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Project Cost Engineer (m/w/d)

  • 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 skilled and detail-orientated (Senior) Project Cost Engineer for our Factory Program in Northern Germany. The factory will be built in multiple phases over 5+ years and the factory represents a multi-billion Euro investment project. As the (Senior) Project Cost Engineer, you will be responsible for managing and controlling the financial aspects of our major capital project in Germany.
Your expertise in cost engineering, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis will be pivotal in keeping the project on track and within budget. Collaboration with project teams, stakeholders, and suppliers is essential to ensure accurate financial reporting and cost control.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Cost Planning and Budgeting:
• Develop and maintain comprehensive TIC project cost estimates, budgets, and forecasts.
• Collaborate with project managers and engineers to identify cost drivers and ensure alignment with project objectives.

Cost Control:
• Implement effective cost control measures to monitor and track project expenses and prevent cost overruns and ensure project objectives are met.
• Analyse project cost trends, identify potential issues and provide recommendations for cost optimization.
• Work with project teams to develop cost-reduction strategies and implement cost-saving initiatives.

Financial Reporting:
• Prepare regular financial reports, including cost reports, cash flow projections, and cost-to-complete analysis.
• Present financial data to project stakeholders and senior management, highlighting key cost-related insights and risks.
• Ensure compliance with accounting standards and project reporting requirements.

Vendor and Supplier Management:
• Collaborate with procurement and contract management teams to evaluate supplier proposals and negotiate contracts.
• Monitor vendor performance and adherence to contract terms, ensuring cost-effectiveness and quality.
• Review invoices and payments to suppliers, verify accuracy and resolve discrepancies.

Risk Management:
• Identify potential financial risks and uncertainties related to the project's cost structure.
• Develop risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans to address potential cost-related challenges.
• Maintain a risk register and ensure proactive risk management.

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You have excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data. You are used to a fast-paced work environment and have good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, a 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 a 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:
• Bachelor's degree in engineering, finance, or a related field. A Master's degree or relevant certification (e.g., Certified Cost Professional) is a plus.
• Proven experience as a Project Cost Engineer and Controller on major capital projects.
• Strong knowledge of cost estimation, budgeting, financial analysis, and cost control methodologies.
• Proficiency in financial modelling and cost management software.
• Fluency in both written and spoken German and English.

Bonus points for:
• Experience and interest in the manufacturing industry.
• Familiarity with relevant regulatory requirements and industry standards in Germany.
• Experience in a multicultural environment.

We are currently seeking both mid-senior and senior-level candidates to join our team. If you have experience at either level and are looking for an exciting opportunity to grow with us, we want to hear from you!

Join our dynamic team and take on this exciting opportunity to contribute to the successful delivery of a significant capital project in northern Germany. Apply now to be part of a challenging and rewarding endeavour.

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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