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Construction Project Engineer

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 1, 2023
  • Gothenburg
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 1, 2023
  • 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 Project 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 (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 play a key project-integrator role in our multidisciplinary Construction Organization in building the new Gigafactory. As Construction Project Engineer you will pro-actively support and assist Construction Manager along the way and contribute on successful delivery of the assigned works package.

You will have full ownership over administration process to prepare, collect, review, register, distribute and manage wide variety of construction documents, ensuring that all stakeholders within your works package understands and follows principles of effective communication. You will make sure that all project members are well connected and informed, by developing close collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders.

We are looking for Construction Project Engineers , 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:

  • Closely cooperate and proactively support Construction Management team, along with direct communication with parallel EPCM departments (Engineering and Procurement) ensuring that all parties provides and deliver inputs as required.
  • Assist and participate along the way of Contract Management process including deep involvement at the stage of tender process to prepare RFP inputs, answer questions regarding scope and project timing, monitor contract execution along with costs and project progress after award stage along the execution phase.

  • Maintain control of project documentation by communicating relevant requirements to project stakeholder (both internal and external), making sure that all files are collected, reviewed and distributed properly.

  • Coordinate, participate and contribute on construction meetings, by maintaining/updating project records and supporting Construction Team as needed in order to successfully deliver project.
  • Support the EPCM Team with tasks related to administrative process, as Contractor’s onboarding, work orders and permits, change management, payment protocols – ensuring that there are no formal roadblocks for works progress.
  • 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

We believe that you have general knowledge of construction execution process, which is needed to effectively support multidisciplinary construction team along the way of project development. You understand complexity of the program and are well organized in order effectively implement, manage and track multiple parallel workstreams associated to constriction process. You are skilled at communicating with wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external.

Essential

  • BSc degree in within relevant field: Construction management-, civil-, structural-, mechanical-, electrical- or architectural engineering.
  • Minimum 3 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 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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