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Senior Construction Manager

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Skellefteå
  • On-site
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Skellefteå
  • On-site

We are looking for an experienced Sr Manager Construction for our manufacturing site in Skellefteå, Sweden. By joining us, you will be at the forefront of building up a green energy cluster from scratch, placing Northvolts Gigafactory in the heart of the Sweden’s energy transition and contribute to building one of the largest and most sustainable European battery factories.

You will be part of the Factory Program leadership team that will drive the planning, purchasing, construction and commissioning of our battery factory in Sweden. Built in multiple phases over 5+ years the factory represents a multi-billion Euro investment project. Together with your colleagues from the Program team you will be accountable to lead internal and external teams cross-functionally to deliver on company targets and in line with customer expectations.

About the job
This position’s purpose is to oversee all construction-related activities of the Northvolt Ett project from groundwork to commissioning. You embrace the project’s overall objective of safety, quality, cost and schedule.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the construction execution at site, according to time and budget, under safe conditions. Your responsibilities will include the site’s general infrastructure and project logistics, the buildings, the clean and dry rooms, the utility systems, and the installation of process equipment.
  • Coordinate all contractors at site to ensure good progress and cooperation, including daily coordination meetings with team and stakeholders.
  • Direct interface with construction general contractors and discipline contractors during the bidding, award, execution, and project closeout/punch list phases.
  • Negotiate change orders throughout the execution and life cycle of the project.
  • Monitor schedule progress together with the project planner and the team, including forecasts and mitigation actions at site to get the battery plant up and running according to the overall time plan
  • You have the accountability to deliver a safe project.
  • Develop and agree on project construction goals and execution strategy while engaging the project team and fostering collaboration with external partners.
  • Establish and inspire an inclusive on-site working culture while ensuring execution quality during all project phases considering environmental protection, process and occupational safety until successful completion and acceptance of project deliverables

We would like to see that you easily find the right balance between strategic and hands-on leadership. You should be able to resolve daily issues on site, but at the same time you keep the helicopter perspective in sight to drive the overall project success.

Personal Success Factors:

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 time 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. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form 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:

  • A degree in Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent
  • Experience from the Swedish/European construction industry, permitting and regulation
  • At least 10-15 years of experience in construction of mega-scale, complex industrial projects
  • Inspiring leadership skills and the ability to motivate and guide people through a greenfield construction project
  • Successful track record of leading and growing large multi-cultural and interdisciplinary teams with ambitious timelines and goals.
  • Leadership with the capability to make the right decision at the right time.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems and be comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Ability to build relationships with contractor organisations and influence them to perform
  • Commercial acumen and experience from handling large complex contracts
  • Leadership with the capability to make the right decision at the right time.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems and be comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Excellent English written and oral skills

Bonus points for:

  • General understanding of contract law and claim management.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements, including permitting.
  • Intercultural experience and competence are preferred.

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


  • 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.

Doaa Elmahdi | Contact Person

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