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Test and Commissioning Manager

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

As the Commissioning Manager for construction, you will take ownership of the Commissioning of the project scope for the building, and associated services, including coordination of the commissioning of services to the site of Northvolt large-scale battery factory being built in Northern Sweden. Your responsibilities will cover steering both the commissioning planning activities during the design phase as well as directly controlling the execution phase testing and commissioning works. You will coordinate with the Northvolt Ett Commissioning Manager to ensure integration of your scope with the overall Northvolt Ett program commissioning.

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.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop the Completions and Commissioning Plan for the construction scope and services to site.
  • Coordinate the systemisation of the workscope with the delivery teams, contractors, equipment vendors and partners.
  • Develop the meeting schedules, communication structures, and all other necessary project events to support the commissioning of the assigned scope.
  • Develop a high level commissioning schedule for the scope to be integrated into the overarching NV commissioning and handover plan, based on the main contractor’s schedule and interfacing any third parties or client groups required.
  • Establish a strong relationship with the main contractors, support vendors and sub-contractors to generate a cooperative working philosophy focused on project delivery
  • Engage with the wider NV project, Operations and Maintenance functions to ensure their needs are managed and smooth handover of plant and equipment takes place
  • Develop with main and sub contractors, the planning and execution of commissioning activities to meet the scheduled milestone delivery of the building and services.
  • Day-to-day execution, monitoring and control of completion and commissioning at site.
  • Monitor commissioning and report KPIs and progress as directed by Northvolt
  • Ensure all relevant environmental, health and safety standards are being followed, encouraging a positive health and safety culture
  • Arrange handover of all relevant documentation, BIM model and required certification including both NV and legal requirements.
  • Provide support to the Program Commissioning team (within scope) to support the plant commissioning and Performance Tests to meet Northvolt Ett contractual completion targets.

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


  • A relevant university degree (B.Sc. / M.Sc. or similar). Engineering degree preferred but not required
  • 5+ years working experience of relevant industrial experience of completions and commissioning management, in high tech or data center buildings
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in Swedish and working knowledge of French is an advantage

Specific skills:

  • Track record as commissioning manager driving large scale building commissioning in the high tech manufacturing or data center sectors.
  • Knowledge of Swedish building regulatory environment.

Personal success factors:

  • Has site management Health and Safety mindset
  • Methodological and structured way of working
  • Ability to build and lead teams, and influence others, as well as work independently
  • Is able to build relationships with contractor organisations and influence them to perform

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!

Mikael Lindmark | Hiring Manager

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