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Senior Cell Engineer

Let's create the future together.

At Volvo Cars, we believe that being curious and truly committed to understanding people is the key to future success. We are people who care about other people, working together to create new technologies and innovations for safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?


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 center 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 fulfill Volvo Cars commitment toward electrification.


We are now looking for someone to expand our Battery Cell team! As Senior Cell Engineer you will be the front figure towards the supplier, ensuring that the most optimal cell regarding performance, life, safety, quality is delivered according to the project timing.


We are responsible for future cell strategies and to 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 be responsible for battery cell introduction in our vehicles ensuring a design fulfilling performance, life requirements, quality, safety and cost. In order to do so you will be the main contact to our cell suppliers and work in close cooperation with other teams within our organization such as SW, CAE, testing, module, quality or system team.


You will develop usage strategies based on identified ageing mechanisms, life test data, customer analysis and field data. You will also lead the verification of battery cells ensuring the cell design and attribute fulfilment. You will work to improve the quality of the battery system by bringing a state-of the art technologies and experience to the team.



Do you fit the profile?

We see that you have at least a master’s degree in chemistry, material science or equivalent. You possess strong knowledge of Li-ion battery technology, cell design and testing with at least 2 years’ experience from cell production. Experience as the main contact person from or with battery suppliers/OEMs and/or experience from automotive industry is beneficial


As a person, you have high integrity, professionalism, you are open to share your knowledge and experience with your colleagues and you are very adaptable. You need to possess strong analytical skills and have a problem-solving approach throughout the working process. To success in this role, we see that you have worked in developing projects and that you are comfortable taking the lead. You are a reliable team player with excellent communication skills. A positive mind-set and inner motivation will be keys to excel but taking initiatives and having a self-drive will give you additional power to fully succeed!


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, 2020 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:  41587

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