Principle Mechanical Architect for ESS Mechanical Design

Why do we exist?

Volvo group's mission is to drive prosperity through sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. We aim to be the most desired and successful transport solution provider in the world. Working within the automotive industry it has been made clear that change is necessary. We are now working towards the transition of fossil fuels so that we can develop a sustainable way of living. We are dedicated and determined to continue this journey as a leading company that are shaping the future of transportation and infrastructure solutions.

ESS (Energy Storage System)

At ESS we strive to develop world class batteries for different applications within Volvo group. Our aim is to always deliver the most competitive ESS on the market. We are responsible for the battery lifecycle, from advanced engineering, throughout product development into service and maintenance.

Principal Mechanical architect role

As a principal mechanical architect, you will work in the mechanical design team. We are responsible for the structural design of the battery housing and service box. You will lead the team into the next generation of world class structural design, define the technical solutions and ensure that we meet the system design requirements for the battery housing and service box. The group is also responsible for breathing, venting and for mechanical interface to installation and together with installation defines battery matrix solution. You will inspire the team to be in the forefront of battery design and you will balance and optimize the design on a system level.

Some of the responsibilities are to:

  • Work as “chief engineer” for the Mechanical Design team.
  • Assign the “technical agenda” for a specific project.
  • Be involved in early phases and concepts.
  • Be responsible for the team’s roadmap.
  • Lead and prioritize technical innovations and benchmarking activities – Advanced Engineering.
  • Lead proof of value and proof of concept internally and together with external partners.
  • Be responsible for defining sub-system requirements (in requirement tools) and ensuring that they are met later in the project.
  • Lead development activities with stakeholders from different technical disciplines and from different cultures.

Who you need to be:

  • You need to have a deep knowledge of structural battery design and have vast experience of leading battery technology teams.
  • You need to have a great understanding of manufacturing technologies and system simulations.
  • A leader who inspires our engineers to be the best at structural battery design and a role model in design engineering and material technology.
  • Great in communication because you will present system recommendations and strategies on different management levels and engineering forums.
  • Very self-motivated, a self-starter and a true problem solver.
  • Good at prioritizing your time for what is important.
  • You need to be able to quickly understand technology; you are structured and have a good ability to plan your individual work.
  • Somebody that thinks widely, outside ESS and Volvo Group, gets inspiration and thinks creatively.
  • You need to have a Master of science in engineering/ PhD or equivalent technical knowledge and several years’ experience in different leading mechanical engineering preferably as Product Owner or Principal engineer within battery development.

Why Volvo Group and ESS?

We are located in Camp X, the innovation center at Volvo Group in Lundby, Gothenburg. Here are Electromobility, Autonomous and external startup companies located, a workplace designed for idea-swapping collaborations, creative collisions, and inspirational work.

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Hiring Manager
Haval Haider
Phone: +46-7390 22 781

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