We are looking for an exceptionally innovative and driven individual to join in our mission to build a greener future. This role is part of Northvolt’s Advanced Technology team based in Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in developing the next generation of battery technology, an even more sustainable and competitive product and contribute to the global transition towards a clean and carbon-neutral energy future.
About the job
You will be the Material Engineer responsible for pushing forward the materials and development of next-gen batteries using an advanced and sustainable chemistry. You will lead the development of key materials within the team for better cell performance, safety, and system integration. This role is located in a cross-functional, fast-paced and project-based environment and you will collaborate closely with the Cell Design and the Process team as well as supporting functions such as Supply Chain to ensure the availability of the best materials for cell production.
This battery project is part of our Advanced Technology project which aims to reinvent how a battery is designed and performs and thus requires an entrepreneurial spirit and innovative mindset to approach new problems which do not have a solution yet. You are expected to be very creative in finding solutions to push both yourself and your colleagues from various teams to ensure progress is made in the project. You need to be up to speed on constantly changing circumstances and evaluate proposed solutions from different stakeholders perspectives, making non-biased decisions that are the most beneficial overall.
About the team
You will join a fairly new effort and thus a small but dedicated team which will grow with the progress of this project. This role gives you the opportunity to be part of an exciting new project from the beginning and allows you to grow and take on additional responsibility fast. The team includes cell design engineers, material engineers, supply chain experts and technical project managers, however, this project requires cross-functional contribution across the entire organization which will be one of the main responsibilities of this role. In this position, you will join a passionate team that is driven by creating an even more sustainable product which will make a significant impact for Northvolt and the transition towards a greener future.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
The person we are looking for is intrinsically motivated by our mission, ambitious, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact for the future of energy and see the results of your work. Our organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humor.
Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.
Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.
We believe that you have :
A technical BSc/MSc degree in Chemistry, Material Science or similar
Excellent English written and oral skills
People-person and ability to build strong relationships
Ability to drive work independently and in a team environment to deliver results
Bonus points for:
Experience in Patent reviews and applications
Experience in Cathode development
World leading technique
Top specialists as team peers
Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture
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.