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Project Quality Manager Germany

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 Project Quality Manager to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future.

About the job

The purpose of this position is to oversight the quality management of all aspects of the mega project in Heide from Engineering to pre-commissioning.

The Project Quality Manager is responsible for ensuring that all activities of the project are carried out in compliance with applicable quality standards and regulations. They work closely with the EPCm and execution contractors to establish quality control processes and procedures and oversee the implementation of these processes throughout the project.

About the team
You will be part of the Northvolt project team of about 40 employees that will have the overall responsibility of this mega project based in Heide Germany.

About the work environment
The office is currently located in Hamburg with an outreach to Heide, Schleswig-Holstein where the giga-factory will be built. Please don’t apply if you are not willing to move to site.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • To establish and implement a structured Project Quality Management System (PQMS) for the Northvolt Project. The QM will ensure that Northvolt’s requirements regarding Quality are met during each project phase (engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction, commissioning, operation & maintenance).

  • The QM will create project quality plans and other applicable quality documents covering engineering, procurement, construction for each sub-project. The project quality plans shall interlink the quality assurance systems of Northvolt .

  • The QM will establish and manage the project quality resources to execute the PQMS. The QM will strongly interact with other project functions such as engineering, HSSE, scheduling and construction planning. Developing, with EPC contractors, the audit plan and monitoring the closure of gaps.

  • Develops a strategy for engagement of an Independent Verification Body (IVB), where required, and nominated inspection body (NIB) organisations.

  • Develop project specific Quality Management requirements for contractors and suppliers for inclusion in projects contracts and purchase orders and provides quality input into the supplier bid evaluation process.

  • Lead supplier capability reviews, pre-purchase order award, to identify the capability of the supplier to meet the project specific requirements.

Success factors for this position:

In addition to these requirements, a Quality Manager in the Construction Industry must have strong attention to detail, be able to work under pressure, and have a strong commitment to ethical conduct and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. They should possess excellent organizational and time-management skills and be able to work effectively in a team environment. They should be able to work collaboratively with the construction team to ensure project success.

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

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 toward 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. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain from including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

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 :

  • Master's degree in engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in project management, with a focus on quality control in major project.
  • Preferably Certified Manager of Quality (ASQ, CQI or equivalent by experience ) or ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.
  • Strong knowledge of quality control standards and regulations applicable to the engineering & construction industry.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Speaks out when seeing something is not right and is prepared to say “no” or “stop” when necessary.
  • Pursues systematic management through standardisation, clarification and the elimination of defects.
  • Follows and upholds the rules and standards of CLIENT and hold others to account for doing the same thing
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

  • Ability to resolve complex problems and be comfortable with ambiguity.

  • Ability to build relationships with contractor organisations and influence them to perform.

Bonus points for:

  • Intercultural experience and competence is preferred.
  • German

  • Preferably project certification like PMP.

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.

Luc Heymans | Contact Person

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