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Senior Material Engineer - Electrode

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an electrode development engineer to join our passionate electrode development team in Västerås.

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 Material Engineer - Electrode will be in charge of the electrode design with the cell development project. As a leader of the project electrode design and electrode development field, you will have the opportunity to build a competent and dependable team from a strategy, capable to scale Northvolt’s operations in Sweden and beyond. You will be in charge of setting up and executing the long-term Electrode development project reporting to the team and group leader.

The cell project of the electrode design will primarily support the Process and Manufacture teams to create a project cell electrode. You will be working intimately with the material team and group, cell designers, and project leaders.

Our aim is to Electrode design and development for customer project cell.

In general, you have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative, and challenging electrode development projects with high demands on Lithium-ion batteries.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working with electrode design as well as new electrode development.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing lithium-ion battery for Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles, and other applications

  • Developing and Improvement basic composition design of Electrode for lithium-ion battery

  • Evaluating the basic physical property and the fundamental performance of Electrode

  • Electrode design included support and managing the R&D Labs scale.

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 Electrode development engineer is a vital member of the Northvolt Development 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


  • More than 5 years of practical experience in LIB cell development is a must

  • A degree in Ph.D./MS Chemistry or Chemical/Electrochemical engineering (Admit terms for a period of MS & Ph.D.) is a must

  • Experience in planning, developing, and executing the design of experiments for proceeding and testing of battery cell is a must

  • 3+ years of working experience in Electrode design is a plus

  • Experience in the Batteries or Ultracapacitor manufacturing industry is a plus

  • Experience in the selection, characterization, and validation of LIB materials is a plus (active materials, additives, binders, separators, electrolytes, etc.)

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Have the basic knowledge of LIB materials and electrochemistry

  • Operation skill of the measuring equipment required for analysis

  • Knowledge of the equipment required for sample production

  • The basic process of LIB cells, the engineering methods such as DOE or 6 Sigma or others

  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills

  • Have 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

  • 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.

Sungtai Lee | Contact Person

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