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Cathode Development Engineer

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Cathode Development Engineer to join our passionate 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.

Are you ready to take on a challenge that will shape the future of energy? We are looking for a Cathode Development Engineer to join our team at Northvolt in Sweden. As the member of the Cathode Development unit, you will have the opportunity to build a team from scratch and scale our operations to new heights.

In this role, you will be responsible for developing industrialized cathode material for Li-ion batteries. You will work closely with the Process and Quality teams to ensure our cathode material meets the highest standards.

We are looking for someone with a deep understanding of inorganic chemistry and cathode material for Li-ion batteries. You should have a proven track record of driving large and innovative development projects in this field.

At Northvolt, you will be part of a dynamic and fast-paced team that is revolutionizing the energy industry. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as opportunities for growth and development.

If you're ready to take your career to the next level and make a difference in the world, apply now and join the Northvolt revolution!

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Carry out experiments to optimise the performance of Northvolt's in-house precursor and Cathode Active Material (CAM), encompassing both the chemical composition and the processing parameters used in the various manufacturing steps.
  • Ensure material preparation and characterization including external material benchmark. Analyse materials characterisation and electrochemical data to evaluate the performance of different CAM samples.
  • Ensure delivery of development progress for following-up team’s objectives (e.g., milestones)
  • Facilitate communication and clarification of technical requirements between customers and Northvolt's internal stakeholders
  • Support industrial-scale CAM manufacturing and recycling operations through targeted investigations and deep-dives.

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 Cathode Development Engineer is a vital member of the Cathode development 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.
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


For Entry Level:

  • MSc or PhD in Chemical Engineering /Material Engineering, or Chemistry/Physics

For Senior Level:

  • MSc or PhD in Chemical Engineering /Material Engineering, or Chemistry/Physics

  • Demonstrated expertise and success in the development of cathode materials (if any)

  • At least 3 years experience cathode active materials within R&D, or in inorganic chemistry is required

  • Must have worked in a multi-cultural environment

  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry is a plus

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management.
  • Passionate and purpose-driven to achieve excellent results
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Motivative to challenges
  • Strong understanding of the multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Can-Do attitude
  • Excellent organizational skills and management
  • Attention to details
  • Diligent in problem-finding and solving

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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