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Green future

As part of our new strategic direction to diversify and explore new growth opportunities, Hydro has established two new organizational units in our Energy business area to develop green growth initiatives.

One unit, called Renewable Growth, will explore the development of renewable power projects outside our existing hydropower portfolio. The other, Batteries, will own the current engagements in current battery companies and explore new business opportunities in the battery value chain. In addition, we are strengthening our existing Energy Business Area with several interesting positions.

Would you like to join us?

If you would like to join us in further developing our business, have a closer look at our open positions in Energy, Batteries and Renewable Growth here:

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Hydro’s business area Energy is responsible for safe and efficient operations of Hydro’s power plants in Norway, Hydro’s energy sourcing globally and developing new business ventures in renewable energy and technologies.

In an exciting period of growth, we are now looking to hire professionals to join the Energy Strategy & Policy unit. This team provides long term analysis of the energy complex in a Nordic, European and global context, maps regulatory development in the energy space, formulates Hydro’s energy policy positions and drives the strategic agenda for the Energy business area.

As Energy Policy Analyst, you will follow existing and new energy policy regulations of relevance for Hydro in Norway, Germany and the EU. You will predict implications, contribute to formulating Hydro positions, establish responses to official hearings and participate in advocacy work for our green agenda. 

We are looking for someone who combines professional curiosity and knowledge with strong analytical and communication skills. For the right person, this is a unique opportunity to work closely with the regulatory landscape of the changing energy market as part of a leading sustainable industrial company. 

Area of responsibility

The team focus is power market regulations, energy policy for industrial use/users and regulations affecting renewable technologies (wind, solar, batteries, hydrogen). Your tasks and deliveries will include:

  • Be updated on energy policy regulations
  • Provide insight in policy development, evaluate Hydro implications
  • Establish Hydro positions and responses to official hearings
  • Participate in advocacy work in industry associations and towards authorities
  • Interact with Hydro business areas, Communication, Public Affairs and our EU Office

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • 4+ years' relevant work experience, e.g. regulatory/policy work in private company, associations or public sector; energy market analysis
  • Analytical abilities, translating information to implications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Norwegian – German would also be an advantage

To succeed in this role, you should have a structured and professional approach to your deliveries. While you are self-going and independent, others perceive you as a good team player. Due to the strategic and overarching focus of the unit, a broader interest in society and politics will be appreciated.

Additional information

Hydro is a global and dynamic company made up by ambitious and talented co-workers that challenge and reward each other. As our colleague, you will be given the opportunity and responsibility to further develop your skills and build an exciting career. Hydro is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.

Apply before November 1st, 2020. 

The application deadline has expired. 

Hydro’s business area Energy is responsible for safe and efficient operations of our power plants in Norway, Hydro’s energy sourcing globally and developing new business ventures in renewable energy and technologies.

In an exciting period of growth, we are now looking to hire a Financial Analyst to join the Controlling & Analysis team in Energy Finance. You will play a key part by supporting business in making sound decisions related to current activities and new ventures. 

This is a great opportunity to apply your passion for finance to the field of renewable energy in a global corporation!

Area of responsibility

As part of a team which supports Energy’s business units, you will contribute to investment projects and cases requiring in-depth financial analysis, providing management with necessary decision-making input. The projects are mainly related to opportunities within renewables and batteries but will also include hydropower. 

Specific tasks and deliveries will include:

  • Build and develop financial models
  • Conduct financial evaluations and profitability analysis
  • Identify and communicate key findings to management
  • Contribute to developing the finance modelling framework in Energy
  • Cooperate with other teams and departments, e.g. financial reporting and tax

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, preferably within corporate finance/statistics 
  • Strong analytical and modelling skills
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience from transactions and accounting/tax
  • Previous experience from the power industry/renewables sector can be an advantage
  • Good communication and presentation skills in English and Norwegian 
  • Advance user of Excel and PowerPoint

To succeed in this role, you should have a structured approach to your deliveries, characterized by accuracy and quality. You are self-going, like collaboration and are perceived by others as a good team player.

