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Material Engineer - Cathode

  • Västerås
  • Västerås

Northvolt has an exciting job possibility for experienced Cathode Material Engineers, specialized in Li-ion battery technology. You will be contributing from start to finish in building one of the first large scale European battery factories, which will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

With a thorough understanding of design and manufacturing engineering of cathode material process you will be also deeply involved in the process of optimization, the iterative work leading to the highest yield rate for the production and the optimization of material characteristics. You will serve as technical expert for buyers, strategic suppliers and technical team members.

The Cathode Material Engineer, with specialization in Li-ion battery technology will work closely with members within the R&D and Evaluation & Analysis team.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design and development of cathode materials for lithium-ion battery cells

  • Characterization and validation of cathode materials for lithium-ion battery cells

  • Work with external suppliers, institutes, and academic organizations

  • Provide engineering support to process teams for manufacturing process

The role requires traveling, mainly within Asia.

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


  • MSc or PhD in Chemical/Material/Electrical Engineering, and Chemistry/Physics

  • Demonstrated expertise and success in the development of cathode materials

  • Must condition 5+ years experience in R&D and manufacturing engineering of cathode materials company

  • Experience in high Ni NCM and NCA cathode materials or similar

  • Experience in surface engineering (doping/coating) of cathode materials

  • Experience in precursor design

  • Experience in scale-up of production (PP/MP)

  • Experience in characterization and evaluation of cathode materials

  • Experience in design and development of batteries/cell

  • Expertise in high-level XRD analysis of cathode materials

  • Strong background from technical culture and proven engineering excellence in relevant field(s)

  • Experience working with international colleagues and customers

  • Must worked in multi-cultural environment

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills

  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management.

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently.

  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment (start-up).

  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour.

  • Passionate & purpose driven.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

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 batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We're also hiring for our two gigafactories: Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden, and Northvolt Zwei in Salzgitter, Germany. We want to work with smart individuals 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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