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Design Manager - Building Integration

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

We are looking for a experienced Design Manager to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our passionate Factory Design and Engineering team based in Västerås. As a Design Manager - Building Integration, you will work in a cross functional highly motivated team to drive the factory design and maintain and continuously improve the blueprint as the backbone for key building blocks of the large-scale battery factory. Coordinating all the disciplines and ensuring an optimized factory design for a more efficient and speedy delivery.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drive and manage, together with a cross-functional team within Northvolt, the design of a key building block in our factory blueprint.
  • Set the direction and drive technical decisions on the design to ensure that the factory designs are competitive (cost/performance), modular, easy to ramp up, and possible to operate in a sustainable way.
  • Organize and manage design reviews, construction design packages and deliverables to support all aspects of construction, including scope of work, kick-off, studies, 30-60, etc.
  • Capture Lessons Learnt to address critical issues and prevent repeated mistakes while contributing to building a learning organization.
  • Provide technical support during Detail Design and Execution phases.
  • Be able to identify user requirements and scope gaps during the project, acting as the main integrator for the factory site design and its interfaces.

The person we are looking for is methodological and has a structured way of working. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization values the ability to work proactively and working independently.You thrive in an international environment where relationships and stakeholder management are key

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 as soon as possible.

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

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 :

  • A degree in BSC/MSc in architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical, structural or equivalent.
  • 10+ years working experience, and preferably coordinating cross-functional teams and managing resources.
  • Excellent English written and oral skills.
  • Experience driving complex industrial projects and broad understanding of engineering

Bonus points for:

  • Proficient in MS Suite.
  • Fluency in other languages (Swedish, German).
  • Experience in multi-cultural environments.
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines.

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!

Anna Hannesdóttir | Contact Person

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Västerås | On-site
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