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Senior Electrical Power Engineer

There has never been a more exciting time to work in Kongsberg Maritime than right now! We are currently looking for a Senior Electrical Power Engineer for rotating machines and third-party equipment. You will join our knowledgeable Energy Product development team which manages and develops the core electrical products that are used in our marine energy solutions.

With us, you will be joining the organization at a time when digital innovation is key to the success of the company, and we want people to help us shape this journey. Efficient electrical machines and components optimized in design and integration is a key enabler for energy conversion in electrical and hybrid propulsion systems. As a member of this team, you will be in the core of the technology that enables use of new energy sources and energy efficient solutions for the ongoing green shift in the maritime industry.

Key accountabilities

  • Design specification and validation of marine electric rotating machines - electric and mechanical design and marine 3d party equipment such as transformers and UPS
  • Electrical machine and frequency converter integration (HV and LV)
  • Technical assessment of and communication with electric machine manufacturers and internal/external suppliers of frequency converters, gensets, propellers etc.
  • Technical support towards Kongsberg Maritime’s product solutions-, vessel design-, propulsion-, deck machinery-, sales-, delivery-, service- and supply chain organization
  • Communicate with marine classification authorities and other relevant certification bodies
  • Generate and maintain documentation and engineering tools

Qualifications and experience

  • Master of science in electrical engineering, electric machine/drives power system integration or equivalent
  • Preferably knowledge of:
    • electrical and mechanical machine and electrical power electric equipment design
    • electric machine integration with variable speed frequency converters
    • electric machine integration with vessel structure, shaft lines and generator set
    • excitation systems and control
    • relevant product standards and marine classification rules
    • Preferably experience with testing and qualification of new products according to product standards, from low and high voltage marine electric/hybrid propulsion systems or power generation systems or equivalent industrial/offshore systems

This employment may require security clearance by the Norwegian National Security Authority.  For more information visit

You are able to

  • act on own initiative, make things happen and accept responsibility for the results
  • use a methodical and systematic approach, plan ahead, define clear priorities and allocate resources effectively
  • analyze complex issues and problems and come up with rational judgments
  • demonstrate specialist knowledge and expertise in own area
  • produce fresh and imaginative ideas and solutions
  • co-operate well with others, share knowledge, experience, information and support others in the pursuit of team goals

What we can offer you
With us, you will be offered a competitive salary and benefit packages with good development opportunities in an international environment. We have flexible work hours and holiday arrangements in addition to a good pension and insurance scheme. We offer an inspiring and safe work-environment and the possibility to work with sustainable and exciting solutions for the future.

Work location
Preferably Bergen or other Kongsberg Maritime locations in Norway

Point of contact
Kjell Andreas Ersdal, Technical Product Manager, +47 474 51 490

Kongsberg Maritime, a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, is a global marine technology company, providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including: merchant, offshore, subsea and naval. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 34 countries. Kongsberg Maritime is part of KONGSBERG, an international, knowledge-based group delivering high-technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace

Our Integrated Solutions Division is responsible for product and technology development, supply chain operations and project delivery for all Kongsberg's Automation, Bridge Systems and Electro products and solutions. Our Energy Products business unit provides a complete portfolio of switchboards, electric drives, batteries with a unique approach to energy management and integration with overall vessel control. We aim to pave the way for more efficient operation and design of the energy system.

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