Senior Automation Engineer – Kyoto Group

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Kyoto Group is currently looking for an experienced Senior Automation Engineer. As Senior Automation Engineer, you will have the overall responsibility for the Automation design and the automation process specification of the HeatCube. HeatCube is thermal batteries, enabling industrial consumption of low-cost heat sourced from excess solar and wind energy (excess meaning low priced electricity).

Typical /Key Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for ensuring the acceptance testing, completion and commissioning of the automation system.
  • You will be responsible for approving the technical documents and manuals delivered by our suppliers for systems used in the automation and our BMS.
  • You will be responsible driving the automation technology development in collaboration with the rest of the team.

The position reports to CTO.


  • More than 5 years of experience within design and development of automation system on an industrial scale. Specifically experience with automation for hydraulic systems including pumps, valves, electric heater, heat exchangers and trace heating are relevant. Experience in working with molten salt and/or high temperature systems (>500 degree celsius) is an advantage. Experience with Steam producing systems is a must.
  • Have proven experience in developing, specifying, installing and running equipment in collaboration with suppliers.
  • Well known with risk mitigation using design- and process FMEA and Risk Assessment (HSE) methodology.
  • You have the competence to validate FEA models for automation of hydraulic systems.
  • You are capable of developing processes and use equipment with a manufacturability mindset.
  • Experience with PLC programming and usage is a must
  • Knowlegde of industrial networks and knowlegde of relevant technical standards

MSc within in Engineering with emphasis on automation or similar.

Personal skills

  • You are passionate about driving the renewable transformation and the decarbonization of the industry.
  • You are systematic, self-driven and have a hands-on attitude.
  • You should be fluent in English, both orally and written. Norwegian is a bonus.

Kyoto can offer:

  • A unique opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing company in the «green economy»
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Exciting challenges in an entrepreneurial business environment.

Further information about the position can be obtained from interim CTO Bjarke Buchberg, tel. +47 45845766, or our advisers Trond Sandvik / Per Inge Hjertaker at Headvisor, tel. +47 950 55 233/+47 917 29 682. All inquiries will be treated confidentially. Please send your application and CV no later than 24th of August.

Kyoto launched the «HeatCube» in 2020. «HeatCube» is thermal batteries, enabling industrial consumption of low-cost heat sourced from excess solar and wind energy (excess meaning low priced electricity). Kyoto has developed their own energy management system, Kytopia SCADA to operate the «HeatCube». Kyoto Group has a strong financial position and board members with broad experience from large Norwegian and international companies. Everything is in place to create a new Norwegian industrial adventure.