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Work Safety Engineer

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

Northvolt’s mission is to build the world’s greenest battery with a minimal carbon footprint. We intend to do so also by setting an industry standard for the highest possible levels of health & safety.

Do you want to be part of our journey to a world class safety culture? Come and join us at Northvolt. We are now looking for a Health and safety engineer to join our HSE-team in Manufacturing organization at Northvolt Labs, Västerås.

The HSE-team is a central resource for work environment and environmental related issues within the organization.

You, as an Health and safety engineer, will support the organization with your expertise in matters regarding occupational health and safety, as well as a positive and proactive safety culture.

Key Responsibilities Include but are not limited to

  • Work in close collaboration with managers and other parts of the organization to coordinate and drive the systematic work with occupational health and safety as well as safety culture

  • Lead and participate in risk assessment and investigations

  • Contribute to, drive, develop and follow-up on the work done regarding systematic work environment

  • Inform, train and coach leaders and employees in occupational health and safety

  • Monitor and interpret changes in regulations, keep communication with authorities

We are looking for a person who has a strong interest in occupational health and safety and who wants to contribute in building good working methods and routines to support a good safety culture.

You have an academic education as a work environment engineer/specialist or alternatively have acquired corresponding knowledge through longer work experience. You have good knowledge and/or experience of working with chemical risks, risk assessments, occupational health and safety measurements as well as legislation regarding work environment and its application.

Furthermore, knowledge of battery manufacturing, process industry, process safety and the Machinery Directive are meriting.

As a person, you are highly organized, result-driven and you have a can-do-attitude. You are also trustworthy, proactive and flexible. We see it as a prerequisite that you have the ability to prioritize based on the business strategies and needs in an everyday life with sometimes a high pace and tight deadlines. Furthermore you take your own initiatives and have a good ability to analyse information to find the root cause.

You are responsive, communicative and have the ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently. We also cherish that you have a sense of humour.

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


  • Education as a work environment/occupational health engineer or equivalent skills acquired in another way
  • Work experience as work environment engineer/specialist or coordinator
  • Working knowledge of and experience with workplace health and Swedish safety legislation, rules, regulations and reporting processes
  • Good knowledge of risk assessment, chemicals
  • In integrating health and safety as part of the general culture in the workplace
  • Knowledge of occupational work measurement is a plus
  • Experience in battery manufacturing industry is a plus

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • You are fluent in English and can write in both English and Swedish. Driver’s license class B is a required

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.