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Institute for Energy Technology

Address: Instituttveien 18, 2007 KJELLER
Phone: +47 63806000

Vacancy Details

Created 15.01.2018
Expires 28.01.2018
Company Institute for Energy Technology
Employment Full-time
Job type Permanent
County Østfold
Phone +47 63806000

Department Head: Risk, Safety & Security 


We are looking for a motivational and business oriented manager to lead our Department of Risk, Safety & Security. 

The Risk, Safety & Security Department conducts research, development and consultancy in risk, safety and security related to digital systems in critical infrastructure. With a long history in providing research on Software Dependability and Digital Instrumentation and Control (D&IC) within the nuclear field, the specialists in the department is today involved with competence on Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) in projects within both transport, oil and gas, energy and critical infrastructure. This requires competence on the related standards, the system development processes and the verification and validation activities. Furthermore, for most functions and services a prerequisite for a system being safe, is that the system also is secure. Specialists in the department therefore also do research and work together with clients finding effective solutions for Security Assessment and Management as well as good strategies to address Cyber Security including both man, technology and organizational aspects of security. To communicate risk, safety and security assessments to developers, operators and decision makers, Risk Visualization is an efficient mean, and specialists in the department are involved in both research and innovation projects within the topic. The department has close cooperation with the RAMS group at NTNU, as well as several international research institutes and groups. 

The Department Head’s role involves developing and managing the department and creating an inspiring environment where the best minds can thrive. The Department Head reports to the Director of the sector and participates in the sector’s management team. Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships throughout the organisation.


Job description


• Financial and personnel responsibility for the department. 
• Ensure and manage utilisation of resources. 
• Initiate, head up and contribute to sales initiatives and proposals. 
• Develop necessary capacity and competence to meet customer needs. 
• Develop and execute strategic plans for the department. 
• Ensure visibility and market the department capabilities internally and externally. 

Additional tasks 
• Contribute to a positive economy for IFE. 
• Contribute to the unified sector strategy. 
• Contribute to projects across our organisation.




• Education level: PhD, M.Sc., or B.Sc. 
• Research experience that aligns with the department’s research focus. 
• Experience from leadership roles in research based organisations and coordination of research projects. 
• Experience from marketing and selling research projects.


Personal qualities


• A motivational leader. (A good leader that motivates and manages staff effectively, and builds a positive working environment) 
• Customer and sales oriented with an understanding for customer needs. 
• Results focussed with an ability to deliver on expectations. 
• Team player that brings out the best in our people. 
• Ability to find innovative solutions. 
• Fluency in English oral and written.


We offer


• An exciting management position within applied research. 
• A stimulating work environment with skilful, experienced, and creative colleagues. 
• A job where applied research is put to practical use. 
• Challenging research projects based on industry applications. 
• Plentiful opportunities for collaboration with ongoing projects in other research groups. 
• Well-established national and international scientific and industrial networks. 
• Social benefits including pension, life insurance and accident insurance 
• Salary according to agreement. 
• We use background checks as a part of our recruitment process.



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