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 and we are now looking for Mechanical Lead Engineers to join our fantastic construction team!
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 Manager along the way and contribute on successful delivery of the assigned mechanical design packages.
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 manager, you will:
We believe that you have a very good knowledge and experience of Mechanical Engineering for the construction project from design review to installation especially in at least two of the following fields:
You understand complexity of the project and you are well organized in order effectively implement, manage, and track multiple parallel workstreams associated to mechanical 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.
Minimum BSc degree within Mechanical engineering or equivalent. * Minimum 7 years of relevant professional experience, preferably on comparable construction position.* * Experience in large-scale construction projects with considerable multidisciplinary complexity. 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.
*Experience from Greenfield Projects is highly preferred. * Experience from Battery manufacturing industries is a plus. * Experience within general contractor or EPC organization environment is an added value. * Experience from Swedish construction sites is preferred.K nowledge of Swedish rules/regulation for mechanical systems is a plus. * Experience from massive mechanical installation is a plus.
Leading Edge Technology
Flexible working hours
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