Vattenfall International Trainee Programme - Trainee Site Conditions & Loads, Engineering, Offshore Wind

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Vattenfall International Trainee Programme – Trainee Site Conditions and Loads within Engineering Offshore Wind

Power Climate Smarter Living - that’s our purpose. We are looking for the brightest minds to make this happen. Start your climate smarter career and become one of the thirty trainees that start their journey in September 2019. Together you will contribute to a fossil free future. You will have a unique position to contribute to our purpose. All we ask from you is to use your Superpowers and share your energy to help us achieve our goal. Every trainee position 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 and challenges and matching profile.
Your main responsibilities as Trainee within Site Conditions & Loads
You will work in cross functional projects and cross departments mainly in the area of Engineering Offshore Wind and gather insights into the whole organization of Vattenfall and BA Wind e.g. Onshore and Solar & Batteries.  Working close with the team of dedicated experts within Sites Conditions & Loads and sub-departments of Wind-, Met-Ocean-, Geoscience and Load-assessments you will be introduced to the aspects of how to analyze site specific conditions offshore. Aim is to get a perfect understanding of all parameters determining site specific adaptations that are needed to amend a standardized product to all local factors. 
  • Acquire and assess data, run simulations, draft reports and compile results in presentations together with various experts 
  • Work within the project management of Site Conditions & Loads from development to asset management 
  • Support to improve structures, processes and alignments of cross department interfaces in Engineering offshore 
  • Assist the management team of Site Conditions & Loads in various topics
  • Prepare conceptual solutions for strategic/organizational topics
  • Identify and propose improvement measures across the whole BU Offshore in close cooperation
Your profile as Trainee within Site Conditions & Loads
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. We are looking for recent graduates holding an academic degree. You are fluent in business English. Skills in other world languages can be a merit. Furthermore, you are willing to relocate for possible assignments throughout the organization. Of course you identify yourself with our principles: active, open, positive and safe.

As Trainee within Site Conditions & Loads you recognize yourself in the following qualifications

  • University degree (or equal) in engineering, “Erneuerbare Energien” / Renewable Energy Systems, “Umwelt-/ Energietechnik“ or alike
  • Knowledge of the Wind business and interest in the area of Site-assessments with a good understanding of the topics behind
  • Technical mindset and basic understanding of project management
  • Skilled in dealing with complex issues, problems and challenges
  • Structured and able to go into the details whilst maintaining the overview
  • Cooperative team player, communicative and pro-active
  • Highly motivated, result driven, committed to deadlines and eager to take ownership
  • Good Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Powerpoint skills
Location: Hamburg with frequent travels within Northern Europe, especially to Kolding (DK), London and Amsterdam.
Our offer for you as an International Trainee
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.
Diversity & inclusion - in everything we do
At Vattenfall we build on the fact that diverse teams can outperform homogeneous teams. But we can only unleash and leverage the power of diversity, if we make everybody feel included. Read more about our important work on diversity & inclusion
More information
We welcome your application in English with cover letter, resume and relevant certificates via the application button at this page. You can read more about the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme and meet our former trainees at
Last day to apply is March 10th 2019. Selection period starts in March/April, followed by interviews in April/May. An assessment is also part of the recruitment process and will take place in May in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. The recruitment process will be finalized around the end of May/beginning of June. The last step will be a pre-employment screening. Starting date of the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme will be September 2nd 2019.
We look forward to your application! If you have any questions regarding the trainee programme in general or the application process please contact Constanze von Meding, phone +49 40 79022 4289. For information about the trainee position please turn towards Olaf Beeg, email:
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, UK and the Netherlands. Together we discover renewable energy solutions. What's more, we also have a significant stake in the growing wind energy market in Western Europe. We are a dynamic company with an international focus and a social face at the heart of society. Our goal is to make fossil-free living possible within one generation.
The Business Area Wind is responsible for Vattenfall’s Onshore and Offshore Wind as well as other non-hydro Renewable activities like PV/Solar. Our offshore business is amongst the top three players globally and we are currently constructing the world’s first subsidy free offshore site. Our offshore portfolio consists at present of 1,6 GW installed capacity and 2,0 GW, which are under construction or in pre-construction. It is our clear ambition to continue and to even accelerate our strong growth in the future.
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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.

Last updated: 2019-02-13 15:45