Engineering Manager

27 June 2019

Do you want to be part of building a new European business venture?

Vattenfall is now looking for the right person to fill the position as Engineering Manager at Vattenfall Heat UK within the new Energy Solutions Business Unit. The Business Unit is currently present in Germany, Sweden and the UK and will next expand into the Netherlands, offering decentralised, low carbon energy solutions for B2C and B2B customers.

The UK business is growing successfully in the rapidly developing district and decentralised heat market in the UK.  You will become a member of the fast growing Engineering Team and will play a key role for developing and delivering the technical solution for low carbon heating and cooling networks. In our solutions, heat networks and power networks are integrated and digitalized, generation technology is low and zero carbon, and customers are provided with a high level of service, underpinned by Vattenfall’s long experience in operating decentralized networks across Europe, where we serve 2.2 million heat customers.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop and deliver engineering solutions for large scale district heating and cooling developments (40MW). You will have an exceptional understanding of the good engineering design principles, however in addition will have awareness around commercial issues and have a very good stakeholder management skills. To be successful in this role you will have and experience in delivering design through different project stages. 
What are the responsibilities of the Engineering Manager?

The Engineering Manager will be responsible for the delivery of technical solutions for a large district heating network including HIUs, secondary (in-building) network, heat sub-stations, primary (underground pipe work system) and the energy centre. The Engineering Manager will lead the design process and be responsible for managing external design suppliers, managing design budget and programme and be responsible for all technical decisions made on the project. As a part of this role you will also support the project delivery team and asset and operation team with any technical matters once required.

Working closely with the project team you will be responsible for successful project delivery.

While elements of the design may be carried out by external suppliers, the Engineering Manager will be responsible for the technical solution and engineering execution strategy including design review and approval, involvement in commercial assessment, inputs to commissioning and performance strategy, involvement in procurement and supply chain selection and specification as well as performance review.


Your profile as Engineering Manager

Our successful candidate has a relevant University degree in chemical, mechanical, energy or process engineering, with a minimum of 5-10 years relevant work experience in the field of Engineering, Procurement and Construction.


To be successful you should have the following experience:

To enjoy working with us we believe you need to be/have:


The location of this position is London. 

Our offer
A challenging and international work environment, and the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in an interdisciplinary joint venture team and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer flexibility, respect for work life balance and the opportunity for working in a small, dedicated team with a true international outlook.

More information

At Vattenfall, we are convinced that striving for diversity & inclusion helps building a more attractive, efficient, customer centric and profitable company. Therefore we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, religious belief, gender identity & expression, sexual identity, disability and ethnic background.

For more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Marlies van Heymbeeck, Recruitment, phone +31615604138.
We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. Last day to apply is July, 17th.

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.

Our organisation

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 a sustainable society – people like you!

At Vattenfall, we believe, that the only way to make fossil free living within a generation possible is to power and help manage all energy-aspects of our customers’ lives to create climate smarter living – building by building, district by district, city by city.


We look forward to your application!