Senior Construction Manager



Skellefteå, Sweden
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Sr Manager Construction for our manufacturing site in Skellefteå, Sweden. By joining us, you will be at the forefront of building up a green energy cluster from scratch, placing Northvolts Gigafactory in the heart of the Sweden’s energy transition and contribute to building one of the largest and most sustainable European battery factories.

You will be part of the Factory Program leadership team that will drive the planning, purchasing, construction and commissioning of our battery factory in Sweden. Built in multiple phases over 5+ years the factory represents a multi-billion Euro investment project. Together with your colleagues from the Program team you will be accountable to lead internal and external teams cross-functionally to deliver on company targets and in line with customer expectations.

About the job
This position’s purpose is to oversee all construction-related activities of the Northvolt Ett project from groundwork to commissioning. You embrace the project’s overall objective of safety, quality, cost and schedule.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the construction execution at site, according to time and budget, under safe conditions. Your responsibilities will include the site’s general infrastructure and project logistics, the buildings, the clean and dry rooms, the utility systems, and the installation of process equipment.
  • Coordinate all contractors at site to ensure good progress and cooperation, including daily coordination meetings with team and stakeholders.
  • Direct interface with construction general contractors and discipline contractors during the bidding, award, execution, and project closeout/punch list phases.
  • Negotiate change orders throughout the execution and life cycle of the project.
  • Monitor schedule progress together with the project planner and the team, including forecasts and mitigation actions at site to get the battery plant up and running according to the overall time plan
  • You have the accountability to deliver a safe project.
  • Develop and agree on project construction goals and execution strategy while engaging the project team and fostering collaboration with external partners.
  • Establish and inspire an inclusive on-site working culture while ensuring execution quality during all project phases considering environmental protection, process and occupational safety until successful completion and acceptance of project deliverables

We would like to see that you easily find the right balance between strategic and hands-on leadership. You should be able to resolve daily issues on site, but at the same time you keep the helicopter perspective in sight to drive the overall project success.

Personal Success Factors:

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.