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Senior Cell Design Engineer

  • Västerås
  • Västerås

Northvolt has an exciting job possibility for experienced engineer specialized in the field of Li-ion Battery Cell Development. 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.

We are looking for experienced Cell Design Engineers with specialization in Li-ion technology to work within our R&D and Test & Validation teams.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing advanced lithium-ion battery cells for Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles and other applications
  • Plan, structure and implement design for Li-ion cells
  • Analyzing test data and to improve battery properties and/or managements system
  • Development of large-scale manufacturing process as Project Leader and/or Laboratory experience.
  • Construct cell assembly test line
  • Introduce and evaluate materials for improvement of battery life and safety performance

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


  • PhD or MSc in Mechanical/Chemical/Physical/Electrochemical Engineering
  • At least 10 years of practical experience from Li-Ion Battery Cell development at battery company.
  • Experience in specific customer projects
  • Experience from Cell Design and development of Lithium Ion cells is a must.
  • Extensive experience of Battery devices fabrication and testing
  • Work experience with Cylindrical/Prismatic batteries and more in the specific components as well such as Separators/Electrodes
  • Experience from R&D laboratory.
  • Experience with Lithium-ion battery performance and safety.
  • Strong background from technical culture and proven engineering excellence.
  • Must have worked in a multi-cultural environment and have a successful history with International working culture.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of cathode and anode materials
  • Excellent English skills(both written and oral), Japanese is highly evaluated.
  • 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 was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery cell, with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy. Northvolt’s team of experts is building the next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, it will be Europe’s largest battery cell factory and produce 32 GWh worth of capacity annually.

The future needs high-quality, green batteries. And it needs lots of them.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a busy, fast moving environment, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. We are 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 are also preparing for upcoming positions at the main factory, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå.

We want to work with experienced battery experts as well as talented and purpose driven people from all kinds of disciplines to make this happen. Those of us already on board share a bold streak and a passion for our mission. We are prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Miki Fukuyama | Hiring Manager

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