Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Grenoble, France
Product Design Engineering – Mechanical Design Team /
CDI / Permanent position /
Verkor is a French industrial company aiming to pioneer low-carbon battery manufacturing in France. With the backing of prominent industrial companies such as Renault Group, Plastic Omnium and Schneider Electric, Verkor intends to electrify the future of European mobility.

With over 350 experts from 38 different countries, our endeavor is to unite exceptional global talent to bring this ambitious and innovative project to life. Our strong and agile international team continues to grow and adapt to new challenges. Based in Grenoble (France), we have recently started operations our Verkor Innovation Centre (R&D centre and 4.0 pilot line).

We now focus on building the world’s most modern and efficient Gigafactory in Dunkirk (France). With this facility, our ambition is an initial annual production of 16 Gwh of lithium-ion batteries by 2025, thus powering 300,000 electric vehicles annually.  

In joining us you will actively participate in this breathtaking industrial adventure to shape the future of European mobility.

The Sr. mechanical cell design engineer will be the owner of the mechanical parts design and its product/process integration. Will drive the design from concept (pre-A) to D sample, validating and reviewing the design with relevant stakeholders stage by stage. Acts as mentor to fellow mechanical cell design engineers. Will lead parallel innovation projects unrelated to a costumer project.

Main Responsibilities :

    • Develop li-ion batteries for ESS or electric vehicle applications.
    • Plan, direct and follow up on project related testing and industrialization activities.
    • Identify and meet special costumer requirements pertaining to Mechanical design.
    • Follow up with validation of mechanical components.
    • Lead design reviews internal and external within the confines of mechanical and cell structural analysis.
    • · Interface with supplier of mechanical parts for technical and quality discussions.
    • · Ensure the integration of product design with process design.
    • · Prepare mechanical drawings and models.
    • · Lead the product lifecycle management of mechanical components.
    • · Lead innovation and design for manufacturing projects.

Prerequisites :

    • Bachelors or master’s in mechanical, materials, or similar engineering
    • 6+ years of experience preferably in module, electronics, or sheet metal industry or 4+ years in li-ion battery design
    • Experience driving at least 1 project from A sample to SOP.
    • Ability to solve complex topics independently and with a team.
    • Ability to work in a cross functional team.
    • Strong skills in CAD and statistical approaches
    • Design experience in relevant cell format
    • Self-driven able to follow up on tasks with no supervision.
    • Experience in cell manufacturing
Why join us?

Strong company spirit and culture settle down around our 4 values:
We promote personal initiative and give everyone the means to contribute to the company's success.
We're committed to transparent communication: we say what we think, and we mean what we say.
Team Spirit
Everyone, in their role, is an ambassador for the company. At Verkor, success is most definitely a team sport!
We're all working towards a common goal: a sustainable future, which we're building one step at a time.

Attractive work conditions*
- Stimulating work environment: pleasant offices, multicultural and motivated team
- Lunch vouchers
- 50% of local transportation costs financed
- 5 weeks of holidays per year + 2 weeks of compensation time (RTT)* conditions may apply depending on type of contract
- Industry-leading healthcare
- Opportunities to network and connect with worldwide experts

For more info on the company, please visit us at
*all positions are open to individuals possessing a Recognition of the Status of Disabled Worker (RQTH)
*conditions may apply depending on type of contract