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Construction Project Controls

  • Skellefteå +1 more
  • Skellefteå +1 more

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a construction professional to join our bold and passionate construction team based in Skellefteå and Stockholm.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories and you will be part of writing the history of a new era for a sustainable ecosystem for energy storage.

The Project controls will be in charge of the change management for our gigalarge construction project. You will manage Change control and negotiate change orders along with construction management throughout the construction lifecycle as well as prepare the Work Breakdown and Project Coding Structures for control and integrity of work performed as defined in the sub-contracts.

You will be working intimately with the construction team and you will report to our Quantity Surveyor.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage Change control and negotiate change orders along with construction management throughout the construction lifecycle.

  • Prepare the Work Breakdown and Project Coding Structures for control and integrity of work performed as defined in the sub-contracts.

  • Reviewing contractor and subcontractor pricing and leading negotiations to drive fair contract prices.

  • Partcipate in weekly project cost reviews/Schedule meetings.

  • Maintain cost benchmarking database.

  • Utilise information from ERP software and input to cost report and validation of spending.
  • Contract adminstration (retention, T&C’s, insurance, contingency, incentives)
  • Produce earned value reports.
  • Monitor schedule progress (actual vs forecast) along with project planners.
  • Attend risk meetings and maintain risk log.
  • Provide estimate and cost planning to include producing and presenting the final cost plan.
  • Review and participate with the design services team and contractor, in the development of the cost estimates.
  • Reconcile changes and assist the contractors to ensure that their data is accurate.
  • Communicate or meet with contractors and project managers to gather status information to prepare a cost estimate update.
  • Coordinate all sources of cost information for cost discussions with suppliers directly and with contractors and their sub-contractors.
  • Inform and drive engineering priorities based on cost impact.
  • Work proactively with minimal supervision to resolve scheduling issues.
  • Manage cost checks/auditing and valuation work is managed effectively and that a robust process for cost validation is in place.
  • Complete timely, accurate cost checking and valuation processes.
  • Participate effectively with post contract cost variances and the change control processes.
  • Manage Cost impact / contingency management and commitment tracking logs.
  • Prepare funding data presentations and coordinate VE sessions with stakeholders.

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 controls person is a vital member of the construction team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

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

This position is either based in Skellefteå or in Stockholm with regular travels to Skellefteå.

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


  • BSC/Msc in Quantity Surveying, Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent
  • Solid technical experience in all cost mangement areas, planning, estimating, pre-contract, post contract and final account.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent communcation & presentation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Proficient in MS applications
  • Passion and enthusiasm for construction and numbers
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • An eye for details
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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!

Jonathan Tinworth | Hiring Manager

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