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Project Manager - R&D

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

We are looking for a driven Project Manager to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our passionate R&D Labs team based in Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing/ramping up R&D Labs 2.0 and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job

You will be working with project management for one of the cell production lines of R&D Labs with timeline, scenario and resource planning. Alignment with project members in cell design, production engineering, quality, manufacturing, logistics and purchasing will be needed daily to drive the project forwards.

On a day-to-day basis you will be in very close contact with the production team and the customer project managers working to identify and resolve any blockers and risks. As this job requires working very tightly with the production line, you need to have a technical understanding and interest, whilst being a great communicator with a variety of stakeholders and internal customers. As part of the job you will be net-working regularly with senior managers and stakeholders.

You are expected to be very creative in finding solutions to push both yourself and your colleagues from various teams to ensure progress is made in the project. You need to be up to speed on constantly changing circumstances and evaluate proposed solutions from different stakeholders perspectives, making non-biased decisions that are the most beneficial overall.

About the team

The 4 R&D Project Managers are all based in Västerås and are working with different sections of the production line:

  • Electrode production
  • Cell assembly (divided in Prismatic cells & Cylindrical cells)
  • Formation

The size of the core team (Programs team) is small, however its tied to a much bigger organization (~100 people). The Programs team is tied to the entire R&D Labs team, including the whole R&D Labs manufacturing team and supporting personnel (such as production engineering).

Northvolt is scaling up massively in Västerås, building a campus for research & development including R&D, manufacturing, validation and recycling. As part of this development R&D Labs 2.0 is being constructed as we speak and is planned to soon be up and running. In this position you would be a critical player in this ramp up and take part in true Northvolt history.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Capacity & production planning (short- & longterm)
  • Creating scenarios for prioritization between customer demands
  • Deconfliction of resources between numerous projects
  • Co-ordination with stakeholders from various NV teams
  • Tracking, documentation, analysis

The person we are looking for has a talent in planning, is a great communicator and can keep a good overview of rapidly changing projects and demands. You are able to handle ambiguity well and adjust quickly to moving targets. You thrive being a team player, driving others to meet project goals. You are used to a rapid paced work environment and have the structure and time management skills needed to perform in such. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, ability to go from helicopter perspective to detail mode, motivation to take on new challenges with a smile, grit and a good 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. 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 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 :

  • A degree in Business or Engineering /MSc or MBA/Relevant University Degree
  • 2+ years working experience with Project Management / Planning
  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Track record of successful project manging / planning achievements

Bonus points for:

  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry
  • Fluency in other languages (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

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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