-  Het slimme netwerk waarop hbo‑ en wo‑studenten hun baan of stage vinden.

Het slimme netwerk waarop hbo‑ en wo‑studenten hun baan of stage vinden.

International Trainee - Product Manager - Cost Engineering

Geplaatst 18 sep. 2023
0 tot 1 jaar
Full-time / part-time
Soort opleiding
Engels (Vloeiend)
Nederlands (Vloeiend)
1 maart 2024
15 okt. 2023 00:00

Je carrière begint op

Maak een profiel aan en ontvang slimme aanbevelingen op basis van je gelikete vacatures.

International Trainee Programme

Now you can shape the path towards fossil free living.

We're searching for 16 talented individuals to join us on our journey towards fossil free living. Individuals that challenge the way we think, lead us down new paths and contribute to solving the biggest challenge of humankind – climate change. Is this you?

Become one of our 16 International Trainees at Vattenfall. Each of the trainee positions is unique, linked to a department within a specific business area and a working location. This means that each position has its own specific responsibilities, challenges and matching profile.

Next to your personal development in this unique position you will be enjoying one year of all we have to offer. Your trainee year will be filled with meetups with your international trainee team with likeminded individuals. You will be meeting up virtually to work on assignments and live during four seminar weeks where you will be visiting our power plants and growing your superpowers with a variety of trainings.

Your role as a Trainee - Product Manager - Cost Engineering

You will be part of the LCoE Performance team which is part of the Business Area Wind.

BA Wind is responsible for the development, construction and operation of wind power onshore and offshore as well as other non-hydro renewable activities like solar and batteries. We manage the maintenance, operation and continuous improvement of wind generation assets, safely and with the highest levels of availability and profitability. We also perform the structuring and execution of project partnerships in accordance with overall wind strategy.

The purpose of our LCoE Performance team is to ensure that we at Onshore Wind reach our very ambitious profitability targets to continue being a best-in-class developer across all markets. Our team is split into two main focus areas. One of the areas is Business Intelligence consisting of five Product Managers focusing on cost and value engineering services – you will be located in this team. The second area is LCoE program management consisting of five Program Managers focusing on the implementation of technical and commercial solutions to improve the profitability of our development portfolio. You will work very closely with this group, our colleagues from Market Development, Procurement and Project Delivery.

We are a group of high-performance, energetic and talented people with diverse backgrounds, nationalities, ages, and interests. We value the entrepreneurial mindset, and the scientific basis for solutions and recommendations, and will go the extra mile to help our colleagues. We work to be the “best team to work” in and expect you to take an active part in achieving this.

If you are looking to take responsibility every day, make an impact, and help define the future of the renewable energy landscape, we would love to talk to you!

As International Trainee - Product Manager - Cost Engineering you will take a varied number of key responsibilities. As we are a larger team with varied backgrounds, you should apply if you have experience within some of them. The key responsibilities are:

  • Support asset development projects by providing project-specific CAPEX and OPEX estimates throughout the entire development and procurement phases
  • Develop and implement models and databases to advance our Business Intelligence strategy, optimize processes for data management and digitalization and contribute to improving our data maturity
  • Develop renewable energy plant simulation tools to valuate the impact of different project and portfolio initiatives, and analyse market trends, competitive landscape, and supplier feedback to identify opportunities
  • Finally we expect you to participate in the development of the team and department strategy

Jouw profiel

Who are you?

Whether you want a climate smarter career as an energy specialist, visionary manager, or inspirational project lead in the energy sector, we offer you these possibilities within the Trainee Programme.

For succeeding in this role

You have an analytical mindset and the ability to make sense of complex and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. You can manage uncertainty by operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear. You can apply knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals. You have a structured approach and the ability to plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. You are collaborative and build partnerships to effectively work with others to meet shared objectives. You can openly and comfortably relate with diverse groups of people. You are communicative and can develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Furthermore, you have:

  • A relevant degree in in Engineering, Economics or a similar science
  • An analytical mindset with experience in data analysis and visualization tools, and systems (e.g., Tableau, Power BI, Python, R, SQL, Azure etc.)
  • Interest in working with data and models and making an impact delivering successful business solutions
  • Knowledge of wind energy and/or the energy sector is an advantage
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Self-driven, creative and caring approach
  • Flexibility, proactiveness, generosity, friendliness, empathy, grit and a sense of humor

You are our ideal trainee if you are a recent graduate with an academic degree and have maximum one year of work experience, or you graduate before February 2024. You are fluent in English. Skills in other world languages can be a merit. You are willing to relocate for possible assignments throughout the organization. And of course, you identify yourself with our principles: active, open, positive and safe.


You will be working in the LCoE Performance team in the Onshore Wind Department. The position can be located in Stockholm in Sweden or Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

Extra informatie

Vattenfall International Trainee Programme is the kickstart of your career within Vattenfall. You will have the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills over the course of a year. In the Trainee Programme you will take part in international workshops and site visits during the seminar weeks. You will have the opportunity to work abroad and get a good overview of our entire organization. Each position comes with a competitive salary and an excellent remuneration package. Read more about the elements of the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme here.

At our FAQ site you can find answer to most of the questions regarding the Trainee programme and the selection process.

At Vattenfall you can free your superpowers! We are one of the European market leaders in the generation of renewable energy and are primarily active in Scandinavia, Germany, Denmark, UK and the Netherlands. We take our responsibility seriously and together we are making the change towards fossil freedom. Our goal is to enable a fossil-free living within one generation. We are a dynamic company with an international focus and a social face at the heart of society. Diversity and inclusion is in everything we do, read more about D&I within Vattenfall.

Application process

We welcome your application in English, including resume and motivation letter via the application button on this page. Last day to apply is October 15th. Selection period starts after the application period is closed with online tests followed by interviews in November. An assessment is also part of the recruitment process and will take place in the end of November. The recruitment process will be finalized in December. The last step will be a pre-employment screening. Starting date of the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme will be March 4th, 2024.

We exist to power climate smarter living.
Empowered by our goal, we are determined to enable fossil free living within one generation. To succeed we must, as one of Europe's leading energy companies, be fossil free ourselves. But that’s not enough. That’s why we are looking beyond our own industry, to see where we can really make a difference. Join us on the path towards a fossil free life.

Actief in 8 landen
3.600 medewerkers
60% mannen - 40% vrouwen
Gemiddeld 39 jaar oud

Dit zeggen medewerkers

Eric Tonnaer

Project Engineer Solar

Eric Tonnaer

I’d always been interesting in a career in the energy sector as it is the backbone of society, demand will continue to grow and I also wanted to be involved in the development of an energy system which will enable current and future generations to live in a healthy, safe and sustainable environment.

Anna Musiol

Team Lead BA Markets and Wind IT Service Desk

Anna Musiol

I studied law at university and although I didn’t have any experience in IT, it was an area I had always been interested in. The training I was given before I started work at the IT Service Desk gave me a very good foundation.