Director of Battery Engineering
Recruiter: Consilium Recruit
Salary: £80,000 - £90,000
Application date: 2nd Aug 2019
An engineering company commercialising superfast charging lithium-ion battery cells is working with a strong network of partners to bring its technology to the market, and is on track to become a key player in the advanced battery material landscape is currently looking for a Director of Battery Engineering. Working closely with the CTO you will be responsible for designing and running the companies cell development programme. You will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the technical and commercial direction of the company.
As the Director of Battery Engineering will:
• Run the development of Li-ion cell products
• Lead the company cell prototyping lab, managing a team of electrochemists and cell technicians
• Manage our industrial cell scale-up partners and subcontractors, including a cell developer and a cell manufacturer
• Collaborate with the lead Material Scientist to give recommendations on optimal material design and production based on cell-testing results
• Interface with Cambridge University academic partners to bring the next big idea into the company
• Work with the CEO and CTO to set battery performance goals
• Assist the CEO to meet and engage with customers and business development leads
• A Master`s degree or higher qualification in the field of Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics or a related field.
• A minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience in Li-ion battery or electrochemical industrial R&D. • Exceptional candidates with a PhD degree in a relevant field and less than 3 years of industrial experience will be considered.
• A solid understanding of Li-ion battery cell design, with an emphasis on full cells
• A confident grasp of Li-ion battery cell manufacturing techniques at the lab and pilot scales, including at a minimum electrode fabrication and single-layer pouch cell assembly
• Ability to understand and model battery performance specifications from material to pack levels, using e.g. BatPaC
• Understanding of the Li-ion cell market and value chain