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Commercial & Contracts Manager

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for Discipline Lead - Procurment / Commercial to work in Gdansk/Poland. We are looking for construction proffesional with a minimum of 5 years post graduate experience working in a cost role on large high-tech projects.

You will be working on the commercial settlement for our greenfield project for a new battery system production facility in Poland.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Implement effective pre and post contract Commercial Management services to maintain effective budgetary control throughout the duration of the Phased Delivery Programme
  • Complete the competitive bid analysis for each Phase of procurement
  • Undertake all relevant Commercial Management duties with compliance to Northvolts’ Commercial Governance and Assurance policies and procedures
  • Undertake all Contract management from setting the contrct strategy for the Phased project execution, leading contract negotiation during tender process, implementing Northovlt contractual standards and ensuring the contract is adminstrered during project execution.
  • Undertake pre contract interface and Procurement to provide commercial input throughout the tender process leading up to, and following, contract award;
  • Reviewing contractor pricing and lead negotiations to drive fair contract prices.
  • Produce all relevant commercial data including Cost of Work Done (COWD) for the monthly reporting cycle and provide cost data in support of annual budget reviews;
  • Work with the Project Delivery teams in managing the cost impact validation of change to enable the Delivery teams to deliver value for money;
  • Provide periodic financial reports including cost forecasting, anticipated final costs, COWD, gross billing and current contract value analysis;
  • Manage post Contract activities through to settlement of final accounts and internal reconciliations, to facilitate project close out as per the project budgets and project plan timescales; and
  • Estimating and negotiating change orders throughout the construction lifecycle.
  • Provide estimate and cost planning to include producing and presenting the final cost plan.
  • Review and participate with the design services team and contractor, in the development of the cost estimates.
  • Reconcile changes and assist the contractors to ensure that their data is accurate.
  • Communicate or meet with contractors and project managers to gather status information to prepare a cost estimate update.
  • Prepare written comments to the contractor’s submissions, including the executive summary.
  • Coordinate all sources of cost information for cost discussions with suppliers directly and with contractors.
  • Inform and drive engineering priorities based on cost impact.
  • Work proactively with minimal supervision to resolve scheduling issues.
  • Prepare funding data presentations and coordinate VE sessions with stakeholders.
  • Contract adminstration (retention, T&C’s, insurance, contingency, incentives)
  • Maintain cost benchmarking database.

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Skills & Requirements


  • Experience in Commercial Management of projects, including implementation of effective cost and Commercial Management processes that can be shown to have delivered value for money for the client;

  • Experience of working on infrastructure and/or construction projects from pre tender stage through to successful contract award and post contract administration;

  • Experience of contract reporting, payment, variations, change, claims management and final account settlement;

  • Understanding of change, risk and contingency management processes under construction Forms of Contract (preferably local Polish forms);

  • Experience as a clients representative managing design and EPC/EPCM contractors,

  • Possessing clear communication and stakeholder management skills; and

  • Experience in delivering accurate forecasting, analysis and reporting;

Specific Skills/Abilities:

  • Bsc/Msc in Quantity Surveying, Engineering/Construction Management or equivalent

  • Solid technical experience in all cost management areas, planning, estimating, pre-contract, post contract and final account

  • Excellent communication & presentation skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Proficient in MS suite

  • Passion and enthusiasm for construction.

The position will be based in Gdansk, Poland.

Welcome with your application, CV and cover letter or full LinkedIn-profile.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

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.

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!

Tomasz Chrobak | Contact Person

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