Profession

WHAT I DO TODAY

Senior Principal Engineer in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA).

Head engineer (at the administrative authority) for the management and development of the road tunnels in Norway.

Following up the responsibility to the administrative authority for tunnels in all phases including early studies, planning, construction and the operation phase.

MANAGEMENT

To safeguard the owner's interests and obligations are an important part of infrastructure management. At all time the appropriate priorities must be made.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

It´s important to contribute to new learning and to make sure the learning is used through developing the organization, the framework and the methods.

NETWORKING

The combined knowledge and experience the individual possesses, includes the knowledge and experience the individual has available through its network.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Learning is a lifelong process. The more you learn the more you see the limitations. Anyone can know, the point is to understand. To understand you need to be present in the discussion among experts.

Some fun facts

.. about tunnels on the national road and the county road network.

Norway has just passed 1127 road tunnels. About 50 % of these are over 500 meter.
You find the longest and deepest in Norway, and we build more (about 50 tunnels under construction and 150 - 200 tunnels are planned).

Road tunnels (in total)

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Road tunnels in Norway (total)
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Road tunnels > 500 meter in Norway (total)
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Kilometer road tunnels in Norway (total)

National road tunnels

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Road tunnels on national roads
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Road tunnels > 500 meter on national roads
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Kilometer road tunnels on national roads

County road tunnels

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Road tunnels on district roads
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Road tunnels > 500 meter on district roads
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Kilometers road tunnels on district roads

PROFESSIONAL POSITION

Senior Principal Engineer

.. in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA).
Head engineer (at the administrative authority) for the management and development of the road tunnels in Norway.
Following up the responsibility to the administrative authority for tunnels in Norway in all phases, including early studies, planning, construction and operation.

A large part of the work is to perform the necessary studies and development to make sure better operation and adequate safety for the Norwegian tunnels.
Experience from both the client, the contractor, the consultant and the public road management side.

Last 4 - 5 years as Senior Principal Engineer in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA).

Experience as speaker in various topics (development, technology and management). Participation and leadership in management groups and professional networks. Chairman for workgroups, seminars and conferences.

Systemowner for the operation and maintenance system in the NPRA.

Working extensively with questions of how to build, operate, maintain and manage in the future (research and development).

  • Norwegian representative in the road tunnel safety committee in the European Union, Directive 2004/54/EC on minimum safety requirements for tunnels.

  • Norwegian representative in technical committee of road tunnel operations in The World Road Association (PIARC)

  • Chairman of WG3 "Operation and maintenance in Road tunnels", in The Nordic Road Association (NVF).

  • Steering Board member, Communication/web administrator and Activity Group 1 member "Interaction with European and international activities" in the ITA COSUF ,the Committee on Operational Safety of Underground Facilities.

Erfaring fra både utbygger, forvalter, entreprenør og rådgivningssiden.

Arbeider i dag med vegforvaltning og utvikling på et overordnet nivå (øverste forvaltningsmyndighet).

  • Ansvarsområde; forvaltning og utvikling av landets vegtunneler.

Prosessansvarlig for relevante prosesser.

Sikkerhetsforvaltning av vegtunnelene, inkludert sikkerhetsgodkjenning av plan, før åpning, utbedringer og større endringer (rehabilitering/ oppgradering).

Systemeier for forvaltning, drift og vedlikeholdssystemet (FDV) Plania

Arbeider med utviklingsoppgaver; hvordan vi skal planlegge, bygge, forvalte, drifte og vedlikeholde i fremtiden.

Noen aktuelle fora:

  • Norsk representant i Road Tunnels Safety Committee (EU)
  • Norsk representant i teknisk komite for tunnel i The World Road Association (PIARC)
  • NVF - Leder av arbeidsgruppe Drift och underhåll i Tunnelutvalget
  • ITA-COSUF - Steering Board member, Communication/web administrator and Activity Group 1 member
  • Tunnelstudiet SVV/JBV/NTNU (programansvar; forvaltning)
  • Tunnelforum - Tunnelfagnettverket, etatsnivå
  • Kontaktutvalg - Direktoratet for Samfunnsikkerhet og Beredskap (DSB)
  • etc. etc.

