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Program Design Manager

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Program Design Manager to join our program team in Västerås.

Job scope:

Lead and manage the design development of Västerås Labs Campus: site, facilities and infrastructural designs. Develop master design and manage site master plan in alignment of program strategy.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Overall responsible for the design development and management of site master plan including structures, roads and logistical communications, landscape, utilities infrastructure, etc.

  • Lead the preliminary design work for internal customer requirements, including building structure(s), external- and internal layout designs and related cost estimates in feasibility- and pre studies.

  • Develop and implement design strategies in compliance of Northvolt overall standards.

  • Assure design compliance in terms of regulatory and applicable standards.

  • Establish and define design scope and deliverables, establish milestone plan and drive execution of project designs.

  • Plan, arrange, coordinate and follow-up design reviews, project activities and deliverables.

  • Manage internal customer and stakeholder requirements.

  • Responsible for allocated budgets and cost follow-up.

  • Work closely with and progress the project together with Northvolt experts and specialists from technical, procurement, quality, construction, finance areas.

  • Set-up and develop Northvolt long-term design strategy.

  • Project close out and hand-over to the internal customer/Northvolt R&D/operations organization.

  • Drive project under the Northvolt strategy framework.

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


  • Degree in BSc in Civil Engineering/ Architecture or comparable field.
  • 5+ years of experience in project management of complex Capex projects
  • Project Management certification (PMP, CPM or similar) is a plus
  • Experience with li-ion battery factory design planning and/or R&D facilities is highly preferred.
  • Leadership and coordinating skills in a highly flexible and frequent changing environment is a must
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skill

Specific skills (eg specific programmes, languages, certifications etc)

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high-pressured international environment

Personal success factors (Consider Bold – Passionate – Excellent)

  • Has a "can do" attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • An eye for detail
  • Flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour
  • Passionate & purpose driven

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 makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re 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're also hiring for our two gigafactories: Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden, and Northvolt Zwei in Salzgitter, Germany. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.

Julia Glasfors | Contact Person

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