Cost Engineer

Soort Contract

Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest electricity generators and producer of heat and operates in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Our strategy is to reduce emissions from power generation with a road map to achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

Vattenfall is now looking for the right person to fill the position as Cost Engineer.

Within Business Unit Onshore Wind, the System Design team is responsible for the specific technical design of all onshore wind projects. The team consists of a few senior engineers in the different areas (WTG/Electrical/Civil) who are responsible for applying those technologies which yield the lowest LEC. As Cost Engineer you will support the engineers in defining the trade-offs of their technical wind farm designs. You will setup the tools needed to model the impact of innovative designs and take ownership of the costs assumptions of the technology applied within the future onshore wind farms of Vattenfall.

Your responsibilities as Cost Engineer
• Translate technical design choices into cost;
• Develop the tools to support business case analyses of technical innovations;
• Own, update and optimize the Assumption databook for onshore wind;
• Provide insight in the trade-off between Capex, Opex and Production;
• Optimize project designs with the aim to reach subsidy free onshore wind.

Your qualifications as Cost Engineer
Our successful candidate has a relevant University degree, with a minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience in the field of Engineering, Procurement and/or Construction. You have a very good command of English, command of German or Dutch is a plus. Experience in the field of Cost Estimating is preferred.

Your personal characteristics and competences:
• Excellent analytical skills;
• Good inter-personal skills;
• Structured worker with ability to structure work of others;
• Self-propelling and a good team player;
• Experience in international cooperation, culturally sensitive;
• Experience in project planning and scheduling is an advantage;
• You enjoy working on international, multidisciplinary projects and are willing to travel.

Our offer
Good remuneration, a challenging and international work environment, and the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development.

The location of this position is Amsterdam. Regular business trips are required.

More information
For more information about the position or the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Kay van Emstede, Senior Recruiter, phone +31615604138 or mail
We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. Last day to apply August 22nd.

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.

Business Area Wind is responsible for Vattenfall’s Onshore and Offshore Wind as well as other non-hydro Renewable activities like solar PV and batteries. Today we develop, construct and operate wind generation in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. In addition, we have a clear strategy to develop our solar PV and battery operations further.

We look forward to your application!