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    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Software & Information Technology
  • Languages
    English Dutch German
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      July 22,2022
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    Program Director Operations - 1GW Systems (all genders)

    This will be your workplace

    As of October 2022 for our office location in Arnheim (NL) or Lehrte (GER).
    This position is unlimited.

    Grid Field Operations is executing Field Operations, Maintenance and (Baseload) Projects. We ensure the integrity and safety of our assets entrusted to us, while also ensuring their maximum availability. We make sure that the grids of TenneT is reliable in Germany and the Netherlands.

    This will be our challenge

    TenneT is growing fast to realize its strategic ambitions. We play a leading role in driving the energy transition. We are looking for a passionate Program Director Operations (all genders) who will contribute to this and that might be you?

    Your contribution to TenneT

    Our business unit Grid Field Operations Offshore (GFO-O) operates and maintains offshore grid connection systems in the Dutch and German North Sea. The department Operations 1GW-Systems is the custodian of all Offshore grid connection systems and interconnectors, which have been handed over into GFO-O custody and care. The department is accountable for the safe & reliable operation, availability, technical quality and budgets of offshore platforms, DC & AC cable infrastructure and land based converter stations as well as operational readiness for new assets.
    The department ensures and improves asset quality/performance, operational execution performance and operational/organizational readiness for new assets.

    As Program Director Operations – 1GW Systems you:

    • are a member of the GFO-O Leadership Team, actively contributing to and co-owning the unit strategy development - reporting to the (Associate) Director Grid Field Operations Offshore
    • will be leading a team of 4 Managers (Heads) and approximately 300 department members, especially motivation, inspiring, coaching and development of people
    • actively contribute to establishing a top class safety culture and an environment in which it is possible for everyone to go home safe every day
    • are accountable for our strategy implementation in time and quality, in close collaboration with the Project and Maintenance Engineering department. The strategy focus for the next years is establishing and gaining stability to our core business processes as well as obtaining must-have efficiency gains, based on and facilitated by an exceptional team cohesion – people make it happen!
    • are monitoring and improving our operational execution performance, based on operational performance transparency, an operational performance management system, an embedded best practices sharing, an solid failure culture and a proactive/learning community
    • are monitoring and improving our asset performance, based on asset performance transparency, asset performance comparisons, asset (system/equipment) standardisations, improvements & reductions, and based on a solid asset risk management system
    • are ensuring organizational readiness preparedness and operational readiness for new assets to be handed over to Operations (GFO-O) by Large Projects Offshore, based on standards defined by our Project & Maintenance Engineering department
    • have the ultimate accountability for asset quality & integrity, availability and operational budgets
    • have all Operator Obligations (Betreiberpflichten) according to German & Dutch regulations for all operations activities and asset integrity of all assets. This includes ensuring a legal compliant organisation and break down of Operator Obligations

    Contact information


    Your Profile and background

    …and you

    • have a master’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or comparable
    • have advanced courses or profound experiences in technical management, project management and/or business administration
    • have several years of experience in leading and managing a department or team in organisations with a diversity of stakeholders, complex business cases or asset infrastructures and staff in different locations
    • have experience in sectors like Energy and Technology and preferably with Offshore Projects and/or Field Operations & Maintenance
    • preferably have knowledge about German and/or Dutch energy regulation and European renewables market, especially offshore wind industry
    • are a team player contribution to an exceptional team cohesion
    • are an empathetic leader, highly interested to understand your own needs and needs of your team & partners
    • are able to balance leadership and management for the best of your community
    • are a strategic thinker with hands-on mentality, courage, determination and result orientation
    • have a strong willingness to learn and change
    • are dynamic, enthusiastic, intrinsically motivated and you take responsibility and ownership
    • are fluent in English, both verbally and in writing, as well as preferred in one further language, either Dutch or German

    Our offer

    • TenneT offers you an exciting and responsible position in the driver seat of the Energy Transition, with plenty of professional development options.
    • We offer great benefits such a salary between 175.000 - 215.000 euro's based on our Collective Labor Agreement + excellent pension scheme
    • At TenneT we believe in a healthy work / life balance, therefore we create room for flexibility, provide various opportunities to work out via our Always Energy program.
    • On a fulltime contract you are able to enjoy 30 day's off on a yearly base, besides that you receive an annual bonus.
    • Personal growth is something we actively stimulate within TenneT. For example we have our own TenneT Talent Academy where you can explore and develop your own set of skills.

    Recruitment Process

    In our online-application-form you can apply within only some minutes. Afterwards we screen your application and get back to you as soon as possible. Our selection process consists of one interview and if applicable one assessment center.
    Job inteviews for this position will be (partly) in English. Please send us your application documents in English as well.

    For further questions regarding the recruiting process please contact:
    Mrs. Kristina Lekscha
    People | HR Business Partner
    T +49 (0)5132 89 - 6741


    TenneT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.
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