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Test & Validation Manager (m/f/d) - Germany

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Test & Validation Manager (m/f/d) to join our passionate team in Braunschweig.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

The Test & Validation Manager (m/f/d) will be in charge of development and execution of product test and validation strategy in order to meet project and customer requirements. Responsible for leading technical work streams in planning and installation of Test and Validation Center.

As leader (m/f/d) of the unit you will have the opportunity to build a competent and dependable team from scratch, capable to scale Northvolt’s operations in Germany and beyond. You will be in charge of setting up and executing the long term test and validation plan reporting to the Head of Quality.

Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

  • Set up Test and Validation planning for entire factory.
  • Development of intelligent cycling strategy for continues data analyzing.
  • Resource planning and ramp up execution of Test & Validation Center.
  • Execute FAT, installation, commissioning and SAT of equipment and instrumentation including training for test team personnel in accordance to project delivery milestones.
  • Work in the expansion project and contribute to planning and execution of the project.
  • Work closely with and progress the project together with Northvolt experts and specialists from technical, R&D, procurement, quality, construction areas
  • Plan and execute testing of cells in different phases of development and mass production.
  • Develop working procedures and structures for the test team.
  • Drive continuous improvement and development of methodology and technology.
  • Provide technical expertise, guidance and training to junior staff and technicians.
  • Develop relevant new test methodology and equipment together with Validation and QC team.
  • Experience from working with new software and driving automation of testing and data evaluation-
  • Work with Digitisation team to secure traceability, data collection and reporting.
  • Making sure we meet and exceed all security targets.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • Experience with R&D, li-ion battery testing and high voltage testing is highly preferred.
  • Technical leadership and coordinating skills in a highly flexible and frequent changing environment are a must.
  • Experience working with different standards and testing for certification for li-ion batteries.
  • Exceptionally good problem-solving skill.
  • Experience in installation, commissioning and acceptance testing of equipment.

Specific Skills

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, German/Swedish is a plus.
  • Highly organized and result-driven.
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations.
  • Has a “can do” attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management.
  • Open to travel.
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment.
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.
  • Passionate and purpose driven - we enable the future of energy.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Start-up possibilities

  • Wellness Grant

  • Newly renovated office in city center.

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 and Northvolt Zwei in Germany.

The Northvolt–Volkswagen Group joint venture is establishing a gigafactory in Salzgitter, Germany. Northvolt Zwei takes its design from the Northvolt blueprint for battery manufacturing developed for Northvolt Ett. Start of construction is planned for 2021 and start of operations beginning of 2024. Initial annual output will be at least 16 GWh.​

André Hellström | Hiring Manager

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