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Mechanical Engineer

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 20, 2022
  • Gothenburg
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 20, 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 Mechanical 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 key project-integrator role in our multidisciplinary Facility Engineering Organization in building the new Gigafactory. As Mechanical Engineer you will pro-actively support and assist the Mechanical Engineering Lead along the way and contribute on successful delivery of the assigned mechanical design package.

You will have full ownership over portions of the mechanical 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.

With assistance of the Mechanical Engineering Lead you will:

  • Manage mechanical design consultants by establishing the deliverable list for specific design packages, organizing the plan and key milestones to ensure on time commitments are met to successfully drive the project.
  • Manage the quality of the design deliverables, ensuring the systems are aligned to the project specification requirements to the project.
  • Assist during the installation efforts answering request for Information from contractors or construction in a timely manner to avoid productivity loss due to design decisions.
  • Help the other design disciplines providing and anticipating cross functional data that allows a fluid execution of the overall plant design.
  • Assist the Facility team with system completion requirements for the proper transfer of responsibilities from the installation phase to operations.
  • 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

We believe that you have general knowledge of Mechanical Engineering execution process especially in the field of HVAC/Mechanical utility systems, which is needed to effectively support multidisciplinary engineering team along the way of project development. You understand complexity of the program and you are well organized in order effectively implement, manage and track multiple parallel workstreams associated to engineering process. You are brilliant at communicating with wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external – with the great ability to assist on solution development, evaluation the problem and letting the project progress at its highest performance.

Essential

  • Minimum BSc degree within Mechanical engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant 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.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced project.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Swedish rules/regulation for mechanical systems is a plus.
  • Experience from HVAC/Plumbing installation is a plus.
  • 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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