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(Senior) Financial Manager (NL) Offshore Wind Projects


Utrecht, UT, NL, 3521 AZ


RWE Offshore Wind Netherlands B.V., Utrecht

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Finance / Controlling 



The Team


RWE Renewables Offshore Wind is seeking a Senior Financial Manager to join the Projects & Investments Continental Europe team (P&I CE) for our large scale Offshore Wind Farms and Hydrogen project developments. The role is a key and challenging project role; responsible for coordination and steering of all financial and financial related workstreams of a project. It is about projects from early development through auction bid, FID to commissioning and handover to operational phase.

With an international team spanning across Europe, this position offers an opportunity to a self-motivated and highly responsible individual to be part of a growing team and business that has substantial growth ambitions in offshore wind and hydrogen. Intellectual flexibility and cultural sensitivity are also valued traits in this diversel team. Hybrid working is at the heart of how we operate although traveling is also required. 



Your scope of work


  • Managing the wider Financial team in the project.
  • Coordination of respective Finance and Finance related workstreams (functional responsibility sits within the responsible line functions), in particular:
    • Responsibility for the business case process (planning & coordination of business case updates, required level of detail of the business case, alignment with JV-shareholders if applicable, steering of external financial advisors)
    • Ownership of the assumption book and cost book
    • Management and coordination of project’s risk & opportunity register in close collaboration with package managers & the risk manager
    • Responsibility for all cost management systems (incl. contract management, change control) within the project
    • Coordination of accounting and tax workstreams
    • Ownership of the budgeting process and project cost controls (incl. cash calls to investors) and respective reporting processes
    • Cooperation with legal, procurement and commercial functions
    • Coordination of efforts taking care of developing bankable project structures incl. construction and operational contracts
  • Ability to derive and challenge credible financial assumptions by benchmarking against other RWE Offshore Wind and Hydrogen projects and industry wide practices
  • Identify and drive measures to optimize the profitability of the project
  • Continuous financial review, monitoring and reporting of the project economics
  • Represents project from a finance perspective at steering committees and board meetings
  • Ensure all financial/commercial considerations regarding grid connections are considered 
  • Development of bid tactics in cooperation with the Project Director as well as the Commercial bid manager
  • Preparation of (board, bid group) approval papers
  • Setting up a project specific governance in cooperation with the Project Director and ensure that these are aligned where required with the project owners
  • Ensure (financial) best practice is delivered in the projects and lessons learned are shared with the Financial and Valuation Management team
  • Ensure lessons learned are collected, provided and applied to the project and packages



Your profile


  • At least 4-6 years’ experience in managing large scale projects, preferably in offshore, (conventional) power plant or hydrogen projects
  • Broad finance background (in particular valuation, project financing, controlling, procurement)
  • Accounting experience beneficial
  • University degree in business administration, (business) engineering, banking or economics
  • Strength in applying a structured working approach
  • Strong analytical and communicational skills
  • Experience in leading and motivating teams with an international & culturally diverse background
  • Capable to present in front of groups (team, steering committees, board meetings etc.)
  • Fluent English, other languages (like German, Dutch, French, a Nordic or Baltic language) will be an advantage
  • Integrative and trustful personality
  • Willingness to undertake project related business trips



Your benefits


  • Financial benefits: In purely financial terms, RWE is worth working for. With a competitive salary and bonus on offer it really is a great deal. Naturally, this is accompanied by a range of attractive pension schemes which are varying across countries. Helping you earn and save for a future that’s secure, sustainable, and well worth looking forward to.
  • Flexible working: RWE helps you to balance the demands of the professional and the personal life, with options including flexible working hours and mobile working. For those with children, a number of our sites offer parent-child offices and in-house day nurseries. And should a family member require care, you’ll find us helpful and accommodating. After all, a supportive workplace is a productive one.
  • Personal development: A key to long-term success lies in keeping your professional expertise fully up to date. At RWE, you’ll have access to an impressive array of opportunities for personal development through training and further education. Take your pick from a range of learning opportunities that include specialised training activities, blended learning, peer counselling and mentoring. Put together the package that’s right for you.


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RWE is a leading global player in sustainable energy and number 2 worldwide in offshore wind. The Benelux is one of the markets where RWE wants to further expand its sustainable energy portfolio. Offshore innovations are an essential part of RWE's sustainability strategy. RWE is participating in the Dutch offshore wind tenders. At the moment RWE is significantly expanding it’s Benelux team. We are looking for talented colleagues that want to work together with us developing the Belgium and Dutch offshore wind farms of the future and make a real difference in the energy transition.

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