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Factory Layout Engineer - Battery Cell Process & Equipment Engineering

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 13, 2024
  • Gothenburg
  • On-site
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 13, 2024
  • Gothenburg
  • On-site

Factory Layout Engineer
We are building a state-of-the-art Gigafactory that will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe. We are now looking for a Factory Layout Engineer to join our Engineering team!

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery.

Together, we have formed a joint venture, NOVO Energy, to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo cars.

Our Engineering team is coalition of specialists, engineers and technical project managers across a broad range of technical disciplines. Together they work toward the shared goal of scaling and industrializing the production of our lithium-ion battery technology that will help Volvo transform into a pure electric car manufacturer.

The team is currently focused on designing, planning and equipping a world class Gigafactory in time for start of production in 2026. This is an immense undertaking requiring the joint efforts and contributions of engineers working cross-functionally, with the ultimate goal of producing the world’s most sustainable lithium-ion batteries.

What you will do

As Factory Layout Engineer you will develop and deliver operationally excellent factory designs created together with Construction, Architecture and Equipment Manufacturing with an emphasis on cross-functional compatibility and technical modularity. You need to collect and translate the needs of construction, equipment engineering and logistic (material and people flow) into the newest 3D factory model pushing the frontier of modern factory design.

This role will place you right in the middle of construction- and manufacturing design, where you will coordinate everything that goes unto the factory floor and its interfaces with building and functions. You as a layout engineer tying it all together: serving as spider in the web we coordinate everything from operational requirements and process engineering to safety aspects and material logistic solutions.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overall layout responsible for assigned areas/buildings focusing on material handling and material flow.
  • Create, develop and follow up on factory, production and process designs in 3D and 2D CAD environments.
  • Conduct continuous multi-disciplinary, technical coordination to ensure a great holistic factory design.
  • Plan, prioritize and execute technical tasks within defined scope, delivering layouts and designs to highly demanding internal customers.
  • Support different stakeholders with fast layout solutions in a high-paced development process.

Skills & Requirements

To be successful in this role you have previously worked with Factory Layout designing. You have well-developed communication skills to allow frequent contact and continuous alignments with stakeholders. You approach problem-solving with a “can-do” attitude, discipline and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • BSc or MSc in Engineering, preferably within Production, Management/Logistics/Engineering, Process or Mechanical Engineering or similar.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in manufacturing or production development, specifically regarding factory layout, factory/production design, process design or similar.
  • Professional experience with 3D/2D Factory Design tools such as Autodesk Revit, Inventor, AutoCAD.
  • Great English written and oral skills to ensure efficient communication with all stakeholders.
  • Some experience/know-how in scripting/programming.

Merit if you have:

  • Experience/genuine interest in scripting/programming (C# and/or Python) is highly qualifying.
  • Know-how in good PLM-practices.
  • Intermediate mechanical CAD-skills.

Information about the recruitment process during the summer vacation period:
We would like to inform you that our recruitment process may take longer than usual due to the holiday season. We ask for your understanding as our lead times are extended during the summer, and we appreciate your patience. We will review your application as soon as possible and get back to you at the earliest opportunity.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to connecting with you!

Work with great people

Shintaro
Senior Director of Advanced Materials
"I was attracted to NOVO Energy and Sweden, after having seen the impressive growth of the European electric vehicle market where Northvolt’s work on sustainable batteries is already well-known."
Saman
Mechanical Engineering Manager
"Our mission to produce the world's greenest battery spoke to me. I feel I'm doing something to help the world towards sustainability. This is what drives my colleagues and gives us a shared purpose."
Aneta
Senior Construction Manager
"To me, it's exciting being part of this from the beginning and put down the cornerstone for a project of this size and scope. A once-in-a-lifetime experience and too fun of a challenge not to take on."
Carina
Senior Technical Project Manager
"I firmly believe that batteries are the future. We’re in an interesting time in history where everything we take for granted about cars will change. It's exciting being part of this technological leap."
Nikolaj
Construction Field Supervisor
"To build a factory producing the world’s greenest battery, accelerating the transition toward a sustainable future is why I want to be part of this. I feel lucky and proud helping it become reality."

Great Place to Work

  • International Environment

    International Environment

  • Leading Edge Technology

    Leading Edge Technology

  • Purpose

    Purpose

  • Flexible working hours

    Flexible working hours

  • Hybrid work

    Hybrid work

  • Collective agreement

    Collective agreement

About the company

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery. Together, we have formed a joint venture, NOVO Energy, to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo cars.

Our Gigafactory in Gothenburg will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe, with a potential annual cell production capacity of up to 50 gigawatt hours (GWh) - thereby enabling a supply of batteries for approximately half a million Volvo cars per year. Our state-of-the-art R&D facility will gather leading expertise from all over the world, to create the next generation battery cells.

You can read more about this joint venture in these press releases, here and here.

2022R&D facility established

2023Start of construction of Gigafactory in Gothenburg

2024Volvo Cars will source 15 GWh of battery cells per year from Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå

202550% of Volvo Cars’ global sales will be fully electric

2026Production start of Gigafactory in Gothenburg

2030Volvo Cars will offer only pure electric cars

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