Senior Wastewater Process Engineer



Skellefteå, Sweden
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced senior process 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 engineer within the CAM wastewater area you will be required to take ownership of:

  • Acting as the technical authority for CAM wastewater treatment within the larger Northvolt organization
  • Technical accountability for process design of CAM wastewater facilities within Northvolt including;
    • Industrialization of CAM process and concepts to meet long term objectives
    • Development of technology and process improvements for existing and future facilities
    • Ensure process design is according to latest most efficient/developed technology
    • Ensure that process design conforms to all safety and environmental standards
    • Drive process commissioning, start-up and have over to production of new facilities
  • Establishment and running of relevant processes and forums to control process engineering deliverables throughout all project phases
  • Lead process design engagement with EPCM contractors to ensure that CAM deliverables are met in CAPEX projects, both green and brownfield
  • Lead and participate in vendor inspections, FATs and SATS ensure that process equipment conforms to functional requirements
  • Supplier and vendor engagement with a focus on long term relationship development


  • BSc or MSc-degree in Chemical or Process Engineering
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience post qualification, ideally within a design and/or EPCM environment
  • Proven core process engineering skills, including industrial wastewater treatment design, commissioning and start-up experience
    • Chemical precipitation, evaporation, crystallisation, Ultra filtration, Reverse Osmosis, dissolved air flotation and solids handling processes
  • Experience in pCAM and CAM wastewater experience will be a plus
  • Successful track record of leading process improvement projects in a production factory is advantageous
  • Experience and interest in the manufacturing industry is a plus
  • Familiar with DOE, SPS and QA troubleshooting tools is beneficial
  • Proven supervisory and leadership skills
  • Successful track record of leading process development and project establishment in early initiation phase including feasibility basic and value engineering practices in complex chemical processes
  • 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.