Business Application Manager

Bærum, Norway
Apply by:
March 31, 2019
Position type:
Employee (Office / Offshore Core)
Competency area:
Business & Project Leadership

We are building an IT team to provide Aker Energy with all required IT services. For our office in Oslo, Norway, we are looking for a Business Application Manager to manage Aker Energy’s business application portfolio, support our organisation with application lifecycle management (including acquiring, implementing, operating, updates and decommission) and secure a unified management structure with super-users/owners.

Corporate overview

Aker Energy AS was founded in February 2018 and is established as the newest member of the Aker Group. The E&P company aims to become the offshore oil and gas operator of choice in Ghana. It is characterised by the entrepreneurial and flexible organisation that is synonymous with member companies of the Aker Group. Aker Energy is now operational with offices in Oslo and Accra, the capital of Ghana. When you join Aker Energy, you join a diverse and experienced team. We need entrepreneurial and dynamic people to take an active and exciting part in this industry adventure. Bold and innovative ideas are strongly welcomed at Aker Energy. The ‘get it done’ team spirit and ambitious objectives will provide exciting growth and development opportunities for the right candidate.

Our values are Transparent, Safe, secure & sustainable, Innovative, Decisive; Respectful; Value Creating. These values are integral part of our Company and the right candidate for Aker Energy identifies with these qualities.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Establish and maintain an updated view of application and integration landscape
  • Create and maintain a framework for application management (Lifecycle)
  • Ensure consistent management of all applications, with support of super-users, including licenses, contracts, utilisation and performance
  • SLA management of service providers
  • Close interaction (day-to-day) and follow-up of business users (being-out-there), ensuring any discrepancies in service, needs, functions or other matters are captured
  • Communicate and interpret policies for systems operations as needed
  • Participate in/lead implementation projects
  • Act as a point of contact for communicating system problems within the group and collaborate with other teams and vendors on changes, fixes and updates
  • Host IT Business meetings to manage and coordinate business needs with new solutions in mind
  • Assess user needs to provide support and proactive service, including analysis of opportunities in order to take advantage of available tools and translating business needs to technical requirements
  • Work closely with all other IT personnel in identifying, evaluating, selecting and implementing specific information technologies that support the business plans and IT strategies
  • Ensure the department adheres to policies and procedures that are compliant with industry and regulatory policies
  • Assist with the preparation of budgets for IT systems and service related interfaces and applications

Qualifications & personal attributes

We are looking for a person with more than 7 years’ of experience with management of IT applications used in the oil/gas industry.

Furthermore, we expect you to have a good technical understanding of application delivery methods such as Cloud, Virtual desktop infrastructure and On-premises software.

In addition, proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 Business Suite applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is needed. Fluency in Norwegian and English, written and orally, is a must.

This should describe your personality and abilities:

  • Able to manage multiple job requests simultaneously and work under deadlines
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment while concurrently implementing processes and structures
  • Capable of being both hands-on and strategic
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • High degree of personal initiative
  • Exceptional attention to detail while at the same time being able to capture “the big picture”
  • Strong negotiation and influencing abilities

We offer

  • We offer opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others
  • Flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life
  • Competitive compensation program

Contact information

If you are interested in this position, please do not hesitate to submit your resume and application.
For further information regarding the position, please contact:
Christopher Hodkin, Senior Consultant, NES Advantage Solutions, tel:+47 239 65 877

NES Advantage Solutions is Aker Energy’s recruitment partner.