Battery Engineers

Oxfordshire Negotiable Permanent

Job Reference: 014536

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Battery Engineers - Sheffield and Oxford


As a Battery Engineer you will be responsible for executing the long-term Development projects across a number of key areas


Roles within Engineering include:


  • Cathode Engineer

  • Materials Engineer

  • Electrolyte Engineer

  • Battery Engineering



The Role


Working closely with the wider battery development team you will be involved with the development of materials for sodium-ion batteries including characterisation and validation of materials, liaising with external suppliers and provide engineering for the scale up process


  • Pilot scale synthesis and characterisation and of materials 

  • Optimisation of battery performance through control of the synthesis conditions.

  • Develop commercially viable components at the pilot scale

  • Processing, recording and tracking test data using software tools

  • Mixing powders and solvents for electrode slurries and assisting in operating the electrode coating machine

  • Performing other functions as required to support the R&D operation

  • Develop characterise and help develop IP on new production processes.

  • Experience in scale-up of production

  • Able to produce technical reports, analyse date and present results as required.

  • Materials synthesis and characterisation.

  • investigate systems faults, report, record and rectify as required.

  • Conducting and supporting investigations and experiments

  • Planning, setting up and undertaking controlled experiments and trials.



The Person


  • Bachelor‘s degree in one of: chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, or related field 

  • In-depth understanding of current industrially relevant battery chemistries, components, materials and systems.

  • Understanding of various battery chemistries and theoretical solid-state chemistries

  • Experience of a laboratory materials-based environment with exposure to test equipment, measuring and recording devices.

  • Understanding working practises of working with hazardous materials.

  • Experience of working in a safety conscious environment and have a strong understanding of what PPE is required to work in this environment and when to use it.

  • An understanding of chemical and materials synthesis and characterisation.

  • Providing inspirational leadership to all who come in contact with you;

  • Have a proactive attitude and will not be daunted by new challenges

  • Be committed to working in a safe and conscientious matter and a self-starter who is not afraid to learn new skills with a critical and creative thinking mindset.


As well as technical skills and ability it is important for all employees to have a number of cores skills to fit within our culture and uphold the values of the company, these include:


  • Acting responsibly, putting Faradion interests ahead of personal ambition.

  • Delivering in the broadest sense a great working environment.

  • Leading with humility, honesty and integrity in all that you do.

  • Promoting teamwork, supporting through difficult times and collectively celebrating our successes.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance.


All candidates should have excellent communication skills with the ability to interact verbally and in writing with customers, suppliers, colleagues and external contacts at all levels and be able to multi task, prioritize and manage time efficiently.


To ensure continued safety it is important that our staff maintain a tidy and clean work environment, be able to follow processes and instructions and have excellent attention to detail.


To apply for the role, please send a current CV to Adrian Elwell.

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