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Civil Underground – Lead Design Engineer

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

As part of the Civil, Structural, Architectural Northvolt design team, in this role you will be the Civil Underground Design Engineer for the Road, Paving and Underground services of our battery factories.

Responsible for preparing, reviewing or coordinating the civil engineering design, on assigned project.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation or review of Northvolt structural design philosophy and implementation in design
  • Coordinate/ gather the structural design requirements from multiple disciplines
  • Ensure coordination between internal /external stakeholders and design consultants
  • Ensure compliance with environmental requirements
  • Ability to carry out conceptual design independently to communicate design intent when necessary
  • Preparation or review of foundations, steel and concrete structural design of main building as well as multidiscipline support design
  • Review of process/ equipment supplier’s documentation
  • Attendance in inter-disciplinary BIM/model reviews or 2D drawing reviews
  • Attendance in design meetings.
  • Control of material quantities
  • Ensure deliverables required to be submitted by design consultants are provided in a timely, safe, efficient and high-quality manner.
  • Resolve technical queries from Contractors
  • Technical support to procurement, commercial, construction and commissioning.
  • Creation of the structural maintenance/ operational procedures
  • Review technical data CSA for process equipment during design, FAT and installation phase 
  • Work with the Maintenance and Operations Teams to achieve a successful handover of the design documentation and flawless start-up 
  • Review of red-line and / or as built documentation
  • Creation or review of structural design procedures, basis of design, structural design specifications and associated typical drawings i.e. Northvolt factory blueprint electrical design.
  • Ensure full compliance with Northvolt policies, regulation and governance 

What we offer
We offer you a very diverse company with over 85 different nationalities. You will be given a unique opportunity to be a part of building a great company and make an impact. This is Sweden's biggest industrial project and Europe's first sustainable battery factory and we can guarantee that you will develop your skills and knowledge tremendously. The buildings are state of the art facilities and the Civil Underground – Lead Design Engineer plays a vital role in enabling the future of energy.

We have an open and welcoming atmosphere where we share knowledge and help each other. You will get the chance to take own initiatives and let your imagination run wild, learn and grow your skills as well as meet great colleagues.

Join us in building the best team and be a part of a great company culture.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full time employment, fixed salary.

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


  • Bachelors or Master’s in Civil Engineering
  • Professional registration - Chartered Civil Engineer, or equivalent.
  • Computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Fluency in English
  • Valuable (but not required) is fluency in other languages, including Swedish
  • Graduate up to 10 years experience in Advanced Manufacturing or similar industry.
  • Experience of designing industrial buildings according to European and Swedish codes and safety standards.
  • Experience of carrying out civil engineer design work
  • Experience of working in a multidiscipline environment
  • Experience on brownfield and greenfield projects
  • Experience in all project design phases, from concept to basic and detailed design
  • Experience of following design projects through to construction phase
  • Experience of site based engineering roles
  • Experience with, and motivated to, setting up work methods and procedures, work with process evaluation and documentation.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Experience of working with European and Swedish standards and regulations

Specific skills

  • Experience using all/some of MicroDrainage, AutoCAD, Civil 3D software
  • Design of cut and fill earthworks
  • Design of gravity flow drainage systems; fire protection, equipment drainage, stormwater drainage
  • Design of road and paving
  • Design of excavations and trenches
  • Design of sumps and ponds

Personal success factors

  • Great communication skills as have constant interaction with team members and external parties such as contractors, vendors, authorities and auditors.
  • High work ethic, multi-tasker, strong analytical ability and attention to details, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexible, friendly, motivated to take on new challenges, has grit and a sense of humor.
  • Passionate & purpose driven - we work for a more sustainable future.
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations  
  • Highly organized and result driven
  • Strong problem-solving skills 
  • 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 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.

Stella Ioannidou | Contact Person

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