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Project Manager - Electric Power Supply - Germany

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

We are now looking for a skilled electrical project manager to join our construction team to build the power supply and industrial grid for Northvolt Zwei in Germany.

As an electrical project manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Fully understanding the electrical construction drawing requirements and making sure that they are implemented on site.
  • Attendance at site meetings and liaison with design to answer questions from site.
  • Regular progress status reporting.
  • Arranging all 3rd party inspections at pre-determined milestones to ensure that the electrical installation complies with the construction drawings and contracted deliverables.
  • Being the client representative at all site electrical inspections.
  • Regular inspection of electrical contractor's quality control program and documentation.
  • Witness the commissioning of the electrical HV and LV switch gear and electrical MCCs and distribution boards.
  • Creation of Northvolt inspection/commissioning checklists.
  • Accepting the handover of the electrical documentation.
  • Arranging for the training of the operation and maintenance personnel.

This role will work closely with the head of construction from pre-construction all the way to practical completion. You get the unique opportunity to be part of building the construction team of Northvolt.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Having the overall responsibility to develop and optimize of the power distribution grid at the factories.
  • Monitoring and balancing resources within your area.
  • Reviewing technical proposals and approving the solutions.
  • Securing fulfillment of deliverables in regard to time and technical cost.
  • Be a counterpart towards equipment manufacturer to ensure the integration into the factory when it comes to power demand.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree within Electrical Engineering or relevant areas or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in Electrical Engineering and Project management/Planning of major industrial projects involving development of power distribution grids.
  • Have designed or lead development and construction of robust power distribution systems to meet high requirements on reliability, availability and maintainability.
  • Understands how to utilize the possibilities of integrating a battery electrical energy storage as a peak-shaving and back-up system to optimize the factory power demands.
  • Great communication skills as you will be in constant interaction with team members and external parties such as authorities and auditors.
  • Experience from, and motivated to, setting up work methods and procedures from scratch, work with process evaluation and documentation.

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

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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