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Senior Project Manager Downstream

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm +1 more
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm +1 more

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Senior Project Manager Downstream to join our stellar team in Stockholm/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.

As a Senior Project Manager, you will work closely with the Downstream Program Manager as well as the other leaders of the project to drive and manage the establishment of the Downstream scope of Northvolt’s large-scale battery factory in Northern Sweden.

You are expected to drive the project across all critical components, e.g. Factory construction, Procurement, Logistics, Process design, as well as preparing hand-over to the Manufacturing team. To ensure this, you are expected to build a broad network across Northvolt and various Northvolt sites (primarily Stockholm, Västerås and Skellefteå).

The role is based in either Stockholm or Skellefteå, Sweden, with frequent (weekly) travel to be expected.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • You will work close with the Program Manager for Downstream as well as the other members of the leadership team to drive the Downstream program, e.g.
    • Hands-on follow up on weekly and longer-term tasks to drive the program forwards
    • Represent the downstream program when the Program Manager is not available, for instance in internal meetings, factory reviews, etc.
    • Driving and supporting critical tasks within the functions, getting into the technical details where required, whilst also driving longer term initiatives and goals.
    • Ensuring governance is maintained by implementing and monitoring change management, schedule control and budget control
    • Taking part in task force teams as required, e.g. 4-8 week long sprints on prioritised topics such as design sprints, contract closing, value engineering etc.

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, a great communicator and eager to contribute. 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.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Starting date to be mutually agreed upon.

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


  • Engineering degree (B.Sc. / M.Sc. or similar) required
  • Minimum 10 years industry experience, of which at least 5 years with hands-on project leadership experience in demanding environment (such as large-scale CAPEX-projects, demanding development projects etc)
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral
  • Experience working in multi-cultural environment is a plus

Specific skills:

  • Track record as project manager driving complex projects, covering both planning/designing phase as well as execution phase
  • Proven track record as exceptional problem solver, i.e. strong analytical skill required
  • Exceptional coordination and communication skills
  • Strong commercial and contract skills

Personal success factors:

  • Highly execution-oriented
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Has a “can-do’ attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently

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!

Greg Smith | Hiring Manager

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