Senior Manager Safety Engineering & Technical Documentation



Gothenburg, Sweden
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Job Description

We are building a state-of-the-art Gigafactory that will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe. We are now looking for a Senior Manager Safety Engineering & Technical Documentation to join our Engineering team!

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery.

Together, we have formed a joint venture, NOVO Energy, to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo cars.

Few industries offer as great an opportunity for career growth and personal development as the new European battery industry. In working for this joint venture, you'll not only develop skills that are highly sought after in the global automotive and industrial sector, but you are also contributing to a climate-neutral way of life for future generations.

What you will do
In your role as Senior Manager you will have a unique opportunity to lead a team of skilled engineering talents within Safety Engineering and Technical Documentation and work hands-on in the team with overseeing daily operations related to machine and process safety, risk assessment, HAZOP, and CE-marking. Together with your future team you will be part of shaping our ways of work in the Manufacturing Engineering department by interacting with other key departments to find seamless collaboration within the NOVO Energy organization.

You will oversee the coordination of all safety engineering and CE-marking related activities, both internally and with external suppliers, engineering integrators, and other stakeholders. Your goal is to establish a safe and compliant working environment.

In close collaboration with process engineering, construction teams, and equipment suppliers primarily located in Europe and Asia, you will play a vital role. Regular travel to suppliers will be required to assess the progress of CE-marking, conduct inspections, and ensure effective testing and evaluation.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our success story and witness the solid outcomes of your efforts!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and support engineers through consistent feedback, navigation of challenges, and providing development opportunities to encourage technical and professional growth.
  • Lead safety compliance efforts for process equipment, machinery, and material handling systems.
  • Ensure CE-marking compliance for individual machines/equipment and integrated manufacturing/machinery systems.
  • Develop and execute long-term strategies for CE compliance.
  • Manage projects, timelines, budget, and track progress within the teams.

Skills & Requirements:
You have professional work experience of engineering leadership in fast-growing environments. You as a leader thrive on leading your team by building trust, and you have a genuine passion for people growth, innovation, and technology.

As a person you are structured with an eye for details where you have a strong sense of quality. In this role it is important to have a solid engineering background and in-depth knowledge from equipment design phase through to commissioning new equipment.

We believe that you have:

  • BSc. or MSc. in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Production Management or similar
  • Working experience in Machine Safety and CE-marking of equipment/machinery

  • Previous experience leading a technical team.

  • Experience from driving large and challenging asset projects with high demands on CE-marking and safety functionality, preferably you have experience from building machinery and delivering equipment with CE marking as your responsibility.

  • Knowledge regarding safety legislation, CE directive, Swedish legislation, and European legislation

  • Formal CE-marking training, such as CMSE and/or CECE or similar

  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus.

Merit if you have:

  • Experience and understanding of ATEX and PE directive, HAZOP and Functional safety.

If you are ready to make a meaningful impact in ensuring safety standards are met while driving operational excellence, apply now!

Information about the recruitment process during the summer vacation period
We would like to inform you that our recruitment process may take longer than usual due to the holiday season. We ask for your understanding as our lead times are extended during the summer, and we appreciate your patience. We will review your application as soon as possible and get back to you at the earliest opportunity.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to connecting with you!