world.

About the Job

As a senior process engineer within the CAM wastewater area you will be required to take ownership of:

  • Acting as the technical authority for CAM wastewater treatment within the larger Northvolt organization
  • Technical accountability for process design of CAM wastewater facilities within Northvolt including;
    • Industrialization of CAM process and concepts to meet long term objectives
    • Development of technology and process improvements for existing and future facilities
    • Ensure process design is according to latest most efficient/developed technology
    • Ensure that process design conforms to all safety and environmental standards
    • Drive process commissioning, start-up and have over to production of new facilities
  • Establishment and running of relevant processes and forums to control process engineering deliverables throughout all project phases
  • Lead process design engagement with EPCM contractors to ensure that CAM deliverables are met in CAPEX projects, both green and brownfield
  • Lead and participate in vendor inspections, FATs and SATS ensure that process equipment conforms to functional requirements
  • Supplier and vendor engagement with a focus on long term relationship development


  • BSc or MSc-degree in Chemical or Process Engineering
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience post qualification, ideally within a design and/or EPCM environment
  • Proven core process engineering skills, including industrial wastewater treatment design, commissioning and start-up experience
    • Chemical precipitation, evaporation, crystallisation, Ultra filtration, Reverse Osmosis, dissolved air flotation and solids handling processes
  • Experience in pCAM and CAM wastewater experience will be a plus
  • Successful track record of leading process improvement projects in a production factory is advantageous
  • Experience and interest in the manufacturing industry is a plus
  • Familiar with DOE, SPS and QA troubleshooting tools is beneficial
  • Proven supervisory and leadership skills
  • Successful track record of leading process development and project establishment in early initiation phase including feasibility basic and value engineering practices in complex chemical processes
  • Experience from scaling production in a fast-growing environment, ideally in the battery industry, mineral processing, chemical manufacturing, Pharma, Paper & Pulp, Electrochemical or similar industry

Full-time employment, fixed salary. The planned starting date is as soon as possible. You will be based in Västerås or Skellefteå, depending on which team you join.

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

Specific Skills/Abilities

Responsibilities including industrial process design, mass and energy balances, product quality analysis, technology development and execution of projects. You will play an important role in the interface with equipment suppliers, engineering contractors, chemical experts, environmental engineers, production teams and Northvolt factory design teams to efficiently integrate the latest cathode chemistry and technology into the factory design. Preferably, you have experience in the field, or closely related chemical industry.

The persons we are looking for are team players, curious, and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and talents who make things happen.

The Process Engineering team is working both in Västerås and Skellefteå in Sweden.

Skills & Requirements

  • English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and result driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Has a "can-do" attitude with problem-solving skills and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work well with others in an international team environment, as well as independently
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit, and a sense of humour
  • Passionate & purpose driven

Bonus points for:

  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry
  • Fluency in other languages (Japanese, Swedish, Chinese, French)
  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

  • 4 semaines de vacances / 4 weeks of vacation

  • Journées maladie illimitées / Unlimited sick days

  • Programme de parts / Employee Stock Option Program


  • Compte Frais Employés / Employee Spending Account

  • Télémédecine / Telemedicine

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.

Daniel Basson | Contact Person

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