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R&D Project Manager – Test Facilities

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

Northvolt is playing an integral part of the transformation away from a carbon-based energy society towards a green and zero-carbon footprint world, with the help of green batteries. Developing and qualifying li-ion batteries to the market requires a vast amount of test and validations of the battery cells before they are ready for production in Northvolt Gigafactories. Northvolt is currently investing heavily into the battery development and validation center in Västerås.

As a Project Manager – Test Facilities, you will be responsible for the project management of projects related to the R&D test facility expansion within Northvolt in Västerås. The main tasks are to plan, coordinate and follow-up the project and to ensure that the progress is according to the expectation. The role includes close interaction with engineers and experts within the technical, procurement, quality, construction, finance areas at Northvolt. The main responsibilities and focus are to ensure that Northvolt can excel and progress in the expansion of test-facilities which are needed for a state-of-the-art and highly automated battery development cluster.

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 Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Project manager - Test facilities is a vital member of the Northvolt's team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

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

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

Key responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Plan, arrange, coordinate and follow-up projects related to the R&D lab expansions and improvements within the li-ion battery test and development area
  • Work closely, and progress the projects together with Northvolt experts and specialists from technical, procurement, quality, construction, finance areas
  • Set-up and develop Northvolt battery system test environment, both by test facilities and in-house facility
  • Arrange and plan certification towards battery standards and be the regulatory guidance to the whole team
  • Hand-over of functioning R&D test facilities to the Northvolt operation and development organization.
  • Drive projects under the Northvolt R&D strategy framework to improve the development and validation capabilities of the company

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • A degree in PhD or MSc in relevant field of science
  • 4-6 years of experience in project management of complex projects
  • Project Management certification (PMP, CPM or similar) is a plus
  • Experience with R&D, li-ion battery testing and high voltage testing is highly preferred
  • Leadership and coordinating skills in a highly flexible and frequent changing environment is a must
  • Experience working with different standards and testing for certification for li-ion batteries.
  • Approval of working with high voltage according to Swedish law and safety standards is a big plus
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skill

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Exceptionally 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!

Daniela Maniaci | Hiring Manager

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