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Design Manager New Factories

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Design Manager New Factories

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Design Manager to join our stellar team in Stockholm.

In joining us you will be a key player in developing a new generation of large-scale sustainable battery factories. Northvolt will place itself as European driver in the transformation to a carbon free society, and this is your opportunity to take part in leading those efforts and help us drive our success.

To deliver on Northvolt’s vision and bold expansion plans we have established the Blueprint team. The team’s mission is to deliver a digital factory blueprint of a scalable, rapidly deployable, highly efficient world class battery factory. It constitutes a complete solution that spans process, equipment, materials, facility, utilities and people, with guidelines and tools needed for the establishment of a factory.

About the job

As a Design Manager, you will work in a cross-functional highly motivated team to drive the factory design and maintain and continuously improve the blueprint as the backbone for key building blocks of the large-scale battery factory.

You will also support and collaborate with the Northvolt cell factory programs in Europe and Worldwide to deploy and leverage the blueprint for a more efficient and speedy delivery. Your responsibilities will range from concept phase into the design phase as well as the execution phase, from drawing to working factory.

To summarise, Blueprint is a highly strategic but also execution oriented and cross functional which aids Northvolt in our mission to enable the future of energy.

If you come with a strategic mindset, you enjoy solving complex problems paired with a hands on attitude and you enjoy working in a cross functional multinational team - apply today!

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drive and manage, together with a cross-functional team within Northvolt, the design of a key building block in our factory blueprint.
  • Set the direction and drive technical decisions on the design to ensure that the factory designs are competitive (cost/performance), modular, easy to ramp up, and possible to operate in a sustainable way.
  • Facilitate design reviews, manage the timeline of Blueprint upgrades and report results and basis of decision to all management levels.
  • Capture Lessons Learnt to address critical issues and prevent repeated mistakes while contributing to building a learning organization.
  • Support supplier dialogues and collaborate with procurement and R&D, to deeply understand requirements, opportunities, and trade-offs.
  • Develop & drive standards for key design documents.
  • Co-develop & collect key design documents (e.g. Technical Equipment Specifications, User Requirement Specifications).
  • Drive value engineering initiatives and seek continuous improvement together with Cell Development Projects, R&D and Advanced Process to upgrade the NV blueprint.
  • Evaluate new technologies and advise the organisation on appropriate investments.
  • Develop current and future Northvolt partners, e.g. integrators and installation partners.

Our organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You are goal oriented, curious and eager to learn. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognize that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary. Planned starting date is asap.

Work with great people

Josephine Korijn
Investment Manager
"We move at a fast pace and decisions are made in a deliberate, thoughtful, and bold manner."
Mohamed Farah
R&D Electrode Manager
"At Northvolt there is no right or wrong. Everyone brings something to the table."
Maria Åstrand
Director Raw Materials
"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new industry segment."
Erin Mathews
Industrialisation Manager
"I love being a part of such a bold effort to tackle the energy problem."

Skills & Requirements


  • A relevant university degree (B.Sc. / M.Sc. or similar) in engineering such as (but not limited to) process engineering, electrical or mechanical engineering, and industrial engineering.

  • At least 5+ years’ experience in technical roles in demanding fast paced environment.

  • Strong technical and project management experience within roles such as (but not limited to): Design engineer, Lead Engineer, Technical Project Management, Engineering or Operations Management.

  • Industrialisation experience, preferably from automotive, battery, semiconductor, or other relevant industry.

  • Exposure to Construction, Supply Base Management, Purchasing, Engineering and Manufacturing

  • Valuable experience in multi-cultural environment

  • Fluency in English

  • Valuable (but not required) if fluency in other languages (Japanese, Swedish, Chinese, French)

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.

Arnaud Quatannens | Contact Person

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