Kongsberg Maritime - Sensors and Robotics

Come join our team developing world class manufacturing

Group Manager - Automation Solutions

Are you interested in manufacturing engineering and technology? Do you want to work in a team developing world class manufacturing?

An exciting opportunity has arisen as Group Manager - Automation Solutions, in our central Manufacturing Technology department. In this role, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team developing manufacturing processes and test systems for our Manufacturing departments, both for new and existing products. You will be managing automation development engineers and be technical responsible for our manufacturing automation and IIoT solutions. We develop solutions for our internal manufacturing in Horten and Villajoyosa (Spain). Automation and IIoT solutions for manufacturing processes are key for efficient and high-quality manufacturing.

Kongsberg is growing in Horten and will be moving into a new building, which will become an exciting center for advanced manufacturing in Norway.


Key accountabilities

  • Technical responsibility and people management
  • Manage strategy and roadmap for manufacturing automation solutions and smart manufacturing
  • System design and development of automation and IIoT solutions
  • Lead automation solutions projects with both internal and external resources
  • Take part in product development projects. Focus on automation strategy and ‘Design for Automation’
  • Manage the group’s work within development, implementation, improvement and maintenance
  • Support Manufacturing and Technology departments


Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree within relevant technical area (robotics, automation, cybernetics, mechatronics or system engineering)
  • Management and project management experience
  • Experience with automation solutions projects
  • Experience with automation, robotics, vision, IIoT and cloud technology
  • Experience with product development and manufacturing

This employment may require security clearance by the Norwegian National Security Authority.  For more information visit www.nsm.no.

You are able to

  • act on own initiative, make things happen and accepts responsibility for the results
  • provide your team with a clear direction, inspire and coordinate others and keep them focused on set goals
  • develop people through delegation, empowerment, coaching and promote self-development
  • use a methodical and systematic approach, plan ahead, define clear priorities and allocate resources effectively
  • co-operate well with others, share knowledge, experience, information and support others in the pursuit of team goals

What we can offer you

  • An exciting and important position working for the world-leading supplier of maritime solutions
  • International work environment and multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Professional development and career opportunities
  • Competitive terms including attractive insurance policies and pension schemes
  • To take part in the green shift of the ocean space
  • We offer the possibility to work with sustainable and exciting solutions for the future
  • We offer flexible working hours and hybrid working arrangement
  • Social welfare club with social and recreational activities


Work location
Horten, Strandpromenaden

Point of contact
Svein-Erik Rogneflåten, Department Manager +47 992 03 890

Applications will be evaluated continuously.

Information about our products
Ocean Science & Mapping Systems
Acoustic Positioning & Communication Systems
Commercial Fish-Finding and Fishery Systems
Marine Robots

Kongsberg Discovery is responsible for product and technology development, supply chain operations, and project delivery for KONGSBERG's subsea and marine surface sensors, hydroacoustic positioning, sonar & mapping systems, robotic vessels, and communications systems. Through its comprehensive portfolio of offerings, Kongsberg Discovery continues to be recognized as a world leader in its core markets all over the world. We have a strong history and track record of delivering world-class products and services to customers across the globe. There is a firm focus on developing advanced technological and autonomous systems that optimize operations at sea – while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact – our solutions are key in transforming the maritime sector for a more sustainable future.

At KONGSBERG, we believe in tackling challenging problems and delivering extreme performance for extreme conditions.  We do that through excellent products and services developed for delivering the greatest benefits to our customers. 

WORLD CLASS – through people, technology and dedication

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Horten, Strandpromenaden


Svein-Erik Rogneflåten

mob: +47 99203890