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Environmental Permitting Coordinator

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an Environmental permitting coordinator with experience of permit processes in the EU to join our passionate team. We want you to be fluent in English, and optionally in German or Swedish. In joining us you will play an important part in Northvolt’s role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

The Environmental permitting coordinator will be responsible for driving new permitting processes in Europe, including site-selection for new facilities. Amongst your tasks will be to communicate with municipalities, authorities, environmental consultants, lawyers, and the public. You will be responsible for scheduling, planning and writing some parts of applications, as well as making sure that the applications for permits are submitted on time.

You will be working intimately with other teams to complete technical descriptions for permit applications and with other sustainability related issues. Our aim is to leverage on the green factory ambition as we grow the company.

As a future leader in the company you will have the opportunity to form a competent and dependable project team from scratch, capable to scale Northvolt’s operations in Europe. You will be working together with and reporting to the Environmental Director.

In general, you have experience in driving large, innovative and challenging environmental permitting projects in the EU, with high demands on sustainability from employers, customers and other stakeholders.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • driving new permitting processes in Europe, including site-selection for new facilities, so that all permits project plans are implemented
  • compliance related to directives and regional legislations
  • contacts with the environmental consultants needed for the EIA
  • hearings with authorities and the public

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Europe and to see the results of your work. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The environmental permitting coordinator is a vital member of the Environmental team and a key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy. You are a networker who can understand the landscape of permitting processes, how to assess the sustainability profile of sites and how to embed the site selection/environmental permitting process in the overall strategy for the company.

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

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is September 2019/asap.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • A degree in Environmental/MSc or Relevant University Degree
  • 5+ years working experience in environmental/sustainability management
  • Track record of successful environmental permitting achievements
  • Curious, technically educated and with a strong business background
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment
  • Experience in manufacturing industry is a plus

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish or German is a plus
  • Highly organised and result-driven
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Has a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor
  • Passionate & purpose driven

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Start-up possibilities

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant & Team Training Tuesdays

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.

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!

Anna Gustafsson | Hiring Manager

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