2 years ago

Principal Cell Design Engineer

Flexible Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: 983837

Posted on behalf of

Britishvolt

Britishvolt is Britain’s foremost investor in battery technologies. We are currently seeking a Principal Cell Design Engineer to develop lithium-ion battery cells for energy storage, electric vehicles, and other applications, leading the transition of pilot scale mechanical designs to manufacturing level. Britishvolt are dedicated to supporting the future of electrified transportation and sustainable energy storage, producing world-leading lithium-ion battery technologies.

The Principal Cell Design Engineer Duties:

  • Develop lithium-ion battery cells for energy storage, electric vehicles, and other applications
  • Ensure delivery of the project activities and interact with supply chain, supplier quality, process engineering, battery cell design engineering, R&D Labs.
  • Develop and review mechanical drawings and models with computer aided tools.
  • Drive and lead internal and external design reviews within the mechanical and structural analysis area and include your findings to create better products.
  • Introduce and evaluate materials, processes and suppliers for improvement and optimization of battery life and safety performance.
  • Lead transition of pilot scale mechanical designs to manufacturing level maintaining superior performance.

The Successful Principal Cell Design Engineer Will Have:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree within Mechanical Engineering.
  • Proficiency in the use of Catia, Ansys, Siemens NX or similar CAE simulation software.
  • Experience in electrode and battery cell design, electrode preparation process, battery cell fabrication and electrochemical performance evaluation.
  • Solid understanding of DFMEA principles.
  • Experience in electro-mechanical packaging, FEA and thermal management.
  • Tool and die design experience.

The Lithium-ion battery industry is still relatively new within the UK – if you feel that you may also have transferrable skills from a parallel industry, please apply.

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