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Senior Chemical Process Engineer - Precursor

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

We are looking for senior process engineers 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

CAM production is divided into different process areas. In the CAM Precursor process area, we are currently looking for senior process engineers to work with research and development as well as process engineering:

Senior Process Engineer – Technology R&D

In the Technology R&D role, you will be working with research and development of technology and process improvements for existing and future Precursor Cathode Active Material (pCAM) production facilities, including:

  • Cooperate with vendors and universities for R&D and building long term relationships.
  • Explore and evaluate new technologies to produce pCAM, to secure and extend Northvolt’s technology and cost leadership.
  • Manage the timeline of technology upgrades and present your results to management levels and other project stakeholders.
  • Industrialization of pCAM process and concepts to meet long term objectives.
  • Collaborate with Raw Material Supply, Electrode Validation, Material R&D and Procurement to execute and update Technology Development Roadmap.

Senior Process Engineer – Process Engineering

In the Process Engineering role, you will be working as technical authority in process engineering and commissioning of pCAM process plants, including:

  • Lead interface with equipment suppliers, engineering contractors, material experts, environmental engineers, production teams, procurement and project management to efficiently integrate the latest pCAM chemistry and technology into the factory design in all project phases, both brownfield and greenfield.
  • Lead and participate in vendor inspections, FATs and SATs to ensure that process equipment conforms to functional requirements.
  • Ensure that process design conforms to all safety and environmental standards, and utilizes lessons learnt from previous projects.
  • Lead process commissioning, start-up and handover to production organization.

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 CAM Precursor process team is working both in Västerås and Skellefteå in Sweden.

Apply with CV in English.

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


  • BSc or MSc-degree in Chemical/Process, Material Science, or related field.
  • Preferably 6+ years of relevant work experience post qualification, ideally within a R&D, Design and/or EPCM environment.
  • Proven core process engineering skills, including process development, design, commissioning and start-up experience.
  • Preferably experience with inorganic chemistry, hydrometallurgy, crystallization/precipitation, solid/liquid separation, dryers and solid handling.
  • Experience with pCAM/CAM, other battery materials or metal hydroxides/oxides will be a plus.
  • Familiar with DOE planning, process data analysis and QA troubleshooting is beneficial.
  • 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

Specific skills and abilities:

  • English written and oral skills
  • Organized and result driven
  • 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

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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