Department Manager - Systems Engineering

EIDEL is experiencing significant growth and is looking to hire a Department Manager for its systems designers in our research and development department.

The position entails responsibility for the company’s system engineers and Space engineers, within a department of about 10 employees. The system engineers are tasked with planning and facilitating what EIDEL will produce, serving as a crucial link between the customer side and developers. They play a part in setting the overarching production requirements and participate in the bidding phase.

Space engineers work comprehensively on EIDEL’s space projects, overseeing these projects from inception to final delivery.

The Department Head for Systems will work closely with all departments within the company, including project, software, hardware, and testing departments as of today. The head of the systems department will play a key role in developing exciting, innovative, and forward-looking solutions.

The role includes personnel responsibility for the department, encompassing employee development, professional responsibility for the department, process responsibility, as well as budgeting and cost monitoring. The position also contributes to recruitment and resource allocation for the company. The Department Head for Systems will also be pivotal in strategically developing the area in line with the company’s growth.

EIDEL is seeking an operational, proactive, and committed Department Manager for Systems who is eager to lead a crucial area for a growing company, where development and improvement are central. The ideal candidate for the position is capable of thinking both operationally and strategically and has a strong professional background in system engineering, has participated in several major projects within system engineering, in addition to leadership experience, or a desire to lead.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Professional competence development within system engineering for the department
  • Develop the systems department according to the company’s framework and methodology
  • Personnel management of the systems department
  • Reporting for the department
  • Budget responsibility
  • Revisions, contribute to validation processes and contribute to process improvements

Professional Qualifications

  • Higher education in relevant subject areas
  • Good oral and written presentation skills in Norwegian and English
  • Minimum 5 years of experience from Systems Engineering
  • Experience from companies within electronics, software or IT
  • Must have participated in the implementation of one or more technical projects with delivery to customers as a system engineer with responsibility for implementation
  • Preferably experience with management of system engineers, or a desire to lead

Personal qualities

  • Goal-oriented and result-oriented
  • Good at communicating involving and motivating
  • Team player, ability to play well with others
  • Creative and good at finding new solutions
  • Good overall understanding and good overview
  • Ability to work both operationally and superiorly
  • Solution-oriented with strong implementation skills
  • Good at building a problem-solving culture
  • Good collaboration skills with a strong ability to find good solutions in collaboration with other departments

National Security Clearance – Requirement

  • A requirement for the position is approved security clearance by NSM.

What we offer

  • A very central position with great development opportunities in a growing company
  • Competitive conditions
  • Flexible office location in Lillestrøm, alternatively in Eidsvoll


EIDEL AS is a leading designer and supplier of advanced electronics within hardware, software and instrumentation. The company supplies a wide range of products such as specialized instruments and systems for space, encryption, command and control systems for defence. For more than 50 years, EIDEL has supplied products and services to various industries such as defence, aerospace, the automotive industry, process industry, energy, marine and offshore. Over time and through long-term work, the company has strengthened its position as a strategic technology partner for the national defense and space industry. EIDEL has developed close relationships with regional and international academia and research institutes, such as CENSSS – center for space sensors and systems, UiO, NTNU, ESA and the Norwegian Space Centre. EIDEL had a turnover of NOK 89 million in 2023 and has 43 employees.

Your Application

Apply for the position through our posting on with code 340979635