Responsible for environmental permits and properties
Umeå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Environmental engineer/Environmental protection engineer
Work model On location
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Company description

Vattenfall Vattenkraft is responsible for Vattenfall's 90 hydropower plants and approx. 300 dams in the Nordic region. We are approximately 500 employees in Sweden and Finland with headquarters in Luleå. Hydropower's renewable electricity production is a prerequisite for creating a climate-smart and fossil-free society where we play an important role as an enabler for the sustainable energy system of the future. Our production corresponds to approx. 25% of Sweden's total electricity needs. In order to deliver high availability in our production, we need to constantly challenge ourselves, develop our working methods and take advantage of digital opportunities. You become an important part of that work!

Job description

The Environment Department is part of Vattenfall Vattenkraft's Technology Unit , which, among other things, is responsible for Vattenfall Vattenkraft's technology management, dam safety, permit and environmental issues and plant management.

The Environment Department ensures the environmental work within Vattenfall Vattenkraft through management, follow-up and guidance. The department manages the company's properties and the obligations that follow from permit decisions. We also provide Vattenfall's power plants with so-called "modern environmental conditions" by reviewing these over a 20-year period according to the so-called "National Plan (NAP). Works to implement measures to promote biological diversity in regulated waters.

Some of our upcoming challenges are hydropower's extensive facility investments and dam safety and environmental measures, as a consequence of climate change, the EU's framework directive for water and reexamination of hydropower's environmental conditions according to the national plan (NAP) where sustainability issues are in focus.

Now we are looking for someone responsible for environmental permits and properties for Luleå or Umeå

In this position, you will work with permit and environmental issues and self-monitoring related to permits for hydropower and dam facilities in the Umeälven but also in other rivers when the need arises. The position also entails responsibility for the sustainable management of the hydropower's properties.

Examples of your areas of responsibility and tasks:

  • Permit issues when renewing power plants and dams
  • Participate in the work on hydropower's modern environmental conditions (NAP)
  • Management and self-control of given permits according to water judgments
  • Authority contacts and dialogues with stakeholders
  • Handling of planning, building permit and urban development matters
  • Land issues linked to permit processes according to the Environmental Code
  • Management of properties, for example management of maintenance obligations arising from water judgments
  • Contract matters, transfers, rights of use as well as claims settlement and compensation matters.

Requirement specification

We are looking for you who have a master's degree in, for example, energy and the environment, civil engineering, land surveying, road and water, energy or the environment, or you have another post-secondary education that the employer deems equivalent.

You have at least five years' experience of working in the area of ​​environmental permits and/or real estate and a genuine interest in environmental and real estate legal issues. It is advantageous if you have worked with hydropower and water legal issues according to the Environmental Code.

You are used to working independently, strategically and goal-oriented. The role involves a number of different contacts both within the group and externally. In cooperation with others, you are responsive, clear, trustworthy and interested in creating good relationships. You have good IT skills, GIS skills are a plus. You speak and write Swedish and English and have a B driving licence. Travel in the service is common.

More information


Luleå or Umeå.

More information

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact recruiting manager Richard Holmgren on 070-5977175

Union contact persons are Anneli Jönsson Leaders, Samuel Jernlif Unionen, Magnus Nilsson Academics and Anders Karlström SEKO. All can be reached via Vattenfall's switchboard, 08-739 50 00.

Develop your climate-smart career with us, welcome with your application!

To realize the goal of a fossil-free life, we need to make use of different perspectives, experiences and skills. We need thinkers, creators, developers, problem solvers and a wide range of other roles with one thing in common - that everyone contributes their unique talent and unleashes their superpowers in the team. We work towards our common goal in a first-class work environment where everyone should feel equal and included.

Welcome with your application via our advertisement on Vattenfall's career pages no later than March 5, 2024 . Selection and interviews may take place continuously, so please apply as soon as you can. If you have questions, contact recruiter Andreas Nordgren, 070-002 67 97.

We are convinced that diversity enriches, and therefore work continuously for equality and inclusion in our workplace. Please read more about our work in diversity and inclusion

Vattenfall Vattenkraft is part of Sweden's socially critical infrastructure, thus many of our services are safety-classified. If the position you are applying for is security classified, in accordance with the Security Protection Act, a security interview and record check will be carried out before employment.

We make the green transition possible

Please read more about us and /hydro_nordic_sustainability report_2022.pdf

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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Application due date 2024-03-06
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!