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Equipment Electrical Engineer - Battery Cell Process & Equipment Engineering

We are building a state-of-the-art Gigafactory that will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe. We are now looking for an Equipment Electrical Engineer to join our Engineering team!

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 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.

What You Will Do

You will be part of the NOVO Energy Engineering team, the overall purpose of this role is to ensure integration and operation of process and machinery equipment within battery manufacturing facilities. To succeed you will need to coordinate and collaborate with cross-functional teams and suppliers. You will work in close collaboration with our experts in Facility & EPC team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Design, review and verify electrical systems, control cabinets and safety circuits for process and machinery equipment, supplied by various international suppliers.
  • Designing electrical interfaces, ensuring compatibility between equipment and facility, improving automation and control systems, and implementing energy-saving measures.
  • Maintain equipment electrical documentation, including schematics, drawings, specifications, installation and commissioning procedures and maintenance manuals.
  • Identify and mitigate electrical hazards, implement safety features, and provide guidance on safe operation and maintenance practices.
  • Contribute to safe operations and participate in knowledge transfer workshops and internal education within NOVO Energy.

Your Background
To be successful in this role you have experience within Industrial Automation in process-driven industries such as: mining, paper mill, semiconductors, fine chemicals, pharma, food or similar. You have good experience in writing technical documentations such as electrical safety requirement specifications, instructions, diagrams.
As a person you are self-going, solution oriented with excellent problem-solving skills. You have the ability to work well with others in a multi-cultural team environment, as well as independently. Furthermore, we see that you have an eye for details with high sense of quality. We believe that you have:

  • BSc or MSc in electrical engineering or equivalent
  • Knowledge of electrical engineering principles, control systems and instrumentation relevant to the equipment
  • Knowledge about regulations, directives, standards (ex. EN 60204-1)
  • Experience of E-Plan alternatively Autocad, Elprocad, Elmaster etc.
  • Experience in troubleshooting control system is an added advantage

Work with great people

Shintaro
Senior Director of Advanced Materials
"I was attracted to NOVO Energy and Sweden, after having seen the impressive growth of the European electric vehicle market where Northvolt’s work on sustainable batteries is already well-known."
Saman
Mechanical Engineering Manager
"Our mission to produce the world's greenest battery spoke to me. I feel I'm doing something to help the world towards sustainability. This is what drives my colleagues and gives us a shared purpose."
Aneta
Senior Construction Manager
"To me, it's exciting being part of this from the beginning and put down the cornerstone for a project of this size and scope. A once-in-a-lifetime experience and too fun of a challenge not to take on."
Carina
Senior Technical Project Manager
"I firmly believe that batteries are the future. We’re in an interesting time in history where everything we take for granted about cars will change. It's exciting being part of this technological leap"
Nikolaj
Construction Field Supervisor
"To build a factory producing the world’s greenest battery, accelerating the transition toward a sustainable future is why I want to be part of this. I feel lucky and proud helping it become reality."

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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