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Cost Engineer - Automotive

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019
  • Stockholm

The electrification of cars, trucks and buses is one of the most extensive and disruptive industry transformations ever. Northvolt leads this change and aims to become the leading battery partner for the European automotive industry and set new benchmarks for sustainability and CO2 footprint.

Northvolt is now looking for a Cost Engineer to join the Automotive unit and be part of a team driving cost excellence on our battery products. You will work closely together with Projects, R&D, Purchasing and Operations to analyze and challenge cost assumptions and initiate & lead execution of cost improvement levers. You will be involved in the whole product life cycle, from product design, across the sample phases and to series production.

We believe you have a solid background from working with rigorous cost analysis and cost improvement projects, either as a consultant or within an industrial/product company. We believe you have a solid technical understanding to be able to collaborate with our technical experts, but also have a solid financial understanding to work with a product P&L. You have a track record of successfully managing cost project and achieving results. As a person we believe you are analytical, structured, love to execute plans and meet ambitious targets.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform overall analysis on material and manufacturing cost of products
  • Drive cost improvement projects cross-functionally in the organization
  • Involvement in product design phase to ensure design-to-cost focus
  • Build and develop green-field operational cost models for subcomponents in our products using internal and external insight
  • Involvement in customer discussions regarding product cost breakdown in RFQ phases

You will be part of the Automotive & Foundry BU and work closely with our Project managers, but also work with other departments such as R&D, Purchasing & Process. The role reports to our Director Pricing & Cost Excellence. You will be based in Stockholm or Västerås, and divide your time between our offices and travel occasionally to our customers in Europe.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

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Skills & Requirements


  • MSc engineering, preferably including business studies
  • 3-5 years experience working with product cost ownership or cost engineering in an industrial company, or 3-5 years of experience from management consulting or similar focusing on operations/supply chain
  • Successful history of executing projects, experience from working cross-functionally
  • Knowledge of battery technology is desirable
  • Start-up and growth company experience is a major advantage

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills in both technical and business environments
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressure multi-cultural environment
  • Thrive working within tight deadlines and excellent at time management
  • Have plenty of grit, a can-do attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit, a great eye for quality, a sense of humor and a curious mind

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!

Andreas Westerberg | Hiring Manager

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