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Program Manager

  • Stockholm
  • Stockholm

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Program Manager to join our Northvolt Ett program team.

As program manager, you will take ownership of the Northvolt Ett project execution in a subset of the large-scale battery factory being built in Northern Sweden. Your responsibilities will cover both the design phase as well as the execution phase.

Program managers are sought for the following areas of the factory: active material manufacturing (chemical processing), electrode manufacturing, battery cell assembly and process utilities (e.g. clean room, chemical utilities etc.). As program manager, you will be responsible for managing and coordinating the delivery of the factory, from designing the program to commissioning the final equipment. You will be the key person in one of the largest factory projects in Europe, ensuring building, process utilities and manufacturing equipment is delivered on time and according to budget.

As program manager, you will be responsible for prioritizing project resources, managing Northvolt partners and ensuring the cost and timeliness of projects are according to plan. Over time, you are expected to build up and strengthen the in-house team.

The program manager will work across a number of different disciplines within Northvolt, including Construction, Process Design, Automation and Procurement. You will work with your project resources on a daily basis but will, in addition to that, have daily interactions with respective workstream leaders in Northvolt.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • In collaboration with the Northvolt team, designing and building a detailed project plan for Northvolt Ett
  • Manage and coordinate project resources from Northvolt to ensure project delivery during both the planning and execution phase
  • Planning and coordination of installation and commissioning of process equipment, as well as process specific utilities
  • Managing Northvolt partners, e.g. integrators and installation partners
  • Frequent interaction and coordination with Procurement, Process, Construction and Automation team
  • Day-to-day execution of installation and integration plan, meaning physically driving equipment integration on site
  • Develop blue print for building the factory and enable fast replication

In general, you have experience in driving and leading large and complex projects. You are execution-oriented and can motivate your colleagues and team to go the extra mile.

You have experience from a 1st tier management consulting company, or experience as project manager driving greenfield/brownfield projects in demanding industries, e.g. Mining, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Semi-conductor manufacturing.

You may have experience from projects such as building new sites, installing new equipment, and/or major re-work on current infrastructure. Your involvement in such projects has been in designing and planning and/or driving and tracking execution of such projects, as well as being deeply involved in day-to-day problem solving.

You are creative, open-minded and willing to work on many tasks at the same time, from double checking a calculation from an equipment vendor, to filling out an excel template to leading a complex multi-month installation exercise.

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


  • A relevant university degree (B.Sc. / M.Sc. or similar). Engineering degree preferred but not required
  • 5+ years working experience from 1st tier management consulting company or 7+ years as project manager in demanding industrial environment
  • Track record as project manager driving complex projects in brownfield or greenfield expansion, either in planning and designing phase, and/or execution phase
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Highly execution-oriented
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Has a “can-do’ attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

The role is based in Stockholm, but there will be frequent travelling to the factory site in Skellefteå.

Planned starting date is ASAP.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Northvolt was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery cell, with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy. Northvolt’s team of experts is building the next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, it will be Europe’s largest battery cell factory and produce 32 GWh worth of capacity annually.

The future needs high-quality, green batteries. And it needs lots of them.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a busy, fast moving environment, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. We are 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 are also preparing for upcoming positions at the main factory, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå.

We want to work with experienced battery experts as well as talented and purpose driven people from all kinds of disciplines to make this happen. Those of us already on board share a bold streak and a passion for our mission. We are prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Xavier Frère | Hiring Manager

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