10. May 2021
Vattenfall is one of Europe´s largest electricity generators and producer of heat and operates in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Our strategy is to reduce emissions from power generation with a road map to achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
BA Wind is responsible for the development, construction and operation of wind power onshore and offshore as well as other non-hydro renewable activities like solar and batteries. We manage the maintenance, operation and continuous improvement of wind generation assets, safely and with the highest levels of availability and profitability. We also perform the structuring and execution of project partnerships in accordance with overall wind strategy.
BU Offshore in BA Wind is responsible for developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms. BU Offshore currently consists of 11 operating windfarms with a total capacity of 1.7GW spread across Europe. We are currently working on the construction of another wind farm for 0.4GW and are planning to start construction of another 4 farms for a total of almost 1.7GW next 1-2 years. Furthermore we are developing plans for next offshore wind farms in the countries we are operating in and are investigating entering new countries.
We are looking for a Permit / Consent Compliance Manager O and M, DK Offshore Wind to ensure that all works during the operations and maintenance phase (O&M) for our Danish offshore wind farms are compliant with existing permits and to apply for changes to permits if needed. The role will require effective communication with relevant authorities and stakeholders, eg the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the wider project team, and so it is expected that the applicant will be fluent in Danish and English and will have a background in environmental science / environmental engineering.
The Consent Compliance Manager O and M will work as part of Business Area Wind’s ‘Consenting’ team which brings together offshore wind permitting and consultation expertise from across the markets in which we operate.
Your responsibilities as a Permit / Consents Compliance Manager O and M, DK Offshore Wind:
Working within the wider project team, you will manage the permit compliance process for all operational and maintenance activities, including any changes to existing consents, for our Danish offshore wind projects. You will work closely with our Environment and Sustainability team who will manage survey and environmental requirements within the permit.
As the Consents Compliance Manager O and M, you should enable handover of the project commitments register from the construction phase to the O and M phase, and ensure this register continues to be updated.
You will work with the project team to ensure that they understand the commitments within the permit in relation to any ongoing maintenance activities and during specific maintenance campaigns, such that the relevant work is done in a timely manner and in accordance with the permits.
You will co-ordinate engagement between the project and the relevant authorities / stakeholders, eg DEA, including any required reporting, and provide support in the coordination of periodic inspections as required.
More generally, you will provide input to the development of O&M strategies such as lifetime extension and decommissioning strategies.
Other support to consenting colleagues working in Market Development and Establishment / Construction teams is also be required. For example you will provide analysis and advice on relevant policy developments to ensure that Vattenfall’s competitive position is optimized.
Where permit changes are needed, you will negotiate these with the relevant authorities. This may include applications for permit prolongation, decommissioning or re-powering when the time comes.
You will be required to understand risks in relation to the permits and put in place strategies to reduce these risks as well as identify opportunities.
The Consents Compliance Manager will be required to promote a safety conscious environment.
Your qualifications as a Consent Compliance Manager O and M, DK Offshore Wind:
Candidates shall have:
- A relevant degree (eg environmental science or environmental engineering) with at last 5 years’ experience
- A demonstrable working knowledge of the Danish permitting process relevant for offshore wind projects (candidates with an experience in onshore wind will also be considered)
- Experience with permit compliance management and an understanding of the commercial impact of compliance
- A track record of liaison with relevant authorities, eg DEA, and stakeholder management
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills (Danish and English)
- Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams / team working skills
- Good understanding of health and safety regulations and requirements
- An awareness of renewable energy policy and its impact on project development
The position is expected to be based in Kolding, although some flexibility including working part of the week from home, is possible. Some travel will be required according to the needs of the project.
Good remuneration, a challenging and international work environment, and the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development.
Energy is our contribution to quality of life – day after day. With around 28,000 colleagues Vattenfall provides comprehensive electricity and heating offerings to several million customers in northern Europe. For the work ahead we need people who are fully dedicated to our customers and to a sustainable society – people like you.
Within Vattenfall we have the clear goal to enable a fossil free society within one generation. This ambition includes for example electrification of the transport sector and CO2-emitting industries, but the core in this ambition is to have sustainable electricity production. Vattenfall is now ramping up its growth within renewables, making the fleet fossil free.
At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to build a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be good role model regarding diversity. Vattenfall works actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation.
We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. Last day to apply is May 13th, 2021. We kindly request that you do not send applications by any means other than via our website as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to process applications that are not made via our website.
For more information about the position you are welcome to contact hiring Manager Kathy Wood +44-7528-551235. For further information about our recruitment process, you are welcome to contact our recruiter Anica Zerfuss, +49 40 79022 2141.
Due to COVID-19 we adapted our application process to the current conditions. Interviews regarding this position will be conducted via video conference. Do you have any questions about the application process or how we deal with COVID-19? Please visit our FAQ list in advance.
We look forward to receiving your application!