IT Operations Manager

Location:
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. We are looking for an IT Operations Manager to proactively drive day-to-day IT operations, being the natural link between users, business, internal resources and our partners/vendors. This position will ensure Aker Energy, at all times, has the optimal use of and access to IT services, at all Aker Energy locations.

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

  • Work with Head of IT to define and execute operating budgets
  • Day-to-day monitoring and follow-up of partners and vendors providing IT Services to Aker Energy
  • Provide technical leadership and coordination with all IT operational personnel, including support and system administrators
  • Lead and participate in IT projects
  • Develop, implement and continually refine and improve IT Services, procedures, standards and policies to conform to best practices and SLAs.
  • Ensure scheduled changes take place with proper testing, monitoring and implementation, at minimal business risk
  • Coordinate with other IT areas and business stakeholders on technology deployments, system upgrades and maintenance outages
  • Communicate maintenance schedules, operational issues and impacts to IT management and business users
  • Serve as a primary escalation point for incident management for IT services
  • Perform regular IT audits to discover areas of weaknesses and fortify them
  • Understand and identify opportunities to improve IT services and solutions (people, infrastructure, applications, etc.)

Qualifications & personal attributes

We are looking for a person with more than 7 years’ experience in IT Operations management (operations and support).
Furthermore, we expect you to have:

  • Extensive knowledge of IT operations and network operations center concepts and tools
  • In-depth knowledge and experience as a leader and a doer in the IT field
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft technologies such as Active Directory, O365 and Sharepoint
  • Fluency in Norwegian and English, written and orally


This should describe your personality and abilities:

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to proactively identify concerns, identify gaps, determine and fix root causes as well as recommend solutions
  • 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 capturing “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 regardin the position, please contact:
Christopher Hodkin, Senior Consultant, NES Advantage Solutions AS, tel: +47 239 65 877

NES Advantage Solutions is Aker Energy’s recruitment partner.