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Technical Project Manager Northvolt Germany

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a (Senior) Technical Project Manager to join our bold Northvolt Drei team based in Hamburg/Heide, Germany. You will be at the frontline of designing and integrating process technology for our Gigafactory in the North of Germany by overseeing the development and installation of highly specialized battery manufacturing equipment with respect to timeline and budget.

About the job:

Having intimate knowledge of project interdependencies, the delivery scope of the TPM includes requirements management, acquisition and vendor selection, contract ownership, technical reviews, validation and acceptance testing, commissioning, production hand-over as well as ensuring safety and certification approvals are met with the right quality. Your responsibilities will include effectively communicating and presenting the status of projects, identifying schedule risks, and creating contingency plans in case of any project delays. Most importantly, you will demonstrate an unwavering commitment to finding straightforward, foundational solutions for any merging efficiency and quality challenges.

Your journey includes strong collaboration with worldwide suppliers and cross functional NV teams in Västerås, Sweden, including times of learning and further improving your skills and competences in this location. You will be part of our international delivery team being incubated in Sweden and moving with the to be installed equipment into Heide, Germany. In your role you have the unique opportunity to focus on deploying the next generation of high-volume battery manufacturing equipment following its life cycle from design and development during and after purchase order through FAT at supplier site to installation and commissioning until start of production and even beyond.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for a strategic subset of the Drei factory program throughout all phases of the project – Basic and detailed Design, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and Startup
  • Managing Project teams (Design, Procurement, Process, Construction, and Automation) and Northvolt partners (integrators, installation partners, ...), facilitating communication and clarification of technical requirements, and monitoring schedule and costs
  • Interface management (between CSA, MEP, Clean & Dry room, and equipment installation)
  • Planning and coordination of basic and detailed engineering design. Flag issues early which could impact schedule and costs and put actions in place to mitigate
  • Monitor Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental performance

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. 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, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise 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.

Apply with CV in English 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

We believe that you have :

  • Master of science in mechanical, industrial, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, material science or equivalent
  • Extensive project leadership experience in dynamic industrial environments
  • Experience in industrialization projects, machine/ equipment concepts
  • Profound technical expertise in production facilities and utilities
  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Strong skills in communication and stakeholder management
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to apply logical thinking to resolve faults and issues with appropriate corrections and measures
  • Focus on quality and getting delivery first time right
  • Ability to guide the team in time management, and the attitude to foster a productive and passionate culture. Agile mindset and experience in methodology beneficial

Bonus points for:

  • CAD knowledge
  • Fluency in other languages (German, Japanese, Swedish, Chinese, French)
  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

  • 4 semaines de vacances / 4 weeks of vacation

  • Journées maladie illimitées / Unlimited sick days

  • Programme de parts / Employee Stock Option Program


  • Compte Frais Employés / Employee Spending Account

  • Télémédecine / Telemedicine

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.

Nicolas Steinbacher | Contact Person

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