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Project Engineer Magnetic Field and MHD Expert

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HydroÅrdal1. mars 2024
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Anders Lilleby

Hiring manager

+47 918 54 217

Magnus Hallerud Christensen


Hydro is a global aluminium company with production, sales and trading activities throughout the value chain, from bauxite, alumina and energy generation to the production of primary aluminium and extruded products as well as recycling. Based in Norway, the company has 31,000 employees involved in activities in more than 40 countries on all continents. Rooted in more than a century of experience in renewable energy production, technology development and progressive partnerships, Hydro is committed to strengthening the viability of the customers and communities we serve.

Technology and Operational Support (TOS) is responsible for technology development for primary production of aluminium. Hydro, as a world leader within aluminium production technology, endlessly push the performance of the electrolysis technology towards world-leading low energy consumption and environmental footprint. The challenging work to develop, qualify and manage such technology is the responsibility of TOS. In Årdal, TOS has full-scale testing facilities as well as laboratories where we can bring ideas, theory and academic knowledge into technological solutions.

The work location is Øvre Årdal.

We offer:

  • Exciting challenges, teamwork across disciplines, room to influence through flexible and varied working day extending from the office area to the operational floor at the plants.
  • The opportunity to work with top researchers and experts in the aluminium industry.
  • A friendly and international work environment.
  • Active participation in the whole workflow through initiation, planning and execution of technology development projects.
  • Possibilities for rotation within your area of expertise and at different locations.
  • Project management responsibility, where the right candidate will have the possibility to develop into operational, technological, or general management positions, alternatively the possibility to expand the area of responsibility within the position to cover a larger technical field or project portfolio.
  • International opportunities through technical support assignments, project activities and shorter internships.

Areas of responsibilities / role:

You will be part of a team that develops aluminium electrolysis cell technology to secure efficiency and optimal operation, and that implements new technology at Hydro's smelters in Norway and abroad. In your position you will develop skills and work dedicated towards our potline power distribution system and the physics related to this. Specifically, but not limited to, the magnetic field and resulting magnetic hydrodynamics. The work includes testing, verification, maintenance, follow-up and quality assurance through mathematic modeling, data visualization and data analysis using commercial and in-house developed software.

Desired comptencies:

  • PhD or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics.
  • Experience within CAD and FEM, preferably Autodesk Inventor and ANSYS.
  • Programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python) and data analytics skills (e.g. PowerBi) is preferable.
  • Creative, innovative, and curious with well-developed problem-solving skills.
  • Structured, practical and systematic with attention to details.
  • Capacity to work independently and under pressure, while sharing competence and issues with the team.
  • Work in teams and collaborate across organization.
  • Good communication and cooperation skills.
  • Fluent in Norwegian and English, orally and written.
  • Flexible with respect to travelling in connection with operational support assignments at our plants.

This position is open for both recent graduates from university and for applicants with several years of work experience.

Additional Information

Please enclose a cover letter and copies of relevant academic transcripts, diplomas, certificates etc. Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via e-mail. As part of our recruitment process, we use Semac for background check.

Application date: 01.03.24

Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences.


Frist1. mars 2024


Anders Lilleby

Hiring manager

Magnus Hallerud Christensen



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