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Legal Counsel

With Germany being the core of European automotive manufacturing, its only natural it should also be a pioneer in scaling up battery cell manufacturing. At Northvolt we are excited to make this happen, and we have recently announced that Heide, Schleswig-Holstein, will be the location of our German Battery Gigafactory. The factory will be built in multiple phases over 5+ years and the factory represent a multi-billion Euro investment project. To enable this project we are now looking for a dedicated and driven Legal Counsel to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. This role is a part of a matrix organisation belonging to both our global Legal team and the Local management team in Germany.

About the job
You will have the opportunity to building a competent and dependable legal function, capable of scaling Northolt’s operations in Germany and beyond. Given the timing of you joining Northvolt and the stage in which the company is in currently, you will be given a unique opportunity to have great impact in the development of a new company and industry.

Your work will be focused on supporting German operations within a wide range of legal matters, including general corporate matters, construction law matters, HR matters and compliance matters and provide on-going advice during the production phases of the Northvolt project in Germany.

You will report to our General Counsel with a dotted line to our CEO in Germany.

About the team
You will be the sole legal counsel for Northolt’s German operations, but you will also be a part of the global legal team, currently consisting of 17 people in based in Sweden and Poland.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on contracts and other legal documents within company’s business operation and activity, with an emphasis on construction contracts,
  • Providing legal counsel and guidance to the management on a variety of legal and policy matters relevant to company’s business,
  • Managing response to legal cases and disputes,
  • Coordinating relations with the legal department in Sweden, external legal experts and external lawyers,
  • Supporting the continued improvement of standard form agreements, contract management and legal processes and implement improved systems and procedures where required.

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit, and a sense of humour.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light, and we are a strong believer in internal career development.

Apply with CV in English 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

We believe that you have:

  • A law degree from a reputable university
  • Profound knowledge of German law
  • 5-10 years’ experience from working with corporate law and construction law in a German context
  • Excellent German and English written and oral skills

Bonus points for:

  • Fluency in other languages
  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment

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.

Per Fischier | Contact Person

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