Vattenfall will invest 5 billion euros in new wind power farms and other renewable energy production within the next few years. For this reason, another 130 people will be recruited, primarily in commercial and technical positions. The majority of the new projects and sites are located in Denmark, Germany and the UK.
Today, Vattenfall has more than 600 employees working in Business Area Wind and the hiring process for the new positions has already started.
“We are in a very exciting phase in Vattenfall and in the power industry at the moment. The energy transition is already well under way and we need to build up new competencies and recruit new talent to help us achieve our ambitious goals,” says Lamin Faye, Head of HR & HSE for Business Area Wind.
The wind power sector is expanding as a whole and the competition for skilled labour is fierce, a challenge that Lamin Faye is well aware of.
“We are definitely not alone looking for skilled employees, but I believe we have a stronger case than many competitors. Vattenfall is at the forefront in Europe’s energy transition into renewables and, in offshore wind, we are the second biggest developer in the world. We offer an exciting workplace where people can contribute to building the future energy landscape,” say Lamin Faye.
Another advantage for Vattenfall compared to other energy companies may be its Scandinavian origin.
“As a Swedish company we are based on a Scandinavian business culture with a fairly flat and informal culture and organisation. Many people also appreciate the importance we place on work-life balance and the option of flexible working. From previous recruitments we know that in some cases these are factors that make us the employer of choice,” Faye says.
Wind fair in Hamburg an opportunity
Vattenfall is taking part in the international trade fair Wind Energy Hamburg during the last week of September. One reason is to meet new potential employees.
“The wind power business is very international. The Hamburg fair will bring opportunity for our recruiters and managers to have a number of interesting meetings with specialists from all over the world. Hopefully we will meet some of our future colleagues there,” Lamin Faye says.
“In all, Vattenfall’s strengthened focus on renewable energy has a strong power of attraction. People want to work for a company that is serious about the future of renewable energy and has long-term ambitions. And great people make all the difference for us.”
Vattenfall at wind fair in Hamburg