3 months ago

Electrochemistry Specialist

Midlands Technical Centre 50K - 65K Permanent

Job Reference: 983849

Posted on behalf of

BritishVolt

Britishvolt is Britain’s foremost investor in battery technologies. We are currently seeking an Electrochemistry Specialist to provide Li-ion electrochemistry and technical leadership which supports battery cell development and production for Customer, R&D and new cell product introduction projects. Britishvolt are dedicated to supporting the future of electrified transportation and sustainable energy storage, producing world-leading lithium-ion battery technologies.

The Electrochemistry Specialist Duties:

  • Provide internal and external customer support on all matters relating to electrochemical properties and materials chemistry for Lithium-ion battery cell technology.
  • Act as technical lead for a brand-new department of scientists and technicians.
  • To define and support the testing and electrochemical analysis of li-ion cell technology for the purposes of full electro-thermal-mechanical characterization, parameterization, cell design and product validation.
  • To help support the development of cell level electro-thermal models.  To help support the application of such cell analysis and modelling for the development of integrated battery cell and system architectures.
  • Lead and manage several and simultaneous R&D projects, delivering against agreed budget, time, and scope parameters. 
  • Perform in-house research, testing and analysis, writing technical reports and participating in review meetings to optimise future Lithium-ion battery products.

The Successful Validation Engineer Will Have:

  • PhD, Masters or bachelor’s degree within engineering, chemistry or material science is essential.
  • Basic understanding of li-ion battery materials
  • Substantial prior work experience or research into the field of electro-chemistry, ideally within the development of Li-ion battery cell technology
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of electrochemical properties and materials chemistry, ideally from both a commercial and research-based Li-ion energy storage cell technology background.
  • Prior experience leading projects as well as providing guidance to less experienced members of the team

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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