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Do you have a green business mindset, a cool stomach for handling clients and projects, but a warm heart for leading others?
We are looking for a leader to our production and distribution section within district energy. You will have the joy of leading 20 committed and engaged employees, the seniority ranges from graduates to leading specialists and project managers. You have experience in personnel management, and you enjoy being in a company that prioritizes customer and project care. You thrive in open and honest communication and developing simple solutions to complex problems, you can inspire and develop people as well as ensuring high engagement in the workplace - you view the success of your employees as your primary goal.

Most importantly, you have the desire and abilities to be part of a collaborative workplace characterized by a high team spirit and knowledge sharing. You value an open and welcoming culture, which enables employees to plan their work so the daily life fits together. We are thrilled to have contributed to some of Denmark’s most significant projects in district energy, e.g., the expansion of TVIS' transmission system and 200 MW district cooling for industry in Kalundborg.

Your key activities will be: 

  • Engaging in the development and implementation of the department's strategy, action, and growth plan
  • Coaching of section employees, individual development plans, and performance feedback
  • Recruitment and onboarding of new employees
  • Initiatives that create a good working environment for yourself and your colleagues 
  • Contributing to project execution.

Are you truly enthusiastic about district energy solutions, sustainability and people?
Like us, you believe that succesful leadership comes from setting a clear and meaningful direction for your team and supporting them in taking ownership of their work. You always delegate responsibility and ensure an open and safe dialogue, and you coach your people to achieve their aspirations through constructive, fact-based feedback. Attracting and nurturing a diverse group of high-potential team members is at the top of your agenda, as is creating an inclusive, caring and trusting culture in your team.

We would be thrilled to hear from applicants who have the following: 

  • An engineering degree and experience in managing or delivering energy/district heating projects
  • Broad theoretical and practical knowledge from the energy or district heating sector in Denmark and perhaps also internationally
  • Good skills in personnel and team management
  • Professional communication skills in Danish and English.

A place to work and so much more
At COWI, we work together with our customers to shape a sustainable and liveable world. We do it by applying our knowledge and curiosity – and sometimes even our courage – to create the solutions the world needs today to enable a better tomorrow. That is why we say no to fossil-based projects and aspire to have 100 per cent of our revenue come from activities that move our customers towards sustainability. 

We value differences and development and cultivate an environment of belonging and having fun. Because that is what brings out the best in you, at work and at home. 

With offices primarily located in Scandinavia, the UK, North America and India, we are currently 7,300 people who bring their expertise in engineering, architecture, energy and environment into play.

What we also offer:

  • Internal mobility programme to support you in exploring new opportunities in COWI
  • An active forum for project and design managers
  • COWI Academy, our learning platform packed with quality courses in different disciplines
  • Leadership course, to develop you as a leader of others.

Got more questions?
If you have any unanswered questions about the role or what we have to offer, please reach out to Niels Frank, Vice President for District Energy, at +45 4176 7818. Niels was recently promoted from this Head of Section role we now advertise to Vice President.

You are also welcome to contact Kirstine Pape Stensgaard, Head of Section, at +45 5640 8109, she Is heading the other district energy section in Aarhus and will be a close sparring partner to you.

Get to know us even better at our website,, where you can learn more about our projects, our strategy, what we want to achieve and what life is like at COWI.

COWI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, COWI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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