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Senior Director Construction

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

We are looking for an experienced Senior Construction Director for our greenfield manufacturing site. This multi billion EUR investment which will be capable of producing 60 GWh battery cells making it Europe’s biggest battery manufacturing site for lithium-ion batteries. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing and scaling our first Gigafactory "Northvolt Ett" and therefore contributing greatlu to our mission to a more sustainable future.

About the job
You will be responsible for the overall site planning, factory engineering and overall site construction activities, including building utilities and installation of process equipment. Together with your team and the CEO for Northvolt Ett you make sure that the execution develops according to overall program plan and budget.

As the overall responsible for the construction site you will support your teams in managing consultants and contractors and ensure proper coordination across disciplines. Health and Safety is one of our utmost priorities and you will facilitate the interface between the different stakeholders on site during the construction period. Other important reponsibilities are quality and commercial management.

We would like to see that you easily find the right balance between strategic and hands-on leadership. You should be able to resolve daily issues on site, but at the same time you keep the helicopter perspective in sight to drive the overall project success.

About the team
You will report directly to the CEO for Northvolt Ett and together with your direct reports lead a team of construction and engineering resources to manage a large number of consultants, service providers.

About the work environment

The office is located directly on the construction site, just about 10 min from the city centre and communication is easy. People who have joined us say that the work is very inspiring, the atmosphere positive and that they learn a lot. We dare to challenge conventional methods and with our hands-on mentality we get stuff done.

This role requires full-time presence in Skellefteå in order to lead a large team and project effectively. Please don’t apply if you are not willing to move or commute to site.

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 as our footprint continues to expand.

Apply with CV and cover letter in English.

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

We believe that you have:

  • A degree in Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent
  • At least 10 years of experience in design and construction of large-scale, complex industrial projects
  • Successful track record of leading and growing large multi-cultural and interdisciplinary teams
  • Excellent English written and oral skills

  • Ability to build relationships with contractor organisations and influence them to perform

  • Commercial acumen and experience from handling large complex contracts

Bonus points for:

  • Understanding of large equipment installation and integration
  • Experience from the Swedish Construction industry
  • Experience from working in international projects/different countries
  • Fluency in other languages (Swedish, German, Chinese)

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.


Julia Glasfors | Contact Person

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