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Design Engineer Instrumentation and Control System

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Design Engineer - Instrumentation and Control Systems to join our stellar team in Stockholm/Skellefteå.

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 Design Engineer shall enable the design and engineering of the Instrumentation and Control Systems for the Northvolt turn key battery factories.

This role has the key responsibility for design coordination, design reviews and as-building of the factory’s instrumentation and control systems.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure that the design leads to safety on the Construction Site and a safe Factory design which is an absolute and unnegotiable priority for Northvolt.
  • Responsible for execution of Northvolt Design and processes including supplier’s organization for Instrumentation & Control Systems (I&CS), in accordance with the Northvolt requirements:

    • Execute Project Management procedures for design and review activities;
    • Execute meeting and reporting structure for design and review;
    • Execute procedures for review of process equipment supplier (where required);
    • Coordinate, among other subjects, the following:

    • Generation of reports and monitoring of wiring and loop design activities in Intergraph

    • Creation of instrument index and datasheets;

    • SmartPlant Instrumentation database or similar

    • Development of complex control systems narrative specifications

    • Preparation of complex instrument design and installation requirements;

    • Development of complex control systems logic diagrams and/or cause and effect diagrams;

    • Creation of the Northvolt instrumentation and control systems’ requirements

    • Support development of Utility Management System (UMS) and the Process Automation System (PAS)

    • Ensure proper coordination between the Construction design team, the designers and contractors and all other internal and external stakeholders:

    • Continuous progress reports and data feeding to Electrical Design Manager regarding design development

    • Support Construction change orders by technical approval within the limits set by Northvolt policy and governance

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Design Engineer is a vital member of the Construction team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

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

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.

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


  • Bachelors or Master’s in electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering specialising in instrumentation or similar
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in Advanced Manufacturing or similar industry.
  • Have designed or lead development of instrumentation systems to meet demanding requirements on reliability, availability and maintainability.
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment
  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry is a plus

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish or other languages is a plus
  • Computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project).
  • 3 or more years of SIS experience in reliability and / or project roles.

  • 5 or more years of instrumentation experience in reliability and / or project roles.

  • Broad-based experience as a Safety Systems / Functional Safety Engineer in a Refining or Chemical environment.

  • Experienced in the selection, specification, configuration, testing and maintenance of safety instrumented systems following ISA / ANSI -84. 00. 01 and IEC 61508/ 61511-1, NFPA 85 / 86.

  • Experience in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA).

  • Proficient with the development of all SIS Functional Safety and SIS related deliverables including Functional Safety Plans, LOPA calculations, response time calculations, SIL verification calculations, safety requirements specifications, alarm specification for SIS /IPL, Cause and Effect diagrams, system block diagrams, logic narratives, and function / logic block diagrams.

  • Thorough understanding of P&ID symbology and presentation techniques.

  • Experience in SIS hardware inspection, FAT, SAT, loop checks, start-up and commissioning.

  • SPI (Intools) experience is an advantage

Personal success factors

  • Great communication skills as have constant interaction with team members and external parties such as contractors, vendors, authorities and auditors.
  • High work ethic, multitasker, strong analytical ability and attention to details, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexible, friendly, motivated to take on new challenges, has grit and a sense of humor.
  • Passionate & purpose driven - we work for a more sustainable future.
  • Highly organized and result driven
  • Has a can do-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

  • 4 semaines de vacances / 4 weeks of vacation

  • Journées maladie illimitées / Unlimited sick days

  • Programme de parts / Employee Stock Option Program


  • Compte Frais Employés / Employee Spending Account

  • Télémédecine / Telemedicine

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re 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're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.

Mike Pickford | Contact Person

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