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Structural Design Lead

  • Gdańsk
  • Gdańsk

Northvolt is a European supplier of high-quality battery cells and systems, made in an environmentally sustainable way. The company was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest recycling capabilities.

In the plant located in Gdańsk we produce energy storage systems and battery modules that replace internal combustion engines in industrial machines. Currently Northvolt Poland is increasing its manufacturing capabilities by building a highly-automated, state-of-the-art production plant.

Currently, we are looking for Structural Design Lead to join our growing team in Gdańsk.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for reviewing and approving the designs during each stage of design and construction phase

  • Approving the deviations from the Basic Design during the Detailed Design and Execution project phases

  • Interact on regular basis with the contractors and consultants to ensure that the engineering design and installation is in accordance with agreed schedule

  • Identify interdisciplinary interfaces and manage them with other Discipline Leads and Engineering Manager

  • Coordinate regularly with other engineering disciplines to ensure design cohesiveness

  • Review and control the project time schedule within structural disciplines and provide an input to the time schedule whenever required

  • Ensuring Northvolt structural design guides, technical specifications and procedures are used in the projects

  • Collaborating with the multi-discipline engineering team to generate multi-discipline data-driven design solutions

  • Support the project as needed during building permit review and approval phase

  • Support field construction teams during the execution phase

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

  • MSc in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Experience in working in a design function on technically complex projects with strong management control
  • Experience in interfacing with suppliers to align on technical requirements and delivery schedules
  • Familiar with Polish and European standards, construction laws and technical conditions
  • Experience in construction phase and field engineering

Personal success factors (Consider Bold – Passionate – Excellent):

  • Driven, caring and structured
  • You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals
  • You are used to a high paced work environment and have good time management skills
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor

We offer:

  • Stable employment conditions - employment contract (indefinite after 6 months)
  • Private medical care in LUX MED – extended package with a freedom of treatment (partial refunding of invoices) for the employee fully paid by the company
  • MyBenefit System – monthly card top-ups, the possibility to purchase a Multisport card
  • Co-financing postgraduate studies
  • English lessons
  • Employee referral programme
  • Financing of commuting by bicycle
  • Christmas/holiday bonuses from Employee Benefit Fund (ZFŚS)
  • Co-financing of sports activities and integration budget
  • The possibility to invest in Northvolt group’s shares
  • Relocation bonus
  • Work in an international environment - the ability to use English daily
  • Opportunity to develop and acquire new skills in a company taking part in the transformation to renewable energy
  • Friendly and open working atmosphere in a diverse team

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

About the company

Northvolt is a European supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems. Founded in 2016 to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, Northvolt has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery with a minimal CO2 footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling. Among Northvolt industrial partners and customers are ABB, BMW Group, Scania, Siemens, Vattenfall, Vestas and the Volkswagen Group.

Northvolt Ett is a next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, the gigafactory will be one of the largest battery cell factory in Europe and produce at least 32 GWh of capacity annually.

Alongside Northvolt Ett, Northvolt is also establishing a manufacturing site for battery systems in Gdansk, Poland. This facility, Northvolt Battery Systems Jeden, will industrialize and produce world leading battery systems in order to meet the increased demand for complete battery solutions on the European market. The factory is a highly automated, state-of-the-art production facility for battery modules and energy storage solutions.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a dynamic environment, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. We are staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs in Västerås, as well as Northvolt Battery Systems Jeden, in Gdansk, for production of battery systems. We are also preparing for upcoming positions at the main factory, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå.

We want to work with experienced manufacturing experts as well as talented and purpose driven people from all kinds of disciplines to make this happen. Those of us already on board share a bold streak and a passion for our mission. We are prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a real difference. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Maciej Potrapeluk | Contact Person

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