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Senior Cell Engineer with Safety Focus

Let's create change together.

Nothing beats being part of positive change. We’re on a truly exciting journey, working together in a fast-paced global environment to break new ground in almost every aspect of our operations. Right now, we have an exciting job opening for you in our Battery Cell Team.


What do we offer?
Volvo Cars aim for 50% of global sales to be pure electric by 2025 and by the same time have 1 million electrified cars on the road. The battery technology continuously undergoes rapid and frequent changes. Mastering the batteries by having the cell technology competence is one of the main keys for a successful electrification of our vehicles. We are now in the beginning of this very exciting journey.
At Electric propulsion, we are passionate! We are the core competence centre in Northern Europe regarding Li-ion technology and automotive battery systems. In the ART Battery Cell & Module we are responsible for developing the heart of our high voltage battery systems, we are currently expending to fulfil Volvo Cars commitment toward electrification.
We are now looking for someone to expand our Battery Cell Team! As Senior Cell Safety Engineer you will lead the development of the cell safety strategies together with the other experts within the area.
The cell team is responsible for future cell strategies and support cell suppliers and material companies to develop cells tailored for Volvo Cars attribute requirements. The team is also responsible for the battery usage strategies to make sure we have a reliable battery performance & durability in our electrified vehicles.
What you’ll do
You will ensure the highest quality and safety of the battery system. In order to do so, you will develop cell level safety requirements and recommendations that consider functional specifications and system design aspects. Further, you will evaluate cells, equipment and test procedures with the aim of controlling and reducing risks of hazards. Your tasks will include coordinate assessments, lead safety-critical design reviews, interpret findings and lead the safety communication with suppliers throughout the project.
More generally, you will use your rich experience from Li-ion cells to develop a knowledge that complements and expands the competence of our team of engineers.
Do you fit the profile?
We see that you have at least a master’s degree in Electrochemistry, Electrical Engineering or equivalent. You have several years of experience working with Li-ion battery cells and you have been involved in the areas of cell/module/pack test development, product safety engineering and safety standards (for example ISO 26262). Knowledge on international and national abuse testing standards is an advantage. You also possess experience or knowledge from automotive industry.
To success in this role, we see that you have worked in developing projects and that you are comfortable taking the lead. You should be able to act independently, as well as to collaborate within your team and other stakeholders. You are a reliable team player with excellent communication skills.
You should have the ability to assess different technical solutions, prepare and present technical reports. Moreover, excellent ability to read and understand industry standards and technical documentation will help you to excel on this position. The last, but not least, you should be result oriented, be able to think from customer perspective and have a structured way of working to deliver upon expectations.


How to Learn More and Apply
Is this you? Do not wait with your application! We will start the recruitment process immediately. 


To apply, please register your profile and attach your application documents via the link below, please note that due to GDPR we can’t handle applications via email. We welcome your application by March 14, 2021 at the latest.


For questions regarding the position please contact Hiring Manager Malin Sjöberg at malin.sjoberg@volvocars.com. For information regarding the recruitment process please contact sandra.viklund@volvocars.com. 


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  27216

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