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Solid Mechanics Engineer - Battery Systems

  • Stockholm
  • Stockholm

Do you have what it takes to enable the future of energy? Northvolt is right now looking for a Solid Mechanics Engineer for battery systems development to join our team. You will be given the opportunity to develop li-ion battery modules, packs and systems as well as being a part of building one of the first European large-scale lithium-ion battery factories.

We are looking for an outstanding Solid Mechanics Engineer who combines superb technical and analytical capabilities with a demonstrated ability to get the right things done quickly and effectively.

You will work with a team of top-notch engineers and must be comfortable collaborating across engineering teams and disciplines. We are looking for people who is innovate and love solving complex problems. You will work hard, have fun, and of course, make history!

You will be working with all aspects of Solid Mechanics from analytical calculations to Finite Element Analysis (FEM) of our products. As first person onboard with this expertise you will have the opportunity to build and influence your work from scratch.

In general, you have a good amount of experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging projects with high demands on functionality, robustness and design.

Key Responsibilities

  • As Solid Mechanics Engineer you will be working with FEM modelling and analytical calculations for all parts of our systems, from cell level to battery pack level at an early design stage for concept verification.

  • You will perform strength calculations, structural dynamics analyses and life assessment for linear and non-linear systems.

  • You will support our development projects with your solid mechanics expertise.

  • You will perform test planning, testing and evaluation of test data.

  • You will set up analysis methodology with respect to solid mechanics and FEM.

  • You will be responsible for shaping the future of solid mechanics and FEM within Northvolt.

  • You will be responsible for strategies, methods and development tools within FEM at Northvolt.

  • You will participate in design reviews and include your findings to create a better product.

  • You will quickly and effectively communicate your findings to internal/external stakeholders to improve the design.

  • You will collaborate with other engineering teams for system optimization and you will be open to new proposals and have a problem-solving attitude.

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 and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Solid Mechanics Engineer is a vital member of the Battery Systems Team and a key to Northvolt’s mission to enable the future of energy.

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.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full time employment, fixed salary.
Starting date 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

Skills & Requirements

  • MSc or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Physics or equivalent.

  • At least 5 years of experience in the relevant field. Experience in battery module and pack development is a plus.

  • Experience in Finite Element Analysis (FEM).

  • Excellent general solid mechanics knowledge but also experience in areas such as static analysis, dynamic analysis, buckling, fatigue analysis, thermal stress, fracture mechanics and weld evaluation.

  • Proficiency in modern FEA software such as Ansys, Abaqus, Simcenter 3D or equivalent.

  • Proficiency in numerical methods and analysis of physical systems.

  • Proficiency in Python, Matlab or equivalent scientific programming language.

  • Experience in planning and conducting testing.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently.

  • 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 & purpose driven.

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 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 two gigafactories: Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden, and Northvolt Zwei in Salzgitter, Germany. 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.


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