Kongsberg Maritime söker en Contract Manager

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. We believe that we can achieve world class solutions through dedicated people and continuous improvement of or our technology.

Kongsberg Maritime has a commitment in Sustainable Development Goals and for us, the oceans and marine resources are important. We therefore strive to develop products that help reduce emissions and damage to life below water. We believe in a workplace characterized by diversity and together we can create a work environment that brings the best out of everyone. We are very positive that you want to contribute to our development, and that you want to develop within Kongsberg.

An exciting opportunity has arisen as Contract Manager at Kongsberg Maritime. You will be part of a team located in two places, Kristinehamn in Sweden and Kokkola in Finland, that works together to sell, design, manufacture and deliver waterjets of world class performance. To coordinate this process, a Contract Manager is needed who can lead projects and take high independent responsibility. To succeed in this position, we are looking for you who has a background, education or will to learn and develop within project management, economy and technology in a global company.

As a Contract Manager you will get

A value creating and challenging role where you are right in the centre of driving our projects from end to end. You will get a good mix of business management, technology and networking with customers and colleagues in the global arena. You will get the possibility to travel and handle unforeseen situations. As an employee in Kongsberg, you will be part of a global company that delivers world class marine products and work in close collaboration in a highly competent waterjet team.

Qualifications and experience

As Contract Manager you will be our representative towards the customer and responsible for all activities involved in the delivery of the contract until end of warranty. All conducted with professionalism, flexibility and in a customer-oriented way. You will have close cooperation and support from your colleagues in the waterjet team and delegate responsibilities along the project’s timeframe. Teamwork is therefore crucial, but you also need to have the ability to lead others when needed.

Since you will adhere to Kongsberg’s contracting processes, it is positive if you have a project management background with good organizing skills. Flexibility is key to be able to handle changes along the way, and the ability to see obstacles as challenges will be vital to thrive as a Contract Manager. An open mind with a focus on what the customer need is important, but also to make sure that budget and scope is within the agreed contract. It is a plus to have experience from financial follow ups or budget responsibility, and ability to speak and write high level of English.

As Contract Manager you will have to understand the waterjet system on a higher level. It is therefore an advantage if you have a technical background or experience from the marine industry. However, focus for this role is to have the right personal skills to coordinate and lead the projects and the ability to quickly learn and adapt to the various needs of our customer.

You are able to

  • act on own initiative, make things happen and accept responsibility for the results
  • identify commercial opportunities and you have a strong positive impact on business growth and profitability
  • provide your team with a clear direction, inspire and coordinate others and keep them focused on set goals
  • communicate in a clear, precise and structured way
  • co-operate well with others, share knowledge, experience, information and support others in the pursuit of team goals

Work location


Last day to apply 2022-02-06

For this position we work with personality and ability tests, which may be sent to you if you proceed in the process.

Point of contact

Ilkka Mäki, Director Projects, Waterjet Systems

ilkka.maki@km.kongsberg.com, +358 40 353 3635

Fredrik Appel, General Manager Product, Waterjet Systems

fredrik.appel@km.kongsberg.com, +4672 187 99 01

Julia Palmqvist, HR Specialist

julia.palmqvist@km.kongsberg.com, +4672 392 23 14

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. Kongsberg Maritime has a commitment in Sustainable Development Goals and for us, the oceans and marine resources are important. We therefore strive to develop products that help reduce emissions and damage to life below water.

Kongsberg Maritime in Kristinehamn consists of 265 engaged people and upholds product management for various types of propulsion for all types of marine vessels, sales and marketing and product assembly. Our Hydrodynamic Research Centre provides world leading CFD and Testing capabilities in support for our Product centres and customers.

Our Propulsion and Engines business covers the strategic, operational and engineering activities for propulsion and engine products. Today our product range is one of the broadest in the world and our accountability as a team include all aspects of the product range including market requirements, product strategies; development, product costs and profitability throughout the life cycle.