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Senior Project Quality Manager

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an experienced and senior Project Quality Manager to join our passionate Quality team in Skellefteå.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building 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 Quality Manager will be in charge of ensuring quality requirements are met in the project and that efficient follow-up of the project quality plan is done in the programme. You will be in charge of setting up and executing the Quality Plan for the Northvolt Ett factory project in Skellefteå and will reporting to the Head of Quality. You will be responsible for managing and performing the daily Quality assurance responsibilities to ensure the project is constructed in accordance with the established standards and requirements, this includes direct oversight and review of the entire documentation and physical inspection phase of the work flow process and working with other in-house personnel (e.g.: Construction Manager, Block manager, quality assurance controller, Project Engineer, etc.) and external personnel to produce and document a quality product. The Senior Project Quality Manager works as an integrated team member of the contraction team with specific focus on NV1 execution.

You have a thorough and complete knowledge and understanding of the contract, each subcontract and the plans and specifications as well as the local Regulation in order to assist the Construction Manager in development of the on-site procedures

The project quality function will primarily work directly in the various project teams both in the Stockholm HQ and on the Skellefteå site and close to the contractors and consultants on site. You will be working intimately with the whole program team and also with Purchasing, Construction, Supplier quality team, CE experts, Process engineers etc.

In general you have a long experience in Project Quality Management and have been driving large, innovative and challenging CapEx projects, preferably with experience from building up new factories.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working in a matrixed project organisation where fast execution is key.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Defining, communicating and managing the Project Quality activities through an approved and operating Project Quality Plan

  • Review and approve the contractor’s quality plans

  • Own and develop the Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) and ensure fulfilment of all requirements

  • Create the template for the project submittal log and all other project specific quality control reports

  • Chair and document weekly QA meetings with the superintendent and lead the Project Quality Management Review based on effective data review and analyses

  • Determining and managing a project Quality audit plan to ensure that projects are operating in compliance with Customer and applicable statutory and regulatory quality management system requirements

  • Managing project non-conformance issues with suppliers, contractors and consultants to ensure effective corrective and preventive actions are taken to achieve a level of zero recurrence

  • Reduce the incidence of non-conformances by adding your proactive quality engineering experience to our team

  • Contribute actively to the projects risk assessment and management of quality mitigations

  • Identify and implement improvements to our project methods, processes and standards as well as process and project quality control.

  • Ensure that the contractors receipt of all materials for the project is in conformance with the approved submittal, that materials handled and stored appropriately and are acceptable for use in the project

  • Support the test and commissioning manager and the coordination and documentation the testing and commissioning of building systems

  • Ensure knowledge and awareness of Quality requirements within the Project Team, also performing Quality Training activities and follow-up of competence

  • Be sure that contractor perform quality control testing, inspection and pre-inspection in adherence with contract requirements and company best practices

  • Ensure the management of lessons learned process and ensure project learning is communicated across the business

  • Develop and agree a fit for purpose Records and Document Management system for the life of the works in alignment with corporate QMS.

  • Support the installation and commissioning teams with relevant quality procedures and activities

  • Support and facilitates cross functional Criticality Risk Assessment reviews for the assignment of equipment/component criticality ratings

  • Participate in project close out activities by facilitating closure of all project quality actions

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 and see the results of your work. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Senior Project Quality Manager is a vital member of the Northvolt Ett Program 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.

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


  • MSc degree in relevant engineering or quality management discipline
  • 7+ years working experience in Project Quality, preferably during Construction phase
  • Experience in Project Quality Management (APQP) / Project Management
  • Thorough understanding of quality principles, regulatory quality systems, internal business systems, and processes is essential.
  • Root cause analysis/8D certified preferred
  • Quality Auditor training & relevant qualification
  • Experience or knowledge of working in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience/qualification or a good understanding of construction projects, equipment installation and commissioning and validation
  • Substantial experience in a Project Quality environment
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organised and result-driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Has a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Leadership skills within quality or process based positions
  • Able to train others in quality tools
  • Able 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 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 makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.  

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.  

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re 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're also hiring for our two gigafactories: Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden, and Northvolt Zwei in Salzgitter, Germany.   We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.   

Join us today. Together, let’s enable the future of energy! 

Lina Emilsson | Hiring Manager

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