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Industrial Designer - Battery Systems

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

We are looking for an Industrial Designer guru to join our Battery Systems team in Stockholm. As an Industrial Designer, you´ll work as a team-player in multidisciplinary teams or in a more independent way, to create successful products for the future of energy that tell solid stories and provide great user experience.

You have several years of experience working hands-on with product design and industrial design – with focus on both the hardware and software aspect of the product. You are used to taking a holistic and user-centred design approach to any product development project or design problem. You have worked with a broad range of products, from consumer electronics to highly industrial and heavy-duty products (business to business, B2B). Preferably, you have worked with users of and design of battery products and/or within the energy field. You have a strong sense of aesthetics, form and ergonomics.

Our teams at Northvolt all work tightly together with a low level of hierarchy, and we encourage different backgrounds and levels of experience. You will be a part of a highly collaborative, driven and motivated team. At Northvolt Battery Systems, we optimise for excellent, safe, highly sustainable and scalable products. Our team is very inclusive, helpful and we love to boost each others great, non-conventional or bold ideas. We solve all problems as a team, and feel a strong sense of ownership in the things we design.


What you will do

  • Generation of innovative and solid concept designs with a user centered design approach.
  • Design and prototype products down to the very detail to make life easy for the users.
  • Conduct field-research and synthesise results to guide concept design phases.
  • Aim at a rationalist, minimal and elegant design, always consistent with requirement specifications and fitting into a greater product portfolio design language.
  • Ideate mechanic and kinematic solutions to be developed jointly with engineering teams.
  • Ensure the feasibility of your ideas by exploring alternative solutions in terms of product architectures, material and manufacturing processes.
  • Test and implement your ideas early on in the process through both sketching, CAD and model making.
  • Guiding product development from initial research and concepts to successful products.
  • Communicating ideas and concepts to designers, engineers and other roles within the organisation.
  • Maintaining a continued understanding of the competition, industry, standards and relevant trends.
  • Collaborate with other design systems teams on evolving our shared processes and tooling to support a large number of teams working on a diverse array of products.
  • Be a key driver of the evolution of Northvolt’s product design language.
  • Create renderings and product images for internal and external usage.
  • Set the visual guideline for the overall look and feel of the products.
  • Set the guideline for common user features such as handles, labels and user panels.
  • Be comfortable both setting guidelines and also maintaining the usage of them within the design engineering team.

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

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

  • You hold a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Industrial Design and/or Design Engineering/Design & Product Development, or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.
  • You have +5 years work experience in industrial design and product development.
  • You can prove excellent feeling for form and proportion, both in 3D shapes as well as 2D (graphics).
  • You have a strong understanding of global trends and technology.
  • You are a strong product & feature sketcher.
  • You have a sound understanding of mechanics, kinematics, manufacturing processes and materials.
  • You have some experience in model-making and quick and dirty prototyping, working with basic tools and machinery on wood, plastics and metals.
  • You are proficient using tools like Siemens NX, Keyshot, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.
  • You are able to work with engineers and other specialists to develop new solutions in combination with existing and new manufacturing processes.
  • You are self driven and know how to organise work and lead design effort according to tight schedules.
  • You have phenomenal visual design craft skills, are detail-oriented and have a deep understanding of design fundamentals.
  • You value inclusive design and accessibility and don’t believe it has to mean compromising aesthetics.
  • You think of interfaces as dynamic and love thinking about motion and flows.
  • You are intimately familiar with the capabilities and constraints of several of today’s and tomorrow’s digital devices and platforms.
  • You are a thoughtful designer, critical thinker who questions the status quo and strives for improvement.
  • You have an online portfolio, or PDF that you can share with us.

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!


Jessica Dahlkvist | Hiring Manager

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