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Equipment Electrical Engineer​

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

​​We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Electrical Design Engineer with extensive experience in manufacturing equipment design. The ideal candidate will possess a solid understanding of controls and safety standards, ensuring our manufacturing processes are both efficient and safe. This role is crucial to our operations in our state-of-the-art factories across Europe and North America.​

Key responsibilities

Overall areas of responsibility and activities.

  • Lead the effort to set electrical design guidelines for industrial manufacturing equipment, integrating advanced control systems and ensuring compliance with safety standards in Europe, North America, and wherever Northvolt operates.
  • Work closely with cross-discipline teams, including Manufacturing Engineering, R&D, Operations, and Maintenance, to understand process requirements, identify automation opportunities, and develop solutions that enhance efficiency, quality, and safety in battery cell manufacturing.
  • Conduct risk assessments, safety analyses, and validation testing to ensure the reliability, safety, and performance of automation systems in manufacturing environments, adhering to regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to junior engineers and technicians in automation design and troubleshooting, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the Automation team.
  • Support new product introductions, capacity expansions, and process improvements by collaborating with cross-discipline teams to implement solutions that meet business objectives and drive operational excellence.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in automation engineering and apply them to optimize manufacturing processes and equipment.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary, and base location is Västerås.

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

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, or related field. Advanced degree or relevant certifications are a plus.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in electrical design engineering, with a focus on manufacturing equipment design.
  • Proficiency in CAD software for electrical and mechanical design, including creating schematics, layouts, and equipment drawings (e.g., AutoCAD Electrical, EPLAN).
  • Knowledge of safety standards (e.g., ANSI, NFPA), risk assessment methodologies (e.g., FMEA, HAZOP), and regulatory requirements (e.g., OSHA, NEC) for automation systems in manufacturing.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex issues, identify root causes, and implement effective solutions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and project management skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-discipline teams and external partners.
  • Passion for clean energy technologies, sustainability, and innovation in manufacturing.

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!


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