Operation Manager, Hydro Havrand

We work to try and solve the biggest challenge of our time. Why do you go to work?

Do you want to use your expertise to shape and run operations in an industrial venture with global ambitions?

Are you excited and curious about the fast-growing hydrogen business?

And would you like to contribute to the world reaching net zero emissions in 2050?

Then Hydro Havrand might be looking for you!

We need to move away from fossil fuels, and Hydro Havrand – Hydro’s renewable hydrogen company – aims to be an early mover in the hydrogen industry by helping industries succeed with their energy transition and emissions cuts. Hydrogen is only as clean as the methods used to produce it, and our hydrogen is based on hydro, solar and wind power.

As we position ourselves to develop, build, own, and operate green hydrogen production plants and fuel switch solutions, we are now looking for an experienced and hands-on professional to lead the preparations for and start-up of our operations.

What we offer

This is an opportunity to take the leading role in planning, developing, and executing Hydro Havrand’s operational and maintenance ambitions of being a data-driven company with analytics and automation integrated into the daily operations.

In this new position, you will shape and build a key function in Hydro Havrand, backed up by Hydro’s competence, finances, and reputation.

Our international, dynamic, and ambitious organization is expected to grow rapidly in the next years, creating exciting opportunities to take on more responsibilities and challenges.


You will have complete ownership of the establishment and execution of our operation and maintenance strategy and readiness, from projects to operation, ensuring integration with our business strategy.

Key tasks will include:

  • Prepare for safe and efficient operations and energy efficiency from day one of operations
  • Provide operational input towards investment projects, represent the receiving assets (Hydro Havrand) in projects and take over responsibility of operation after start-up of production
  • Develop an Asset Operating Model (AOM) aligned with operational and maintenance strategies


No prior exposure to hydrogen is required, but we believe you should have around 10 years’ experience from operations in process industries, including knowledge of concepts for optimized and predictive maintenance and collaboration in cross-functional teams, which would allow you to build this function from scratch.

You typically achieveresults with a structured approach to deliveries, from early project to the operational phase. You successfully identify and leverage on both internal and external resources, demonstrating leadership and instilling confidence with peers and key stakeholders.

A university degree is preferable, but extensive relevant experience may compensate for formal education.

Who are you

We believe that you thrive through collaboration with individuals at all levels and that you have great interest in business drivers and how they impact operations.

You communicate well, both verbally and written, and are comfortable with English as your working language. Norwegian is an advantage.

Additional information

The position reports to the Operating Director (COO) of Hydro Havrand. You will join a hard-working and fun-loving team, triggered by doing their best in a high-paced and evolving working environment.

Please enclose a cover letter and copies of relevant academic transcripts, diplomas, certificates etc. Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via e-mail. As part of our recruitment process, we use Semac for background checks.


Om stillingen
Søknadsfrist: 13. august 2023
Ansettelsestype: Fast ansettelse
Stillingsbrøk: Fulltid
Antall stillinger: 1
Arbeidssted: Oslo
Om selskapet

Hydro Havrand As

Do you want to shape our story with your personality, expertise and ambitions? At Hydro we are a global family of 30 000 people that extract, produce, shape and reuse the world’s most flexible and sustainable metal into infinite innovations and applications. Click here if you would like to read more about Hydro and our operations.

Organisasjonsnummer: 926888439
Adresse: Drammensveien 264
0283 OSLO

Hege Færø-Finnvik

Operating Director (COO)
Mobiltelefon: (+47) 932 21532

Astrid Skogen

Mobiltelefon: (+47) 980 06451

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