Presentations 2014 - 2016

Title Meeting Audience Place Date
Strategy and measures after four major tunnel fires incidents in Norway 4th Annual Tunnels Fire Safety Forum 100 - 150 Amsterdam 2016-05-12
Actions undertaken in Norway after four mayor incidents Tunnels - Safety & Fire Protection Conference (ENG) 100 - 150 Amsterdam 2016-04-08
The ECOROADS project PIARC, Technical Committee - Tunnel (ENG) 50 - 75 Paris 2016-03-10
Strategy to improve fire safety in single tube tunnels Regional tunnel safety seminar (NO) 50 - 75 Bergen 2015-11-24
Joint tunnel and open road safety inspections ECOROADS workshop (ENG) 30 - 50 Brussels 2015-11-19
Road tunnel fires - the self rescue principle Norwegian tunnel study program (NO) 30 - 50 Trondheim 2015-11-17
Tunnel planning - operation, maintenance and RAMS Professional expert community for security (NO) 30 - 50 Drammen 2015-11-12
Strategy for rescue/firefighting, measures & plans Regional conference, Public Roads Admin. (NO) 100 - 150 Haugesund 2015-11-11
Tunnel planning - operation, maintenance and RAMS The National Surface Conference (NO) 50 - 100 Bergen 2015-11-04
Lighting’s changing role in accident, emergency and evacuation Road Tunnel Lighting Conference (ENG) 100 - 150 Barcelona 2015-10-09
Actions undertaken in Norway after two (four) major incidents Fire Protection and Safety in Tunnels 2015 (ENG) 100 - 150 Oslo 2015-09-23
Introduction to the seminar from the chairman Fire Protection and Safety in Tunnels 2015 (ENG) 100 - 150 Oslo 2015-09-23
Tunnel management - Regulations & practices Meeting - Faroe Island Landsverk & NPRA (NO) 5 - 10 Torshavn 2015-09-03
Safety approval of new tunnels and before/after upgrade Norwegian tunnel study program (NO) 30 - 50 Tromsø 2015-09-02
Presentation of the new web - ITA-COSUF.org General Assembly ITA & ITA COSUF (ENG) 75 - 100 Dubrovnik 2015-05-27
Expectations for the technical providers (tunnel) Seminar on technical installations (NO) 75 - 100 Bergen 2015-05-05
Risk analysis for road tunnels Community of academics - science & techn. (NO) 75 - 100 Oslo 2015-04-14
Emergency preparedness and regulations - road tunnels Norwegian tunnel education for firefighters (NO) 50 - 75 Åndalsnes 2015-03-27
Technical installations importance for tunnel safety/operation National seminar on technical installations (NO) 75 - 100 Oslo 2015-03-04
Management and development of road tunnels Regional conference on tunnels (NO) 50 - 75 Bergen 2015-02-09
Upgrading according to EU directive (tunnel) Regional conference on tunnels (NO) 50 - 75 Bergen 2015-02-09
The challenges of the operational phase and the use of RAMS Seminar - Enduring constructions/tunnels (NO) 75 - 100 Oslo 2015-02-05
Strategy for rescue/firefighting, measures & plans Seminar for stakeholders - Tunnel fires (NO) 100 - 150 Oslo 2015-01-22
Management of tunnels - requirements and practices Norwegian tunnel study program (NO) 30 - 50 Trondheim 2014-11-11
Future strategy for the O & M system (3 presentations) User Seminar - O & M system (NO) 75 - 100 Bodø 2014-11-04
Introduction to the seminar from the chairman The Nordic Road Association - Seminar (NO) 100 - 150 Bergen 2014-09-24
RAMS analysis for tunnels The Nordic Road Association - Seminar (NO) 100 - 150 Bergen 2014-09-24
Emergency preparedness and regulations - road tunnels Norwegian tunnel education for firefighters (NO) 50 - 75 Åndalsnes 2014-09-16
Priorities for upgrading the Norwegian tunnels Fire Protection and Safety in Tunnels 2014 (ENG) 100 - 150 Bergen 2014-09-11
Introduction to the seminar from the chairman Fire Protection and Safety in Tunnels 2014 (ENG) 100 - 150 Bergen 2014-09-10
Expectations for the technical providers (tunnel) Society for Technical Systems Integrators (NO) 30 - 50 Oslo 2014-05-22
Safety in tunnels Regional seminar on operation/maintenance (NO) 50 - 75 Hustadvika 2014-05-07
Future strategy for the rescue / emergency response Study program for fire officers, NPRA (NO) 30 - 50 Hobøl 2014-04-24
Management of tunnels - requirements and practices Study program for fire officers, NPRA (NO) 30 - 50 Hobøl 2014-04-24
Recent Fires in Norway and Lessons Learned Fire Protection and Safety forum 2014 (ENG) 150 - 200 Amsterdam 2014-04-15
Strategy for rescue/firefighting, measures & plans Seminar for stakeholders - Tunnel fires (NO) 100 - 150 Oslo 2014-04-09
The Norwegian tunnel market Meeting with the industry (ENG) 10 - 30 Oslo 2014-04-08
Strategy for rescue/firefighting, measures & plans Seminar for stakeholders - Tunnel fires (NO) 75 - 100 Tromsø 2014-03-27
Strategy for rescue/firefighting, measures & plans Seminar for stakeholders - Tunnel fires (NO) 75 - 100 Trondheim 2014-03-26
Future strategy for the rescue / emergency response Study program for fire officers, NPRA (NO) 30 - 50 Hobøl 2014-03-18
Management of tunnels - requirements and practices Study program for fire officers, NPRA (NO) 30 - 50 Hobøl 2014-03-18
Future strategy for the tunnels Norwegian tunnel study program (NO) 30 - 50 Tønsberg 2014-03-17
Future strategy for ecom in tunnels The Norwegian Parliament, Stortinget (NO) 30 - 50 Oslo 2014-03-16
Strategy for rescue/firefighting, measures & plans Seminar for stakeholders - Tunnel fires (NO) 100 - 150 Bergen 2014-03-05
Strategy for rescue/firefighting, measures & plans Seminar for stakeholders - Tunnel fires (NO) 75 - 100 Kristiansand 2014-03-04
Installing digital Audio Broadcast in tunnels The Norwegian Media Authority (NO) 30 - 50 Oslo 2014-02-12
Emergency response planing Meeting with National Rail (NO) 10 - 30 Oslo 2014-02-07
Challenges - management of road tunnels Norwegian tunnel study program (NO) 30 - 50 Asker 2014-01-15
Contact details
 
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Phone    +47 950 88 793
Place    Markaneset 24a, 5251 Søreidgrend,
     Bergen, Norway