Senior Project Manager

Scaling world leading battery materials. Will you join us on the way?

Cenate is a Norwegian company developing new and unique silicon based nano materials that will make tomorrow´s lithium batteries both smaller and less costly. This combination is the key to taking the electrification of the world’s transport sector a big step forward. Cenate is collaborating with several of the world’s leading battery producers and is currently expanding rapidly – both by expanding our R&D team at Forskningsparken in Oslo and by building a large industrial pilot plant to demonstrate mass production at Holtskogen just outside Oslo. Cenate has its own laboratories, while also working in close collaboration with specialists from external research institutions and the research teams of our customers worldwide. Based on very promising battery test results from some of the world’s largest battery producers and equally positive experiences from the production processes at our industrial pilot plant, Cenate is now preparing to build its first full-scale production plant - with backing from some of Norwegian industry’s most seasoned investors.

Cenate is in the preparatory phase of establishing its first commercial scale factory that will produce new and proprietary EV battery materials that are better than all materials used by this market today. We are therefore looking for a senior project manager who will be responsible for planning and managing the engineering and construction of this factory.

We are now searching for:

Senior Project manager:

The position is newly established and will become part of the senior management team and will report to the CEO.

Some prioritized responsibilities and working tasks will be:

The candidate will be responsible for the entire work process, from front end engineering and design to establishing the documentation necessary for financing and investment decisions as well as execution of the construction project. This involves tasks such as site selection, preparing the basis for permitting and investment decisions, establishing and leading a project team, select collaboration partners, follow-up contractors and suppliers, and follow up errors and deficiencies in connection with start-up. Progress and risks in the project shall be reported to the management team. Good information flow and communication in the project with all stakeholders involved must be ensured. Technical and economic optimization within the scope of the project shall be assessed.

We desire a candidate with documented experience within several of the following topics:

  • Minimum 10-15 years of experience
  • Master of Engineering or similar, preferably in combination with formal training and certification in project management
  • Experience with Front End Engineering and Design in the chemical or petrochemical industry
  • Proven track record of successful execution of complex industrial projects
  • Familiar with HSE requirements in the chemical industry, including both the engineering phase and operations.
  • Preferably experience with scaling new production/process technology

Cenate AS can offer its employees

  • To be part of a world class team for development and production of the heart of the battery
  • We have high ambitions for our work and collaborate with the world's leading professional communities
  • A committed, fun and motivated working environment, focused on accelerating the zero-emission society
  • Competitive conditions with good insurance and pension schemes.

For more information about the position, contact Skagerak Consulting at Finn M. Lauvli - phone: +47 990 32 220 or Per Bjerk - phone: +47 481 55 446

Skagerak Consulting AS is a unique, interdisciplinary consulting environment. We work to develop people and organizations to create lasting improvements and values ​​in public and private companies. Our work is based on a combination of documented methodology, practical experience and a good portion of common sense.

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Cenate AS

Gaustadalléen 21, 0349 Oslo

0349 Oslo


Snarest og senest 11.10.2022


Oslo og Holtskogen


Senior Project Manager

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