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Electrical Design Manager Construction- Low voltage

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, and construction management team (EPCM) early on! Are you a self-driven and technically competent leader with long experience driving large, innovative, challenging projects with high demands? Then the Electric Design Manager role is the place for you to prosper.

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.

What You Will Do
You will build and lead a team of Electrical Engineers responsible of managing consultants that will develop the Low Voltage and IT design drawings to operate our facility. Your team will implement the schedule requirements, and budget for the execution of these responsibilities. And you will be responsible of tracking these deliverables and maintaining the executive team informed.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing the structure, processes and expectation for the Electrical Design team in charge of the low voltage and IT infrastructure deliverables.

  • 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.

Your Background

  • Bachelors or Master’s in Electrical engineering.

  • Minimum of 8 years experience in electrical design/engineering for heavy industrial, manufacturing or process facilities such as pharmaceutical, data centers, oil & gas, automotive, food & beverage manufacturing, etc.

  • Experience with design, installation and/or commissioning in the field of LV and/or IT 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).

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

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!"

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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