Additional information

Hydro is a global and dynamic company made up by ambitious and talented co-workers that challenge and reward each other. As our colleague, you will be given the opportunity and responsibility to further develop your skills and build an exciting career. Hydro is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.

Apply before November 8th, 2020. 

As part of Hydro's new strategic direction to diversify and explore new green growth, our business area Energy has established the business unit “Batteries” to develop current assets and explore additional business opportunities within the battery value chain. Hydro has already entered partnerships with the Norwegian-Canadian battery company Corvus Energy and the Swedish battery company Northvolt, and we see further potential to leverage our capabilities in the battery value chain.

We are now hiring the Head of Batteries to actively develop and expand Hydro’s footprint in the fast-growing battery industry, heading a lean but growing team of professionals and interacting with Hydro internal resources as well as external partners. 

This is a unique opportunity to build business and make substantial impact in a strategically important industry for the future.

Area of responsibility

Head of Batteries is responsible for developing and executing on Hydro's growth strategy in the battery value chain, within given capital and organizational frames. This includes capability and system development, results and compliance.

Specific tasks and deliveries will include:

  • Develop the organization Batteries in Energy
  • Deliver value creation in the portfolio, both from existing and new positions
  • Build technology know-how inhouse to ensure competence to evaluate and create commercial opportunities
  • Develop sustainability ambitions in line with Hydro Strategy 2025
  • Establish and nurture essential technology and commercial partnerships
  • Build capability to explore, develop, own and grow businesses/assets

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Relevant experience and track record from realizing industrial business ventures / active industrial ownership, proving an understanding of value chain drivers and how technology and economics interact
  • Battery industry experience is desired, but experience from other fast evolving industries like solar, silicone and hydrogen would also be valuable
  • Commercial acumen and negotiation skills
  • Ability to run processes effectively, lead and inspire skilled professionals
  • Openness and sensitivity for diversity in multidisciplinary teams and international settings
  • Experience from high level stakeholder management
  • Strong external communication skills

As a person, you work hard to create value and results in line with ambitious goals, in collaboration with others. You have a strong analytical approach, make sound judgements and strategic considerations. Your trustworthiness is linked to your decision-making abilities, uncompromising integrity and focus on sustainability and compliance.

Additional information

The new Batteries unit will have around 10 employees from the start. Head of Batteries will report to Executive Vice President of Energy, Mr. Arvid Moss.

Hydro is a global and dynamic company made up by ambitious and talented co-workers that challenge and reward each other. As our colleague, you will be given the opportunity and responsibility to further develop your skills and build an exciting career. Hydro is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.

Apply before November 15th, 2020. 

The application deadline has expired. 

As part of Hydro's new strategic direction to diversify and explore new green growth, Hydro's Energy business area has established a new a “Batteries” business unit to grow and develop our current assets while also exploring new business opportunities within the battery value chain. Hydro has already entered promising partnerships with the Norwegian-Canadian battery company Corvus Energy and the Swedish battery company Northvolt, and we see further potential where we can leverage our capabilities in the battery value chain. 

The Technology team in Batteries is responsible for maturing and developing business opportunities in the battery value chain in collaboration with the business development unit. 

To cover this area comprehensively, we are hiring key positions where Head of Batteries Technology is one of them.

We are looking for person with broad experience and technical competence within business development, production and use-phase of batteries. You will be part of a highly competent and enthusiastic team and have the opportunity to influence Hydro’s battery agenda.

Area of responsibility

As a Head of Batteries Technology, you will lead the Technology team and be part of the management team within the Batteries unit. Your overall responsibility will be to work along several axes and be strongly connected to both business development and technology understanding and development. Main areas of responsibility are:

  • Provide technological input and aspects into developing business opportunities for Hydro in the battery value chain
  • Establish network with potential customers and link various needs in different segments and applications
  • Establish network with relevant suppliers

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in technology
  • Broad experience in business development, technology development, production and use-phase of batteries, preferably in an international setting
  • In-depth understanding of battery chemistry and battery value chain; good knowledge of production processes and manufacturing; and understanding of connection between technology and customer needs
  • Experience from working towards state administration/governments from an industrial perspective is an advantage
  • International mindset, mobility, flexibility and eagerness to work with both domestic and international (Europe) projects is an advantage
  • Fluent English, both oral and written is required. Knowledge of Norwegian is an advantage

The role should be attractive to senior professionals that thrive combining technology development and business development.  As a person, we believe you successfully set the agenda and have a strategic and structured approach to your deliveries. You are an experienced manager; you communicate effectively to make an impact and have the ability to build networks and partnerships. Others perceive you as open, collaborative, and trustworthy.

Additional information

Hydro is a global and dynamic company made up by ambitious and talented co-workers that challenge and reward each other. As our colleague, you will be given the opportunity and responsibility to further develop your skills and build an exciting career. Hydro is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.

The position is based in Oslo.

Apply before November 1st, 2020. 

As part of Hydro's new strategic direction to diversify and explore new green growth, Hydro's Energy business area has established a new “Batteries” business unit to grow and develop our current assets while also exploring new business opportunities within the battery value chain. Hydro has already entered promising partnerships with the Norwegian-Canadian battery company Corvus Energy and the Swedish battery company Northvolt, and we see further potential where we can leverage our capabilities in the battery value chain. 

The Technology team in Batteries is responsible for evaluating, maturing and developing business opportunities in the battery value chain in collaboration with the business development unit. 

To cover this area comprehensively, we are hiring key positions where Battery Electrochemical Specialist is one of them.

We are looking for a person with significant electrochemistry expertise and preferably experience from the battery value chain.

This is a great opportunity if you want to be part of developing a new, green and growing business in an industrial locomotive where you will be able to combine your scientific and business development skills.

Area of responsibility

As Battery Electrochemical Specialist you will contribute to link theoretical competence to production and business development. Main areas of responsibility are:

  • Monitor the leading-edge R&D in battery chemistry
  • Evaluate the technology of potential partners
  • Initiate and manage own R&D activities
  • Build networks and relevant ecosystems

Qualifications

  • PhD Electrochemistry
  • Broad experience from battery value chain
  • An established academic network for Battery value chain
  • Experience from project management is an advantage
  • International mindset, mobility, flexibility and eagerness to work with both domestic and international (Europe) projects 
  • Fluent English, both oral and written, is required

To succeed in this position, you must be highly self-driven and able to work independently while collaborating with many stakeholders. You successfully combine an analytical and structured approach with a strategic mindset. Others perceive you as knowledgeable, collaborative, and trustworthy.

Additional information

Hydro is a global and dynamic company made up by ambitious and talented co-workers that challenge and reward each other. As our colleague, you will be given the opportunity and responsibility to further develop your skills and build an exciting career. Hydro is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.

Apply before November 1st, 2020. 

As part of Hydro's new strategic direction to diversify and explore new green growth, Hydro's Energy business area has established a new a “Batteries” business unit to grow and develop our current assets while also exploring new business opportunities within the battery value chain. Hydro has already entered promising partnerships with the Norwegian-Canadian battery company Corvus Energy and the Swedish battery company Northvolt, and we see further potential where we can leverage our capabilities in the battery value chain. 

The Technology team in Batteries is responsible for maturing and developing business opportunities in the battery value chain in collaboration with the business development unit. 

To cover this area comprehensively, we are hiring key positions where Senior Process Engineer is one of them.

We are looking for a person with broad operational experience within process discipline and technology development from relevant process industry.

This is an opportunity for you who want to be part of developing a new, green and growing business in an industrial locomotive where you vil be able to combine scientific depth and business development.

Area of responsibility

In your role as Senior Process Engineer you are responsible for process and technology development and evaluation for internal and external projects within the Battery business unit. Main tasks will be:

  • Evaluate/discuss with suppliers and develop technical specifications of plants in the upstream part of the battery value chain 
  • Support engineering, procurement, construction and start-up of production facilities
  • Support engineering, procurement, construction and start-up of production facilities

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in technology, science
  • Experience from process industry; refining, chemical industry, metals industry, hydro metallurgy
  • Experience from industry battery value chain is an advantage
  • Experience from project management is an advantage
  • International mindset, mobility, flexibility and eagerness to work with both domestic and international (Europe) projects 
  • Fluent English, both oral and written, is required. Knowledge of Norwegian is an advantage

You are curios and innovative, and successfully set the agenda proactively. You combine an analytical and structured approach with a strategic mindset. Furthermore you are outgoing and build strong working relationships.

Additional information

Hydro is a global and dynamic company made up by ambitious and talented co-workers that challenge and reward each other. As our colleague, you will be given the opportunity and responsibility to further develop your skills and build an exciting career. Hydro is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.

Apply before November 1st, 2020.

Learn more about our new business below. 

Batteries

Hydro is establishing a Batteries business unit to develop our position in the fast-growing battery sector.

Battery

The Battery business unit will actively develop current assets and projects in the battery sector and explore new opportunities for Hydro in the battery value chain. Our energy team has engaged in several ventures within battery and energy storage in recent years. Our minority share in the global leader within marine batteries, Corvus Energy, has been a success so far with establishment of automated manufacturing in Bergen. We have also taken a small share in the Swedish integrated battery start-up Northvolt, and our battery recycling joint venture Hydro Volt was recently announced.  

The battery sector is expected to grow very fast globally and in Europe, mainly on the back of the ongoing automotive industry transformation from fossil fuel to electrical vehicles. There is a demand for a European sustainable battery value chain, and Hydro and Norway is well placed to take significant positions in this sector. The next steps to realize this potential are to establish a dedicated team that will systematically build competence through hiring of experts, and actively develop and expand Hydro’s battery footprint.  

We aim to explore new growth in areas where our capabilities match the global megatrends, says Hilde Merete Aasheim, CEO & President.

Renewable Growth

Hydro is establishing a new business unit to develop renewable projects and businesses outside our hydropower portfolio, initially focusing on opportunities in the Nordic region and Brazil. The unit will also work on battery in use cases, initially for Hydro’s own plants.

Hydro wind power

Over the past five years, Hydro has contributed to developing several wind-power projects in Norway and Sweden through entering long-term power contracts. On the market side, we have taken on volume from wind power and turned it into baseload power for use in Primary Metal. Earlier this year, we took over operatorship of Tonstad, Norway’s second largest wind farm, and we have also built up interesting project leads in wind and solar power in Brazil for potential long-term contracts in Bauxite & Alumina and Primary Metal.

We see that Energy has great capabilities which enable us to take on an even bigger role in the development of renewable projects. We aim to enter projects at an earlier stage so we can take part in developing, commercialize, construct, co-own and in some places operate them, says Arvid Moss, EVP Energy and Corporate Development.

In recent years, Energy has also developed business opportunities connected to battery use cases at our plants. In many places, there is a business case to establish storage capacity to avoid peak power prices and tariffs.

In order to explore these opportunities further, Hydro Energy has decided to establish a new organizational unit to develop renewable power projects outside our existing hydropower portfolio with focus on the Nordic region and Brazil, and work on battery use case opportunities globally across Hydro’s network of industrial sites.

Energy

With more than 100 years of experience in hydropower, Hydro is one of the top three largest operators of power production in Norway.

Satisfied Hydro Energy Employee

We have substantial, self-generated power capacity to support our production of primary metal and are engaged in several initiatives to secure competitive power supplies for our aluminium operations.

Hydro Energy’s unit plays a vital role in this and consists of a highly competent cross-disciplinary team.