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Mechanical and Piping Design Manager Germany

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

We are looking for a passionate Mechanical and Piping Design Manager to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future.

You will be part of the Project Engineering team that will drive the construction of our new battery factory in Heide, Germany. 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
Overall responsibility to ensure that the mechanical and piping designs follow the Northvolt requirements during the detailed design and execution phase.

About the team
You will be expected to manage the mechanical and piping design team, based on site in Heide. Your team will be expected to provide the technical expertise to challenge and optimise the design of all of the NV3 projects. As a leader of this design team, you will be expected to bring structure, drive consistency in project execution and provide guidance.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing and mentoring the mechanical, piping and building services project design team required to execute the NV3 project.
  • Responsible for reviewing the designs of the external design parties.
  • Responsible for ensuring consistency across the designs between the different projects.
  • Defining the mechanical & piping requirements in scopes of work for external parties.
  • Working with the project procurement team to generate the mechanical supplier framework agreements for the project, if needed.
  • Responsible for internal Northvolt stakeholder alignment.
  • Ensuring timely responses to queries and requests from contractors.
  • Promoting and driving value engineering for the overall project.
  • Participating in Northvolt-wide and project lessons learned sessions.

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 have 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.

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:

  • Bachelors or master’s in mechanical engineering.
  • Minimum of 10-15 years experience in Advanced Manufacturing or similar industry.
  • Fluency in English
  • Computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Have designed or lead development and construction of robust mechanical utilities generation and distribution systems to meet demanding requirements on reliability, availability, and maintainability.
  • Experience with mechanical static and rotary equipment, HVAC, building services and piping design.

Bonus points for:

  • Chartered or Professional Engineer
  • Fluency in German or 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.


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