Director of Engineering BA Wind


Outgoing Engineering People Manager – Offshore background

The responsibility of the position can be divided into three sub areas: Technical Discipline Sparring; Management/Strategy/coaching and lastly external as well as internal Stakeholder Interaction. You will be responsible for a dedicated team of over 100 engineers across various disciplines and you will lead through other leaders as well as having dedicated design leads in direct reference too.

A major part of the key responsibilities within technical sparring and the management part are closely related and include some of the following tasks:

  • Engineering must secure the right engineering resources, competences, and staffing of projects
  • Engineering will provide the projects with engineering solutions
  • Ensure interface with HR and focus development/training of internal personnel
  • Engineering will provide Generation with engineering support and expertise
  • Engineering will secure dedicated resources for front end engineering e.g. WTG, TDD´s and technical requirement.

As for the stakeholder part, it is important that Engineering becomes more visible in the rest of the organization to gain influence and to inform. The department must:

  • Maintain a strong engineering-interface to the construction area, Development, Generation.
  • Ensure right level of information is channeled to the right stakeholders.

It is required that you have at least 10 years of relevant work experience in complex engineering organizations, preferably from the offshore industry. You are a seasoned line manager who have lead through other leaders or you have extensive experience from leading engineering teams. Your project portfolio should include large scale projects with long term durability, where you managed the projects from start to end. Wind or O&G offshore experience is key for the position.

You have a good understanding of economics and the drivers of cost reduction. You have the technical interest and a broad understanding of other engineering disciplines combined with your core engineering background.

As a person, you are a communicative leader who can focus on both people and business. You are good at stakeholder management within a political, large, and complex organization. You pride yourself on good interpersonal skills. When asked, people would describe you as a coaching, mentoring leader with well-developed analytical and structural skills and a strong credibility built through both business insights and leadership. As a leader, you are clear and visible.

Contact and application

The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Compass Human Resources Group. If you need further information about the position, please contact consultant Senior Consultant Claus Mengel-Niemann at 2263 3377. All enquiries will be handled with confidentiality. If interested, please apply as soon as possibly through our webpage Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis independently of the deadline. Therefore, we ask you to apply as soon as possible in order make sure that your application is taken into consideration.


Our client, Vattenfall, is one of Europe’s largest electricity generators and producer of heat and operates in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Their strategy is to reduce emissions from power generation with a road map to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The Business Area Wind has won several high profiled wind park projects over the past years, Kriegers Flak and Horns Rev III to name, but a few! It is a truly international organization working from offices in five core countries, The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Great Britain, and Denmark. The organization is spread across countries to fit the needs of specific projects.

Deadline for application: As soon as possible
Workplace: Kolding or Hamburg
Reference: 1712.078
Company: Vattenfall