Program Lead - Sodium-ion Battery Systems



Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Job Description

We are looking for an exceptionally innovative and driven individual to join in our mission to build a greener future. This role is part of Northvolt’s Sodium-ion Systems team based in Stockholm. By joining us, you will be a key player in developing the next generation of battery technology, an even more sustainable and competitive product and contribute to the global transition towards a clean and carbon-neutral energy future.

About the job

As the Program Lead for the Sodium-ion battery systems R&D you are ultimately responsible for delivering the developed battery systems product to the market, on time and within specifications. You are overseeing the program, collecting requirements from customers and the market and requesting support from the engineering teams, all the way from complete battery systems down to cell design and performance.

On a day-to-day basis you will be working closely with the development team on both the systems side as well as the cell side. This program is currently a development effort but growing rapidly into a large-scale factory development in coming years. This role is a large opportunity to follow and drive the development of a new technology, from product development through industrialization and commercialization.

Due to the broad nature of the project, the job requires a strong technical understanding and interest together. This coupled with creativity and a can-do attitude when it comes to finding alternative solutions is key for ensuring the progress of the project. You need to be up to speed on constantly changing circumstances and evaluate proposed solutions from different stakeholders, making non-biased decisions that are most beneficial for the program overall. The overall ownership of the program delivery lies with you.

About the team

You will join a new effort and thus a small but dedicated team which will grow significantly over the course of the project delivery. This role gives you the opportunity to be part of a new project and shape it into what it will become in the end. You will be given a lot of responsibility in setting up the program for success, in both shorter- and longer-term perspectives. The dedicated core development team includes mechanical engineers, system engineers and validation engineers but due to its cross-functional nature you will be interacting with cell designers, process engineers, project managers and materials engineers as well.
In this position, you will join a passionate team that is driven by creating an even more sustainable product which will make significant impact for Northvolt and the transition towards a greener future.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Responsible for the complete overview of the project and its path from R&D to commercial deliveries
  • Own the projects progress related to timeline, specifications and cost targets
  • Drive interdisciplinary workstreams (e.g. cost engineering, supply chain management, industrialization)
  • Driving governance and strategic project decision making for Northvolt Systems and Northvolt management
  • Be the key interface to internal and external stakeholders incl. customers

The person we are looking for is intrinsically motivated by our mission, ambitious, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact for the future of energy and see the results of your work. Our organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humor.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

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Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap