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Senior Factory Design Manager (m/w/d) 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 dedicated Senior Factory 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
Responsible for managing the coordinated multi-discipline design of a Northvolt Drei (NV3) factory from basic design, detailed design, As Built and final handover to the NV3 Operations and Maintenance departments.

About the team
You will be expected to manage a project team of up to 40 engineers, based on site in Heide. Your project team will be expected to provide the technical expertise to challenge and optimise the design of the factory. As a leader of this project 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 the NV3 project design team for the entire project scope & ensuring that they follow the project execution plan.
  • Preparing project design phase execution plan, time schedule and design scope of work.
  • Managing NV design input to external design parties by interfacing with internal NV stakeholders.
  • Managing external design parties, tracking progress and flagging any threats to the project.
  • Managing the NV design reviews (discipline, safety, constructability, O&M) and modelling.
  • Managing overall project design change and driving value engineering in overall project.

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.

Please note that candidates considered for employment with NV may be subject to a mandatory background check process.

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:

  • M.Sc. or Chartered or Professional Engineer in the Civil, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Instrumentation & Control or Industrial engineering fields
  • Minimum of 10+ years experience in the design of heavy industrial, advanced manufacturing, or chemical process facilities. Other facility types that are seen as relevant and welcome: pharmaceutical, data centres, oil & gas, automotive, food & beverage manufacturing, etc.
  • Have experience in multi-disciplinary engineering coordination, interfacing with construction and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Experience in commissioning, start-up, and hand over of industrial facilities.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Familiarity with standard office and project management software tools and platforms.

Bonus points for:

  • Battery factory experience is ideal, but not required.
  • Valuable (but not required) is fluency in other languages, including German.
  • Project Management skills, preferably PMI, IPMA or equivalent.
  • Experience in commissioning, start-up, and hand over of industrial facilities.

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.

Adrienn Bock | Contact Person

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