Are you a skilled Business Development professional with a passion for clean growth and renewable energy?

British Embassy in Oslo
Senior Market Adviser - Foreign Direct Investment (DBT) - British Embassy , Oslo

Main purpose of job:

To safeguard, attract, win and retain Norwegian inward investment to the UK in the energy sector. The core focus will be on clean growth and renewable energy, particularly offshore wind, carbon capture and hydrogen development while looking for the emerging trends and new opportunities within this space. The focus is mainly foreign direct investment, but with scope to attract capital investment. 

To identify leads and develop a pipeline of high-value investment projects by engaging with investors, predominantly the larger corporates but also capital and institutional investors. To market the UK as investment destination and sell the UK offer convincingly by obtaining detailed market knowledge and a deeper understanding of key UK energy policies. Upskill oneself and keep abreast about market conditions, government positions and polices to have the in-depth knowledge required to build credible relationships with a range of stakeholders and support them in deciding on a UK investment decision.

Develop and nurture a network of stakeholders in corporates, organisations and UK government to act as intermediary where intervention between investors and UK government to get the investment decisions over the line.

To liaise with the London DBT HQ, sector organisations, partners (Ministers, OGD, Networks, UK Regions and Nations), and sector specialists; conveying Norwegian interest (and position) and obtaining the best UK proposition to be communicated back to Norwegian clients. As part of this play a wider embassy role, providing colleagues and senior leadership advice on industry perspectives in energy, while utilising high-level engagements to deliver on the investment agenda.

To shape, plan and execute visits, events and initiatives that will generate leads to build the pipeline, manage the resources needed efficiently and report the outcome of the delivery.

 To timely capture, record and maintain information from interactions, services offered, and wins captured on our CRM systems or other platforms.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Strategic focus 30%

Shaping and executing business development plans, advising stakeholders on opportunities and investors’ challenges through stakeholder engagement, marketing, networking and business development initiatives. Contribute to the development of strategic account plans for key Norwegian companies and be part of cross-departmental teams both locally and in the UK.

  •  Tactical focus 40%

Proactively identify leads from direct investors; encourage Norwegian companies to set up a UK entity and grow their UK footprint. Communicate the UK offer. Manage the strategic accounts and mitigate risk for loss of investments and utilise internal and X-Whitehall stakeholders to secure success. Deliver on agreed KPIs and provide evidence. Develop and deliver outcome-focused events and visits, 

  • Operational tasks 10%

Monitor, assess and follow-up on DBT internal business, including feeding into pipeline discussions with London colleagues. Follow-up with UK delivery partners on the development of UK proposals.

  •  Cross-cutting Contribution 10%

Support wider network, embassy and team objectives, including on cross-cutting events, visits and meetings, and contributing to briefings and speeches for Ministers and senior officials. Maximise opportunities for the UK through collaboration with other teams, both in the Oslo embassy and other UK embassies across our Nordic Baltic Network. 

  • Administration 10%

Data capture, including interactions, on our CRM system or other platforms, in a timely fashion. Reporting and resource management, including self-development.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience 

  • Fluency in English and Norwegian at a C1 level according to CEFR*    
  • University degree in relevant field (economics, political economy, business, social sciences, international relations etc.) or equivalent professional experience.
  • Relevant work experience.  
  • Demonstrable analytical skills, and the ability to make sense of complex information.
  • Proven experience in explaining information and reporting to senior stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Ability to work well on own initiative.
  • Good IT skills, especially using MS Office tools


Desirable qualifications, skills and experience 

  • 3-5 years of work experience within one or more of the following areas:
  • .the energy sector
  • working in external relations & communication roles
  • relevant UK or Norwegian Government Departments
  • business development in a relevant field
  • knowledge of energy policy making

Required behaviours 

Seeing the Big Picture, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing

Application deadline 1st April 2024

Grade Executive Officer (EO)

Type of Position Full-time, Permanent

Working hours per week 35

British Embassy, Oslo Norway

Number of vacancies 1

Gross yearly Salary NOK 666,257

Start Date 1 May 2024

Other benefits and conditions of employment 

This is a full-time permanent position, for five working days (currently 35 hours net) per week. this position is office based, but with a remote working policy in place. Some travel may be required. 

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.

Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy Oslo are subject to terms and conditions of service in accordance with Norwegian employment law.

The Embassy offers a wide-range of learning and development opportunities. We have learning and development high on the agenda. This is an exciting role at the heart of the UK Government’s agenda. The right candidate will be able to work on issues in the bilateral relationship at a pivotal point in UK-Norway trade relations, and the candidate will gain experience of bilateral stakeholder engagement at a key time for the UK.

Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Norway and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.

Additional information

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the FCDO will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

*Please note for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment levels please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Country Based Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

Om arbeidsgiveren

The British Embassy’s Department for Business and Trade is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic colleague to join our team as a Senior Market Adviser. You will work towards Norwegian companies that are establishing or growing in the UK energy sector. Particular focus will be given to offshore wind, carbon capture, and hydrogen development. The British Embassy in Oslo is part of the worldwide UK diplomatic network representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas.

Thomas Heftyes gate 8, 0264 Oslo
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Forretningsutvikling og strategi


forretningsutvikling og strategi, Konsulent, Markedsanalyse, Konsulent og rådgiving

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