Senior Process Safety Engineer



Other Engineering
Skellefteå, Sweden
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced senior process safety engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our passionate CAM (Cathode Active Materials) team based in Skellefteå or Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing CAM and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

In Västerås, we are currently developing and industrialising Northvolt’s next generation li-ion CAM. In joining us you will play an important role in validating, scaling-up and designing the process required to produce this new material. In Skellefteå, you will be a key member in the team that executes and drives the start-up of the first full-scale Northvolt production plant. Northvolt keeps growing in Sweden and abroad, and you can be part of leading the global transition to a more sustainable world.

About the Job

As a senior process safety engineer within the CAM team you will be required work on a variety of projects across all project phases.

Overall responsibilities include:

  • Development of ways of working and roadmaps to drive the implementation of process safety across the CAM team
  • Coordinate and provide expert technical support for technical safety activities in compliance with international and local standards to Production, Maintenance, and Projects
  • Be an expert in hazardous area classification, emergency escape route, fire & gas detection and protection, emergency management, noise & vibration study, contamination, safety equipment specification, waste assessment and etc.
  • Give technical safety inputs throughout the development of project lifecycle (FEED, Detail Design, Construction, Commissioning, and plant Start-up) for major capital Projects and R&D projects.
  • Support application of local rules, international standards, and best practices for hazard identification and risk management
  • Review specifications, design, and supply of equipment in technical safety discipline to ensure compliance with safety, permitting, and company procedures
  • Participate and preferable experience in coordinating/facilitating risk assessments sessions such as HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA and other safety studies
  • Be knowledgeable in Occupational Safety, Environmental Safety, SIMOPs, Pre-start up safety review, Asset integrity, Human factor engineering, Safety in Design, incident investigations, root cause analysis, Management of change, reliability and efficiency, third-party services, and compliance assurance
  • Ensure that design meets all Technical Safety requirements and maintains risks to as low as reasonably practicable
  • Actively maintain own competence according to standards and pursue continuous professional development and self-awareness of relevant regulatory framework, legislation changes, initiatives, and industry technology developments

Process in design:

  • Establish design basis for process design in dedicated process area
  • Follow-up contractor process design and deliverables
  • Participate/contribute to HAZID/HAZOP/LOPA/design reviews (or equivalent)
  • Ensure process design is according to national and international standards
  • Ensure process design is according to latest most efficient/developed technology, or at minimum according to requirements set by the project business case

Process in commissioning and start-up:

  • Ensure the process areas are well commissioned and checked out
  • Ensure that all process safety requirements are met before hand over to production

Process in operation and production:

  • Drive process improvement projects for existing production facilities
  • Follow-up design improvements for identified safety concerns in TIA systems


  • BSc or MSc-degree in Chemical, Process, Production or Mechanical Engineering
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant technical and process safety experience in Chemical Engineering industry/field
  • Professional certification in technical safety, risk management, loss prevention is preferred
  • Work experience within the design, production and/or EPCM environment would be advantageous
  • Proven core process safety engineering skills
  • Strong knowledge of technical safety regulations and industry standards
  • Experience and interest in the manufacturing industry is a plus
  • Familiar with DOE, SPS and QA troubleshooting tools is beneficial
  • Successful track record of leading process safety development and project establishment in early initiation phase including feasibility basic and value engineering practices in complex chemical processes
  • Successful track record of leading process improvement projects in a production factory is advantageous
  • Experience from scaling production in a fast-growing environment, ideally in the battery industry, mineral processing, chemical manufacturing, Pharma, Paper & Pulp, Electrochemical or similar industry

Full-time employment, fixed salary. The planned starting date is as soon as possible. You will be based in Västerås or Skellefteå, depending on which team you join.