Commercial Project Director (m/f/d)

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wpd has been active since 1996 as a developer and operator of onshore and offshore wind farms as well as solar parks with 3,600 employees in a total of 30 countries. The headquarters are located in Bremen, directly on the Weser River.

Do you want to make a sustainable difference? Do you want to advance the expansion of renewable energies in a growing and sustainable business field? wpd offers you the opportunity to do so.

With us, you can expect a lively environment with committed employees in familiar teams as well as the chance to break new ground and expand your skills.

wpd offshore solutions GmbH is a service provider and specialist in the implementation of offshore wind energy projects.

Become a part of our friendly team at our location in Bremen as a

Commercial Project Director (m/f/d)

Your position

As Commercial Project Director (m/f/d) for one of our execution projects you will be

  • Part of the senior project management team together with the Technical Project Director and will report to the Project Director to run the project efficiently and effectively
  • The “Project Financial Officer” and sparring partner for the Project Director in all commercial matters. As the commercial and financial conscience of the project you are responsible for ensuring that budgets, as well as business case targets are transparent, robust, and are achieved
  • Responsible for the overall commercial performance of the project, coordinating and supervising the project’s commercial functions to achieve all financial goals
  • Implementing adequate monitoring and reporting against financial targets, keep the balance of project budget & timeline vs. risks & opportunities, making sure decisions are taken based on value-contribution
  • Functionally responsible for coordinating the commercial project organisation including the following key areas: procurement, contract management, risk, controlling, claims, legal, project finance, power purchase agreements, valuation, customs, and tax
  • Main point of contact in the project for procurement and contract management during tender and negotiation for guidance, decisions, and escalations (internal, as well as external towards the suppliers)
  • Managing the periodic project (risk) analyses and reports, commercial information sharing and management reporting

Your profile

We are looking for a pro-active and convincing Commercial Project Director (m/f/d). 

  • You have strong commercial experience and proven track record of delivering infrastructure projects (>1bln €), preferably offshore wind in a commercial lead function in an international organisation
  • You have served as an integral part of project management
  • Your command of German and English is strong, both verbally and written
  • As a leader you connect people, accelerate learning and drive innovation
  • You are a highly motivated, communicative, and convincing leader able to focus on both – people and business
  • You have a proven track record in dealing with strategic, highly complex issues, problems and challenges and steer a team into the direction you believe contributes most to the company
  • You act with high integrity and inspire people, enable them to perform at their best – for the benefit of themselves, the project, and the business
  • Having experience in the offshore wind industry is strongly desirable
  • You foster an environment of challenging each other, creating maximum transparency (in e.g., risks, project economics, opportunities) and find solutions to facilitate optimised decision making and value creation
  • You integrate and align all commercial aspects into a common commercial project function
  • You drive the mind-set of an excellent commercial project function to enable all team members to contribute value and do their work efficiently
  • You have strong commercial acumen and demonstrate resilience in this dynamic, complex environment

Our benefits:

  • Open doors, flat hierarchies and room for your own ideas in a friendly, modern working environment
  • Permanent employment in a company that is continuously expanding
  • Trust-based working hours
  • 30 days of vacation, extended with possible unpaid vacation days, birthday off from 1 p.m. onwards
  • Extensive initial training and introduction
  • Further education and training opportunities
  • Company bicycle leasing (business bike) and company fitness (Qualitrain or Hansefit)
  • wpd goes green: our employees actively participate with innovative ideas for climate-conscious work
  • Tram station in front of the building, rental parking incl. e-charging stations
  • Extraordinary company celebrations, team events, sporting events and leisure activities
  • Other employee benefits: capital-forming benefits, subsidized company pension plan, bonus for employees who recruit employees
  • And lots of fun at work with the kind colleagues at wpd

Did we pique your interest? If so, we look forward to receiving your application to join our team!

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