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Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest utilities and operates in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. For our Civil and Structure department in Engineering within Business Area Wind, we are looking for a Senior Product Manager to coordinate and drive the development of our future foundation design.
Do you want to shape the future?
The development of new foundation concepts and optimization of exiting designs is anchored in a dedicated roadmap organization. As part of the foundation team you will work closely together with the Roadmap Director for Foundations in overseeing the portfolio of products under development.
Are you interested in a job with a lot of influence and responsibility, and be a part of a growing organization with a clear ambition to promote Offshore Wind as the key future source of renewable energy, you may be the person we are looking for.
The Civil and Structural Engineering department is the competence centre for all issues related to offshore wind foundations, from FEED design and detailed design to manufacturing, O&M and decommissioning.
As Senior Product Manager you be part of the process of creating industry leading designs for Vattenfall’s offshore wind foundations and thus to maintain our strong competitive position. You take a full life cycle view to design and maintain a strong focus on design application across the portfolio of offshore wind projects. You will keep track of the technical maturity of ongoing product development and will be overall responsible technical decisions during execution as well as for recommending application of products and concepts to new offshore wind projects based on maturity level, time schedule and site specific conditions. You will furthermore be part of the management team in the Civil and Structural Engineering department.
Your main responsibilities include:
• Maintaining state of the art knowledge of foundation design for offshore wind
• Leading and guiding project managers and technical specialists
• Maintain clear communication between internal and external stakeholders
• Design of primary and secondary steel for offshore foundations
• Identification of key areas of optimization of existing design solutions based on a full life cycle approach
• Actively engage in the detailed technical maturation of new foundation designs
You have an educational background as structural engineer and are able to tale a holistic view of design to support our life cycle approach to our offshore wind farms. You have an innovative mind-set and can see yourself working in an environment where we value entrepreneurship, the pragmatic approach and helpfulness in our daily work. You can work self-dependent while sharing and seeking knowledge in the team. You show initiative and have a flexible approach to your work. You possess good interpersonal skills and can communicate technical messages on a clear and constructive way both internally and to external partners.
The following specific qualifications are important for this position:
• M.Sc./Ph.D. in structural engineering
• More than 10 years of experience with design and manufacturing of foundations for offshore wind, including monopile, jacket and ideally also floating foundations
• Experience from managing complex projects and/or project portfolios
• Strong commercial mindset and excellent communication skills
• Experience with contract and supplier management
• Proficiency in English
We offer a challenging and independent job in an informal working environment. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues as ‘Ask and Share’ concept is essential for the way we work. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development
The location will be in Hamburg, Germany or in Kolding, Denmark but occasional travel within northern Europe should be expected.
For more information about the recruitment process contact Jette Ingeberg, Senior Recruiter on +45 22570751.
We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. Last day to apply is the 20th of January 2019.
We look forward to receiving your application
At Vattenfall, we are convinced that striving for diversity helps building a more profitable, efficient and attractive company. Therefore we seek a harmonious balance of employees in terms of gender, age, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Energy is our contribution to quality of life – day after day. With around 20,000 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.
Business Area Wind is responsible for Vattenfall’s Onshore and Offshore Wind as well as other non-hydro Renewable activities like solar PV and batteries. Today we develop, construct and operate wind generation in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. In addition, we have a clear strategy to develop our solar PV and battery operations further.