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A Northland career provides an opportunity to do more, learn more, and grow more. As an international clean and green energy producer, we offer opportunities for co-op students, recent graduates and experienced professionals. Whether you’re just starting out or expanding your career, think about becoming part of our team.

JOB OPENINGS

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Position: Executive Management Assistant Construction (m/f)
Department: Construction Management
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

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Northland Power Europe GmbH, a Northland Power Inc. related company, is currently seeking a motivated and professional individual to fill the position of Executive Management Assistant Construction (m/f) to support the Top Management in Construction in Northland Power Europe GmbH.

NPE GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of Northland Power Inc (“Northland” or NPI) and acts as a European head office for NPI and provides services to NPI’s overseas projects.

NPI is an independent international power producer dedicated to the development, construction, owning and operation of clean and green power projects in North America, Europe, Taiwan and Latin America.

Our facilities produce electricity from clean-burning natural gas and renewable resources such as wind, solar and biomass. Sustainability and the drive for ‘intelligent energy’ drives all efforts at Northland Power. The Company defines ‘intelligent energy’ as the ability to meet present needs without compromising future potential. Northland is committed to maintaining our culture of health and safety, community engagement and respect for the environment moving forward.

Role description:

The Executive Management Assistant Construction will support the management of the Northland Power Construction area on a global basis. Having office locations in Toronto, Hamburg and Taipei, this position may include working on hours outside the time zone of the place of work. The job will consist of some practical administrative tasks and a large portion of larger scope tasks requiring interaction with the greater Northland Power organization. The role will report to the Executive Vice President Construction but will have to work closely together with the Construction Management team.

Tasks to be resolved:
  • Prepare travel expenses reports for the management team
  • Plan and book travels
  • Plan meetings and take minutes of meetings. There will be both internal meetings as well as external meetings with partners, contractors and external stakeholders
  • Plan and prepare larger workshops and events for potential partners and other stakeholders
  • Prepare management presentations, including gathering inputs from relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage the department budget processes and other departmental processes to be developed
  • Be an active sparring partner to the management team in terms of constantly managing and improving the department processes
  • Liaise and create a network with other Northland Power assistants
  • Liaise and build rapport with other departments to support business processes (i.e. IT, HR, Finance, Communications, etc.)
  • Take the responsibility for larger business improving and strategic projects within the Construction department

Some travel activity in the role should be expected and flexibility to work outside normal working hours is required. In the role you will be a key player in the day to day operation of the department and take great responsibility of the continued development of the department. You will be exposed to all parts of the Northland organization and will have to establish a global network. For the right candidate there will be great opportunity for a good career development within the company. The position will be based in Hamburg.

Qualifications:

As a preferred candidate you have worked in an international organization before and speak and write English on a business level. German language would be an advantage but is not a requirement. A thorough understanding of business development, as well as financial and strategic insight would be preferred. If you also have a certain level of technical understanding, it is an advantage. You must be a super user in the Microsoft Office package - especially Power Point and Excel. It is an advantage if you are familiar with Sharepoint Online and Workday (or similar financial management system).

You should be an open-minded person thriving on working in a developing environment where change is the only constant. You should be self-driven and a good networker. You respect deadlines and are not afraid to speak up when needed. You can stand a challenge but are also not afraid of it. Having fun and working hard is part of our everyday life in an open and trusting work environment.

For more information please contact:

Andrea Glückstadt, Human Resources
Northland Power Europe GmbH
Hamburg
Germany

Email: andrea.glueckstadt@northlandpower.com
Telephone: +49 40 4 66 66 62 79

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Location: Hamburg/Oststeinbek, Germany
Position: Contract & Procurement Manager (m/f)
Department: Commercial Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

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Northland Power Europe GmbH, a Northland Power Inc. related company, is currently seeking a highly motivated and professional individual to fill the position as a Contract & Procurement Manager to lead our procurement activities at Northland Power Europe GmbH.

NPE GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of Northland Power Inc (“Northland” or NPI) and acts as a European head office for NPI and provides services to NPI’s overseas projects.

NPI is an independent international power producer dedicated to the development, construction, owning and operation of clean and green power projects in North America, Europe, Taiwan and Latin America.

Our facilities produce electricity from clean-burning natural gas and renewable resources such as wind, solar and biomass. Sustainability and the drive for ‘intelligent energy’ drives all efforts at Northland Power. The Company defines ‘intelligent energy’ as the ability to meet present needs without compromising future potential. Northland is committed to maintaining our culture of health and safety, community engagement and respect for the environment moving forward.

Position Summary:

This role reports functionally to the Commercial Asset Management of Northland Power Europe GmbH and will work for projects as part of a matrix organisation.

