Specialist/project manager in monitoring and surveillance of exploration and production of hydrocarbons


Orkustofnun, the national energy authority of Iceland, advertises the position of a specialist/project manager in monitoring and surveillance of exploration and production of hydrocarbons.

Main tasks:

·      Organize and execute monitoring and surveillance of prospecting, exploration and production of oil and gas.

·      Build a contact network with cooperating administrative agencies, work toward coordination and distributing tasks according to valid laws and regulations.

·      Keep a record of required plans for companies involved in prospecting, exploration and production, organize reviews, monitoring and surveillance in cooperation with other administrative agencies, foreign partners and, as required contracted consultants.

·      Keep up to date with technological advances and changes in demands for operators concerning health, safety and environment.


·      MSc. in Engineering.

·      Additional education in the field of petroleum engineering beneficial.

·      Three year work experience beneficial.

·      Fluency in Icelandic and English and good human relations skills.

Salary paid in accordance with agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the appropriate trade union.

Further information are given by Dr. Þórarinn Sv. Arnarson, Manager for hydrocarbon exploration, ( or tel. +354 5696000) or Dr. Guðni A. Jóhannesson, Director General ( or tel. +354 5696000).

Application, including information on education and work experience (CV), shall be sent to the staff manager of Orkustofnun, Grensasvegur 9, IS-108 Reykjavík or the email address no later than 11 March 2013.  All applications will be answered.

The Director General of Orkustofnun

(Unofficial translation – The Icelandic version is the official one).