We are currently searching for an experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO). If you want to work with an extraordinary team challenged to simplify subsea – we want to hear from you!

Who are you?

Are you highly organized with excellent interpersonal and communication skills? A person who sees opportunity where others see obstacles? Gets energized by working in an ambiguous and changing environment?

Well, then you may be the one we are looking for!

As COO at Optime, you will be a central part of the company’s operations and development and have a wide range of responsibilities. We expect you to be an experienced and inspiring leader with excellent people skills and good business understanding and exemplary work ethics.

Our COO is the company’s second-in-command and is responsible for the efficiency of the business. The role reports to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is a key member of the senior management team.

Who are we?

Optime Subsea AS is a global industry expert on subsea well access and subsea control systems. We maintain a vertically integrated portfolio with expertise, offering subsea development, design, engineering, and analysis, a wide range of subsea products/systems and modular hyperbaric testing vessels, as well as unlimited workshop testing and maintenance services.

Optime Subsea prides itself on having a working environment where all employees are equally valued members of a team. Our culture encourages support at all levels, allowing each team member to flourish and grow as individuals. Safety for our employees and for the environment has the highest priority in our company.

Application deadline: November 15th, 2021.

Wondering what it is like working at Optime?

Read what 5 of our colleagues said here

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-Are You Our New Colleague?

Requests have increased significantly after two succsessful operations with Aker BP and the new alliance with Halliburton.

The response has been overwhelming. Several firms wish to buy Optime Subseas innovative products.

This increase in commissions came simultaneously with the deadline for applications -and the last covid-19-lockdown.

Thus the application deadline is postponed until April 30th.

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Do you wonder what it is like to work with us?

We have asked five employees what they think is the best thing about working at Optime Subsea:

Stine Therese, Project Manager

Employed since: December 2018.

1. Why did you want to work at Optime?

– I had the impression that Optime had a very good working environment.

It seemed like a business with clear ambitions, which dared to think outside the box.

2. What is the best thing about working at Optime?

I would say the working environment.

Stine Therese, Project Manager

I find that there is a very special work culture in Optime – that I am proud to be a part of.

  • The distance between the departments is short.
  • We have great respect for each other.
  • All of us want Optime to succeed and we are one team.

It provides an exciting and varied workday – where one can grow.

Gunn Tove, Project Manager

Employed since: October 2019.

1. Why did you want to work at Optime?

I had been watching Optime from the very beginning, and saw that it was a business with a lot of innovation and creativity.

It seemed like an exciting place to work.

2. What is the best thing about working at Optime?

– all my colleagues.

Together we create a good working environment and a good culture. 

We are very united towards our goals.

Everyone pulls each other forward, gets included and works for success.

Gunn Tove, Project Manager

It is exciting to work in an international company that can deliver to the whole world.

As part of Optime, I can thus help build the district I live in.

  • Now under the pandemic, we have seen that there are advantages – to not being in the big cities.
  • Fortunately, we have been operating here all the time.

Bård, Designer

Employed since: June 2019

1. Why did you want to work at Optime?

Here the focus is on bringing out the best in each employee.

Bård, Designer

I am a trained mechanical engineer. Now I am working with graphic design and 3D animation for Optime.

2. What is the best thing about working at Optime?

– the people who work here and the management.

  • The managers focus on bringing out the best in each employee. They look for opportunities for the individual.
  • As an employee of Optime, you are encouraged to do a good job – and to work on what you are good at.
  • The tasks are adapted along the way, according to competence and interest.
  • Each employee is seen and understood.

Rubem, R&D Engineer

Employed since: 2019

1. Why did you want to work at Optime?

– I liked the company’s mentality, and wanted to help develop new and innovative technology.

2. What is the best thing about working at Optime?

– the good colleagues.

  • We work closely together and play on the same team.
  • We are almost like a family.

Here, everyone is allowed to communicate his or her own idea, and everyone is seen and heard.

Rubem, R&D Engineer

The business mentality is characterized by innovation and creativity.

It is exciting to be part of creating something new.

Thor Øystein, Service Manager

Employed since: 2015

1. Why did you want to work at Optime?

I was going to move “home” from Trondheim to Notodden, and had heard about this new Notodden company.

It has been exciting to be a part of the development of ideas and concepts – almost from the start.

2. What is the best thing about working at Optime?

– the working environment in our company is very motivating.

Thor Øystein, Service Manager

In addition, of course, the jobs at Optime Subsea are meaningful, innovative and interesting.

  • I like problem solving, whether it is technical or in other areas, both at work and at home.
  • We have a fantastic leader in Jan-Fredrik Carlsen, who is amazingly enthusiastic and engaging.
  • CEO really represents the culture here. He is an important part of creating an environment where we encourage each other.