It is the intention that the role will take a “cradle to grave” approach to contracts.

More specific the responsibility of the procurement and contract manager is to manage and coordinate all relevant tasks to prepare tenders, initiate and negotiate contracts and actively manage them afterwards. This specifically includes the preparation and handling of potential claims.

The contract manager’s task is to ensure consistent management of all proposals and contracts that includes oversight of the contract management process, as well as development of specific standards for bidding and submission, contract negotiations and document management. The Procurement and Contract Manager requires close collaboration with various departments such as the technical departments, legal and risk & insurance management.

Key Accountabilities:
  • responsible for tendering contracts in close collaboration with the Commercial Asset Management team
  • lead the preparation and evaluation of tenders and contracts
  • Perform appropriate administrative and operational research to support proposal and contract development
  • Conduct contract strategy meetings to identify issues and client requirements, facilitate pricing discussions, and obtain management input on timelines and deliverables
  • Lead and coordinate the tendering and negotiation process in close coordination with the relevant parties
  • Develop and execute negotiation strategies that minimize potential losses and benefit the organization’s financial performance
  • Actively manage the contracts including handling of possible claims and contract renewals
  • Ensure continuous improvement and knowledge sharing is reflected in the contracts
  • Develop standards for procurement and contract management in NPE
Education & Experience:
  • University degree in commercial Law, Business Administration or similar
  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience thereof minimum 2 years in a contract management and or procurement role dealing with service and supply contracts for industrial equipment
  • Ability to systematically analyse complex problems, draw relevant conclusions and implement appropriate solutions
  • Experience in applying organizational standards when developing requests for proposals, negotiating terms and drafting contracts
  • Excellent negotiating and persuasive skills, both in one-on-one and group situations
  • Proficiency in utilizing and interpreting financial models and analyses
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Profound commercial understanding
  • Strong verbal and written skills and ability to convey complex information in a way that others can readily follow
  • Advanced Proficiency in MS Office

If you believe the role is perfect for you, but you do not fit the profile 100%, we are very much looking forward to your application.

For more information please contact:

Andrea Glückstadt, Human Resources
Northland Power Europe GmbH
Hamburg
Germany

Email: andrea.glueckstadt@Northlandpower.com
Telephone: +49 40 4 66 66 62 79

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WHAT NORTHLANDERS VALUE
Since we started in 1987, Northland has focused on sustainability - the ability to build value today, while protecting the future. We work hard to be wise in our investments, safe and efficient in our operations, friendly to our environment and fair in all our dealings.

Our values stem directly from Northland founder James (Jim) Temerty. Jim’s distinguished career as an entrepreneur and philanthropist reflects a history of successful business initiatives balanced with a keen focus on making a positive impact in support of numerous healthcare, educational and cultural initiatives. Northland started out as a small company built on family values and although today the Northland team is over 300 strong – and growing – our values have not changed.

OUR VALUES
  • Safety—Ensuring the health and safety of our people, partners and stakeholders is our top priority
  • Honesty & IntegrityDoing the right thing for all of our collective stakeholders
  • RespectFor ourselves, our partners, our host communities – and the environment
  • CommitmentSeeing a project or challenge through to its successful conclusion
  • Having Fun Feeling passion and enthusiasm for our work drives our efforts
  • Pursuit of ExcellenceStriving to be the best in everything that we do
  • CollaborationListening, sharing and working cooperatively is key to our success
  • CreativityFinding innovative solutions that stimulate positive change and growth
What is it like working at Northland? A retired Northlander shares his experience:

People often think that there are trade-offs in business. Can a company be focused on improving the environmental prospects of the planet and be profitable? In a competitive “dog eat dog” world, can a company maintain its honesty and integrity while still “winning the business”? Can a company grow and keep its original values and spirit?

My last seven years at Northland have shown me that when a company is made up of talented people, with strong principles and character, a great organization can achieve great success without making trade-offs. I’ve come to see and admire Northland as a unique and special company that has proven it can:

  • Be focused on environmental sustainability AND be a financial success story.
  • Be started on a foundation of integrity and honesty AND maintain those values as we’ve grown into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise.
  • Be highly intelligent, solution-driven AND be caring about each other as well as the communities where we operate and develop projects.
  • Be super diligent AND take risks (we just manage them very effectively).
  • Be award winning AND remain humble.
  • Be hard working AND still find time for fun.
  • Become a multinational company AND still feel like a family.

Northland has had an amazing past AND faces a great future because it is an “and” company. For me personally, it has been a privilege to be part of the Northland team.

John Wright,
2015
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