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Blueprint Manager – Advanced Technology

We are looking for an exceptionally innovative and driven individual to join in our mission to build a greener future. This role is part of Northvolt’s Advanced Technology team based in Västerås and Stockholm. By joining us, you will be a key player in developing the next generation of battery technology, an even more sustainable and competitive product and contribute to the global transition towards a clean and carbon-neutral energy future.

About the job

You will be the Blueprint Manager responsible for overseeing the construction and commissioning activities of new factories producing our next-gen battery products while leveraging lessons learned from previous gigafactory projects. You will manage the transfer of knowledge, best practices, and processes to ensure efficient and effective construction and commissioning while also re-thinking about the whole blueprint process, aiming to introduce revolutionary concept in our new plants.

This role will require deep knowledge of battery manufacturing and factory design while also being able to question the status quo to identify technological potential in our blueprint design. We are looking for real inventors, who can find a way to mass produce new products using available and new technologies.

On a day-to-day basis you will be close with the engineering team, partners, and suppliers to identify and resolve blockers and risks. This means driving and owning your work in a cross-functional, fast-paced, and project-based environment. As this job requires working very tightly with different cross-functional teams, you need to be a great communicator.

You are expected to be highly creative in finding solutions to push both yourself and your colleagues from various teams to ensure progress is made in the project. You need to be up to speed on constantly changing circumstances and evaluate proposed solutions from different stakeholders' perspectives, making non-biased decisions that are the most beneficial overall.

About the team

You will join a fairly new effort and thus a small but dedicated team which will grow with the progress of this project. This role gives you the opportunity to be part of an exciting new project from the beginning and allows you to grow and take on additional responsibility fast. The team includes cell design engineers, material engineers, supply chain experts and technical project managers, however, this project requires cross-functional contribution across the entire organization which will be one of the main responsibilities of this role. In this position, you will join a passionate team that is driven by creating an even more sustainable product which will make a significant impact for Northvolt and the transition towards a greener future.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive blueprint for the construction and commissioning of our factories, incorporating lessons learned from previous factory projects
  • Re-thinking the entire process introducing revolutionary concepts to maximize CAPEX and optimize time to market

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including project management, engineering, and operations, to identify relevant lessons, best practices, and processes that can be applied to the new factory

  • Coordinate with architects, engineers, contractors, and suppliers to ensure effective collaboration and integration of the lessons learned into the construction and commissioning process

  • Provide guidance and support to the construction and commissioning teams, sharing best practices, methodologies, and knowledge

  • Monitor project progress, track milestones, and manage project schedules to ensure timely completion of construction phases
  • Facilitate regular knowledge-sharing sessions, workshops, and training programs to disseminate lessons learned and promote continuous improvement in construction and commissioning practices.

  • Identify potential risks, challenges, and opportunities based on previous experiences and propose mitigation strategies and solutions to optimize construction and commissioning outcomes.

  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to document and update the factory's blueprint throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring it reflects the evolving needs and requirements of the construction and commissioning process.

The person we are looking for is intrinsically motivated by our mission, ambitious, curious, and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact for the future of energy and see the results of your work. Our organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are a sense of quality, friendliness, grit, and a sense of humor.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognize 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 is 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

Skills & Requirements

We believe that you have:

  • A technical BSc/MSc degree such as Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Successful record of accomplishment of leading factory projects
  • Experience from building and scaling production in a fast-growing environment ideally in the Battery, Automotive, Food, Pharma, Paper & Pulp, Semiconductor, Electrochemical or similar industry.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills

  • Highly organized and result-driven

  • People-person and ability to build strong relationships

  • Ability to drive work independently and in a team environment to deliver results

  • Can-do attitude and “not afraid to get hands dirty”

Bonus points for:

  • Deep understanding of the process steps involved in cell manufacturing
  • 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

  • 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.


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