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Technical Project Manager Hurtigruten Norway

  • Application Deadline: Oct. 9, 2022
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 9, 2022

Hurtigruten Group is the world’s leading adventure travel group, offering unique small-ship and land-based adventures from pole to pole – and anywhere in between. We take our guests to the most spectacular areas on the planet, offering a mix of pristine wilderness and visits to genuine local communities. Hurtigruten ITOT delivers secure and stable global IT and OT services to all companies in the Hurtigruten Group. We pride ourselves on continuous development and innovation, and the driving force behind constant business growth is the presence of skilled and dedicated project managers.

We are now looking for a technical project manager to join the team. The project manager in Hurtigruten Norway is responsible for planning, engineering, coordination, execution of new build/refurbishment/maintenance projects for the fleet. Work on the ships along our beautiful norwegian coast will be necessary once in a while.

Interested? This is what we need:

Work with great people

Esben Kuhnt
Learning & Development Manager
"Working here is a great blend of making a difference in a fast-paced environment with tons of opportunities, coupled with a young workforce, loads of social events, and an amazing product."
Jessi Quillen
Head of Marketing
"We are a company looking for and willing to hear employees who have creative solutions and out-of-the-box ideas for the travel industry and expedition cruising."
Esben Kuhnt
Learning & Development Manager
"In der Hurtigruten Group zu arbeiten bedeutet für mich, zusammen mit jungen Kollegen und durch ein fantastisches Produkt, Menschen zu bewegen und die Umwelt zu schützen."
Jessi Quillen
CRM manager
"Wir sind ein Unternehmen, dass nach Mitarbeitern mit kreativen Lösungen und "Out of the Box" Ideen für der Reisebranche und Kreuzfahrten sucht und dabei unterstützt."
Esben Kuhnt
Learning & Development Manager
"Å jobbe i Hurtigruten Group er å utgjøre en forskjell for mennesker og miljøet gjennom et fantastisk produkt - sammen med unge kollegaer i et raskt og sosialt miljø."
Jessi Quillen
Head of Marketing
"Vi er et selskap som ser etter og hører på ansatte som har kreative ideer og løsninger for reiselivsbransjen og ekspedisjonscruise."

Skills & Requirements

A key objective of the projects Hurtigruten execute, is to elevate our ability to deliver a world-leading guest experience. The ITOT components of these projects play an integral part in making this a reality. Our project manager will need to cover the entire spectrum from “under the hood” ITOT infrastructure deliverables that enable everything on top to flow, to end-user entertainment systems both high above and below sea level.

Getting to know our products and our fleet will be a natural prerequisite for the project manager’s work. You will report to the VP of Group IT and will get to experience our ships first hand, cultivate relationships between landside and seaside organisations, as well as ITOT and the other business areas in Hurtigruten.

Objectives of this Role

  • Be hands-on in projects from requirements definition through deployment, identifying schedules, scopes, budget estimations, procurement, and project implementation plans, including risk mitigation.
  • Coordinate internal and external resources, ensuring projects remain within scope, schedule, and defined budgets, in collaboration with project staff from various departments.
  • Develop project team to ensure maximum performance, providing purpose, direction and motivation.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate client stakeholders, providing day-to-day contact on project status and changes.
  • Improve delivery of projects by systematically acting on lessons learned and enable the transfer of knowledge and improvements between colleagues and from each project to the next.


  • Establish and maintain processes to manage scope over the project life-cycle.
  • Set project quality and performance standards, assess and manage risks within, and across, multiple projects.
  • Contribute to early-stage ideation and development of concepts into full-fledged business cases, in line with ITOT operational needs and strategic objectives.
  • Execute procurement in projects in line with established procurement standards and requirements in Hurtigruten.
  • Monitor and assign resources appropriately to streamline project efficiency and maximize deliverable outputs.
  • Report project outcomes and/or risks to the appropriate management channels as needed—escalating issues as necessary based on project work plans.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Relevant IT degree.
  • 5+ years project management experience.
  • Strong understanding of maritime regulations and culture.
  • Hands-on experience with developing technologies and platforms for usability.
  • Flexible, collaborative, independent, and transformative.
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Procurement process experience
  • Hands-on experience working with ships, shipyards, or offshore.

We Offer

  • An exciting role working with the strongest global brand within expedition cruising.
  • Inspirational and friendly work environment.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits.
  • Learning, career, and mobility opportunities.
  • Staff rates on all our ships for you, your family, and close friends.

Great Place to Work

  • Play your part

  • Inspire the Adventure

  • Make tomorrow better

About the company

The undisputed global leader in sustainable inspirational adventure travel — a catalyst for change towards a greener travel industry. Formed in 1893, Hurtigruten Group is the world’s leading adventure travel group. We have 2,400+ employees worldwide, representing more than 50 nationalities. They form part of three main business units — Hurtigruten Expeditions, Hurtigruten Coastal Express, and Hurtigruten Svalbard — which offer unique small-ship and land-based adventures from pole-to-pole.

For almost 130 years we have pushed boundaries on expedition travel and sailed tourists, locals and cargo around the Norwegian coastline and polar regions. We have made Norway more connected, impacting the lives of millions of people. And we continue to share knowledge with our international guests about wildlife, local communities, science and the natural world.

As a Group, we are revolutionising the travel industry’s approach to sustainability through a number of vital initiatives to protect the world we explore.

Quick overviewTOM

Single-use plastic banHurtigruten was the first major travel company to have removed single-use plastic from its entire fleet and our hotels.

Hybrid Explorer shipsHurtigruten has two hybrid-electric powered expedition cruise ships that offer a 20% reduction of fuel consumption.

Beach cleanupsHurtigruten Expedition Teams encourage guests to take part in beach clean-ups, which results in several metric tonnes of trash every year being removed.

Hurtigruten FoundationThe Foundation specialises in the conservation of endangered species, fighting against marine and plastic pollution.


Abschaffung von EinwegplaHurtigruten war das erste große Reiseunternehmen, das Einwegplastik aus der gesamten Flotte und aus den Hotels verbannt hat.

Hybrid-ExpeditionsschiffeHurtigruten verfügt über zwei Expeditionsschiffe mit Hybrid-Elektroantrieb, mit denen der Treibstoffverbrauch um 20 % gesenkt werden kann.

StrandreinigungenDie Hurtigruten Expeditionsteams motivieren ihre Gäste, an Strandsäuberungen teilzunehmen, wodurch jedes Jahr mehrere Tonnen Müll beseitigt werden.

Hurtigruten FoundationDie Stiftung fördert Projekte, die sich für die Erhaltung bedrohter Arten sowie den Kampf gegen Meeresverschmutzung und Plastikmüll engagieren.

I korte trekkTOM

Forbud mot engangsplastHurtigruten Group er det første store reiseselskapet som fjernet engangsplast fra hele flåten og hotellene våre.

Hybride ekspedisjonsskipHurtigruten Group har to hybridelektriske ekspedisjonsskip som betyr 20 % redusert drivstofforbruk.

StrandryddingHurtigrutens ekspedisjonsteam oppfordrer gjestene til å delta i strandrydding, noe som resulterer i at flere tonn søppel blir fjernet hvert år.

Hurtigruten FoundationStiftelsen har fokus på bevaring av truede arter og bekjemper plast- og havforurensning.