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Over de functie

Are you up for powering the future by leading security & compliance towards digital excellence? Are you ready to foster strong cybersecurity and collaborative leadership in Vattenfall's digital transition?

The Digital Engineering arm of Project Delivery & Engineering stands at the forefront of working towards a fossil-free future. We are dedicated to executing major global infrastructure projects, navigating a dynamic and challenging environment to guarantee safety, promptness, quality, and budget compliance.

Within our Digital Engineering division, we specialise in delivering and integrating digital solutions aimed at facilitating renewable energy production and ensuring dependable operations. As the primary provider of digital solutions within the Business Unit Offshore Wind, we oversee the whole value chain, from bid acquisition to asset construction and operation. Our focus lies on Operational Technology (OT) and IT, harnessing control and analytic modelling synergies to optimise engineering design through comprehensive data integration.

Cybersecurity remains paramount across our portfolio within BU Offshore Wind and other BA Wind business units, as we uphold the grand standards in this regard.

Presently, we seek a seasoned professional to assume the role of Head of Security and compliance section within the esteemed Digital Engineering Leadership team.

Be in your element with BA Wind

Our wind, solar and batteries business offers a unique opportunity to be in your element working to help harness the forces which will take us to fossil freedom.

As part of BA Wind you will play a key role in one of the most exciting pipelines in the industry with 24GW of capacity stretching out more than a decade ahead across our key European markets.

You won’t only be involved in developing projects but pioneering cutting-edge innovation, new business models and ways of working with communities and the environment. Working as part of a leading European utility also means you could be helping a growing number of major businesses and brands achieve their own sustainability goals through partnerships.

Jouw profiel

Your role / what will you do?

As the leader overseeing the security and compliance team WO-PDC, you'll manage a dedicated team with a consolidated responsibility to perform cybersecurity risk assessments, identify security risks, implementing security controls and ensure embedded cybersecurity and compliance through regular audits. Your role extends to training employees on cybersecurity best practices and developing disaster recovery plans, establishing a robust first line of defence. In this capacity, you'll consolidate specialists and Technical Authorities and creating clear ownership of Employer Requirements. Your leadership will provide a value-driven business focus, leveraging feasible and innovative technology to balance risks and opportunities, enabling the strategy of BA Wind.

Your key objectives include increasing the focus on security and compliance, fostering innovation, and building stakeholder confidence. You will be responsible for safeguarding digital products and ensuring their integrity, reliability, and compliance. As a strategic leader, you will drive the development and implementation of a compliant technical framework, promoting clear governance and a culture of security and compliance within BA Wind.

Utilizing your extensive experience in cybersecurity, digital infrastructure, you'll lead initiatives to enhance the security and resilience of our digital solutions. Your initial focus will be on cultivating robust internal collaboration and championing cross-functional teams for a cohesive approach. Your strategic acumen and leadership competencies will be crucial in aligning managers and individual team members to foster a shared vision and collaborative culture.

You will also strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders within Vattenfall IT and our BA, enhancing operational efficiency and product delivery through agile methodologies. As a strategic and people-oriented leader, your expertise in cybersecurity and sustainable value creation will drive your commitment to digital transformation and resilience.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Increased focus on security and compliance
  • Fostering innovation and stakeholder confidence
  • Safeguarding Digital infrastructure and products by ensuring the integrity, reliability and compliance
  • 1st line of defence
  • Ensure the technical framework to be compliant
  • Clear governance
  • Ensure implementation of controls
  • Promoting a culture of security and compliance within Business Area Wind is vital
  • Embedded security focus

Your profile / who are you?

In our pursuit of the perfect fit for this role, we are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated skills in navigating strategic, highly complex issues, problems, and challenges. We value individuals who can adeptly translate technical challenges into economic impact. The selected candidate will play a pivotal role in leveraging their strategic acumen to drive meaningful economic outcomes through innovative problem-solving approaches, contributing to the success of the organisation.

As our Head of Security & Compliance, you will bring:

  • Ability to build strong relationships to influence the agenda also without formal authority.
  • You have an engineering university degree (M.Sc. or PhD) with a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience including experience in leadership.
  • Compliance and regulatory knowledge
  • Experienced in leadership
  • You command English in both verbal and written form.
  • You possess a positive mindset and see opportunities with a “glass half full” approach to your work.
  • You are highly motivated and communicative with enthusiasm and can be a role model for our technical specialist.
  • Thriving leadership in turbulent times
  • Business understanding and a commercial mindset.
  • Experience with renewable energy technologies and surveillance
  • Ability to work in large and detailed


Why not start your journey to working for fossil freedom by applying now? We look forward to receiving your application!

Location Kolding, Denmark - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Hamburg, Germany

Due to the holiday period, we will not review applications before 05.08.2024

Extra informatie

Our offer

Looking for a career with growth?

Looking for a role where your superpowers can be leveraged to the maximum and with limitless opportunities for growth?

The scale and ambition of our wind, battery and solar business means you can really find your element with us. We’ll also provide you with all the learning and development you need to expand your horizons.

We strive to be the best place to work in the industry with highly competitive pay and conditions and an open, supportive culture. A commitment to a healthy work-life balance aims to ensure everyone plays to their strengths, whatever their background and experiences.

You will be part of a growing team of 1,700+ colleagues from 50+ nationalities where our positive approach to diversity is reflected in the fact that more than a quarter of staff are women.

More Information

For more information about the position you are welcome to contact hiring manager Pia Køcks, For more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact our recruiter Christian Pathuel,

We welcome your application in English no later than 05.08.2024. We kindly request that you do not send applications by any means other than via our website.

At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to building a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be a 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. Click here for further information.

The security of Vattenfall and its employees is essential. For that reason, a pre-employment screening will be part of your recruitment process. The screening is based on the role you will fulfill within Vattenfall and will be performed by a third party, Validata.

Since Vattenfall is a part of the Swedish critical infrastructure, many of our services are security classed. If this position is security classified the final candidates might be subject to a security vetting process, according to Swedish legislation.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Over ons

Vattenfall is a leading European energy company driving the transition to a sustainable energy system. We have been electrifying industries, powering homes and transforming life through innovation for more than 100 years and now have a mission of working for fossil freedom. We employ around 21 000 people mostly in our core markets in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the UK.

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