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Environmental Permitting Specialist

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an Environmental Permitting Specialist to join our passionate Green Factories team responsible for ensuring the delivery of the world’s greenest battery factories.

We are looking for a person with a passion for sustainability, stakeholder dialogue and industrial environmental performance. You are excited about the opportunity to maintain Northvolt’s track record in obtaining complex environmental permits at record speed and ensuring minimum negative impact on the environment. You will be a key project member taking part in site selection and planning for Northvolt’s factory expansions, where we are now scaling up rapidly in Sweden and beyond. Experience in environmental permitting is preferred, but not a must. The key quality we are looking for is an ability to quickly learn and serve as an excellent project manager.

The Green Factories team is a part of Northvolt’s Sustainability & Environment team, which today consists of 11 professionals dedicated to setting, driving and enforcing sustainability requirements and roadmaps for the organization.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as environmental permitting lead as part of new factory projects and amendments to existing permits
  • Project managing environmental permitting processes, including appointing and managing consultants as required
  • Drafting environmental permitting applications and leading public consultation processes
  • Liaising with a wide range of stakeholders as part of the site selection and environmental permitting process, including but not limited to authorities, CSOs, utilities, land owners, and the general public
  • Supporting local organizations in achieving environmental permit compliance

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


  • MSc or equivalent in relevant field, e.g. environmental engineering, environmental law or similar
  • Strong project management experience and capabilities
  • Preferably experience in environmental permitting process for industrial establishments
  • Knowledge of Swedish and European environmental laws and standards
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Swedish

Personal success factors

  • Passionate about Northvolt’s sustainability mission
  • Ability to confidently liaise with a wide range of public and private stakeholders
  • Team player who is able to work efficiently within cross-functional teams
  • Organized and results driven

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.


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