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Project Lead Benelux - Offshore Wind Development



The wind power industry is growing and we want to strengthen our team in Benelux with a Project Lead to our offshore department.

At RWE you will have a dynamic job where relationships building, hands-on decision making and progression will be an integrate part of your daily work. Our driving force is to push boundaries which can only be achieved by having curious and dedicated employees with a will to constantly challenge themselves. Are you who we are looking for?

At RWE you will have the opportunity to work in an exciting business environment, where every day will present new and interesting challenges which will help you grow and reach your goals and hopefully having fun throughout the way.
As a member of our team you will work together with motivated and knowledgably colleagues where your contribution will be an important part of RWE Renewables' journey for a sustainable energy production. 

We work in an international context which requires regular travel and are we now looking for you who want to develop with us in an industry that invests for the future.

About the job
In the role as Project Lead you will responsible for establishing your project team, formulating the development strategy, be accountable for the budget and the schedule, lead the overall steering and the coordination of your project(s). Your role will be complex as the team you manage will be located both locally and within the global functions for technical, consenting and commercial expertise. In the role you will form relationships with external stakeholders which includes suppliers, partners and governmental authorities. You will be responsible for the development of your projects from an early stage until the construction investment decision. You will report the progression of your projects to the Offshore Steering committee from which you will also receive all major approvals. On a day to day basis you report to the Head of Offshore Development Benelux as well as being part of the Project Management team and report to the team lead.

This is an exciting role within RWE and the successful applicant will be a key member of a company with ambitious growth targets. We are offering you, a self-confident and independent project manager the possibility to leverage your existing skill-sets to further enhance the capabilities of RWE Renewables in the highly competitive area of offshore wind.  

Areas of responsibility:

  • Lead and coordinate the origination and development of Offshore projects until a successful investment decision;
  • Be responsible for all project management matters including project resourcing, schedule and budget follow-up in accordance with the project programme;
  • Understand and optimize the business case together with your team;
  • Represent RWE Renewables on Offshore related topics at local and regional stakeholder events, in networks and towards respective authorities;
  • Manage project activity to build and maintain a stable and effective project team with links into the organisation;
  • Ensure that the project activities during the development and pre-construction phases meets the project requirements and conditions;
  • Report progress and present decision material to the Steering committee as well as relevant external stakeholder

To thrive and succeed in this team-focused and fun job, we believe that you are communicative, structured and driven and that you of course share our passion for wind power! In addition, you should be an all-round artist with a personal impact and a commercial mind topped off with a little flexibility. 

We also think you have:

  • Master Degree in Engineering, Renewable Energy, Business or equivalent; 
  • Project management degree; 
  • Business level English and Dutch, other language skills are an advantage;
  • Extensive knowledge of wind energy, ideally Offshore Wind Development;
  • Proven experience of managing a large scale projects and experience of leading a complex ,multi-functional team;
  • Strong analytical skill, self-motivated, structured and proactive working approach;
  • Strong ability to manage own performance, with a significant focus on delivery and an ability to balance a varied and challenging workload, whilst producing high quality results in demanding timeframes;
  • Ability to explain complex and detailed project issues in a straightforward way;
  • Hands-on approach, flexible, confident and in an open minded manner;
  • Ability to be proactive and take responsibility for a wide range of matters, while responding to business demands;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly for leading/participating in virtual teams drawn from across different functions;

You will be based in Utrecht. Our business language is English, but since you will mainly work in Benelux and hence, you must be fluent in Dutch in addition to English. Please however apply in English. 
We handle applications on an ongoing basis, so feel free to apply for the position as soon as possible.

Everyone is equally different and everyone is welcome at RWE! At RWE, we work actively for increased diversity and gender equality, because we know that it gives good results. That's why YOU are interesting to us.

We offer
We are part of an energy group with high ambitions for renewable energy and we are in the starting pits for our journey together with approximately 3,500 colleagues in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Pacific. In other words, there are good opportunities to develop further within the organization. In your role, you have great freedom to set up your work in the way that suits you. Our culture is characterized by entrepreneurship, openness and commitment. With us, you get a dynamic job where relationships, development and strategy will become an even bigger part of your everyday life.


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