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Technical Manager, Hydro REIN

As part of our new strategic direction to diversify and explore new growth opportunities, Hydro has established the company Hydro REIN. This is one of the key positions we are now recruiting for the company.

Hydro REIN offers renewable energy solutions for cleaner and more sustainable industries. Our goal is to help our industrial clients take part in the energy transition. We facilitate access to affordable renewable power, which we will source from our own portfolio of hydro, solar and wind projects in Brazil and the Nordics. We also provide industrial scale energy solutions to improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions and cut costs inside the fence.

We are now looking for an experienced Technical Manager who will take on an important technical role towards our efforts in renewable energy business and project development. In this position, the right person will provide technical expertise throughout the entire life cycle of primarily wind and solar projects, supporting and impacting the project organizations decisions on technology. 


Area of Responsibility
As Technical Manager you have experience from wind and/or solar projects and the associated assessments to validate technologies feasibility in projects and you have knowledge of international standards and best practices. Further, you are able to communicate and frame technology in a way that is relevant for Hydro REIN. Your focus will also be on the development and presentation of business cases and project decision documentation for Hydro REINs management. 

The Technical Manager’s job responsibilities include:

  • Perform and review energy yield assessments, technology selection evaluations and identify project design optimization potential
  • Perform assessments of technology risks and mitigation strategies in projects
  • Lead multidisciplinary technical discussions with project partners and other stakeholders on technical design, performance and quality of projects
  • Execute tenders and coordinate technical assessments with third-parties
  • Perform review of suppliers and partners documents 
  • Technology monitoring activities
  • Conduct technical assessments of new technologies and project opportunities
  • Contribute in R&D initiatives
  • CAPEX/OPEX reviews
  • Review and prepare project documentation for decision gates
  • Development of Hydro REINs frameworks, technical documents and best practices 
  • Contribute in the development of suitable IT technology for Hydro REIN


  • MSc in Engineering from reputable institution
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience from working with technology in renewable projects, in project development, renewable energy consultancy or at an OEM
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Multidisciplinary with broad technical experience of renewable projects, including technical risks and mitigations in different project development stages
  • Excellent organizational skills, with ability to prioritize critical tasks and manage workload from different projects
  • Project management experience is an advantage
  • Knowledge of contractual arrangements in renewable projects and technical interface risks
  • Structured, outgoing, consultative, engaging, good communicator
  • Fluent in English, both oral and written. Norwegian and Portuguese is an advantage


Personal skills

  • Uncompromising integrity
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and "can do" attitude
  • Value-driven, with high focus on collaboration

What we offer
This is a unique opportunity to be part of an industrial start-up with global ambitions in the fast-growing renewables business. You will join a hard-working and fun-loving team, triggered by doing their best in an international and dynamic work environment. You’ll have room to shape your own role and really make your mark on our way forward. 

Founded on Hydro’s more than 100 years of energy experience, our business model is based on agility and the ability to provide the right solutions and services at the right cost. 

We are Hydro REIN. We make renewable energy work for you. 

Additional Information
This role reports to Head of Technology in Hydro REIN.

Please enclose all relevant transcripts with your application (academic records/diplomas, certificates etc.). Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via email.

As part of our recruitment process, we use Semac for background check.


Apply before: 28.04.2021

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Hiring manager
Johan Slaette
Email: Johan.Slatte@hydro.com
Phone: (Norway +47) 91738338 

Birgitta Sanden
Phone:(Norway +47) 97031556

Posted on:  Apr 8, 2021

Oslo, NO, 0283

Department:  Technology
Business Area:  Energy(ENER)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Energi AS
Job Type:  Permanent

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