Paralegal Nordic, Central Controlling at Vattenfall Wind

Stockholm (Solna)

Business Area Wind is responsible for Vattenfall’s Onshore and Offshore Wind as well as other non-hydro Renewable activities like PV/Solar. 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 operations further.
The purpose of Central Controlling is to provide the Vice President of Business Control and the BA Wind MT insight in BA Wind’s performance to drive excellent business decisions for BA Wind’s product lines and Legal Entities.Central Controlling has to ensure proper and consistent controlling processes across the Business Units and governance for Legal Entities.
Paralegal at BA Wind Nordics
Vattenfall is now looking for the right person to fill the position as paralegal at BA Wind, ensuring compliance of our legal entities in the Nordics, currently Sweden and Denmark. In your role you are to establish and maintain stable, pragmatic and harmonised governance processes for all legal entities, enabling all colleagues to do their work as effectively as possible.
In the Nordics BA Wind has 25+ legal entities operating ~800 MW of On- & Offshore Wind. Additionally Vattenfall recently approved the investment for the Blakliden/Fäbodberget windfarm adding a unique project to the Swedish portfolio. Not only will it be one of the largest Onshore wind projects ever constructed in Sweden, also the project set-up will bring new challenges in the governance of our legal entities as Vattenfall has a minority ownership in the project. Additionally in Denmark various activities are ongoing, with construction for the Horns Rev 3 project well under way, as well as won tenders for Kriegers Flak & Danish Nearshore projects adding another 0.9 GW capacity by 2021.
In the other countries BA Wind is active, a number of employees are supporting the governance processes from various departments and your role will also include supporting in establishing a sound governance framework across BA Wind, making sure that we work across countries in a harmonized and pragmatic way.
Main tasks & responsibilities:
• Legal administration (“legal office”)
o Ensuring compliance of our legal entities to laws and regulations
o Taking the lead on day-to-day governance activities (e.g. preparing & minuting shareholder meetings & resolutions, drafting power of attorneys, handling registrations to the company register, collecting signatures from authorised signatories etc.)
o Ensuring that legal records are kept in good order
o Advisory role towards business relating to legal governance matters, e.g. establishment of new legal entities, assignment of directorship, funding structure
• Statutory compliance
o Maintaining overview of directors, powers of attorneys, financial mandates and system authorisations of all legal entities in Sweden & Denmark and revise when required
o In cooperation with the Legal department, supporting in training of directors regarding their duties, responsibilities, relevant laws, etc.
o Ensuring compliance to internal regulations of our Nordic employees (e.g. Vattenfall Integrity Training, Code of Conduct)
• Financial governance for Legal Entities
o Ensuring compliant funding structure for all BA Wind legal entities in the Nordics, according to Vattenfall policy
o Close cooperation with Finance functions to coordinate various financial processes (e.g. guarantees (e.g. PCG, Escrow), changes in share capital, asset transfers)
What we are looking for
 • You have a bachelor degree (or equal) in business law, business economics or similar and have relevant work experience in governance of legal entities
• Your command of Swedish and English is strong, both verbally and written. Danish is an advantage.
• You like to pay attention to details without losing the bigger picture
• Experienced with stakeholder management and strong networker
• Able to clearly communicate and engage stakeholders (verbal and written)
• Good coordination and administrative skills
• Cooperative & pro-active team player
The location of this position is Solna. Regular business trips are required.
Process and time line
We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. Last day to apply 30 Sep 2018.
For more information about the position you are welcome to contact Director of Central Controlling in BA Wind Ruben van Bavel, +31 6501 26 296. For more information about the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact Anneli Jarlsheim +46 72-585 28 76
Trade union representatives in Sweden: Inger Strandberg (Unionen), Christer Gustafsson (Ledarna),Tanja Cesar (Akademikerna) and Juha Siipilehto (Seko). To get in contact with the representatives, please call Vattenfall switchboard +46 8 739 50 00
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.
At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to build a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be good role model regarding diversity. Vattenfall works actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation.