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Chief Technology Officer - CTO

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Oslo
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Oslo

As part of Hydrovolt, you will join an exciting industrial start-up with strong owners and high ambitions. The European battery industry is on the rise and Norway is one of the key markets with its world leading share of electric vehicles. In 2022 Hydrovolt open the first recycling facility in Europe which will raise the bar and change the battery recycling industry forever. We now seek to build a world class team of people who are inspired by change, innovation, and circularity.

As Chief Technology Officer you will be driving our technical development. You will be responsible for Hydrovolt's research and development (R&D). The CTO role is a key member of the management team, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

You are business driven and responsive to the market developments and be able to adapt the technology development into operational excellens together with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Chief Quality Officer (CQO).

The goal of the CTO position is to maintain a forward leaning position of the business to drive extensive and sustainable growth with technology solutions.

You will have an important role in the development of the company and be given the opportunity to join a start-up team in one of the most exciting and fast growing industries today.

The role is a part of our management team in Oslo, Norway.

By joining us, you will be a key player building our technology, develop the battery recycling industry and evolve the raw material value chain.

About the job and key responsibilities

· Design and implement technology strategies, plans and procedures.

· Strategy, R&D and technical activities together with the operation team.

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap

Skills & Requirements

  • Proven experience as Chief Technical Officer or relevant role.
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development.
  • Technical and R&D performance experience.
  • Mechanical/Chemical Engineer background.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics.
  • Working knowledge of IT/Business infrastructure and MS Office.
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • MSc/MBA or relevant field; PhD is a plus.
  • Fluency in English.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience and interest in Recycling industry.
  • Fluency in other languages (Norwegian, Swedish, German, French, Spanish).
  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment.

About the company

The world needs clean batteries and we need a plan for what to do with them end-of life. We need to recover the materials and use them in new batteries or other products – and not produce waste.

The Swedish battery making company Northvolt, and the energy and aluminium company Hydro from Norway have now come together to create the joint venture Hydrovolt, which is building Europe’s largest electric car battery recycling facility in Fredrikstad, Norway. The battery recycling plant is situated just next to and will work hand in glove with Batteriretur, the company that collects used batteries in Norway.

Andre Hellström | Contact Person

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