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Utilize your skills and knowledge and join us in developing FREYR’s first lithium-ion battery cells technology.
FREYR Battery is on a mission to decarbonize energy and transportation systems globally by producing the world’s most sustainable battery cells.
The first step towards achieving our goals is building battery cell factories in Mo i Rana. We will soon be opening the doors to our Customer Qualification Plant – Norway's first industrial-scale lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facility. Here we will validate and improve technology, materials, and cell designs as we prepare for commercial production at our Gigafactories. FREYR intends to install 50 GWh of battery cell capacity by 2025, 100 GWh annual capacity by 2028, and 200 GWh of annual capacity by 2030.
We will build battery cell factories of increasing size in Mo i Rana and further globally as a significant contribution to the transition to a green economy. Without batteries, there can be no real change in the global energy system, the key to limiting global warming. These factories are a significant contribution to a more sustainable future.
We are looking for a qualified Cell Design Engineer who joins our cell design team and helps to develop FREYR’s first lithium-ion battery cells technology.
FREYR is developing products for the growing demand of electrification of the transportation and the energy sector. The development and introduction of lithium-ion battery cells requires technical expertise as well as coordination of the work in various disciplines.
You will be expected to contribute to the technical development of lithium-ion battery cells from idea generation to series production according to FREYR’s New Product Development and Introduction process.
The ideal candidates have expertise in lithium-ion battery technology and experience in working in teams of experts and engineers towards achieving development targets in an industrial context.
Your main tasks will include:
Working on dedicated tasks in a strong and ambitioned team of cell technologists from various backgrounds in the overall electrochemical/mechanical design
Assume role and responsibility in dedicated expert fields and independently solve related tasks
Active role in development of lithium-ion battery cells in FREYR’s New Product Development Introduction projects from idea generation to series production
Assume specific responsibilities in technical risk assessment and mitigation activities, including on-site troubleshooting, developing, implementing, and verifying improvement measures on the product and manufacturing process
Working closely with technology partners especially 24M as well as FREYR’s internal teams on key component development activities
Working closely with Pack and BMS teams as well as supporting other product development projects e.g. EV and E-Mobility products
Supporting future and early-phase cell technology R&D
Reporting progress in a development project team
We are looking for the following qualifications:
M.Sc. or PhD, in electrochemistry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or equivalent disciplines
+3 years in lithium-ion cell design/development in an industrial context
Proven expertise on the fundamentals of lithium-ion battery technology and its application
Excellent understanding of battery materials and mechanical structures of battery cells
Experience and good understanding of design tools such as DFMEA, DOE, FTA etc.
Strong presentation and communication skills
Experience with program / team / project management
Hands-on experience in cell building, testing, and analysis (lab-scale or industry-scale)
Hands-on experience in battery material characterization (physical, chemical, electrochemical, and mechanical)
Fluent in spoken and written English
Good presentation and communication skills
The following qualifications are advantageous, but not a requirement:
Experience with mass production
Experience of working in an international company
Experience with PLM
Knowledge in modelling, simulation techniques (equivalent circuit, multi-physical finite element, etc) and CAD
Knowledge in non-conventional cell design and manufacturing processes
Ability to travel to FREYR factories (Mo i Rana and overseas), in-house laboratories (Trondheim and Japan), material suppliers (worldwide), customers (mainly Europe and US) and technical partners (esp. US and eastern Asia).
Desirable personal qualities to best succeed in the role:
Highly motivated and problem-solving abilities
Takes personal responsibility
Co-operative and thrives in start-up environment
Structured and organized
We offer the right candidate an important role in developing Norway's first battery cell production facilities. Energy storage is an important key to the world's switch to a sustainable, green economy. FREYR is a frontrunner in Europe's rush to build capacity in battery production. A shift from fossil fuel to electricity-from-renewables could deliver 75 - 90% of the CO2 emission reductions required.
FREYR has to move fast. The world needs both battery cells now, and ever better battery cells in the future. With us you will learn a lot and a lot will be expected of you. We aim to pick high performers that will slot in immediately.
FREYR offers a clean Nordic solution to the rapidly growing global demand for high-density and cost-competitive battery cells for stationary energy storage (ESS), electric mobility, and marine applications.
We are targeting the production of environmentally friendly battery cells through a business model intended to maximize long-term value creation and unlock sustainable, superior returns to our stakeholders.