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    English German
  • Experience Required
    6 - 10 Years
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    • Date Posted
      April 07,2021
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    Associate Project Controller in BU Offshore Wind

    Associate Project Controller in BU Offshore Wind

    Vattenfall is Europe’s fifth largest electricity generator and the largest producer of heat and operates in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, the Benelux and the UK. Our strategy is to Power Climate Smarter Living with an ambition to be fossil free within one generation. Investments in wind power is an important cornerstone to deliver our ambition and we plan, build and own wind farms, solar assets and batteries in six countries, onshore and offshore. We have about 1100 employees in our main offices around Europe.

    Overall purpose of the role:
    The BU Offshore in BA Wind is responsible for developing, constructing and operating Offshore wind farms. BU Offshore currently consist of 12 operating windfarms with a total capacity of 2.1GW spread across Europe. We are currently working on the construction of two other wind farm for 2.1GW and are planning to start construction of another farm for 0.4GW in the next year. Furthermore we are developing plans for next Offshore wind farms in the countries we are operating in and are investigating entering new countries.

    We are now looking for an Associate Project Controller who can focus on controlling the spend and milestones of our Hollandse Kust Zuid project. In this role you will support the senior project controller, the commercial project manager and work closely to the whole project team including the project director. You will be providing controlling support to project management members on their budgets and milestones, thereby reporting about the spend progress and forecast and the milestone realization and outlook. It is about increasing the projects performance by providing the right insights and giving the right level of challenge. Your drive to use your skills to help projects deliver on their milestone and financial targets is key. As part of the Offshore controlling team you will have your direct team colleagues in Amsterdam (NL), Hamburg (GE), Kolding (DK) and London (UK).

    Responsibilities & Tasks
    The following main tasks are in the responsibility of the Associate Project Controller in the BU Offshore of BA Wind:

    • Work as right hand to the senior project controller, while at the same time picking up topics individually;
    • Be the finance business partner for certain project management members and their teams;
    • Provide finance/commercial support (and challenge) to the project management members with timely analysis of their project performance, identifying trends/improvements and recommending actions to management;
    • Participate in preparing project tollgate decision information together with the Senior Project Controller;
    • Prepare the cash flow plan and quarterly forecasts for the project in co-operation with the Senior Project Controller;
    • Prepare and analyze monthly results and communicate this to the project management members;
    • Support the financial controlling department with relevant business insight / rationale in local country statutory audits;
    • Ad hoc participation in projects and improvement initiatives.
    • Bachelor degree (or similar experience based level) in a relevant field (i.e. controlling, economics, accounting or finance)
    • Strongly developed MS Excel and PowerPoint skills and knowledge or interest in MS Power BI
    • SAP experience is a preference
    • You have experience in financial closing, reporting and controlling tasks from earlier jobs;
    • You bring experience in financial systems so you can self start the role in that perspective;
    • Experience in handling different stakeholders, and being a spider in the web, being able to communicate effectively with different layers of the organization.

    You should either be a junior person that just started your career within controlling and is interested in growing within the field of project controlling. But you can also be person that has more of a medior experiences and background in doing business/project administration and you want to apply you knowledge in our company.
    Skills, knowledge, strengths
    • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing ( we communicate in English. Dutch is a preference);
    • Strong team player, willingness to help others out and deliver against deadlines;
    • Ability to work independently with a hands-on and pragmatic mind set.
    • Open and active.

    The role will be based in one of Vattenfall’s offices in Amsterdam or Hamburg. Limited travel will be necessary between our main locations.

    We offer:
    We offer you 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 as ‘Ask and Share’ concept is essential for the way we work. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development.
    Process and time line
    We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. Last day to apply is the 19th of April.
    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.
    For more information about the position you are welcome to contact the Director of Offshore Controlling, Jonas van Mansfeld +31 615830148
    For more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact our Recruiter Anneli Jarlsheim +46-72-585 28 76.
    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.
    Our organization:
    Energy is our contribution to quality of life – day after day. With around 20,000 colleagues Vattenfall provides comprehensive electricity and heating offerings to several million customers in northern Europe. For the work ahead we need people who are fully dedicated to our customers and to a sustainable society – people like you.


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