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Lead Project Planner at Freyr AS

FREYR plans to develop up to 43 GWh of battery cell production capacity by 2025 to position the company as one of Europe’s largest battery cell suppliers. The facilities will be located in the Mo i Rana industrial complex in Northern Norway, leveraging Norway’s highly skilled workforce and abundant, low-cost renewable energy sources from hydro and wind in a crisp, clear and energized environment. Corporate headquarters are located in the Oslo area.

FREYR will supply safe, high energy density and cost competitive clean battery cells to the rapidly growing global markets for electric vehicles, energy storage, and marine applications.

For more information, please visit www.freyrbattery.com.

Lead Project Planner at Freyr AS.

The Lead Project Planner will be responsible for planning of all stages of FREYR project development and be an integrated part of the FREYR project team on the exiting journey of realizing green battery factories in Norway.

As Lead Project Planner you will have ownership of the integrated planning and control for FREYR’s large-scale battery cell factory being built in Mo I Rana. This integrated planning involves all the detailed plans of Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and ramp-up through to start of Operations. You will lead planning activities across the organization internally and coordinate the interfaces towards the contractors’ organisations to form holistic and realistic plans.

The role shall provide the Project Director with timely and accurate data and information that allow them to make rational informed decisions in relation to the execution of the project scope, cost and schedule. The role must be able to identify and manage schedule risk, analyze variances, causes, and propose solutions and mitigations to finally arrive at updated forecast for project delivery.

Key responsibilities include

  • Develop, manage and maintain overall integrated execution plans for FREYR’s factory
  • Ensure schedule quality and accuracy for allocated scope
  • Organize and manage scheduling coordination to ensure that all schedule interfaces both internally and externally is considered
  • Develop the necessary tools for progress measurement and reporting, monitor progress and produce necessary reports to enable efficient decision-making
  • Monitor progress, solve and escalate issues through the early warning systems for action

As part of FREYR’s exiting journey from a start-up company to a full-size industry player the role must be prepared to assume responsibility and put in extra effort to reach business goals, this also means that the role will have to provide additional support to other corporate functions and managers outside of Projects. This is a high paced and dynamic environment, requiring a motivated and flexible attitude. You will be expected to work without set frames and guidelines, and we hope to see that attitude expressed in your application. The role reports to Head of Project Control.

In general you have extensive experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging industrial projects with high demands on time schedule. You should be able to form a deep understanding of the project characteristics and scope to tailor the planning approach to suit the project’s needs.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of Project Planning large and complex execution projects.
  • Expertise using professional planning tools.
  • Relevant Masters degree
  • Fluent in English


  • Experience working in an international company.
  • Experience working in a process industry company.
  • Experience with different project execution and contract strategies
  • Experience working for both suppliers and client organization


  • Proven problem solving abilities
  • Takes personal responsibility
  • Co-operative
  • Ambitious
  • Empathetic
  • Commercial mindset
  • Self-confident
  • Thrives in start-up environment
  • Creates structure

We offer the right candidate an important role in developing Norway's first battery cell production facilities. Energy storage is an important key to the world's switch to a sustainable, green economy. Freyr is a frontrunner in Europe's rush to build capacity in battery production. A shift from fossil fuel to electricity-from-renewables could deliver 75 - 90% of the CO2 emission reductions required.

Freyr has to move fast. The world needs both battery cells now, and ever better battery cells in the future. With us you will learn a lot and a lot will be expected of you. We aim to pick high performers that will slot in immediately.

Please apply by "søk her" and upload CV and a letter of motivation.

Respond by: ASAP and before 21st feb. 2021.
Start Date: After agreement
Location: Mo i Rana or Oslo

Please note: Selected candidates will be invited for an interview continuously, also before the official deadline.

For further questions about the position, please contact Freyr`s
Eirik Rye, Phone: +47 481 16 085 / e-mail: eirik.rye@freyrbattery.com

For further questions about the process, please contact Jefferson Wells;
Steinar Instefjord, Phone: +47 948 57 202 / E-mail: steinar.instefjord@jeffersonwells.no

Om arbeidsgiveren

“Great job opportunities for partners in Mo i Rana.

Freyr is cooperating closely with Rana Utvikling who have developed a report about the diverse work marked in Mo i Rana. In the report you will find in-depth information and a great overview of other potential and relevant employers for your partner/significant other.

Check out this address if you would like to know more: https://ru.no/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Labour-Market-Report.pdf

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Eirik Rye,
Freyr AS
481 16 085
Steinar Instefjord
Jefferson Wells
948 57 202
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Sist endret 5. feb. 2021 19:22

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