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Construction Manager - Piping & Mechanical Installation

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Skellefteå
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Skellefteå

We are looking for an experienced Construction Manager for piping and mechanical installation to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent Cathode Active Material team based in Skellefteå, Sweden. By joining us, you will be a key player in ramping up our Cathode Active Material department and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job:
The Construction Manager leads a team to supervise the construction activities assigned to third party contractors, and ensures compliance with schedule, costs, quality, health, safety, and environmental protection requirements.

Specifically for Process Piping & Mechanical, the Senior Construction Engineer shall oversee the installation and pre-commissioning of mechanical and associated piping systems to produce Cathode Active Materials, Wastewater Treatment, and utilities distribution. Both Modularized and Stick-built construction strategies are applicable.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and updating construction schedules that meet Northvolt's project objectives.
  • Ensuring the most suitable solutions in terms of assembly sequences, works scheduling,
    constructability, feasibility, etc..

  • Coordinating the site activities of contractors including interfaces with other ongoing
    projects and departments within Northvolt Ett site.

  • Checking construction progress weekly, identifying any critical aspects and requesting the necessary actions from the Contractor concerned (including for pre-fabrication shops)

  • Checking the adequacy of personnel and equipment belonging to the contractors, promoting any actions required to achieve objectives

  • Interfacing with Northvolt Proprietary/Main Equipment vendors, including reviewing their
    documentation and deliveries for compliance as well as installation and integration at site. If
    necessary, participate/support in FATs (Factory Acceptance Test) as well as SATs (Site
    Acceptance Test)

  • Verifying that works are correctly carried out, in accordance with project documentation,
    notifying Engineering of problems encountered in the field and contribute to the

Personal Success Factors:
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, sense of quality, 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. For us it’s 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.

Please note that any applications submitted via email or direct messaging will not be considered.

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:

  • 8 years of experience in industrial construction projects involving:
    – Process Piping Design
    – Material Selection and Specification
    – Equipment Installation and Integration
    – Piping Fabrication, Welding and Installation
    – Quality Control and Inspection
  • Familiarity with Pressure Equipment Directive (2014/68/EU)
  • Familiarity with best practices for Oxygen, Steam, and other gas piping
  • Familiarity with ASME standards such as
    – B31-3 (Process Piping) and B31-8 (Gas Piping Systems)
    – Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (section VII and VIII)
  • Familiarity with European Norms for Metallic Industrial piping such as:
    – SS-EN-13480-1
    – SS-EN-13480-4
    – SS-EN-13480-5
  • Familiarity with API Standards such as
    – API 5L (Specification for line pipe)
    – API 610 (Centrifugal pumps)
    – API 650 (Welded tanks)
  • Familiarity with best practices for duplex piping materials
  • Knowledgeable about Mechanical LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out)


  • Driver's License class B valid in Sweden/EU
  • Welding Inspection
  • BAM (Bättre Arbetsmiljö) and BAS-P/U course highly valued
  • Heta Arbeten Permit Issuer (hot works loss prevention) course highly valued
  • Work at height, MEWP, safe lifting, and Scaffold <9m training certifications highly valued

Other valuable (but not required):

  • Familiarity with AB04 (general conditions of contract for building & civil engineering works & building services)
  • Familiarity with ABT06 (general conditions of contract for design & construct contracts for building, civil engineering, and installation works)
  • Familiarity with Sweden’s Arbetsmiljöverket Laws and Provisions applicable to construction projects
  • Familiarity with the applicable AMA codes, SSG standards and BBR (Boverkets Byggregler) building regulations

Language Skills:

  • English proficiency mandatory
  • Swedish proficiency highly valued
  • Proficiency with the language of Contractor workforce highly valued as well.

Computer Literacy:

  • MS Office
  • MS Project or other Planning/Scheduling software highly valued

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, sustainable, and high-quality cells and battery systems. Built to enable the future of energy.

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 the world’s greenest batteries.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re looking for smart people 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!

Doaa Elmahdi | Contact Person

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