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Contracts Director (m/w/d) Germany

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

Northvolt is now in the middle of establishing in Germany and one of the first team to staff will be our Construction team to start the construction of the gigafactory in Heide, Schleswig-Holstein. We are now looking for a self-driven and technically competent Contracts Director. In joining us you will play an important role in building some of the first large scale European battery factories and in the transition to a carbon-free society.

As a Contract Director you will be a part of the construction team; implementing our contract strategy while directly spearheading the construction of our facilities from a greenfield to a commissioned gigafactory. You will safeguard Northvolt through proper contract management, minimise project risks through application of best commercial and contractual management practices.

The team:
You will be an integral part of the Project Team and work intimately with the Program, Project Management, Engineering and Procurement teams.

You will also manage and support a team of Contract Specialists and carry out the contract management of all construction projects on the Northvolt Drei site in Heide, Germany.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide strategic oversight for all construction contracts and support the team in their administration during the construction phase.
  • Direct the management of construction change processes and guide the team in their execution.
  • Lead the management of contractor and supplier relationships.
  • Oversee risk and contingency management, ensuring effective mitigation of any claims during construction.
  • Implement a proactive strategy to prevent construction claims and efficiently manage any that arise

The person we are looking for is driven, sharp and eager to learn. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story and see the results of your work. Our organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen.

Apply with your CV. We look forward to reading your application!

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

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is to be discussed.

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 university degree in Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Construction Management or in a relevant discipline.
  • Solid technical experience in all cost management areas, as well as planning, estimating, pre-contract, post contract and final account.
  • Excellent English language skills (German would be a big plus).
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Suite.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about project execution, construction, and commercial management.

Bonus points if:

  • You are a team player that loves to be in an international environment where good relationships and stakeholder management are key to achieve results.
  • You are highly organized and result-driven.
  • You act proactively and have a can-do attitude that goes beyond expectations.

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.

Eddie Ryan | Contact Person

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