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Validation Engineer - Li-ion Battery Cell Development

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

Northvolt is now looking for Validation Engineers to be part of our growing team. This is your chance to contribute to the development of the world's greenest and most sustainable Li-ion battery cell.

With your exhaustive experience in battery testing, you will play an integral role in the validation and qualification of our safe, long-lasting, high-performance and battery cells. This includes taking the responsibility for project deliveries and report to both internal and external stakeholders. You will also work with a broad perspective from high-level prerequisites and concept development in the early phases to the later project phases managing planning, development and delivery.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, direct and follow up on project-related testing activities
  • Ensure delivery of the project activities
  • Perform and develop tests together with the team
  • Design of new test methods
  • Analyze and present test results
  • Support set up of test facilities
  • Help the team to perform and innovate
  • Facilitate communication and clarification of technical requirements between customers and Northvolt's internal stakeholders

Apply with CV in English and your complete LinkedIn profile. Full-time employment, fixed salary. The role requires traveling within Europe and to Asia.

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


  • MSc or above degree within Electrochemical, Material, Electrical or Mechanical field or comparable work experience
  • More than 3 years of experience from the development and testing of secondary batteries, lithium-ion based technologies would be a plus
  • Excellent communication skills as you will be in constant interaction with international customers and team members from both the technical and business development side
  • Proven results in meeting customer requirements and expectations
  • Recognize the risk of cell/battery development and production
  • Experience with Li-ion Cell Lifetime and Performance testing and/or Safety and Environmental testing
  • Knowledgeable in test design and setup
  • Confident in data analysis and presentation

Experience with automotive projects

Basic understanding of Li-ion battery materials, production, characterization and electrochemical evaluation

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English is written and oral skills, Japanese is highly evaluated and Korean and German a big plus
  • Ability to work under high pressure with tight deadlines
  • Strong organization skills and used to manage a range of activities simultaneously
  • Experience from start-up environment is a plus
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor

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 was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery cell, with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy. Northvolt’s team of experts is building the next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, it will be Europe’s largest battery cell factory and produce 32 GWh worth of capacity annually.

The future needs high-quality, green batteries. And it needs lots of them.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a busy, fast moving environment, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. We are 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 are also preparing for upcoming positions at the main factory, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå.

We want to work with experienced battery experts as well as talented and purpose driven people from all kinds of disciplines to make this happen. Those of us already on board share a bold streak and a passion for our mission. We are prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!


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