Head of Operational Control Centre


Company Description

Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 20 000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernized our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. To be able to reach this ambitious goal we are looking for talented individuals who, in addition to their passion for their own role, also have strong team spirit and want to contribute to supporting a meaningful corporate mission. 

BA Wind is responsible for the development, construction and operation of wind power onshore and offshore as well as other non-hydro renewable activities like solar and batteries. We manage the maintenance, operation and continuous improvement of wind generation assets, safely and with the highest levels of availability and profitability. We also perform the structuring and execution of project partnerships in accordance with our overall wind strategy.

Business Unit Offshore is responsible to manage and operate all Offshore wind parks as well as Offshore wind projects with regards to development, construction and execution within the Region Continental/UK.


Job Description

Join our journey towards Fossil Free Living within one generation!

The Operational Control Center is part of Vattenfall’s Business Unit Wind, Offshore, Generation. The Operational Control Center monitors Vattenfall’s more than 1.100 turbines and is leading within support for all Vattenfall’s sites within turbine surveillance, high voltage control and marine coordination. As the central point of contact for our sites 24/7/365 we contribute with a safe and value creating service guaranteeing the highest possible availability for our sites.

We are now looking for a Head of Operational Control Centre. The Operational Control Centre is divided into 3 teams with each their manager; Surveillance Centre, The Marine Coordination Centre and the HV Control Room. The Head of the Operational Control Centre and his/her team, are the single point of contact for our sites regarding Surveillance, Marine Coordination and High Voltage monitoring and control as well as Emergency and crisis management.

Your tasks and responsibilities as Head of Operational Control Centre

You have a clear feeling of “sense of urgency” as we work in a fast-paced environment and like to drive and handle change. You have the courage to think differently, seeing opportunities rather than problems. If it comes natural to you to be a confident leader who engage, develop and grow your team this is a role for you!

You are responsive and humble as well as a decision maker. Networking is also an important part of the job why this is something you enjoy and have great skills in.

Key responsibilities

The Head of Operational Control Centre manages the following key responsibilities:


  • Marine coordination for Offshore O&M sites and construction projects;
  • Emergency response coordination and harmonization for Offshore by MCC;
  • Monitoring and controlling of the WTGs for Offshore and Onshore sites;
  • Monitoring and controlling of High voltage equipment for Offshore and Onshore sites;
  • Emergency response coordination and harmonization for Onshore by SC;
  • Take Product Ownership to develop requirement for modern monitoring and controlling tools for the Operational Control Centre in close cooperation with our Digital Engineering teams and Operations;
  • Proactively interact with our sites to share know how and best practice and optimize their performance for all Vattenfall’s onshore and offshore sites;
  • Support to future business areas like Hydrogen production / Power to X in terms of monitoring.
  • Take the role as Crisis Manager OCC, according to defined business and national procedures.
  • OCC (SC) act as Single Point of Contact towards BA Market for BA Wind
  • Provide input and make decisions regarding content in Employers Requirements for new windfarms regarding Control & Monitoring from OCC.;
  • Ensure Compliance with the DA National Joint Preparedness legislation for the Energy sector.


Required education and experience

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in a relevant field (is desirable);
  • At least 5 years of experience from working a similar position in the energy sector or a technical industry. Offshore/onshore wind knowledge from a development, project or O&M role is desired;
  • Experienced in technical, operation and maintenance are necessary and experience from Leading change in large international organizations is considered as an advantage;
  • Experience with leading leaders is considered as an advantage;
  • Fluent English language;
  • Persuasive communication skills, comfortable at presenting, building relationships and influencing others, while working effectively across diverse cultures and geographical locations (and Danish authorities)
  • Good computer skills and previous experience with SAP and Electrical knowledge are beneficial in this role.

As a person you are structured, independent and result oriented. You have superior interpersonal skills and are a natural leader. We are looking for a person that has the ability to simplify complexity yet is flexible enough to find the best ways forward. You are a team player who actively engages people by asking, sharing, helping or asking for help. You are also pro-active, transparent, performance and results oriented. Sound communication skills and ability to travel is a must.


Additional Information

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 for this role is flexible across Vattenfall’s main office (London, Stockholm, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Kolding and  Esbjerg, Denmark. However, please be aware the team is based in DK and it will be needed to be in the Esbjerg office on a weekly basis.

More information

For more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Jette Ingeberg +45 22 57 07 51 

We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page.

Pre employment screening is part of the recruitment process, and the position requires a security clearance

 Due to GDPR regulations, we kindly request that you only apply via our website. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to process applications that are not made via our website.

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.

We look forward to receiving your application!





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