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Technology Center Manager Norway
Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

Your role and responsibilities

ABB Electrification Norway AS is a global leader in power distribution solutions. The unit provides solutions for a stronger, smarter, greener power network including medium and low voltage switchgear, automation and protection and packaged solutions like secondary compact substations. ABB has a major manufacturing plant for power distribution solutions in Skien, Norway. The electrification products unit offers a full range of distribution solutions to connect... protect, control, and measure a wide range of electrification system for all major industries, including the residential sector, data centers and electrical vehicle infrastructure.

The R&D center in Skien has two laboratories, more than 40 talented engineers and is considered a “Centre of Excellence” within the organization. The R&D center is responsible for inventing new technologies for the business and is facing large projects focused on the development of more environmentally friendly products.

You will be working as Technology Center Manager and will be part of Electrification Business Area for Distribution Solutions Division based in Skien, Norway. In this role you will be responsible for leading the local R&D center and for supporting global R&D management in developing Medium Voltage technology strategies.

• Driving innovation in the Technology Center, related to Secondary Gas insulated Switchgears
• Ensuring fruitful and trust-based cooperation with other local and global R&D locations, other functions, stakeholders, external cooperation partners and startups
• Planning and ensuring an optimal execution of projects
• Planning capacity, people, and resources for R&D projects
• Overseeing efficient, timely and quality project execution of R&D results using the most appropriate internal and external resources and partners in alignment
• Responsible for hiring and developing employees who report directly, or through group leaders to technology center manager
• Building and maintaining multi culture of innovation, far and by attracting, motivating, and retaining creative R&D employees
• Ensuring distribution, implementation, embracing and execution of all guidelines relevant to TC activities
• Member of the local Division Management Team as R&D representative
Qualifications for the role
• B.Sc. or M.Sc in engineering discipline
• Minimum 8 years’ experience in engineering leadership position
• Experience in leading R&D groups and large development programs
• Technical understanding of Gas insulated Switchgears and international standards (e.g, IEC/IEEE/UL etc.), preferred
• Having ability to thrive in a complex environment in terms of organization, innovations, technology, and processes
• Strong leadership and excellent communication skills

More about us

ABB offers;
• Training, personal development and career opportunities
• Positive, exciting, and innovative working environment
• Competitive benefits, wage level by qualifications
• Pension scheme, group- and occupational accident insurance
• Flexible working hours
• Athene, women’s network in ABB Norway
• Young in ABB, network for age 35 and under
• Company cabins
• Gym located on site

Application end-date: 10.06.2024

The position will be based in Skien.

Please note that only applications written in English will be reviewed.

If you have any questions, or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact Anna Moizio (Global Sourcing Specialist), anna.moizio@it.abb.com

In cooperation with Meditor Search we conduct a background screening on all candidates that receive an offer of employment in ABB Norway. This to ensure best quality in our recruitment process, according with ABBs company policy.

We look forward to receiving your application and CV through our job portal. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com.

Work model: hybrid #LI-hybrid
Skien Norway


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