Technical Project Manager - Facility & EPC



IT, Operations
Gothenburg, Sweden
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Job Description

We are building a state-of-the-art Gigafactory that will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe and construction is set to begin in 2023. To make that happen we need the best and we are now looking for a Technical Project Manager to join our fantastic 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 and Polestar cars.

Few industries offer as great 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.

About the role
In this position , you will be part of the Facility & EPC organization of NOVO Energy working within the team of Technical Project Managers. In this role you will
facilitate the communications between manufacturing, workplace, and operations, and ensure all stakeholders expectations are transferred into our design requirements. You will be responsible for ensuring that requirements from the different facility stakeholders are captured during the design phase and executed accordingly during the construction phase.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Act as a key integrator for the operational stakeholders ensuring their considerations and requirements are being communicated for consideration and/or inclusion in our design intent.

  • Be the link between the EPCM design team and the equipment fabricators so that the team includes all utility and facility requirements in the design phase.

  • Maintain stakeholder inclusion during the construction phase by properly updating the different teams in alignment with their expectations.

  • Ensure that any requirement that has been missed is included in our change management process.

  • Capturing Lessons Learnt to address critical issues and prevent repeated mistakes​

  • Define, implement and drive project requirements, workflows and plans while managing timelines, resources, communications, quality, risks, uncovering roadblocks, defining critical paths, identifying resource constraints, and any other issues that arise.

  • Partnering with the program leads, architects, tech leads and engineers, business leads and dependent system stakeholders to ensure milestones are met and project is a success.

  • Identify and document all project milestones and deliverables and keep project plans up to date at all times, including resource allocations, tracking hours, monitoring schedules, milestones, deliverables, updating percentage completion, etc.

  • Set goals, track deliverables, manage expectations, identify risk and drive mitigations across all stages of the project.

  • Provide insight around potential risks and opportunities, resolve conflict, initiate resolution and deliver results.

  • Continuously monitor and measure project processes and activities to identify and communicate potential issues, risks, or problems in a timely fashion and provide corrective action options to drive to resolution.

  • Escalate schedule delays due to issues and risks.

  • Track and manage change requests to scope and obtain approval if necessary.

  • Create formal project communication plans, key project metrics and dashboards for project status communication.

  • Conduct project evaluations, post-mortems, and drive process change to incorporate learning.

We belive that you have:

  • BS/MS in Engineering or MBA, and 5-10 years of program/project management experience in a fast paced, highly fluid environment or other evidence of exceptional ability. PMP is preferred but not required.

  • Experience in a multicultural environment

  • Experienced in product development processes including product road maps, requirements traceability management (verification/validation), safety certification

  • Proficiency in Jira/Aconex/CxAlloy.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated, applied experience delivering complex programs and projects.

  • Experience working with stakeholders, Product & Engineering Managers to keep everyone aligned.