Senior Electrical Scientist, High Voltage Technology & Electrification, Innovation & Technology (R&D

About the role

Location: Sweden - Stenungsund

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent

Application Deadline:


Make Science Real!


Do you have knowledge and understanding on electrical properties and testing of polymers, with a focus in High Voltage Technology and Electrification topics?  Are you an experienced researcher with excellent problem-solving skills, high ambitions, drive to succeed and want to work in a growing multinational company? Are you passionate about developing new products and sustainable innovative solutions in the Energy sector that will help shape the future & improve the world we live in? 


– Then YOU can be the one we are looking for!


In this role as Senior Scientist, you would join our R&D community at the Innovation Centre in Stenungsund, Sweden and be part of a growing team and play a key role in developing new products driving forward Borealis’ R&D strategy.  We value an open, international and diverse culture that is driven by our motto “Re-inventing essentials for sustainable living.”  You will have the opportunity to develop novel polymers and polymer compounds targeting sustainable electrification applications, such as High Voltage cable insulation systems. You will work in international, cross-functional teams, where you will be involved in projects and use your expertise in developing new products where electrical properties of Polyolefins play a key role in final cable applications.  You would be involved along the entire R&D process from idea phase to launch of new products in the market.  


Besides working closely with other key functions internally at Borealis, you would also work together with external partners such as customers, Universities, suppliers and industrial partners to ensure developing the right products for the market as well as ensuring we invest/develop state-of-the-art equipment, tests and methods.  Knowledge and expertise on electrical properties with focus on high voltage power cable applications, e.g. space charge, dissipation factor, conductivity, break down strengths as well as treeing, will be part of this role.


Areas of responsibilities: 


  • Lead and coordinate research, technology and application development in line with our innovation objectives, with a specific focus on cable insulation systems.
  • Participate in R&D projects and drive the development of new polymers and compounds within the Energy sector. 
  • Translate market requirements into polymer properties & overall structure-property relationship in High Voltage insulation systems ensuring highest electrical performance.
  • Design of experiments & analysis of results, including open communication & ensuring proper documentation and technical reports.
  • Identify, evaluate and develop step change technical opportunities and solutions (in- and outside the current Borealis portfolio).
  • Collaborate with Borealis R&D laboratories and production sites.
  • Initiate and support patenting of new polymers and products.
  • Potential involvement in standardisation bodies and certification.
  • Act and work according to Borealis values. We care! We’re curious! We progress!


About you


You are the right candidate for this position if you have an academic technical degree (preferable PhD) in engineering technologies, most likely in Physics or Electrical.  Excellent analytical skills, structured approach and understanding of electrical properties of Polymers. Able to link your fundamental understanding of polymer electrical properties and its relationship in high voltage cable insulation systems for developing new products and trouble-shooting.  Preferably more than 5 years working experience in Energy industry focusing on HV technology and Electrical Engineering.


At Innovation Centre in Sweden, we have more than 15 different nationalities, which requires fluency in English, both written and spoken communication, as well as ability to work in multi-cultural and cross-functional teams. 


As a person, you are passionate about research and product development, are committed and have a drive to constantly develop and improve. You are result orientated, flexible and comfortable taking and driving own initiatives. You have analytical and conceptual ways of thinking and concern for order and quality. Respectful teamwork across borders is a key factor in your work, both in internal and external networks. 


Our offer


Borealis has competitive compensation and benefits which you can read more about on our Career Page.


For this role in Stenungsund we also offer:


  • Friskvårdsbidrag
  • Bonus 
  • Arbetstidsförkortning
  • Utökat föräldraledighetstillägg
  • Borealis har en personalstiftelse där du exempelvis kan hyra stugor i fjällen samt lägenheter i Spanien förmånligt


Application Process


If you're excited about the prospect of joining our team and being a part of Making It Real, please submit your application via the “apply now” button in the job posting to apply directly.


If you have any questions, please contact Gabriella Mjölnevik, 


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


At Borealis, we are committed to an equal recruitment process. We value diversity, and all applicants & employees are treated fairly and equally. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination based on factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 

Borealis only accepts candidate resumes from recruiters or recruiting agencies if they have been explicitly commissioned by Borealis for a specific recruitment and if the data is provided to us in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. Borealis will not accept or pay fees for candidate resumes of any form or kind that were sent unsolicited to either HR or directly to our hiring managers.

The hiring process

  • Get in touch
  • We get to know each other
  • Proposal & agreement
  • Make It Real

The selection process may vary based on position & profile. Our Talent Acquisition Specialist will provide detailed insights into the specific procedure once we connect with you regarding your application.

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