We are building a world-class team of technologists for R&D into next-generation battery cells, and we are looking for a Battery Cell Development Project Manager to make it happen. Your main responsibility will be owning battery cell development projects from start to finish: from lab to commercial deployment.
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.
You will be part of the NOVO R&D team based in Gothenburg. We develop state of the art battery cells for our customer Volvo Cars, from initial customer requirement to mass production. Development is done in close collaboration with our partner Northvolt.
What You'll Do
This role will drive dedicated work packages to enable development and industrialization of a customized battery meeting Volvo’s performance, quality, and cost requirements. As a Cell Development Project Manager, we expect you to have previously managed complex technical development programs within the automotive industry, preferably within battery technology. This role will require frequent travel to Northvolt Labs in Västerås, our partner in developing cells, for at least the first 2 years.
Key responsibilities include , but are not limited to:
You seek the truth in a complex and fast-moving technical environment. You make sure your word is always defensible, and present your findings honestly, precisely, and with facts to back you up. You’re able to motivate and inspire a team across multiple lines of reporting for the duration of multi-year projects. You collaborate with technical teams to problem-solve: find root causes, develop a plan to fix them, and then execute the plan.
You have worked through the entire arc of automotive product development, from prototype to production. Ideally, you’ve worked pre-prototype too: from lab to A-sample. You know manufacturing and understand the tempo of a factory and all its complex interfaces (and how to develop a product that works, at scale, in a factory).
You are flexible, meticulous, curious, and eager to learn from others. You have a strong technical background and have worked close to cutting-edge R&D teams.
Skills & Requirements:
Leading Edge Technology
Flexible working hours
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.
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