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Construction Field Supervisor

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 12, 2022
  • Gothenburg
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 12, 2022
  • 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 Construction Field Supervisor 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 (Electrical 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 have a key action – driven role in our multidisciplinary Construction Organization in building the new Gigafactory. As Construction Field Supervisor you will have full ownership over onsite works activities, contractor’s coordination and timely execution within area assigned to your responsibility. You will be responsible for the field installation works, management of the work fronts, on site material and equipment provisions, quality of installation, and a safe work environment. You will ensure that the execution develops according to design requirements and overall program plan while using most sustainable and efficient methods in construction.

We are looking for Construction Field Supervisor, which will lead on following packages:

  • Civil/Infrastructure works
  • Structural/Core and shell works
  • Architectural/Fit’ out works
  • Mechanical & Piping
  • Electrical & Controls

What you will do in your role:

  • Lead on site installation supervision, in close collaboration with the Construction Management Team to address priorities, reviewing and commenting on construction schedules ensuring the most suitable solutions in terms of assembly sequences, safety, constructability, feasibility, etc
  • Lead the effort of managing field installation by providing all the necessary requirements for contractors to keep a productive work environment. Including materials and/or equipment identified and assigned, clearing the work front for the upcoming task, and ensuring there is no obstacle that would delay the work from moving forward.
  • Assisting the EPCM Team with tasks related to onsite activities, work sequencing, progress input for payments verification, schedule review and updates, change management issues arising from situations in the field.
  • Lead, plan and coordinate the effort with contractor counterparts to ensure the orderly collection and management of written records of inspections, controls and test results for the purpose of approvals of installation completed systems.
  • Facilitate the field inspections and punch-list reviews with Commissioning and/or Facilities teams.
  • Ensuring that quality of works meets Company and industry standards, coordinate and supervise tests, making sure that controls and inspections are carried out in accordance with established schedules, including the necessary 3rd party inspections.
  • Become a core 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
We believe that you have complex knowledge of construction execution methods to drive daily progress on site along with close collaboration towards internal and external stakeholders for the assigned area/work package. You have solid professional experience within the discipline you will contribute on, both in terms of design review for constructability, execution plan development and inclusive implementation of works on site.

Essential

  • BSc degree in within relevant field: Construction management-, civil-, structural-, mechanical-, electrical- or architectural engineering,
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience on comparable construction position
  • Experience in large-scale construction projects with considerable multidisciplinary complexity, experience within general contractor or EPC organization environment is an added value.
  • 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 from Greenfield Projects is highly preferred.
  • Experience from Swedish construction sites is preferred.
  • Highly organized and results-driven approach
  • 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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