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Environment & Sustainability Specialist

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Environment & Sustainability Specialist

About the job

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.

The Environmental and Sustainability unit (EnSu) within BA Wind is a centralized unit supporting our business activities across onshore, offshore, solar, batteries & hydrogen with the aim of lifting sustainability into every aspect of our business and facilitating co-existence of renewable energy development with society and a rich natural environment.  

Do you want to shape the future?

We are looking for an Environment & Sustainability Specialist to join our Environment and Sustainability Unit to support our Onshore Wind, and large-scale Solar & Battery projects in sustainability strategy development and operational implementation.

In this role, you will combine sustainability strategy development for our Onshore Wind and Solar & Batteries Business Units with practical support on sustainability risks & opportunities assessments and operational implementation of innovations and technologies in our Onshore Wind and Solar & Batteries projects. You will focus on the following topics: greenhouse gas emission reduction, sustainable resource use, and sustainable procurement.

As Environment & Sustainability Specialist, you will have the following main tasks and responsibilities focusing on Onshore Wind and Solar & Batteries:

  • In close collaboration with the business develop and implement sustainability strategy e.g., through KPI & target development and progress monitoring;

  • Provide sustainability advice to the business on a variety of topics, for example on circularity of solar panels, rare earth elements, and decarbonization in the supply chain;

  • Facilitate operational development & implementation of cost efficient and sustainable solutions in close collaboration with the Onshore Wind team as well as Solar & Batteries team contributing to our targets and ambitions

  • Conduct and review environmental risk asessments and integrate appropriate mitigation during technology development

  • Provide support in sustainability award criteria development for procurement tenders with a focus on Onshore wind, Solar & Batteries and drive supplier interactions with regards to environment and sustainability during contracting and strategic supplier collaboration

  • Build up knowledge on relevant sustainability topics, and serve as a Centre of Excellence;

  • Initiate, drive and coordinate environmental and sustainability initiatives in collaboration with key stakeholders


Amsterdam, Kolding, Hamburg, Stockholm, Hexham

Your profile

You as a person - You have a true passion for environmental and sustainability topics. You are motivated to make an impact and are solution-oriented. Your personality will most likely be described as self-motivated, result-driven, structured and you have the ability to prioritize and plan realistically. You also have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Your qualifications and personal skills as Environment & Sustainability Specialist:

  • Holds an MSc degree in the field of Sustainability, Environmental Engineering or similar;

  • Has experience with sustainable procurement, Life Cycle Assessment, or circular economy,

  • Operational experience in the wind, solar and/or batteries sector;

  • Has strong analytical skills combined with the ability to communicate complex information in an easy to understand way;

  • Proven success with implementing new solutions and moving initiatives forward in complex organizations

  • Is pro-active, innovative, and a team-player;

  • Excellent communication skills and well-versed in communicating in oral and written English; a second language such as Dutch, German, Swedish or Danish would be valuable.

  • Excellent inter-personal skills, being energized by engaging in a multi-disciplinary and international organization with a broad range of co-workers spread over multiple locations

  • Strong project management skills (meet deadlines and prioritise tasks)

Additional information

Our offer 
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. 

More Information 
We welcome your application (CV/ CL) in ENGLISH, no later than, March - 29th, 2023 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 please don’t hesitate out to Annemarie Kerkhof,
M +31 6 29567443 and for more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact our recruiter Paulina Greiffenberg  via phone: +49 40 790221385.

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.

The security of Vattenfall and its employees is essential. For that reason, a pre-employment screening will be part of your recruitment process. The screening is based on the role you will fulfill within Vattenfall. The screening will be performed by a third party, Validata. 
We look forward to receiving your application! 

About the company

Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 20 000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernized our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. To be able to reach this ambitious goal we are looking for talented individuals who, in addition to their passion for their own role, also have strong team spirit and want to contribute to supporting a meaningful corporate mission. 

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