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Material Engineer - Electrolyte

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an experienced electrolyte engineer to join our stellar/bold/passionate team in Västeras.

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.

As a member of the battery material development team, you will develop electrolyte formulations and validate in full-cells for advanced cell chemistry platforms.

Liquid electrolyte development, electrochemical analysis, and cell evaluation will be carried out to ensure cell performance targets for commercial and R&D cell projects.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Basic liquid electrolyte mixing and evaluation of electrolyte properties
  • Basic liquid electrolyte formulation and cell evaluation
  • Development of new additives and related electrochemical analysis

  • Electrolyte and cell chemistry related efforts to ensure qualification for commercial cell projects

  • Electrolyte R&D with external suppliers/partners

  • Investigation and technical identification for promising electrolyte material

  • Develop intellectual property to secure a competitive position

You will be assigned to specific battery cell projects to follow-up on the specific needs of the cell development around electrolytes.

Communication and follow-up with electrolyte suppliers and new developers will be also an important part of the job.

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 natural talent to make things happen. The electrolyte engineer is a vital member of the cell design team and a key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full-time employment, fixed salary.
The 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


  • A degree in BS/MSc or Ph.D. in chemistry, material engineering, chemical engineering, or related discipline is a must
  • Experience in Li-ion battery/electrolyte development
  • Experience in analytical techniques for electrolyte characterization
  • Experience in liquid electrolyte formulations, various additives, and related electrochemical analysis
  • Experience in the interpretation of electrolyte and cell performance relationships
  • Curious, technically educated, and with a strong business background

  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Good English written and oral skills
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • 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 humour
  • 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 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.


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