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Design Manager Factory Integration

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Design Manager to join our team in Stockholm. In joining us you will play an important part in the construction of our large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

As a Design Manager - Building Integration, you will work in a cross-functional highly motivated team to drive the factory design and maintain and continuously improve the blueprint as the backbone for key building blocks of the large-scale battery factory.

You will also support and collaborate with the Northvolt factory programs from the different sites in Europe and Worldwide to deploy and leverage the factory design for a more efficient and speedy delivery. Your responsibilities will range from concept phase up to the end of basic design, and also supporting the site programs during the detail design and execution.

The Blueprint & Factory Engineering team was created to deliver on Northvolt’s vision and bold expansion plans. The team’s mission is to deliver a digital factory blueprint of a scalable, rapidly deployable, highly efficient world class battery factory. It constitutes a comprehensive solution with guidelines and tools needed for establishment of the factory spanning process, equipment, materials, facility, utilities and people.

To summarize, Blueprint & Factory Engineering is a highly strategic but also execution oriented and cross functional team which aids Northvolt in our mission to enable the future of energy.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Drive and manage, together with a cross-functional team within Northvolt, the design of a key building block in our factory blueprint.
  • Set the direction and drive technical decisions on the design to ensure that the factory designs are competitive (cost/performance), modular, easy to ramp up, and possible to operate in a sustainable way.
  • Organize and manage design reviews, construction design packages and deliverables to support all aspects of construction, including scope of work, kick-off, studies, 30-60-90, etc.
  • Capture Lessons Learnt to address critical issues and prevent repeated mistakes while contributing to building a learning organization.
  • Provide technical support during Detail Design and Execution phases.
  • Develop & drive standards for key design documents.
  • Be able to identify user requirements and scope gaps during the project, acting as the main integrator for the building design and its interfaces.
  • Enable suitable project delivery methods, like integrated engineering project development, and fast track projects.
  • Perform design option analysis for cost efficiency, constructability, etc.

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

Qualifications/education/experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Architectural (preferred), civil, mechanical, structural or equivalent.
  • 10+ years working experience, preferably coordinating cross-functional teams and managing resources.
  • Excellent English written and oral skills.
  • Experience driving complex industrial projects and broad understanding of engineering disciplines.

Bonus points for:

  • Proficient in MS Suite.
  • Fluency in other languages (Swedish, German).

  • Experience in multi-cultural environments.

  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines.

Additional Highlights

  • Location: Stockholm - Sweden
  • Travel: expected part of the role
  • Language: Professional English

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

  • 4 semaines de vacances / 4 weeks of vacation

  • Journées maladie illimitées / Unlimited sick days

  • Programme de parts / Employee Stock Option Program

  • RPDB / DPSP

  • Compte Frais Employés / Employee Spending Account

  • Télémédecine / Telemedicine

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.


Alvaro Rabanos | Contact Person

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