Senior Chemical Engineer

Bruges  - CDI

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About Automotive Cells Company - ACC

​​​​​​​Join us and be a pioneer for a green transport revolution.​


​​​​​​​Automotive Cells Company (ACC) is one of Europe’s newest and most exciting high-tech companies. Backed by Saft-Total and Stellantis-Opel, ACC is set to power the future of the automotive industry by innovating in battery technology.

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We aim to produce sustainable, affordable, high-capacity, longer-life batteries as a cleaner alternative to current energy sources. We create an R&D center and new state-of-the art facility in France (New Aquitaine), with gigafactories to be built in Hauts de France and Germany. ​


We need a range of skilled and agile people to bring our vision to life, especially in the areas of industrialization, mechanical design, testing/prototyping and any other function of a new-born company. If you’re looking to take your career further than you imagined, if you’re passionate about creating cleaner transport, we’d like to hear from you.


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Job description

Research, assessment and proposition of advanced concepts and materials to improve various aspects of an EV cell at chemistry level, relevant with the company roadmap and objectives :

-         Apply and transmit its expertise on Li-ion cell electrochemistry.

-         Apply and transmit its expertise on Li-ion cell manufacturing at lab, pilot and industrial scale.

-         Propose new concepts and materials to improve various aspects of an EV cell at chemistry level, relevant with the company roadmap and objectives.

-         Propose cell design rules.

-         Build and test prototypes.

-         Apply agile technics to be able to answer quickly to various internal and external customers.

-         Lead and manage internal and external projects, contracts, while collaborating with internal teams (R&D, Industrialization, Projects, Simulation, …).

-         Lead and manage collaborations with suppliers, customers and strategic partners.

-         Contribution in the company roadmap.

-         Be aware of and analyse solutions from competitors.

-         Be up to date to the state of the art on its topic of expertise.

-         Participate to international meetings and contribute to the company fame.

-         Support Intellectual Property monitoring and propose innovative patentable concepts.

Profile

Knowledge / Know how :

·  Excellent understanding of the Li-ion and solid-state technology

·  Excellent understanding of current technological locks and limits

·   Electrochemistry applied to battery

·   Manufacturing processes of Li-ion cell

·   Knowledge on various analytical methods commonly used in the field of Li-ion battery*


Experience :

Minimum 10 years experience in similar job at automotive or battery manufacturer.

International experience (China, Japan, Korea, Germany, USA) in R&D and/or Production for Li-ion battery


Qualifications :

PhD in Chemistry/Electrochemistry/Material Science

Fluent in English


Key behaviours

Analytical and synthetical skills, organization and time-management skills, customer focused, initiative, result and p :erformance motivated, creativity, inventiveness, team spirit, autonomous, good communication and social skills,


Some extra skills which make the difference :

Data mining, programming, lab conception, pilot line conception and running, materials synthesis/manufacturing, failure modes analysis, problem solving methods (8D,…), statistics, modelling, project management, French, any other languages, wine tasting.




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