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Material Engineer/Senior Material Engineer – Sodium Ion Batteries (Component Responsible)

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

We are looking for an exceptionally innovative and driven individual to join in our mission to build a greener future. This role is part of Northvolt’s sodium ion team based in Västerås and Stockholm. By joining us, you will be a key player in developing the next generation of battery technology, an even more sustainable and competitive product and contribute to the global transition towards a clean and carbon-neutral energy future.

About the job

You will be the Material Engineer responsible for pushing forward the development of one component in the development of next-gen batteries using an advanced and sustainable chemistry. You will lead the development of either anode, cathode, electrolyte, separators, binders, conductives or mechanical components within the team for better cell performance, safety, and system integration. This role is located in a cross-functional, fast-paced and project-based environment and you will collaborate closely with the Cell Design and the Process team as well as supporting functions such as Supply Chain to ensure the availability of the best sodium ion materials for cell production.

We aim to reinvent how a battery is designed and performs and thus we require an entrepreneurial spirit and innovative mindset to approach new problems which do not have a solution yet. You are expected to be very creative in finding solutions to push both yourself and your colleagues from various teams to ensure progress is made in the project. You need to be up to speed on constantly changing circumstances and evaluate proposed solutions from different stakeholders perspectives, making non-biased decisions that are the most beneficial overall.

About the team

You will join a fairly new effort and thus a small but dedicated team which will grow with the progress of this project. This role gives you the opportunity to be part of an exciting new project from the beginning and allows you to grow and take on additional responsibility fast. The team includes cell design engineers, material engineers, supply chain experts and technical project managers, however, this project requires cross-functional contribution across the entire organization which will be one of the main responsibilities of this role. In this position, you will join a passionate team that is driven by creating an even more sustainable product which will make a significant impact for Northvolt and the transition towards a greener future.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create research plans for materials, formulate, perform experiments, analyze data, present results
  • Drive material development initiatives assembling coin and pouch cells
  • Scout for new materials and suppliers
  • Technically review materials and their suppliers
  • Support in quality method development and risk assessments
  • File and review patent applications

The person we are looking for is intrinsically motivated by our mission, ambitious, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact for the future of energy and see the results of your work. Our organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humor.

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. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile. Please specify your component/ material of expertise

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

We believe that you have:

  • A technical BSc/MSc/PhD degree in Chemistry, or similar
  • At least 3 years experience working on a material category for Li-ion or Na-ion, K-ion technology
  • Experience in analyzing materials
  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • At least 2 years industrial experience from the development and testing of secondary batteries
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • People-person and ability to build strong relationships
  • Ability to drive work independently and in a team environment to deliver results
  • Can-do attitude and “not afraid to get hands dirty”

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in chemical material synthesis, processing and testing
  • Experience in patent reviews and applications
  • Experience with new battery chemistries and 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

  • RPDB / DPSP

  • 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!


Rika Kato | Contact Person

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