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Automation Engineering Manager

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

Northvolt has an exciting job possibility for an engineer specialized in the field of Automation.

You will be contributing in your area to building the first European battery factories which will play an essential role in the design and development of the large-scale battery factories, which will help the transformation to a carbon free society.

You will be part of the central automation engineering team that is responsible for designing and engineering the factory automation systems for the different Northvolt Gigafactories.

You will be working intimately with the design team to design and implement a highly automated production process. You will also be working intimately with the Software Engineering Team, responsible for the higher-level system such as MES, ERP and PLM. The production environment has very high demands on cleanliness, up-time to reach the set quality level, production efficiency and traceability. It will require a combination of proven technologies and design of new innovative solutions. We will work with the best solution providers globally.

In general, you have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative, and challenging automation projects with very high demand on accuracy and scale. We see that you have a proven track-record of successful implementation of advanced automation systems in relevant industries.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding and hands-on experience of integrating very diverse, complex, equipment into higher automation layers developing some of the most advanced control systems in the world. You work symbiotically with the Plant Design and Manufacturing Engineering teams, translating their inputs into crisp specifications and orchestrating the execution in an ecosystem of external suppliers and own developers.** **

Key responsibilities

Overall areas of responsibility and activities.

  • Develop the automation systems that are to be implemented in the production and logistics equipment in the factory as well as the relevant specifications and documentation.
  • Author and review Engineering Design Documentation (Specifications, Functional design, Logic diagrams, Test Cases, Test Records).
  • Identify and interact with key automation solution suppliers. Drive workshops and onboarding these suppliers to the Northvolt automation standards and collaborate with selected suppliers to implement state of the art automation systems.
  • Support and collaborate with equipment purchasing specialists and the project team to select the most proficient equipment suppliers from an automation perspective.
  • Responsible for the FATs of the equipment and supporting the commissioning of the equipment.
  • Organize and take part in internal training and workshops.
  • Cost estimations for projects and change requests. Provide input for quoting and planning works.
  • Code review and test of suppliers work within the projects to validate specified functionality and to ensure the quality and reliability of the data transferred from the equipment to the upper-level systems.
  • Contribute with the development of tools to aid the production, operations, and maintenance teams to run the most advanced and efficient production factory in the world.
  • Participate in R&D activities for piloting of new technologies and their suitability to production environments.
  • Define and improve the factory blueprint, general specifications and ways of working in collaboration with the extended automation and digitalization teams.
  • Contribute to technical improvements, development and optimization of software processes internally in the automation team.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

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

Please note that any applications submitted via email or direct messaging will not be considered.

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

Qualifications and experience

  • Degree in Electronics, Mechatronics, Electrical, Automation, Robotics, Software Engineering or similar.
  • Experience within Industrial Automation in process-driven or discrete manufacturing industries such as: Battery Cell, Automotive, Mining, Chemical, Paper, Semiconductors, Pharma, Food, Packaging, Warehouses, etc.
  • Experience of working with sensors, instrumentation, servo drives and motion technology.
  • Experience with PLC, SCADA, OPC connectivity and MES interfaces, especially using Siemens and Beckhoff systems.
  • Design of control systems architecture and PLC code delivering the desired system functionality.
  • Experience in writing technical documentation (Requirement specifications, Functional design, UML, Test Cases, Test Records).
  • Knowledge of European Directives and relevant ISO, IEC and safety standards.
  • Excellent stakeholder and supplier management.
  • Must be open to travel to the different Northvolt’s offices and factories and to supplier visits

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!

Julia Blom | Contact Person

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