Head of Department, Material Technology and Corrosion Protection

Vattenfall A/S

Fuldtidsjob
Sydøstjylland
Udlandet (øvrige)

Vattenfall aims to be Fossil free within one generation. A significant part of that journey is to develop, build and operate an increasing portfolio of offshore windfarms in Northern Europe. To support this growth, the foundations area within Engineering in

Business Unit Offshore Wind is growing and we are looking for a Head of Department to lead and develop a new Department for Material Technology and Corrosion Protection.

If you want to lead and develop a strong technical team and be part of an ambitious and growing organisation which is actively driving the green energy transition, this is an excellent opportunity for you.

The new Department for Material Technology and Corrosion Protection so far employs 5 engineers and is part of the Department for Foundations which consists of 4 sub departments. The main goal of the new department is to serve as competence centre for material technology and corrosion protection across the offshore wind organisation and throughout the entire value chain of developing, building and operation our offshore wind farms. Currently the department hosts strong competencies around steel and coating and the overall aim is to broaden the range of services provided by the department to include other materials and other corrosion protection technologies. Generally, the Department for Material Technology and Corrosion Protection is responsible for assessing steel and other materials applied in our windfarms, including verification of product quality and manufacturability. The department furthermore contributes to design of our foundations, supports our running assets and drives development of new technologies.

As our new Head of Department one of your first tasks will be to develop the detailed strategy for the new department in terms of both competencies and capacity in cooperation with the leadership team in the foundations area.

Your job
As Head of Department your main responsibility will be to lead and develop the team of highly specialised engineers and ensure high engagement and high performance. You will be part of the leadership team in the foundations area and will contribute to initiatives across the organisation. Managing interfaces to our external stakeholders in other parts of BU Offshore Wind will be a key part of your role as well.

Your tasks will include:
• Develop and implement a detailed strategy for the Department for Material Technology and Corrosion Protection
• Recruitment of new employees
• Drive engagement of the team to ensure high performance and a low employee turnover
• Promote and exercise technical authority, update and develop our technical standards and support technical decision-making within the core technical area of the department
• Organise efficient supervision of manufacturing at site using support from external consultants
• Contribute actively to the continued development of the foundations area as part of the leadership team

Your profile
You probably have an educational background as engineer in a relevant technical field and have previously worked with leadership as line manager for technical teams.
To excel in the position, you need a genuine interest in people and a high level of empathy. Furthermore, you have an innovative mind-set and can see yourself working in a department where we value entrepreneurship, a pragmatic approach and helpfulness in our daily work.

The following specific qualifications are important for this position:
• M.Sc. or equivalent in a relevant technical area
• Experience from leading technical teams
• Strong commercial mindset and excellent communication skills
• Experience from the offshore wind industry is appreciated
• Proficiency in English

We offer:
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. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development

Location:
Office location is flexible in Denmark or Germany, occasional travel within northern Europe should be expected.

More information:
For more information about the recruitment process contact Jette Ingeberg, Senior Recruiter on +45 22 57 07 51.

We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. Last day to apply is the 19/01 2020.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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.

We welcome applications of disabled persons. 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.

Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest generators of electricity and the largest producer of heat. The Vattenfall Group has slightly more than 20,000 employees. Vattenfall’s core markets are Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. The Group also conducts business in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Poland and the UK. The Parent Company, Vattenfall AB, is 100%-owned by the Swedish state.

Business Unit Offshore is responsible to manage and operate all Offshore wind parks as well as Offshore wind projects with regards to development, construction and execution within the Region Continental/UK.


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