Northvolt

Senior Design Manager (m/w/d) Germany

Job description

We are looking for a dedicated Senior Design Manager to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future.

You will be part of the Project Engineering team that will drive the construction of our new battery factory in Heide, Germany. 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

Responsible for managing the coordinated multi-discipline design of a Northvolt project from detailed design, As Built and final handover to the Northvolt Drei (NV3) Operations and Maintenance departments.

About The Team

You will be expected to manage a project team of up to 20 engineers, based on site in Heide. Your project team will be expected to provide the technical expertise to challenge and optimise the design of the factory. As a leader of this project team, you will be expected to bring structure, drive consistency in project execution and provide guidance.

Key Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To

  • Managing the NV3 project design team for the entire project scope & ensuring that they follow the project execution plan.
  • Preparing project design phase execution plan, time schedule and design scope of work.
  • Managing NV design input to external design parties by interfacing with internal NV stakeholders.
  • Managing external design parties, tracking progress and flagging any threats to the project.
  • Managing the NV design reviews (discipline, safety, constructability, O&M) and modelling.
  • Managing overall project design change and driving value engineering in overall project.

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 have 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.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.

Planned starting date is asap.

We Believe That You Have

  • M.Sc. or Chartered or Professional Engineer in the Civil, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical, Process, Electrical, Instrumentation & Control or Industrial engineering fields
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the design of heavy industrial, advanced manufacturing, or chemical process facilities. Other facility types that are seen as relevant and welcome: pharmaceutical, data centres, oil & gas, automotive, food & beverage manufacturing, etc.
  • Have experience in multi-disciplinary engineering coordination, interfacing with construction and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Experience in commissioning, start-up, and hand over of industrial facilities.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Familiarity with standard office and project management software tools and platforms.

Bonus Points For

  • Battery factory experience is ideal, but not required.
  • Valuable (but not required) is fluency in other languages, including German.
  • Extensive Project Manager skills, preferably PMI, IPMA or equivalent.
  • Experience in commissioning, start-up, and hand over of industrial facilities.

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