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Technical Project Manager (m/w/d)

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

We offer you a unique opportunity to become one of the pioneers at our battery gigafactory in Germany, offering a head-start to boost your battery career in Sweden during the initial phase of your employment with us. Through our 12-18 months Battery Excellence program you will have the chance to delve into various aspects of the battery manufacturing process in Sweden and ultimately emerge as one of the first engineers at our Heide facility.

As a dedicated Technical Project Manager you will be at the frontline of designing and integrating process technology for our Gigafactory Northvolt Drei based in Heide, Germany. By overseeing the development and installation of highly specialized battery manufacturing equipment with respect to timeline and budget, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of battery technology.

About the job :

Having intimate knowledge of project interdependencies, the delivery scope of the TPM includes requirements management, acquisition and vendor selection, contract ownership, technical reviews, validation and acceptance testing, commissioning, production hand-over as well as ensuring safety and certification approvals are met with the right quality. Your responsibilities will include effectively communicating and presenting the status of projects, identifying schedule risks, and creating contingency plans in case of any project delays. Most importantly, you will demonstrate an unwavering commitment to finding straightforward, foundational solutions for any merging efficiency and quality challenges.

Your journey involves close collaboration with global suppliers and cross-functional NV teams in Västerås, Sweden, with a minimum commitment of 12 months in the country. This includes periods of learning and skill enhancement at this location. As a crucial member of our international delivery team incubated in Sweden, you will relocate to Heide, Germany, with the installed equipment. Your role provides a unique opportunity to spearhead the deployment of the next generation of high-volume battery manufacturing equipment, overseeing its entire life cycle—from design and development, through purchase order and FAT at the supplier site, to installation, commissioning, and beyond into the start of production.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing a strategic segment of the Drei factory program across all project phases: Design, Procurement, Commissioning, and Startup of process equipment
  • Managing project teams and Northvolt partners, ensuring effective communication, technical clarity, and monitoring of schedules and costs
  • Handling interface management with Construction Team (CSA, MEP, Clean & Dry room) for equipment installation timeline
  • Planning and coordinating basic and detailed engineering design, proactively addressing issues that may impact schedule and costs
  • Monitoring and ensuring Quality, Health, Safety, and Environmental performance

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, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.

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.

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 :

  • Master's degree in mechanical, industrial, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, or material science
  • Extensive project leadership experience in dynamic industrial environments
  • Specialized in industrialization projects and machine/equipment concepts
  • Proficient in production facilities and utilities with a focus on quality
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Strong stakeholder management and analytical skills
  • Ability to guide the team in time management and foster a productive culture
  • Agile mindset and experience in methodology beneficial

Bonus points for:

  • CAD knowledge
  • Fluency in other languages (German, Japanese, Swedish, Chinese, French)
  • 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

  • RPDB / DPSP

  • 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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