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Systems Engineer/Technical Project Leader - Battery Systems

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

Northvolt is right now looking for a Technical Project Leader, a.k.a. Systems Engineer, to join our Battery Systems team. You will be given the opportunity to develop High Performance li-ion battery systems as well as being a part of building the first European large-scale lithium-ion battery factory.

We are searching for candidates with strong engineering knowledge and experience in Battery Systems and project team leadership to contribute to our technology development in the field.

You have experience delivering Li-ion batteries for one or several of our key markets: stationary Energy Storage Systems, Industrial Applications or Automotive, with hands-on execution of such projects. The knowledge of the overall system design of the applications will be useful in integrating and developing solutions from various technology disciplines like Control System Design, Electrical Design, Mechanical Design, Thermal Design, etc.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive and architect the System Design development for a safe, smart and cost-optimized solution

  • Guide and lead the engineering project team for the module and pack design

  • Develop state-of-the art battery solutions by challenging existing industry solutions

  • Optimize the integration of Northvolt battery cells into Northvolt battery systems

  • Work hand-in-hand with Customer Project Managers and New Product Development project managers to provide engineering deliverables according to product & project development processes and specific project requirements

  • Execute engineering tasks defined within projects to meet milestones, budget and specifications

At Northvolt we all work tightly together with a low level of hierarchy, and we encourage different backgrounds and levels of experience. What we all have in common is that we are bold, passionate and in whatever area we are working in we do it with excellence. Do you have what it takes to be a part of our team?

To be a part of this unique opportunity apply with a cover letter (mandatory) and a CV (or your complete LinkedIn profile). Please add to your application how you can contribute with your background to Northvolt and enable the future of energy.

Full time employment, fixed salary.

Location: Stockholm

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical engineering or a related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level

  • +5 years of experience in battery systems technologies, preferably Li-ion technology, one of our key applications markets.

  • Experience working in a project environment as a Technical Project Leader, with accountability over the overall technical deliverables and to manage a team constituted of internal engineers and external consultants

  • Ability to work with and manage expectations of internal and external customers, such as automotive manufacturers or electric utilities.

  • Excellent analytical skills, especially in the field of functional safety and safety critical systems

  • Excellent English written and oral skills. Swedish a plus.

  • 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

  • Your personal characteristics can be flexibility, quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour. You are also passionate & purpose driven – you want to join us on the journey of enabling the future of energy!

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Start-up possibilities

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant & Team Training Tuesdays

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.

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!

Xavier Frère | Hiring Manager

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