Vattenfall, a Swedish energy company working toward a renewable energy system, says that it will create 130 new jobs in its wind business area to be filled within the next 12 months and that it is investing EUR 5 billion in the expansion of wind and other renewable energy production.
According to the company, offshore projects, such as Sandbank in Germany, Aberdeen in the U.K. or Horns Rev 3 in Denmark, as well as the company’s first large-scale solar project in connection with an onshore wind farm, are visible elements of Vattenfall’s ambition to expand the wind capacity every year by 400 MW to 600 MW.
Vattenfall says it has already begun the hiring process for the new positions, which cover commercial and technical areas. More than 600 employees are currently working in renewable energy projects within the company’s wind business area.
“The energy transition is already well under way, and we need to build up new competencies and recruit new talent to help us achieve our ambitious goals. Vattenfall has over 100 years of experience in the energy business and is at the forefront in Europe’s energy transition into renewables, especially in offshore wind,” said Lamin Faye, head of human resources and health, safety and environment for Vattenfall’s wind business division.
Vattenfall is especially looking for specialists in areas such as commercial, engineering, project management or site operations.