Electrode development engineer

About the company

BEYONDER is a Norwegian energy tech company that has developed the next generation of sustainable Li-ion capacitors and supercapacitors for the heavy-duty industry sector.

Beyonder has developed a patented highly transformative and sustainable “activated carbon production technology” to be used commercially in producing the next generation of supercapacitors and Li-ion capacitors. These products are designed to solve crucial customer problems within selected industries such as: Renewable energy grids, transportation, and offshore energy infrastructure.

Job Purpose

The process development engineer is accountable for the design, preparation, optimization, and evaluation of silicon electrodes for Li-ion capacitor and other energy storage solutions at Beyonder AS. The position exists to screen raw material, optimize process conditions, and analyzer results to develop high rate and long cycle life silicon anode.

Main tasks

  • Planning:

  • Project and development planning
  • Assist in the definition of new project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Be involved in technical strategic planning to meet company’s goals
  • Project management:

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Develop detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Create and maintain project documentation
  • Implement operational best practices
  • Operation:

  • Design innovative slurry mixing and coating strategies for silicon anode;
  • Improve existing formulations through thoughtful experimentation to optimize the performance of slurries and coatings;
  • Develop slurry and coating characterization techniques to determine formulation-performance relationships and offer chemical and cell level corrective strategies;
  • Supervision and production control of lab and pilot electrode manufacturing line;
  • Evaluate different raw materials, processing conditions on the electrode performance;
  • Participate in cross-functional team supporting upscaling and manufacturing of pouch cells;
  • Train and educate junior employee; Patent and funding proposal writing;
  • Other related work required from Beyonder.
  • General:

  • Be a motivator, team player and collaborator for scientific creativity, goal-oriented innovation and positive spirit within the company
  • Contribute in establishing Beyonder as the leading company in energy storage

Education and experience

  • Education:

  • Master in the field of chemistry, material chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical engineering, material science or related.
  • Experience:

  • 3+ years in research and development in design, preparation, optimization, and characterization of silicon electrode materials for Li-ion batteries and general experience in R&D project management.
  • Computer Knowledge:

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and suitable diagnostics software.
  • Languages:

  • Good communication oral and writing skills. Working language is English.
  • Preferably (willingness to learn) Norwegian for collaboration.
  • Other:

  • The position is subject to the company's current HSE and ethical guidelines.

Personal qualifications

  • Soft skills:

  • Critical thinking, structured and analytical skills
  • Teamwork and communication skills. Flexible, self-driven and cooperative
  • Able to work independently and organize own working day in an efficient way
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

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