National Oilwell Varco Norway AS

Address: Korsvikfjorden Industriområde Dvergsnesbakken 25, 4639 KRISTIANSAND S
Phone: +47 38192000

Vacancy Details

Created 31.05.2013
Expires 31.05.2013
Company National Oilwell Varco Norway AS
Employment Full-time
Job type Permanent
County Aust-Agder
Phone +47 38192000

National Oilwell Varco Norway AS Arendal

National Oilwell Varco Norway AS is a 100% owned subsidiary of National Oilwell Varco Inc., which has its head quarter in Houston, Texas. National Oilwell Varco is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of comprehensive systems and components used in oil and gas drilling and production. National Oilwell Varco is an internationally acknowledged supplier of innovative, high- technology solutions and has more than 60 000 employees in more than 60 countries. At the moment, National Oilwell Varco has 4000 employees in Norway. The National Oilwell Varco Norway AS headquarter is in Kristiansand, with branch offices in Stavanger, Molde, Asker and Arendal and subdivisions in Tønsberg and Trondheim. 

Our 200 employees in Arendal have contributed in making APL technology a worldwide success. Based on its cost efficient and innovative cutting edge technology, APL has become a leading player within the growing market for system development for offshore production and transfer of oil and gas.


Within our Engineering Department, we maintain professional environment with a strong expertise in several disciplines. We are currently expanding the Engineering Department in Arendal and are looking for a Geotechnical Engineer, to strengthen our team.

Key tasks will include:

  • Geotechnical design and analysis of foundations and anchors for APL's products.  
  • Preparation of tender- and project documentation.
  • Liaison with clients, subcontractors and class societies.
  • Specification, implementation and follow-up of soil investigation campaigns, soil laboratory testing.
  • Specification, implementation and follow-up of anchor installation.
  • Product development.

The position also includes responsibility for product development within Geotechnical Design and offers versatile engineering. The Geotechnical Engineer will have close cooperation with other departments and disciplines both internally and externally. Some travelling might be required.

Qualifications and skills:

We are looking for a positive and committed candidate with Master or  PhD with major in soil mechanics or geo-technical. You should have a minimum of 3 years relevant experience and good knowledge within use of finite element method and behavior of soils, foundations and anchors. You must have good English skills, both written and oral.

National Oilwell Varco can offer: 

Interesting and demanding assignments in an international environment with excellent opportunities for professional development. The company enjoys an informal working atmosphere, characterized by openness and personal responsibility.


For more information, please visit the National Oilwell Varco website.