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Electrical Design Manager - Gothenburg

  • 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, NOVO Energy, 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.

The gigafactory will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe. With construction set to begin in 2023, the plant will have a potential annual cell production capacity of up to 50 gigawatt hours (GWh) and thereby enable a supply of batteries for approximately half a million Volvo and Polestar cars per year. As the battery makes up a large part of an electric vehicle’s total life cycle carbon emissions, this foundation for clean battery production forms a key basis for Volvo Cars’ aspirations for sustainable manufacturing and a fully climate-neutral manufacturing network.

If you are experienced within Electrical Engineering in the Construction industry, this opportunity is for you.

We are looking for a self-driven and technically competent discipline manager to join our in-house construction design and engineering team. This position involves building and leading a team of technical project managers and design engineers. In joining us you will play an important role in building some of the first large scale European battery factories and in the transition to a carbon-free society.

This position offers the overall responsibility to develop and optimise the electrical design for the entire site at the gigafactory in Gothenburg. Main technical area of focus will be on HV, MV and LV distribution systems as well as the associated protection, control and supervision system.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation or reviewing power system studies including protection coordination studies and transient stability studies.

  • Preparation or reviewing of electrical equipment load schedules, to size and design the electrical equipment.

  • Gathering the electrical design requirements from the different disciplines.

  • Coordinating between electrical design and other discipline designs including the review and approval of associated layout and electrical drawings.

  • Creation or reviewing of SLDs, schematics, electrical design procedures, electrical design specifications and associated typical drawings in line with Northvolt Technical Specifications.

  • Technical support to procurement and construction.

  • Client representative during the SAT/commissioning of the electrical switchgear.

  • Creation of the electrical operational procedures.

  • Handover of the electrical plant to the Electrical Operations & Maintenance manager.

  • Develop and manage the future project electrical team at site.

Skills & Requirements

We believe that you have :

  • Bachelors or Master’s in Electrical engineering.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in electrical design/engineering for heavy industrial, manufacturing or process facilities such as pharmaceutical, data centres, oil & gas, automotive, food & beverage manufacturing, etc.

  • Experience with design, installation and/or commissioning in the field of LV, MV and/or HV network and associated control and protection system.

  • Experience in leading design work from concept stage to issue for construction drawings.

  • Good theoretical basis for electrical calculations (sizing of cables, transformers, PFC, motor starting, load studies, load flows, short circuit calculations, harmonic studies and earth grid designs).

  • Experience using power systems simulation software e.g. ETAP, Powerfactory, Neplan etc.

  • Fluency in English. Valuable (but not required) if fluency in other languages, including Swedish

Personal success factors:

  • Great communication skills as have constant interaction with team members and external parties such as contractors, vendors, authorities and auditor.

  • High work ethic, multi-tasker, strong analytical ability and attention to details, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Flexible, friendly, motivated to take on new challenges, has grit and a sense of humor.

  • Passionate & purpose driven - we work for a more sustainable future.

  • Highly organized and result driven.

  • Has a can do-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Wellness grant

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.

Charlotte Almqvist | Contact Person

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