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Project Manager - Lab

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

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery. Together, we have formed a joint venture to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars.

Few industries offer as great an opportunity for career growth and personal development as the new European battery industry. In working for this joint venture, you'll not only develop skills that are highly sought after in the global automotive and industrial sector but you are also contributing to a climate-neutral way of life for future generations.

We are building a state-of-the-art facility for research and development of the next generation battery cells, and we need your help in making it happen. If you are an experienced problem solver and longing for a greener future this opportunity as a Project Manager is for you.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the project of establishing a state-of-the-art laboratory for cell build and characterization in Gothenburg.
  • Set up and execute the project plan, contributing with knowledge and expertise in utilities, equipment sourcing, installation, and commissioning.
  • Support the R&D team to build the right technical lab capabilities. Translate high-level technical, schedule, and budget requirements into detailed project plans.
  • Coordinate all equipment purchases, installation, and commissioning. Work with external vendors and contractors to get projects complete.
  • Coordinate activities to get the building and utilities ready on schedule.
  • Oversee construction and utility activities and ensure milestones are met.
  • Coordinate internal stakeholders, landlord, sub-contractor, and supplier activities.
  • Plan and execute installation & commissioning of equipment and instrumentation, including training for test personnel.

Work with great people

Josefine
Engineer, R&D
"Working here, you get to wear many different hats and try new things each week. It’s very much a start-up culture but with the resources of a multinational company!"
Claes
Senior Program Manager
"Everyone working in this joint venture are genuinely passionate about our bold mission & have a clear sense of purpose. When you work with people like that - every challenge turns into an opportunity."
Martin
Senior Software Engineer
"I get to work in a promising industry but also with the most innovative technologies. The old- fashioned image of a heavy industry does not apply. This is industry 4.0 (or 5.0) it is quite high-tech!"

Skills & Requirements

Education and experience

  • A relevant university degree is required.
  • 5+ years' experience from similar job.
  • Has participated in large-scale development projects with considerable multidisciplinary complexity (e.g., lab/industrial MEP builds, EPC programs, projects with stringent safety requirements).
  • Track record of similar successful project achievements.
  • Practical experience from the battery industry is a big plus.

Specific skills

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus.
  • Eager to learn and understand our large-scale production processes.
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment.
  • Highly organized and results-driven.
  • Proactive in solving problems and anticipating/avoiding schedule slips.
  • Has a “can do” attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Open to travel.
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit, and a sense of humor.
  • Passionate and purpose driven - we enable the future of energy.

Great Place to Work

  • International Environment

  • Leading Edge Technology

  • Purpose

  • Flexible working hours

  • Hybrid work

  • Collective agreement

About the company

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery. Together, we have formed a joint venture to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars as further announced in these press releases, here and here.

Few industries offer as great an opportunity for career growth and personal development as the new European battery industry. In working for this joint venture, you'll not only develop skills that are highly sought after in the global automotive and industrial sector but you are also contributing to a climate-neutral way of life for future generations.

2022R&D facility established

2023Start of construction of Gigafactory in Gothenburg

2024Volvo Cars will source 15 GWh of battery cells per year from Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå

202550% of Volvo Cars’ global sales will be fully electric

2026Production start of Gigafactory in Gothenburg

2030Volvo Cars will offer only pure electric cars

André Hellström | Contact Person

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