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Process Automation Engineer

Northvolt’s mission is to build the world’s greenest battery with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy.

Do you have what it takes to enable the future of energy?

Northvolt Materials business unit is right now looking for a senior automation engineer that will take responsible for driving the development of our future SCADA layer. You will work with a variety of stakeholders and projects, support existing setups as well as be part of the automation team for our new sites. In the expansion projects, you are expected to take a leading role in defining requirements and design of the SCADA solutions in collaboration with the rest of the automation team and suppliers. In addition to above, you will be given the opportunity to contribute to our overall strategy connected to SCADA and control system, working closely with the rest of the process automation team to ensure alignment across the whole automation layer.

Process automation is a vital part of making the world’s greenest battery and it is important that you take an active role in fitting this part into the big picture for battery recycling as well as active materials development. For example, we are building one of the first European large-scale lithium-ion battery recycling plant together with Northolt’s active material production plant. And as being one of the first into the team, you will be given the opportunity to take part in building the team and develop the team's ways of working.

Some of the things you will do:

  • Develop our current SCADA/DCS landscape and work together with the local teams to improve existing solutions
  • Be part of expansion projects and partake in the design of the SCADA and control systems
  • Work closely with the process engineers and operations to capture requirements and design suitable solutions
  • Supplier and stakeholder management
  • Collaborate with other IT and OT experts within the company to design optimal solutions

In general you have a long experience in the field and have been part in driving large, innovative and challenging process automation projects with high demands on industrialization and scaling. Your personal characteristics can be flexibility, quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a great team spirit. You are also passionate & purpose driven – you want to join us on the journey of enabling the future of energy!

At Northvolt we all work tightly together with a low level of hierarchy, and we encourage different backgrounds and levels of experience. What we all have in common is that we are bold, passionate and in whatever area we are working in we do it with excellence. Do you have what it takes to be a part of our team?

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and improve our existing SCADA and DCS system layer
  • Incorporate lessons learned and requirements from local automation teams into the central SCADA/DCS strategy and requirements
  • Be part of our expansion projects, partake in the work for the SCADA requirements and align those with the rest of the organization
  • Supplier and stakeholder management

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

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


  • Bachelor degree in Electronic/Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Computing, Software Engineering, or similar.
  • Strong field experience from process automation
  • Deeper knowledge from SCADA and PLC systems , such as Siemens, ABB and others.
  • Experience with suppliers and commissioning of industrial systems
  • Passionate by solving complex problems with technology in a simple yet innovative way
  • Experience from working in multi-cultural environment

Bonus points for:

  • Experience from Chemical & hydrometallurgical, refining facility, mineral processing or similar industry that includes electrical process systems
  • Hands-on experience of ABB 800xA, WinCC OA Unified development and/or Ignition
  • Fluency in other languages

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, sustainable, and high-quality cells and battery systems. Built to enable the future of energy.

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 the world’s greenest batteries.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re looking for smart people 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!

Patrick Weir | Contact Person

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