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Technical Project Leader (Automotive) - Battery Systems

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Technical Project Leader (Automotive) to join our growing Battery Systems team in Stockholm.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in taking part of developing li-ion battery systems to electromobility applications within the automotive segment. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

At Battery Systems within Northvolt, we develop full Li-ion battery systems including both cooling system and software. We are now in the stage of designing and industrializing our concept and therefore we are looking for a Technical Project Leader to take responsibility the full way from design to manufacturing of our solution.


  • Support functional and geometric integration of all components on battery module and battery system level
  • Support preparation of specifications and, if required, supplier specifications for the entire battery system and sub-systems (Requirements Engineering)
  • Ownerships of part or the energy storage systems (ESS), and working with suppliers and design engineering team to achieve effective, innovative, lightweight designs
  • Providing attribute delivery support and managing releases for ESS, and supporting assembly, simulation, and supplier management
  • Participating in vehicle level meetings for ESS integration into wider Powertrain systems and vehicle.
  • Due to the package and spatial constraints, working closely with ESS component suppliers, Customer Concept team, Digital Mock-Up team, to ensure the systems meet programme targets
  • Required involvement in test and validation tasks and assessment of results (DVP preparation, planning and implementation)
  • Support preparation of battery test specifications based on relevant regulations and international/customer standards and requirements
  • Liaise with relevant teams to direct battery design tasks (i.e. simulation, component engineers, testing, suppliers and manufacturing)
  • Support the preparation of battery system and component quality documentation (boundary diagrams, P diagrams, robustness check lists, FMEAs and test plans)
  • Support preparation of design development plans - time schedules, work flow in the scope of serial projects and prototype projects

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements



  • Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or similar (minimum 2:1)
  • Excellent understanding of HV battery design fundamentals including safety standards and regulations
  • Basic understanding of cell construction and chemistries
  • Experience in system design and testing of battery packs, preferably in the automotive or commercial vehicle industries
  • Strong communication, teamwork and leading abilities
  • Good written and oral English and competent presentation skills
  • Willing to travel


  • Project Management experience
  • Member of a relevant professional institute (e.g. IET, IMechE)
  • Driving license
  • Chartered / Professional Engineer status

To be a part of this unique opportunity apply with CV and cover letter 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, benefits TBD (start-up), position based in Stockholm with frequent travels.

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!


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