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Battery Cell Project Planner - Automotive

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

The electrification of cars, trucks and busses is one of the most extensive and disruptive industry transformations ever. Northvolt leads this change and aims to become the leading battery partner for the European automotive industry and set new benchmarks for sustainability and CO2 footprint.

As Project Planner, you will set-up, align and track the project timeline across all customer battery cell projects. The integrated timeline is based on Northvolt`s generic master timeline and contains major activities for cell development, process, industrialization, purchasing, manufacturing, logistics and quality. You will work closely with each project manager and the project team members to identify bottlenecks and find solutions to reach key project milestones.

As Project Planner, your main responsibilities include keeping track of the key activities and milestones from project start until start of battery production, as well as understanding how these are interlinked. You will be responsible for the monthly milestone review meeting and will follow-up with actions to ensure progress.

Ideally, you have have gathered first experience in the automotive, portable or other technology driven industry having worked in a product development or industrialization role. You have a good understanding of product creation process and sample phase definition. You like to work with colleagues with various backgrounds and nationality. You have an eye for details, while at the same time keeping the larger picture in sight. You are solutions driven and manage to keep an overview when things get hectic in projects.

You will be part of the Automotive and Foundry team and will work with all battery cell projects. You will work closely with cell development, process, industrialization, quality and logistics. You will have a senior project manager as a mentor to grow your skills and develop yourself as a person. The role reports to the director of customer project management.

You will be based in Stockholm, Sweden and have regular travel to our development hub in Västeras, 1 hour west of Stockholm.

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

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Skills & Requirements


  • Degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, business or related
  • First experience from product development or industrialization role in a technology company
  • Ability to work well with both technical teams as well as operations, quality and purchasing
  • Familiarity with Automotive Development Processes / APQP process is an advantage
  • Knowledge of battery industry is an advantage
  • Startup and growth company experience is an advantage

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially in PowerPoint and MS Project
  • Experience in time planning and project execution
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills in both technical and business environments.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Thrive working within tight deadlines and excellent at time management
  • Have plenty of grit, a can-do attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit, a great eye for quality, a sense of humor and a curious mind

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!

Nicolas Schad | Hiring Manager

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