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    International Trainee - Project Delivery Onshore Wind

    Now you can shape the path towards fossil free living. We’re searching for 20 talented individuals to join us on our journey towards fossil free living. Individuals that challenge the way we think, lead us down new paths and contribute to solving the biggest challenge of humankind – climate change. Is this you?
    Become one of our 20 International Trainees at Vattenfall. Each of the trainee positions is unique, linked to a department within a specific business area and a working location. This means that each position has its own specific responsibilities, challenges and matching profile.
    Next to your personal development in this unique position you will be enjoying one year of all we have to offer. Your trainee year will be filled with meet-ups with your international trainee team with likeminded individuals. You will be meeting up virtually to work on assignments and live during four seminar weeks where you will be visiting our power plants and growing your superpowers with a variety of trainings.
    Your role as a Trainee – Project Delivery Onshore Wind
    You will be working on Onshore Wind construction projects in (one of) the Vattenfall countries during the procurement and construction phases of these projects.
    During the construction phase, the Project Delivery Trainee will support the Project Managers in our team in safely delivering a successfully constructed and efficiently operating wind farm project to the budget, timescales and quality standards that were determined at Final Investment Decision (FID). During the procurement phase, the Project Delivery Trainee will support the procurement process and the Development Manager in reaching the FID. The role will be to ensure that the main construction phase contracts (i.e. wind turbine package, civil works package and grid works package) are secured to a sufficient standard to enable seamless execution of the project during the construction phase.
    On our Construction projects we have a large variety of different (project management) roles working together as a team to deliver to a high standard. The Project Delivery Trainee would have the opportunity to get acquainted with how we procure and build our projects by exploring these different roles and disciplines, start developing the competences and gain the experience required to work on our projects. We are flexible in shaping the roles and tasks for the trainee, based on demand from the projects, personal preference and background.
    Your daily activities:
    • Assisting Project Managers or other members of the team in their day-to-day tasks running construction projects: from defining project goals to communicating with in- and external stakeholders, from monitoring progress or budget, to identifying and managing risks, to keeping the spirit up in the project team.
    • You support the projects &/or the Project Delivery organisation with specific projects or tasks, which can vary from running data analyses, to organizing an event, to managing an improvement initiative, or assessing a problem and coming up with- and implementing solutions.
    Who are you?
    Whether you want a climate smarter career as an energy specialist, visionary manager or inspirational project lead in the energy sector, we offer you these possibilities within the Trainee Programme.
    As a Trainee – Project Delivery Onshore Wind, you recognize yourself in the following:
    • You have affinity with and/or are highly interested in (the construction phase of) renewable energy projects
    • You have a Master’s degree in a relevant field
    • You are results driven and you inspire and motivate others
    • You enjoy working in a team, you contribute to a positive team spirit and build strong relationships with the people you work with
    • You are curious and always eager to learn and develop yourself
    • You thrive in complex environments with high pressure and tight deadlines
    • Changing priorities do not scare you, identifying and (re)setting priorities in your work is your strength
    • You are a self-starter and have a fresh look on things, often coming up with creative and innovative solutions that others have not yet thought of and you are not afraid to ask the awkward questions
    You are our ideal trainee if you are a recent graduate with an academic degree or you graduate before September 2021. You are fluent in English. Skills in other world languages can be a merit. You are willing to relocate for possible assignments throughout the organization. And of course, you identify yourself with our principles: active, open, positive and safe.
    You will be working within the Construction Management and Project Support team in the Project Delivery department and the position is located in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
    What we offer you
    Vattenfall International Trainee Programme is the kickstart of your career within Vattenfall. You will have the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills over the course of a year. In the Trainee Programme you will take part in international workshops and site visits during the seminar weeks. You will have the opportunity to work abroad and get a good overview of our entire organization. Each position comes with a competitive salary and an excellent remuneration package.Read more about the elements of the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme here or check the FAQ page.
    Our Organization
    At Vattenfall you can free your superpowers! We are one of the European market leaders in the generation of renewable energy and are primarily active in Scandinavia, Germany, Denmark, UK and the Netherlands. We take our responsibility seriously and together we are making the change towards fossil freedom. Our goal is to enable a fossil-free living within one generation. We are a dynamic company with an international focus and a social face at the heart of society. Diversity and inclusion is in everything we do, read more about D&I within Vattenfall.
    Application process
    We welcome your application in English, including resume and cover letter via the application button on this page. Last day to apply is February 21st 2021. Selection period starts in February, followed by online tests and interviews in March. An assessment is also part of the recruitment process and will take place in April. The recruitment process will be finalized around the end of April. The last step will be a pre-employment screening. Starting date of the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme will be September 1st 2021.
    Due to COVID-19 all steps of the recruitment process will take place virtual. At Vattenfall we are committed to acting responsibly in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and we are taking all necessary measures to protect employees and job applicants. For more questions about COVID-19, please visit our generic FAQ page.
    We look forward to your application! If you have any questions regarding the Trainee Programme in general or the specific trainee position, please check our: FAQ page. Is your question not answered, please contact your responsible recruiter Olena Sorkina at
    Since Vattenfall is a part of the Swedish critical infrastructure, many of our services are security classed. If this position is security classed the final candidates might be subjected to a security vetting process, according to the Swedish legislation.
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