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Director of Engineering Germany

With Germany being the core of European auto manufacturing, its only natural it should also be a pioneer in scaling up battery cell manufacturing. At Northvolt we are excited to make this happen, and we have recently announced that Heide, Schleswig-Holstein, will be the location of our German Gigafactory.

With Hamburg as our current hub we are now bringing together a stellar team of individuals, who are equally excited, and who jointly represent the skills needed for such an ambitious project. This certainly includes a Director of Engineering which is what we are currently searching for. By joining us, you will be a key player in bringing Northvolt to Germany and contribute to the next large scale European battery factory.

About the job
As Director of Engineering you would be responsible for overall engineering management related to industrial downstream/formation and aging process engineering projects for Northvolt’s advanced factories, including design and implementation of new technologies and specialized battery manufacturing equipment.

About the team
You will be a part of the management team in Northvolt Germany and quickly need to build your own team focusing on Process Engineering. You would also work close with the Process engineering team in Sweden.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for managing projects, timelines, budget and track progress on projects focusing on downstream process engineering.
  • Responsible for managing engineers and vendors to design and deliver industrial process equipment achieving aggressive yield and rate targets against tight deadlines optimizing following factors:
    • Quality
    • Capacity / CAPEX
    • Cost of manufacturing
    • OEE
  • Responsible to secure engineering team growth and competence development as well as long term employee development and employee satisfaction.
  • Responsible to both establish and secure compliance with standards and procedures.
  • Responsible to secure and enable cross functional integration to relevant engineering teams to define interfaces for advanced real time monitoring, production control and optimization.
  • Responsible to define and contribute to process engineering Blueprint deliveries. (Blueprint is referring to a lean, standardized and a flexible enough solution for a designated factory block to easily be adopted and scaled.)

The person we are looking for is driven, highly execution-oriented and enjoys a fast paced environment with tight deadlines. 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, sense of quality, 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:

  • A Bachelor or Masters degree in Engineering or similar
  • Several years experiences in managing engineers and large-scale projects in multi-cultural environment
  • Competences in industrial methodologies such as value stream analysis, lean manufacturing, FMEA, design to cost etc.
  • Great english written and oral skills
  • Experience from a multi-cultural work environment

Bonus points for:

  • Experiences in battery industry
  • Great german written and oral skills or other languages like Japanese, Swedish, Chinese or French

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

  • Régime d'options d'achat d'actions / Employee Sto

  • Régime de participation différée aux bénéfices (R

  • Compte de dépenses employé / Employee Spending Acc

  • Télémédicine

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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