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Electrical Engineer - Construction

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

We are building a state-of-the-art Gigafactory that will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe and construction is set to begin in 2023. To make that happen we need the best to join our in-house Engineering, Procurement & Construction Management (EPCM) team. We are now looking for Electrical Engineers to join our fantastic team – come be a part of an exciting journey together with us!

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 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.

Our mission is to build a “First in Class” gigafactory that transforms Volvo Cars into a full EV (Electric Vehicle) manufacturer - using the most sustainable and innovative methods in construction, whilst achieving the highest level of trust with all service providers to perform the safest, fastest, cost-effective and excellent quality of craftsmanship project in the industry.

About the role
In this position you will play key project-integrator role in our multidisciplinary Facility Engineering Organization in building the new Gigafactory. As Electrical Engineer you will pro-actively support and assist the Power System Engineering (HV/MV) lead along the way and contribute on successful delivery of the assigned HV/MV design package.

You will have full ownership over portions of the HV/MV design development process with responsibilities to prepare, collect, review, register, distribute and manage wide variety of design documents. You will make sure that all project members are well connected and informed, by developing close collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders.

The role will be within the Power System Engineering team that is responsible for the HV and MV distribution system of the battery factory. As Electrical Engineer you will closely support the discipline lead in all technical activities. The involvement spans across the conceptual design phase, procurement, installation, commissioning, energization, and even operation/service. We are looking for multiple engineers for this role, both senior and junior, the responsibility will differ based on your experience.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the technical review of conceptual studies/design, drawings, equipment specifications.
  • Participate in installation, commissioning and preparing the corresponding documentations.
  • Contribute to building up the time schedule for HV/MV scope and likely others.
  • Be responsible in writing up project specification for design consultants and equipment suppliers.
  • Help identify key interfaces towards other disciplines (e.g., Mechanical, Architecture, Supplier chain, etc.), input needed from, and output towards internal and external stakeholders.
  • Promote a positive and constructive working relationship with the design consultants on behalf of NOVO.
  • Become a binder of the EPCM team, supporting on developing the organization accordingly to Company mission and supporting hand in hand team members.

Work with great people

Josefine
Engineer, R&D
"Working here, you get to wear many different hats and try new things each week. It’s very much a start-up culture but with the resources of a multinational company!"
Claes
Senior Program Manager
"Everyone working in this joint venture are genuinely passionate about our bold mission & have a clear sense of purpose. When you work with people like that - every challenge turns into an opportunity."
Martin
Senior Software Engineer
"I get to work in a promising industry but also with the most innovative technologies. The old- fashioned image of a heavy industry does not apply. This is industry 4.0 (or 5.0) it is quite high-tech!"

Skills & Requirements

Your Background
To succeed in this role you have broad knowledge and experience in Electrical Engineering in general and HV/MV in particular. You are comfortable in making technical decision, reviewing technical reports and drawings, “gatekeeping” the integrity of the design. We believe that you are used to an environment with certain uncertainties and have been exposed to multi-national working environment.

Essential

  • MSc or BSc within Electrical Engineering, or equivalent amount of practice experience in the area.
  • Experience in industrial production environment.
  • Experience in calculation/selection of typical HV/MV equipment, such as transformer, surge arrester, CT, VT, disconnect switches, switchgear, cable, etc.
  • Experience in control and protection of distribution system.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Must have the ability to discuss technical topics with a variety of audiences – contractors, engineers, and members of various divisions within organization. Swedish is a plus.

Desirable

  • Experience in lightning protection, grounding design, conductor sizing, is a plus.
  • Experience in large-scale construction projects with considerable multidisciplinary complexity, experience within general contractor or EPC organization environment is an added value, e.g. experience in HVDC (auxiliary system design or main circuit design), or similar Green field projects is highly valued.
  • Experience from Swedish construction sites is preferred.
  • Highly organized with excellent communication / collaboration skills.
  • Self-performing attitude with the strong skill to contribute on team effort.
  • Experience in a multicultural environment, adaptable and open-minded.

Great Place to Work

  • International Environment

  • Leading Edge Technology

  • Purpose

  • Flexible working hours

  • Hybrid work

  • Collective agreement

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, NOVO Energy, to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars.

Our Gigafactory in Gothenburg will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe, with a potential annual cell production capacity of up to 50 gigawatt hours (GWh) - thereby enabling a supply of batteries for approximately half a million Volvo and Polestar cars per year. Our state-of-the-art R&D facility will gather leading expertise from all over the world, to create the next generation battery cells.

You can read more about this joint venture in these press releases, here and here.

2022R&D facility established

2023Start of construction of Gigafactory in Gothenburg

2024Volvo Cars will source 15 GWh of battery cells per year from Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå

202550% of Volvo Cars’ global sales will be fully electric

2026Production start of Gigafactory in Gothenburg

2030Volvo Cars will offer only pure electric cars

NOVO Energy

Gothenburg
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