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Senior Technical Safety Engineer

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

We are looking for an experienced senior technical safety 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. 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 technical safety engineer within the CAM team you will be required work on a variety of projects across all project phases.

Overall responsibilities include:

  • Development of ways of working and roadmaps to drive the implementation of technical safety across the CAM team
  • Coordinate and provide expert technical support for technical safety activities in compliance with international and local standards to Production, Maintenance, and Projects
  • Be an expert in hazardous area classification, emergency escape route, fire & gas detection and protection, emergency management, noise & vibration study, contamination, safety equipment specification, waste assessment etc.

  • Give technical safety inputs throughout the development of project lifecycle (FEED, Detailed Design, Construction, Commissioning, and plant Start-up) for major capital Projects and R&D projects.

  • Support application of local rules, international standards, and best practices for hazard identification and risk management

  • Review specifications, design, and supply of equipment in technical safety discipline to ensure compliance with safety, permitting, and company procedures

  • Participate in, and have experience in coordinating/facilitating risk assessments sessions such as HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA and other safety studies

  • Be knowledgeable in Occupational Safety, Environmental Safety, SIMOPs, Pre-start up safety review, Asset integrity, Human factor engineering, Safety in Design, incident investigations, root cause analysis, Management of change, reliability and efficiency, third-party services, and compliance assurance

  • Ensure that design meets all Technical Safety requirements and maintains risks to as low as reasonably practicable
  • Actively maintain own competence according to standards and pursue continuous professional development and self-awareness of relevant regulatory framework, legislation changes, initiatives, and industry technology developments

Process in design:

  • Establish design basis guidelines for process design in dedicated process areas
  • Follow-up contractor process design and deliverables
  • Participate/contribute to HAZID/HAZOP/LOPA/design reviews (or equivalent)
  • Ensure process design is in accordance to national and international standards
  • Ensure process design is according to latest most efficient/developed technology, or at minimum according to requirements set by the project business case

Process in commissioning and start-up:

  • Ensure the process areas are well commissioned and checked out
  • Ensure that all technical safety requirements are met before hand over to production

Process in operation and production:

  • Drive process improvement projects for existing production facilities
  • Follow-up design improvements for identified safety concerns in TIA systems

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 technical safety into the factory and process design.

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 Process Engineering team is working both in Skellefteå in Sweden.

Full-time employment, fixed salary. The planned starting date is as soon as possible.

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, Production or Mechanical Engineering
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant technical and technical safety experience in Chemical Engineering industry/field
  • Professional certification in technical safety, risk management, loss prevention is preferred
  • Work experience within the design, production and/or EPCM environment would be advantageous
  • Proven core technical safety engineering skills
  • Strong knowledge of technical safety regulations and industry standards
  • Experience and interest in the manufacturing industry is a plus
  • Familiar with DOE, SPS and QA troubleshooting tools is beneficial
  • Successful track record of leading technical safety development and project establishment in early initiation phase including feasibility basic and value engineering practices in complex chemical processes
  • Successful track record of leading technical improvement projects in a production factory is advantageous

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

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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