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Project Engineer

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an experienced Project Engineer to join our passionate project team in Västerås.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building the Test Facilities for one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

The Project Engineer will be in charge of equipment specifications, requirements and commissioning. You will be in charge of assessing offers from suppliers regarding technical suitability of equipment and for managing the test equipment work stream from start to completed commissioning. s

The unit will primarily support the R&D, Quality and Purchasing teams. Our aim is to expand the Northvolt test capability in phases over the next few years.

In general you have a long experience in the field and have been technically responsible in large, innovative and challenging investment projects with high technical demands on equipment.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working in investment projects as well as from FAT, SAT and validation of equipment.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:``

  • Plan, arrange, coordinate and follow-up on project activities and deliverables relating to procurement of equipment and instrumentation.

  • Write equipment specifications and requirements based on input from relevant stakeholders

  • Run the RFQ process together with Purchasing and make the technical recommendations on equipment selection.

  • Be the main contact with suppliers of equipment for technical matters

  • Be responsible for the execution of FAT, installation, commissioning and SAT of equipment and instrumentation.

  • Arrange for training on equipment for test team personnel whenever needed

  • Work closely with and progress the projects together with experts from work streams construction, environmental, automation and safety

  • Assist in design improvements of the facilities targeting execution of tests and the utilisation of test- and other equipment

  • Ensure safe work in site activities (e.g. installation and testing) and contribute the improvement of project safety

  • Define quality requirements related to the Work stream, and ensure they are followed by suppliers and contractors

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 organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Project Engineer is a vital member of the Test Facilities Project teams 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.

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


  • Degree in MSc in relevant field of science/engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in relevant engineering role or similar
  • Experience in procurement and installation of complex test equipment is a must
  • Knowledge in CE and Swedish legislation and standards relating to installation of electric machines is a must
  • Experience with li-ion battery testing is meritorious
  • Coordinating skills in a highly flexible and frequently changing environment is a must
  • Exceptionally good problem-solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of activity planning and progress measurement

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Fluency in Swedish is a must
  • Excellent English written and oral skills are required
  • Highly organised and result-driven
  • 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
  • Has a "can do" attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • An eye for detail
  • Flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour
  • 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!

Kristofer Fredin | Hiring Manager

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