Electrical Offshore Wind Expert

Published: 30 May 2018

Location: Hamburg

Is this you?


You are an experienced electrical expert with deep understanding of internal array cables, offshore substations, grid connection for offshore wind projects and are looking for an outstanding international consultancy that has real impact in transitioning the world to a sustainable, decarbonized energy system. You want to be part of a dynamic and growing team with top notch knowledge and insights in project development, financing, execution and operation.

You like working in interdisciplinary teams on complex problems, driving towards tangible results that make a difference and create value for a wide range of clients. You would like to develop new and innovative services, create long-term client relationships and look forward to going out of your comfort zone.


The company


Established in 1984 with the vision of achieving “sustainable energy for everyone”, Ecofys has become the leading strategic consultancy in renewable energy, energy & carbon efficiency, energy systems & markets as well as energy & climate policies. Ecofys creates smart, effective, practical and sustainable solutions for and with public and corporate clients all over the world. Ecofys has offices in the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, and Belgium where over 200 experts work on solving energy and climate challenges. Since 2016, Ecofys is part of Navigant, a global consultancy firm with a 600-person strong team focused on the energy transition.


The team


This vacancy is situated within the Offshore Wind team. You will be working with colleagues that have practical experience in offshore wind project feasibility, project management, economic analysis, development, design, engineering, fabrication, transport, installation and commissioning, as well as due diligence and quantitative schedule and cost risk assessment. Our offshore wind energy experts advise project developers, utilities, government organisations, financial institutions and OEMs both at a project and strategic level.


The vacancy


We are looking for an experienced electrical expert for offshore wind projects to strengthen our industry leading offshore wind business team in Hamburg. You will lead and work in multidisciplinary project teams depending on the specific requirements of the assignment with a specific focus on electrical aspects. You will be responsible for performing diverse technical, commercial and strategic advisory services for a variety of clients including investors, lenders, utilities and developers. You will contribute to technical discussions and prepare reports and presentations for our clients, and you will actively nurture relationships with them to support acquisition. Internally you will act as subject matter expert and provide support to less experienced team members, as well as support knowledge management, innovation and continual improvement.


Your profile



  • Relevant university degree (Master or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 5 years of working experience in respective electrical positions in a professional environment related to offshore wind energy;


Offshore Wind Skills


  • Good understanding of offshore wind project development, project economics, risks and financing aspects
  • Subject matter expertise in all electrical aspects of an offshore wind farm incl. internal array cables, offshore substations, grid connection.
  • Basic technical expertise in all core areas of an offshore wind farm of benefit 
  • Experience in negotiating and executing respective construction contracts would be beneficial
  • Enthusiastic to develop new service offerings on a project level, but also in the broader energy transition context


Soft Skills

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly, transform them into simple messages and gain the respect of clients and colleagues;
  • Self-starter with the ability to contribute in a high-pressure environment, to deliver high-quality results, to engage in dynamic relationships with clients;
  • Self-driven with the ambition to play a leading role in knowledge development;
  • Proactive and convincing personality who is a team-player, who is self-reflective and eager to learn
  • Willingness to undertake regular business travels     
  • Excellent English language skills. Fluency in another language is beneficial, especially German.

Ecofys is a Navigant company.
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