Environment & Sustainability Specialist (m/f/x)

Vattenfall Europe GmbH

Vattenfall is one of Europe`s largest electricity generators and producers of heat. We operate in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK and are looking into European market opportunities.

Our strategy is to reduce emissions from power generation with a road map aiming at achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

BA Wind is responsible for the development, construction and operation of wind power onshore and offshore as well as other non-hydro
renewable activities like solar and batteries.

We manage the maintenance, operation and continuous improvement of wind generation assets, safely and with the highest levels of availability and profitability. We also perform the structuring and execution of project partnerships in accordance with overall wind strategy.

Environment & Sustainability Specialist (m/f/x)

Job Description:

Do you want to shape the future?

We are looking for an Environment and Sustainability Specialist to work within our Business Area Wind, in the offshore German market and focusing on all phases of offshore windfarm development, construction and operation.

If you have an environmental background, project management skills, speak German fluently, English on a professional level, and are  enthusiastic about environmental and sustainability topics, then this could be the role for you!

You will work within the Environment & Sustainability Unit, reporting to the Environment & Sustainability Manager of the “Projects and
Operations & Maintenance” support Unit.

In this role, you will give environmental and sustainability support for our offshore assets during the development, construction and operational phases.

You will support our windfarms to be managed in accordance with legal, permit and Vattenfall environmental requirements, and strive for operational excellence.

You will co-ordinate with interdisciplinary teams and other Environment and Sustainability Specialists working in Germany and our other key markets, and deliver a structured and systematic approach to taking environmental and sustainability aspects into account.

Your main tasks and responsibilities as Environment and Sustainability Specialist:

  • Managing Environmental Compliance:

    • Review and approve contractor management and performance documentation;
    • Monitor and audit contractors to environmental standards and guidance at site level;
    • Support windfarm teams in environmental management in planning, execution and reporting
    • Support the consenting teams with environmental impact assessments and site compliance support
    • Report and evaluate all environmental events in an appropriate timescale and undertake environmental incident response, management and investigations if necessary or required; and
    • Report and engage with authorities as required.
  • Performance and improvement:

    • Perform and conduct environmental drills;
    • Provide toolbox talks to contractors on a frequent basis regarding key environmental topics;
    • Perform environmental input in contracting and due diligence;
    • Manage and further develop systematic ways of working with environmental topics; and
    • Coordination and assisting in the overall Environmental strategy for BA Wind.
  • Working as a team:

    • Work in close cooperation with the specific Consenting & Health & Safety specialist and interdisciplinary site teams;
    • Work together with other specialists inside and outside your own work area such as technical disciplines and environmental consultants; and
    • Work in close cooperation with our internal Bioscience experts


As an Environment and Sustainability Specialist you will be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about environmental and sustainability
topics. You have organizational, analytical and time management skills.

Your qualifications and personal skills as Environment and Sustainability Specialist:

  • Degree in a relevant discipline such as Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science;
  • Relevant work experience in offshore construction and/or operational control;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the renewables/wind industry;
  • Familiarity with environmental management systems;
  • Understanding of German licencing/permitting & consenting regimes and knowledge of the German Legislation and Guidelines related to environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. You are fluent in German (written and spoken) and possess a good mastering of English;
  • Willingness to travel and have a full EU driving license.

Additional information:

Our Offer:

We offer good remuneration, a challenging and international work environment and the possibility to work with some of the best in the

You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues as the ‘Ask and Share’ concept is essential for the way we work. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development.


The location of this position is Hamburg, in Germany, with consideration given to flexible working arrangements.

Regular business trips are required to project and site locations in Germany, in addition to occasional trips to our core markets in which we operate.

More Information:

We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page.

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.

  • Last day to apply is 4th June 2023.


  • For more information about the position please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kai Budd via email: kai.budd@vattenfall.com and
  • for more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact our recruiter Markus Rutz via phone: +49 40 79022 1380.

Our organization:

At Vattenfall we are convinced that striving for diversity helps building a more profitable, efficient and attractive company. Therefore we
seek a harmonious balance of employees in terms of gender, age and ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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 sustainable society – people like you.

BA Wind is responsible for the development, construction and operation of wind power. We manage the maintenance, operation and
continuous improvement of wind generation assets, safely and with the highest levels of availability and profitability.

We carry out the sourcing and development of wind projects as well as having the full responsibility for wind project execution. We also
perform the structuring and execution of project partnerships in accordance with overall wind strategy.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Vattenfall Europe GmbH
Überseering 12
22297 Hamburg
Kai Budd, Markus Rutz
040 79022-1380
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