Senior Offshore Wind Expert

Published: 30 May 2018

Location: Hamburg

Is this you?


You have a passion for offshore wind energy 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 skills rapidly 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, senior offshore wind expert to strengthen and support the further growth of 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 providing senior expertise. 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 provide a leadership role, train and support less experienced team members with guidance, as well as support knowledge management, innovation and continual improvement.


Your profile



  • Relevant university degree (Master or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 7 years of working experience in consulting or project management in a professional environment related to offshore wind energy;
  • Proven track record, industry reputation and network


Offshore Wind Skills

  • Profound industry knowledge and a thorough understanding of offshore wind project development, project economics, risks and financing aspects
  • Basic technical expertise in all core areas of an offshore wind farm, specialization / subject matter expertise (e.g. T&I) of benefit 
  • Experience in negotiating and executing complex construction contracts (EPCI and BoP) 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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