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Validation Manager

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

Join our passionate Performance & Life Validation Core team in Västerås as the Manager and help shape the future of energy!

As part of the team, you'll be responsible for driving project-related validation activities for cell development in Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles, and more. This includes reviewing customer requirements, developing test specifications, executing validation, and analyzing results.

We're seeking a leader who can build diverse, inclusive teams and collaborate effectively with stakeholders. A positive mindset, strong problem-solving skills, and a can-do attitude are crucial for success in this role.

If you're ready to make a significant impact and contribute to a sustainable future, apply today!

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead a team of Validation engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
  • Drive and be accountable for delivery of the project activities with regards to validation
  • Work with the P&L team on strategy, roadmap and execution
  • Facilitate communication and clarification of technical requirements between customers and Northvolt's internal stakeholders.
  • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values

  • Advocate excellence & open exchange; help to grow the technical expertise of the team

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

  • MSc or PhD degree within relevant field or comparable work experience.
  • More then 4 years of experience from technical role in development of lithium-ion based technologies (with focus on Validation, Cell Design, Process)

  • Experience from large (manufacturing) enterprises in Automotive industry ( OEM, Tier 1 supplier)

  • Experience of leading a high-profile team in an international environment

  • Excellent communication skills as you will be in constant interaction with international customers and team members from both the technical and business development side.
  • Recognize and manage the risk of cell / battery development and validation.
  • Communication, communication, communication. You communicate fluently and humbly with all types of different humans choosing effective methods based on context, audience and purpose

  • Proven track record of hiring, developing and growing people

Great if you have ..

  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills,
  • Independent, organized and entrepreneurial
  • Passionate team collaborator that can thrive in a diverse international environment (110+ nationalities and counting)

  • Qualities that we value are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor

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.

Rika Kato | Contact Person

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