Heaten is a small, yet significant company with a clear goal to save energy and reduce global CO2 emissions substantially by providing the leading industrial heat pump solution. Heaten’s advanced, efficient and valuable very-high-temperature heat pump technology accelerates the transition to clean and efficient industrial heat within many industries.

Heaten is a team of dedicated professionals with a strong commitment to sustainability and technological excellence. Heaten currently has offices in Kristiansand, Norway, and Remscheid, Germany, but our team is international, and geography is not an obstacle. Our right candidate, however, will love spending time at our office in Kristiansand.

Why join us?

At Heaten you will be part of a caring, international and multidisciplinary team. You will be an important part of the success and growth of the company, and a part of solving one of the largest and most important challenges of climate change: the decarbonization of industrial heat. You will have a position in a fast-growing, flexible and modern company with unique, cutting-edge and scalable technology.

As a Control Systems Manager you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Overall responsible for Heaten’s industrial automation system design, including software development, and also participating directly in hands-on development whenever relevant or required
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a strategy for Heaten’s industrial automation systems together with the CTO
  • Responsible for hiring highly competent control systems technologists, including, but not limited to programmers, electrical engineers and technicians
  • Responsible for proposing, planning, technology planning and coordination of Heaten’s industrial automation systems
  • Ensuring that the right control system equipment is selected
  • Ensuring that the right tools are available
  • Coordinate between different workgroups/departments, e.g. process design, mechanical design, digitalization so that software development is done according to requirements and specifications

To succeed in this role, you should have:

  • An excellent and professional way of communicating and interacting with colleagues and employees reporting to you
  • Technical education (bachelor’s/diploma/master’s degree)
  • Min 5 years+ experience within relevant field, including management experience
  • Experience from practical test applications and/or installation/commissioning
  • Solid experience from the design and operation of real-time control systems
  • General high level of technical insight
  • Substantial hands-on experience with development of electrical systems, instrumentation and complex software for industrial automation
  • Knowledge of traditional development systems is also an advantage (e.g. Siemens S7 and similar)

We also believe that you are:

  • Proficient in modern PLC programming languages and development systems (e.g. CoDeSys)
  • Proficient in at least one high-level programming language, e.g. C#, C++ etc.
  • International experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Adequate or fluent in German
  • Enjoying managing employees with various backgrounds.


Our new colleague will work in close collaboration and coordination with Heaten’s technical team and will be reporting to the CTO.

A limited amount of traveling is to be expected, but the main work location is in Kristiansand, Norway. Home office is an available option whenever relevant or required.


If you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process, please don’t hesitate to contact our HR partner, Kine Aasheim, tel. +47 91623873.

We interview continuously, and we perform background checks on our final candidates.

NB! We are not looking for e.g. web developers, app developers or “IT specialists”, and irrelevant applications will be rejected without response. The applicant MUST have solid experience in the design of industrial, real-time control systems as well as proven management skills.

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