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Director of Construction Quality

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Skellefteå
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Skellefteå

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an experienced Director of Construction Quality to join our passionate Construction team in Skellefteå.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

The Quality Manager will be in charge of ensuring quality requirements are met in the project and that efficient follow-up of the project quality plan is done in the programme. You will be in charge of setting up and executing the Quality Plan for the Northvolt Ett factory project in Skellefteå and will reporting to the Construction Project Director. You will be responsible for managing the daily Quality assurance responsibilities to ensure the project is constructed in accordance with the established standards and requirements, this includes direct oversight and review of the entire documentation and physical inspection phase of the work flow process and working with other in-house personnel and external personnel to produce and document a quality product.

You have a thorough and complete knowledge and understanding of the contract, each subcontract and the plans and specifications as well as the local Regulation in order to assist the Construction Project Director in development of the on-site procedures.

The project quality function will be located in Skellefteå and work closely with the Site team (e.g.: Construction manager, Commissioning Manager, Project Engineer, etc.), contractors and consultants on site.

In general you have a long experience in Project Quality Management and have been driving large, innovative and challenging CapEx projects, preferably with experience from building up new factories.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working in a matrixed project organisation where fast execution is key.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Defining, communicating and managing the Project Quality activities through an approved and operating Project Quality Plan.
  • Review and develop the Northvolt quality plan, and make sure contractors ITPs are aligned with Northvolt way of working.
  • Own and develop the Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) and ensure fulfilment of all requirements.
  • Manage and build a team of quality control inspectors and coordinating their work with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders.
  • Chair and document weekly QA meetings with the quality team and lead the Project Quality Management Review based on effective data review and analyses.
  • Determining and managing a project Quality audit plan to ensure that projects are operating in compliance with Customer and applicable statutory and regulatory quality management system requirements.
  • Managing project non-conformance issues with suppliers, contractors and consultants to ensure effective corrective and preventive actions are taken to achieve a level of zero recurrence.
  • Contribute actively to the projects risk assessment and management of quality mitigations.
  • Ensure knowledge and awareness of Quality requirements within the Project Team, also performing Quality Training activities and follow-up of competence.
  • Support the installation and commissioning teams with relevant quality procedures and activities.
  • Participate in project close out activities by facilitating closure of all project quality actions.

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, curious and eager to improve the project. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden and see the results of your work. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Senior Project Quality Manager is a vital member of the Northvolt Ett Program team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.

Work with great people

Josephine Korijn
Investment Manager
"We move at a fast pace and decisions are made in a deliberate, thoughtful, and bold manner."
Mohamed Farah
R&D Electrode Manager
"At Northvolt there is no right or wrong. Everyone brings something to the table."
Maria Åstrand
Director Raw Materials
"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new industry segment."
Erin Mathews
Industrialisation Manager
"I love being a part of such a bold effort to tackle the energy problem."

Skills & Requirements


  • MSc degree in relevant engineering or quality management discipline.
  • 20+ years working experience in Project Quality during the Construction and handover phase.
  • Thorough understanding of quality principles, regulatory quality systems, internal business systems, and processes is essential.
  • Substantial experience & qualifications of Large construction projects, including equipment installation, commissioning and completions

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Leadership/management skills within quality based positions

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.

Doaa Elmahdi | Contact Person

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