Senior Automation Engineer



Software Engineering
Skellefteå, Sweden
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Job Description

Northvolt’s mission is to build the world’s greenest battery with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy.

Do you have what it takes to enable the future of energy?

Northvolt Materials business unit is right now looking for a senior automation engineer that will take responsible for driving the development of our future SCADA layer. You will work with a variety of stakeholders and projects, support existing setups as well as be part of the automation team for our new sites. In the expansion projects, you are expected to take a leading role in defining requirements and design of the SCADA solutions in collaboration with the rest of the automation team and suppliers. In addition to above, you will be given the opportunity to contribute to our overall strategy connected to SCADA and control system, working closely with the rest of the process automation team to ensure alignment across the whole automation layer.

Process automation is a vital part of making the world’s greenest battery and it is important that you take an active role in fitting this part into the big picture for battery recycling as well as active materials development. For example, we are building one of the first European large-scale lithium-ion battery recycling plant together with Northolt’s active material production plant. And as being one of the first into the team, you will be given the opportunity to take part in building the team and develop the team's ways of working.

Some of the things you will do:

  • Develop of our SCADA strategy – in tight collaboration with the rest of the team – by setting specifications and standards
  • Develop our current SCADA/DCS landscape and work together with the local teams to improve existing solutions
  • Be part of expansion projects and take responsibility for the design of the SCADA and control systems
  • Work closely with the process engineers and operations to capture requirements and design suitable solutions
  • Supplier and stakeholder management
  • Collaborate with other IT and OT experts within the company to design optimal solutions

In general you have a long experience in the field and have been part in driving large, innovative and challenging process automation projects with high demands on industrialization and scaling. Your personal characteristics can be flexibility, quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a great team spirit. You are also passionate & purpose driven – you want to join us on the journey of enabling the future of energy!

At Northvolt we all work tightly together with a low level of hierarchy, and we encourage different backgrounds and levels of experience. What we all have in common is that we are bold, passionate and in whatever area we are working in we do it with excellence. Do you have what it takes to be a part of our team?

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design and develop our existing SCADA and DCS system layer
  • Incorporate lessons learned and requirements from local automation teams into the central SCADA/DCS strategy and requirements
  • Be part of our expansion projects, responsible for the SCADA requirements and align those with the rest of the organization
  • Supplier and stakeholder management

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