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Lead Cell Engineer

Summary of the role:


Be part of the change!

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 Traction battery Hardware team in China, located in Shanghai.


If you are passionate about future vehicles, powered by electricity this might be a great opportunity for you! The battery and the components inside are essential to Battery Electric and Hybrid vehicles (“NEV Vehicles”).

The battery hardware team is responsible for battery pack as well as mechanical and electrical components inside such as Cell and module, Tray, Lid, BDU, busbar, other supporting brackets and belonging software. Volvo Cars has a strong commitment to development of pure electric as well as electric hybrid vehicles and the China design team is responsibilities for several of the applications.

We work in close collaboration with our suppliers, support them with quality requirements and lead them in the direction of our expectations. It is important for us to have a transparent communication with external and internal stakeholders, to work together as a one team and deliver in perform according to Volvo Cars values and principles of our culture and goals. We are also transforming internally and changing into agile way of working using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), which gives our employees additional opportunities to grow and develop within the company and have a broader scope of work, deeper collaboration and taking the ownership of their work. 

What you will do?

Your scope of work involves engineering work for battery development in cooperation with selected supplier.

  • As a Cell Engineer, you will coordinate and lead the cell introduction work within your area of responsibility to reach the objectives and secure the deliveries ensuring a design fulfilling performance, life requirements, quality, safety and cost, based on identified cell ageing mechanisms, life test data, customer analysis and field data.
  • You will be the main contact in China regarding to time plans, design, testing and cost 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 also lead the verification of battery cells ensuring the design and attribute fulfilment.
  • You will also be sourcing responsible when applicable.
  • You will work with Agile team members in the Agile way with cross-functional synergy in all cadence level Collaborate with Swedish colleagues with a high degree of interaction.

Why do you fit the profile?


Basic technical qualifications in detail

  • MSc degree or above in Chemistry/material science/ mechanical/electrical engineering or equivalent.
  • Competence within Li-ion and/or related battery technologies with focus on product development of battery cell is preferred.
  • Practical experience as a cell engineer, as well as project management experience from or with battery suppliers/OEMs and /or experience from automotive industry is preferred.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills.


Personal skills qualifications in detail

  • Driver's license.
  • Good English skills read/write and oral and preferably also in Swedish.
  • Good communication and coordination skills.
  • General IT knowledge, including MS office, MS Project, AutoCAD.
  • Has “can-do” spirit, strong sense of responsibility and ownership.
  • Self-driven and team player.
  • Flexibility for traveling and stress.
  • Self-motivated and strong driving force.
  • Curiously investigate everything, learn by doing – an open mindset that’s driven by hands-on experimentation.
  • Agile and Dynamic personalities.

VCCN-Shanghai Jiading (APHQ), CN

Job requisition ID:  61711

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