Project Director Market Development, Offshore Wind

Project Director Market Development, Offshore Wind


Hexham, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Kolding or Stockholm

You are experienced in leading complex tenders/development projects in a partnership setting within offshore wind?

Vattenfall is committed to accelerating fossil-free living with the power of renewables. In Vattenfall Offshore Wind we accelerate through a robust and leading build-out of our project pipeline. As a result of constant growth, we are looking to recruit a skilled Project Director to lead complex tenders and development projects in a partnership setting within offshore wind.

Main tasks & responsibilities

As a Project Director, you will be responsible for leading our most complex tenders which include bidding consortia with partners and where offtake solutions are an integral part of project success, all with an ambition to secure exclusive development rights and energy contracts.

You will report to the Head of Partnering- and Revenue Solutions within Offshore development.

As Project Director, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Transaction Managers, Bid Managers, and Offtake experts together with a PMO as well as manage the relationship with other internal stakeholders and the consortia partner(s) and other commercial counterparts in preparation for competitive bids in offshore tenders.

You will be responsible for the timely delivery of the project, according to the scope, timeline, and budget. You will liaise with internal and external stakeholders for the benefit of the project, and balance the project’s need to progress through the project phases and following the Vattenfall governance.

You will report on a regular basis to the Steering group for the specific tender and you are expected to present to Vattenfall’s Executive Management group regularly.

In your role, you will be responsible for defining- and implementing a combined Tender- Partnering and Offtake strategy and solution for a specific Tender and guide the organization to deliver on scope, time, and budget to deliver a competitive and successful bid.

In summary, your main responsibilities are:

  • Overall responsibility for delivering “complex bids” (tenders/or projects including consortia partners- and/or offtake solutions) given tender rules, such as CfD-bids, financial auctions and Qualitative criteria tenders;
  • Present for senior management and Executive Group Management when required according to governance;
  • Overall responsibility and primary point of contact for our consortia partners;
  • Oversee bid preparations, partner- and offtake negotiations and contracts;
  • Structuring the project so that governance, bid concepts, and commercial agreements are developed in tandem with partner(s) and on schedule;
  • Leading, motivating, and supporting the senior project managers responsible for individual packages (Bid managers, Transaction managers, and Offtake experts);
  • Planning and securing resources needed in the projects;
  • Actively managing stakeholders on the senior level and their expectations as well as project risks - Act as an escalation point.


The work location can be London or Hexham in the UK, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Hamburg in Germany, Kolding in Denmark, or Stockholm in Sweden. Some travel should be expected.

Your profile

To have success in this role, you are commercially driven with intense experience in offshore wind project management in joint venture settings

You are experienced in anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders. You are action-oriented and consistently set goals for yourself and take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of high energy and enthusiasm. You have a strategic and analytical mindset that allows you to make sense of complex and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems, see future possibilities, and translate them into breakthrough strategies. You can manage and operate effectively even when things are not sure, or the way forward is unclear.

As our new Project Director, you have a passion for sustainability and project management as well as experience from and desire to act in a partner setting. You have a structured way of working. You have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and are a natural leader and team player, who actively engages people by asking, sharing, helping, or asking for help.

Furthermore, you have:

  • An academic degree in economics, business administration, or similar;
  • A proven record of accomplishment in renewables and commercial activities and leading complex projects including strategy as well as managing bids and tenders;
  • Experience with leading projects in a joint venture setting;
  • 8+ years of work experience within large international organizations, preferably in the offshore wind industry. Experience in leading transactions and offtake contracts is desirable;
  • 5+ years of professional work experience in project- or line management, especially wind projects with realization and development projects;
  • A transparent and inclusive leadership style and the ability to develop a collaborative atmosphere around your project;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

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