Job Category: Engineering

Company Description

Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (ABEE) is a dynamic engineering company specialized in battery and energy technologies for automotive and stationary applications founded in January 2019. ABEE’s expertise includes battery system design, modelling (thermal & electrochemical), state-of-the-art battery manufacturing infrastructure, processing and prototyping, BMS & module assembly, extensive knowledge in artificial intelligence techniques & battery state estimations, validation & feasibility analysis related to advanced Li-ion and next generation solid-state battery technologies.

Job Description

The Technical Program Manager for Solid State Batteries will be responsible for leading fundamental and applied R&D efforts to upscale solid state battery technology large-scale cell manufacturing. An ideal candidate will support in advancing solid state cell manufacturing by solving the bottlenecks identified in processing and assembling of SSB. The candidate will should have a strong record of scientific achievement in the areas of Li-ion batteries, electrochemistry, or solid state electrolytes. Additionally, the candidate should demonstrable technical project management and personnel management.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Plan experiments and analyze electrochemical test results for process validation and optimisation.
  • Manage deliverables and technical reports of team members
  • Interfacing with material and equipment suppliers
  • Developing new cell designs and electrode formulations to extend cycle life and cell performances.
  • Generate IP roadmap and assist in creating patents.
  • Oversee EU and national projects which are aligned with company’s roadmap.

Qualifications

Minimum requirements:

  • Masters/ Ph.D. or equivalent in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry or related technical field
  • 3-5 years of experience in commercial lithium-ion technology development
  • 1-2 years of experience in personnel management.

Further Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written
  • Experience creating reports, analyses or reporting tools for management 
  • Experience in managing and organizing projects on tight deadlines
  • Understanding of the design cycle & design problem solving processes
  • Ability to work cross-functionally & manage large teams
  • Advanced knowledge of Electrochemistry and Li-ion battery technology
  • Extensive experience on solid electrolyte formulation and processing
  • Li-ion battery materials expertise at the fundamental structure/properties level
  • Team Player and problem solver.
  • Working with multinational team on several projects.

Battery Modeling Engineer

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate should have good working experience/knowledge in battery modelling electro-thermal/physic-based. Excellent knowledge on system identification, SOX estimations, and EIS.

Qualifications Required And Experience:

• MS or PhD degree in engineering.
• Minimum 3 to 5 years of Industrial/academic experience in electric vehicles.

Skills Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge in design and sizing of battery systems from the electrical and mechanical point of views.
  • Good knowledge in state function development and calibration in embedded BMS.
  • The candidate should have good knowledge of validation of battery modules and systems.
  • The candidate should be familiar with battery safety design considerations.
  • The candidate should be familiar with at least 2 commercial simulation platforms.
  • Able to prioritize and manage time effectively and should have strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Proven problem solving skills, think outside of the box skills.
  • Outstanding written & verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Development of state functions that can be embedded in commercia BMS platforms.
  • Validation of the developed battery solutions based on HiL.
  • Interaction with the research partners and customers.
  • Provide technical guidance for business and research teams with diverse backgrounds.
  • Prepare high quality technical reports and present to the upper management
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned by management.

Battery Modeling Engineer

ABEE is looking for a highly committed person to undertake the role of ‘Battery Modeling Engineer’.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Develop robust battery models to predict cell behavior including but not necessarily limited to rate performance, life degradation, calendar aging, electrochemical and thermal response, and safety related behavior
  • Provide novel solutions of battery management control system to optimize dischargeable capacity, cycle life, and charge time
  • Formulate and execute designs of experiments to acquire sufficient data to train, validate, and test the battery models
  • Work on battery estimation algorithms regarding SOC, SOH, impedance, and performance limitation under given operating conditions
  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop, implement, test, and maintain your model
  • Deliver documents related to model and algorithm development
  • Collaborate with battery team to determine and achieve battery performance and lifetime targets

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MS or PhD degree in EE, ME, CS, Math, Physics, Chemistry, Materials or related field
  • Fundamental knowledge of lithium-ion cell electro chemistries and mechanisms
  • Experienced in creating, ECM, Multiphysics-based models, thermal, mechanical systems
  • Skilled in code developing tools such as Python and MATLAB
  • Familiar with battery testing equipment and test protocol
  • Experience in writing efficient code to process and analyze large data sets
  • High level of mathematical and advanced data processing and analysis capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills and team-oriented attitude
  • Comfortable with initiating and taking ownership of projects
  • Strong understanding of algorithm design, optimization, and verification
  • Strong mathematical knowledge and experience in statistical analysis, optimization, machine learning, and deep learning tools

ELIGIBILITY/ REQUIREMENTS

  • Highly motivated mindset as well as a dedicated team spirit and pro-active approach to group problem solving
  • Strong accountability and responsibility skills
  • Open to travel
  • Fluent in English. French or Dutch language skills would be a plus

Battery Thermal Management

ABEE is looking for a highly committed person to undertake the role of ‘Battery Thermal Management’.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Design and evaluate thermal system architectures for different vehicle platforms.
  • Define system level requirements, develop concepts and perform trade-off analysis.
  • Work closely with various stakeholders to define requirements for thermal management system control.
  • Support the optimization of thermal management concepts.
  • Support integration of component level thermal system controller with vehicle control unit.
  • Run drive tests with thermal system controller to gather battery pack and vehicle thermal data.
  • Identify issues with thermal management system controller and provide sufficient solutions to management for consideration.
  • Build and manage a strong business relationship with suppliers.
  • Lead test plan development, issue resolution, and lab and in-vehicle testing of drivetrain units.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Master/PhD’s degree, in automotive or Mechanical engineer or related disciplines.
  • 5+ years of development experience in automotive industry
  • Extensive experience with various modes of heat transfer and thermal management materials and techniques, preferably in automotive applications.
  • Proficiency in CAD/CAE software tools, especially thermal CFD and FEA tools
  • Knowledge in developing formulations and verify the simulation by experiment design and measurement task are needed.
  • Proficiency in thermal measurement and design validation tools and techniques.
  • Proven track record of project and product development.
  • Driven to complete project goals on time and deliver quality results; process and detail oriented.
  • Clearly understands technical issues and can justify technical decisions using data and analysis.
  • Creative thinking and high-level analytical ability.
  • Enjoys building a strong team and designing high-quality products.
  • Enjoys working in fast pace & diverse work environment, and values candid communication.

ELIGIBILITY/ REQUIREMENTS

  • Highly motivated mindset as well as a dedicated team spirit and pro-active approach to group problem solving
  • Strong accountability and responsibility skills
  • Open to travel
  • Fluent in English. French or Dutch language skills would be a plus