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Lead Electrical Design Engineer (m/w/d)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Heide
  • On-site
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Heide
  • On-site

We are looking for an experienced Lead Electrical Design Engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent engineering team based in Heide, Germany. By joining us, you will be a key player and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job

You will be responsible for preparing, reviewing or coordinating the electrical design for the Northvolt Drei gigafactory.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation or reviewing of power system studies such as load flows, short circuit studies, arc flash and protection coordination studies and transient stability studies
  • Preparation or reviewing of electrical equipment load schedules, to size and design the electrical equipment
  • Gathering the electrical design requirements from the different disciplines
  • Coordinating between electrical design and other discipline designs including the review and approval of associated electrical drawings
  • Attendance in inter-disciplinary BIM/model reviews or 2D drawing reviews
  • Attendance in design meetings
  • Client representative at FATs for electrical equipment
  • Creation or reviewing of SLDs, schematics, electrical design procedures, electrical design specifications and associated typical drawings
  • Technical support to procurement and construction
  • Client representative during the SAT/commissioning of the electrical switchgear
  • Creation of the electrical operational procedures
  • Handover of the electrical plant to the Electrical Operations & Maintenance manager

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You have great communication skills as have constant interaction with team members and external parties such as contractors, vendors, authorities, and auditors. You have a high work ethic, multi-tasker, strong analytical ability and attention to details, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. You are passionate & purpose driven - we work for a more sustainable future. You are highly organized and result driven. You have a can do-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Qualities that we cherish are flexible, friendly, motivated to take on new challenges, has grit and a sense of humour.

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.

Join our dedicated team, and take on this challenging role to contribute to the successful execution of a major capital project in Germany. Apply now and be part of an exciting journey towards innovation and engineering excellence.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.

Please note that candidates considered for employment with NV may be subject to a mandatory background check process.

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

We believe that you have :

  • Bachelors or master’s degree in electrical engineering or chartered electrical engineer
  • Experience with HV, MV and LV network design
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in Advanced Manufacturing or similar industry
  • Fluency in English (German would be an advantage)
  • Computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Has designed power distribution systems to meet demanding requirements on reliability, availability, and maintainability
  • Understands how to utilize the possibilities of integrating a battery electrical energy storage as a peak-shaving and back-up system to optimize the factory power demands

Bonus points for:

  • Experience using power systems simulation software e.g. ETAP, SKM Powertools, Dlgsilent, ERACS, EDSA, Neplan etc.
  • Good theoretical basis for electrical calculations (sizing of cables, transformers, PFC, motor starting, load studies, load flows, short circuit calculations, harmonic studies, and earth grid designs)
  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment

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.

Marta Fabin | Contact Person

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