Development engineer - Battery safety and abuse

Sodertalje, Stockholm
den 28 maj 2019
den 17 juni 2019
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Do you want to join and drive the shift to a sustainable transport system?

Electrification is in an exciting phase where the demand for electrified vehicles increases rapidly. The department Electric Powertrain Technology is responsible for developing electrified powertrains for Scania's trucks and buses including components, functions and testing. Our team Battery Cell Development is in charge of the electrochemical properties of the traction battery in current and future generations of electrified powertrains. We set the battery cell requirements and ensure the performance by testing battery cells, modules and packs in our battery test lab.

We are now looking for another battery development engineer with a special focus on battery safety to strengthen our team.

Your responsibility

As a battery development engineer you will be working with requirement specification focusing on battery safety and abuse. Your responsibility area includes following new legislation and standards and participation in technical working groups. Depending on your background and experience you can be involved in the development of new safety concepts or safety and abuse testing of batteries in order to guarantee a safe incorporation of future high-energy batteries in our vehicles. We both perform tests ourselves in Scania's battery test lab and coordinate external testing. Battery testing includes performance and function testing as well as safety and abuse testing. Your tasks are within the scope of different projects ranging from battery development projects to large cross-functional vehicle development projects. You are part of a highly motivated and inspiring team of competent engineers with a positive problem-solving attitude. The role includes cooperation within the team, with other teams at Scania as well as within the VW group and with suppliers. Together with your colleagues you have the possibility to influence the team's processes and deliveries. We work actively with improving our methods on a continuous basis and have a culture that welcomes new ideas and approaches.

Your profile

We are looking for a development engineer with several years of experience of battery safety concept development and abuse testing requirements.
  • MSc or PhD within chemical or electrical engineering or other relevant Science or Engineering discipline
  • Experience of battery requirement specification work and electric vehicle safety legislation
  • Professional experience of battery safety design concepts
  • Experience of battery abuse testing
  • Experience from research & development within automotive industry (FMEA, certification)
  • You are structured and work independently while at the same time having the team's results in focus
  • You are engaged, curious and have the ability and will to bring new ideas and achieve results
  • You are flexible, enjoy a fast pace and being involved in diversified activities
  • You are good at gathering the information you need to perform your tasks, communicating your results and summing them up in written reports
  • You like working with others and are driven by an inspiring climate with many talented colleagues around you
  • Good knowledge of English is a requirement, knowledge of Swedish and German is meriting

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job where there is plenty of scope for new ideas. Our corporate culture is characterised by openness, diversity and respect for the individual. Employees are our most important resource, so we invest in training our employees and giving them the opportunity to broaden their skills in order to be able to grow with us.

We offer Scania employees and their families free access to our complete fitness centre. We can offer you Scania Job Express, a direct bus that runs between Stockholm and Södertälje. You can also enjoy other benefits such as an option to sign an agreement for an employee car, flexible working hours, lunch benefits at reduced prices and much more.

For further information, please contact

Verena Löfqvist Klass, PhD, Head of Cell Development - NEBM,

We look forward to receiving your application including a CV, cover letter and copies of any degrees and certificates. Selections will be done on an ongoing basis.

Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2018, we delivered 88,000 trucks, 8,500 buses as well as 12,800 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled to over SEK 137 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 52,000 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON SE. For more information visit:

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