Operations & Maintenance Director

Published on 09.11.2021

Operations & Maintenance Director

Norsepower Oy Ltd is a Finnish clean technology and engineering company pioneering the generation of renewable wind energy for the global maritime industry. Norsepower is the leading provider of low-maintenance, software operated, and data verified auxiliary wind propulsion systems. Norsepowers vision is to become the global market leader in cargo vessel auxiliary wind propulsion systems.

The main investors supporting Norsepower are Power Fund III, OGCI, our first venture capital investor Lifeline Ventures Oy, EAKR Aloitusrahasto Oy, Valve Ventures Oy and Korkia Venture Insight. Norsepower is also funded by TEKES – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, and the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Read more:

“Our vision is to set the standard in bringing sails back to ocean transportation, and empower shipping towards reaching the goal of zero carbon emission. Our entire team is strongly motivated by our mission to reduce the environmental impact of shipping with our Rotor Sails.”


Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution harnesses the wind to maximize ship fuel efficiency and it is the first commercially available auxiliary wind propulsion solution with a proven track record of successful operation since 2014. Norsepower project services cover all phases of the project, from the case study preparation to the Rotor Sail Solution delivery. Each project is planned according to the client’s needs and preferences. Now they are looking for an O&M Director to support growth and to join their team in Helsinki! As an O&M Director, you will take responsibility for Norsepower’s whole maintenance function, from remote supervision, maintenance work management and reporting to supplying spare parts.

In this role, you are in charge of the overall management and development of Norsepower’s O&M unit. Your tasks will be versatile, but the most important focus will be on managing, developing, and budgeting the activities of the O&M unit. You will lead various functions, from deliveries and maintenance to the handling of components and subcontractors. One of your tasks will also be improving Norsepower’s remote monitoring system. As an O&M director, you will have a great opportunity to create a whole new business unit from scratch by building strategies, processes and objectives, with support from your highly skilled colleagues.

As an O&M director, you will take care of the whole business area and you have a deep understanding of maintenance and its importance. We expect you to be self-driven and motivated to develop our maintenance unit. You will work closely together with our O&M manager and customers, so good communications skills are necessary. Above all, Norsepower values hands-on attitude and readiness to travel around the world!

We require you to:

  • Appropriate technical degree, BSc/MSc
  • Relevant experience in the management of maintenance operations
  • Strong interpersonal, management, and organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Be fully proficient in English

We consider as an asset:

  • Experience from maintenance management software’s (e.g. CMMS) or similar practices
  • Understanding of any of the following: remote-control systems, CMS, SCADA or similar systems
  • Finnish and other language skills

We can offer you:

  • Challenging but meaningful work in the evolving cleantech industry
  • The benefits of a small growing business; you get to grow while the business grows
  • Full support of a highly motivated team
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Good employment benefits such as lunch and telephone opportunity to participate in the stock option program

Sounds like you? Please submit your CV and motivation letter in PDF-format by the latest 23th of November via our application system. Please also mention your salary request and the earliest possible starting date in your application documents. Remember to use the application system, we do not accept applications by email. In this position you will be employed directly to Norsepower.

For more information about the recruitment process contact aTalent’s Recruitment Manager Jessica Vilppula (+358 50 539 5987, jessica.vilppula[at]

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