Permit manager/Subproject manager
Luleå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Project manager, construction and facilities
Work model On location
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Company description

Vattenfall is one of Europe's largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat. Our main markets are Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Great Britain. There are approximately 20,000 employees within the Vattenfall Group. We have been electrifying industries, delivering energy to homes and transforming life through innovation for over a hundred years. We now want to make it possible to live fossil-free within a generation and we are driving the transition to a sustainable energy system.

Job description

Vattenfall Vind is in an expansive and exciting growth phase and we look forward to hiring employees for our project development department.

An exciting everyday life - for a fossil-free future

We at Vattenfall work intensively to make Sweden fossil-free within a generation. To reach our goal, we need you who are committed and who want to work with us, which is one of Sweden's largest electricity producers. We offer a workplace characterized by commitment, curiosity, competence, collaboration and high standards. You will work in the department responsible for developing Vattenfall's portfolio of land-based wind power projects in Sweden.

We are now looking for another Permit Manager/Subproject Manager for Umeå or Luleå.

The role Permit manager/Part project manager

The role of Permit Manager/Subproject Manager is central in our wind power projects from the early stages until the park is ready to be put into operation. It is an integrated role where you work both in project form and for the good of the portfolio. You will work closely with the project manager and be active and driving in matters related to decisions related to the permit process, the application and the appeal and you will be part of the projects' core team.

Your role is important to quality-assure the permit process and ensure that it is conducted so that the probability of permits is high while the projects are as profitable as possible. After a legally binding permit, the role involves ensuring permit compliance both in the procurement phase and the construction phase with high quality. You must also contribute from a portfolio perspective, that issues are assessed equally in the projects and that synergies are taken advantage of. You will have a great responsibility for building relationships with various contacts with authorities, interest organizations and other important stakeholders such as Sami villages. You will work closely with environmental lawyers and together with them be responsible for ensuring that the projects do not risk coming into conflict with current legislation. You must also participate in preparations for application procedures and support our environmental lawyer in his work.

The role involves leading the Permits work stream, which, among other things, means leading and controlling the consultants we hire, for example, for inventories, drawing up environmental impact statements and permit compliance. You keep the work together and ensure that cooperation, coordination and control work optimally. You also assist the project manager in budget matters linked to the permit processes. You will also work closely with experienced colleagues in the same role, where you collaborate in permit management and development.

Coordination with other parts of Vattenfall (such as communication and environmental and legal staff functions) will be part of the work.

You will also act as an expert in other matters related to the development of our land-based wind power portfolio in Sweden. This applies both to the development of internal work and also to external relations with stakeholders. This could be, for example, contributing to industry-wide activities and/or advocacy work. In order to cope with the change society is facing, it will be required to actively influence and contribute to new solutions. The permit specialist in this role must therefore participate in finding solutions and contribute to developing proposals for change.

Requirements specification

Competence and experience requirements

  • You must have relevant academic education with a focus on technology, environment, biology or environmental law
  • You have experience of working with tests according to the Environmental Code and general knowledge of how municipalities and county administrative boards work.
  • You must express yourself well in Swedish both in speech and writing, and have good knowledge of English
  • Holds a B license

Particularly meritorious, one or more areas of competence

  • be a project manager or sub-project manager.
  • Experience from working with permit and supervisory issues at authorities.
  • Broad network within authorities and interest organisations.
  • Experience of influence work, process work.
  • In-depth knowledge of the environment, biology or reindeer husbandry or
  • Experience related to power lines or other infrastructure
  • legal analyses.

Personal characteristics

To be successful in the role, you need to have an eye both for the overall picture and the small details, create good collaborations and like to have a lot of contact with both external and internal stakeholders. You are meticulous while having the ability to prioritize and choose the best solution from an overall perspective. You are clear in your communication and you can create trust. As a person, you are positive, see opportunities, solution-oriented and proactive. You are comfortable handling many parallel issues. Our department values ​​working together, effective solutions, honesty, generously sharing information and knowledge.

More information

In addition to helping you shape the smart energy society of the future, we offer you developing and varied work with many contact points. For us at Vattenfall, it is important that work and private life have a good balance, therefore we offer flexibility in work and the possibility to work from home if necessary. We also have a lot of other staff benefits, such as reduced working hours, favorable occupational pension agreements, parental leave supplements and more. Read more about our benefits here.

Location: Umeå, Luleå some travel in the service occurs

Project development land-based wind power Sweden

With increased ambitions, the department responsible for the development of land-based wind power in Sweden has grown as the portfolio has been expanded with more projects. We run projects from the first land negotiation, through i.a. the environmental permit processes, even investment decisions and up to the start of construction for the wind farms.

Why you should work with us!

Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 19,000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people's homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We are determined to enable fossil-free living within one generation. 

To succeed we must become fossil free ourselves. But that's not enough. We are looking beyond our own industry to see where we can really make a difference. Together with our partners, we are taking on the responsibility to find new and sustainable ways to electrify transportation, industries and heating.

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About the employer
At Vattenfall you’ll take part in a bigger challenge: To make it possible to live fossil-free within a generation. We want to show the way to a sustainable future and stimulate a climate smarter life. This requires new perspectives and actual changes. It requires people who want to make a real difference. Join us and power fossil-free living!