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Program Manager (m/f/d) - Germany

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Program Manager (m/f/d) to join our Northvolt Zwei program team.

As program Manager (m/f/d), you will take ownership of the Northvolt Zwei project execution in a subset of the large-scale battery factory being built in Germany. Your responsibilities will cover both the design phase as well as the execution phase.

As program Manager (m/f/d), you will be responsible for managing and coordinating the delivery of the factory, from designing the program to commissioning the final equipment. You will be the key person in one of the largest factory projects in Europe, ensuring building, process utilities and manufacturing equipment is delivered on time and according to budget.

As program Manager (m/f/d), you will be responsible for prioritizing project resources, managing Northvolt partners and ensuring the cost and timeliness of projects are according to plan. Over time, you are expected to build up and strengthen the in-house team.

The program Manager (m/f/d) will work across a number of different disciplines within Northvolt, including construction, process design and procurement. You will work with your project resources on a daily basis but will, in addition to that, have daily interactions with respective work stream leaders in Northvolt.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • In collaboration with the program team in Sweden, designing and building a detailed project plan for Northvolt Zwei.
  • Manage and coordinate project resources from Northvolt to ensure project delivery during both the planning and execution phase.
  • Planning and coordination of installation and commissioning of process equipment, as well as process specific utilities.
  • Managing Northvolt partners, e.g. integrators and installation partners.
  • Frequent interaction and coordination with procurement-, process-, construction- and automation team.
  • Day-to-day execution of installation and integration plan, meaning physically driving equipment integration on site.
  • Develop blue print for building the factory and enable fast replication.

In general, you have experience in driving and leading large and complex projects. You are execution-oriented and can motivate your colleagues and team to go the extra mile.

You have experience from a 1st tier management consulting company, or experience as project manager driving greenfield/brownfield projects in demanding industries, e.g. mining, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, automotive, semi-conductor manufacturing.

You may have experience from projects such as building new sites, installing new equipment, and/or major re-work on current infrastructure. Your involvement in such projects has been in designing and planning and/or driving and tracking execution of such projects, as well as being deeply involved in day-to-day problem solving.

You are creative, open-minded and willing to work on many tasks at the same time, from double checking a calculation from an equipment vendor, to filling out an excel template to leading a complex multi-month installation exercise.

You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Germany and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Apply with CV and cover letter in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

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

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • A relevant university degree (B.Sc. / M.Sc. or similar). Engineering degree preferred but not required.
  • 5+ years working experience from 1st tier management consulting company or 7+ years as project manager in demanding industrial environment.
  • Track record as project manager driving complex projects in brownfield or greenfield expansion, either in planning and designing phase, and/or execution phase.
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment
  • Experience from scaling production in a fast-growing environment ideally in the Battery, Pharmaceutical, Chemical or similar industries is a plus.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish/German is a plus.
  • Highly organized and result-driven.
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations.
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and 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 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 and purpose driven - we enable the future of energy.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Start-up possibilities

  • Wellness Grant

  • Newly renovated office in city center.

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 and Northvolt Zwei in Germany.

The Northvolt–Volkswagen Group joint venture is establishing a gigafactory in Salzgitter, Germany. Northvolt Zwei takes its design from the Northvolt blueprint for battery manufacturing developed for Northvolt Ett. Start of construction is planned for 2021 and start of operations beginning of 2024. Initial annual output will be at least 16 GWh.​

André Hellström | Hiring Manager

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