How can we ensure 24/7 electricity for our customers? Together with us you will learn how we make this happen!
 
Fossil Free within one generation – we are looking for bright minds to make this happen! Are you interested in Energy sourcing and trading, but want to also have a deeper insight on what is driving the related business? Join the world of Energy Trading and Risk Management!
 
For our office in Amsterdam we are looking for top talents (m/f/d) to join the Transaction and Position Management team in the Operations department of BA Markets.
 
Have you always wanted to experience working in the centre of an international company? Do you have strong analytics skills and an eye for improvement potential? Then our team is looking for you!
 
Your workplace
For our office in Amsterdam we are looking for an enthusiastic Intern for the duration of at least 5 months within our Transaction & Position Management Team. You can start directly if that fits your schedule.
 
The department Transaction & Position Management is responsible for the processes and systems that manage the Sales and Asset Positions in the Trade system. This includes booking the long term forecast of the sales position into the trading system and processing the measurement data from the grid operators . The team consists of 12 qualified people spread between the locations Amsterdam and Hamburg.
 
The department Transaction & Position Management is part of the Business Area Markets. Markets is the location where all asset optimisation and trading activities are centralised for the Vattenfall Group. We are located in multiple sites in Europe with more than 500 professionals in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark. We trade the full range of energy commodities such as electricity, gas, oil, coal, freight and emissions and take responsibility for a diversified sourcing of power, fuels and carbon credits. We optimize and hedge Vattenfall’s generation assets in order to manage risk efficiently and optimize the portfolio value.

Main tasks and responsibilities
As an intern you will be become part of our international team and will work on topics to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the team. At this moment there are multiple assignments possible in the team, which are further described below. In all assignments you will be guided by either the team manager or a senior analyst.
 
1. Automatize operational shift using Robotic Process Automation
The majority of the operational work in the team is centralized in what we call the operational shift. All tasks in this shift are repetitive, stable and fully documented, but are still done using human interaction due to various reasons such as sanity check, system interaction, etc. In 2017 we started an initiative to introduce Robotic Process Automation (RPA) into the team, meaning to replace manual repetitive work by automated solutions. The goal of this assignment is to research the potential of RPA in the team and to build the software based robotic processes with the aim to fully automatize our operational shift.
 
2. Process optimization
We are heavy users of processes, systems, workflows, etc, and while many of those have been used for years and have been subject for improvement, there are many gains still possible. We are actively seeking for someone with a fresh and critical view, who will not accept that a process runs in a way because “that’s how it’s always been done”. We are used to our processes, and also used to the flaws in it, but you are not. Your task will be to critically look through all processes in the team and suggest and implement changes and improvements.
 
3. Your idea!
Do you get enthusiastic about the introduction, but do feel like any of the assignments are a perfect fit for you? Do you see an interesting opportunity for an assignment in our team? Do you have a good idea which can help us? Then feel free to approach us with your idea and convince us to get you on board!
 
Check our Internship Digital training program design / Power BI report migration for other project ideas!
 
Requirements
We are looking for highly motivated, curious and driven student to join our team. Your profile should look similar to the following:
  • Living and studying in the Netherlands – you have to be registered at a Dutch educational institution
  • Fluent in English;
  • Relevant quantitative Masters discipline: econometrics, mathematics, physics or similar;
  • Relevant software knowledge (Excel, programming skills are beneficial);
  • Good communication skills;
  • Able to work independently but assertive to ask for help;
  • Pro-active attitude with a drive to improve.
The team is highly diverse with a healthy balance in gender, background and nationality. Do you like to work in a diverse and international team and recognize yourself in the profile above, then don’t hesitate and apply for an internship!
 
Our offer
If you do an internship you will be part of the internship network ‘Voltage’. Every two months we organize an activity for our interns in the whole company. For example: application training, LinkedIn training, lunches and excursions (e.g. to The Vattenfall Solar Team, Power plant). There are also monthly sports, cultural and social activities from the MegaWatt network (this is the young employees network at Vattenfall) you can join. These are all moments to do sparring with each other about your different experiences within the company and hear more about the organization. It’s also good for your network!
 
About us
At Vattenfall, you can really make a difference. A new, sustainable world with clean energy for everyone – that’s your mission. And if it’s about the future of energy, you think global. For you, innovation has no limits. Together we discover renewable energy solutions. That is why you want to work with people who inspire and challenge you to get the best out of yourself. You are looking for an environment where you can make this mission become a reality.
 
We are one of the European market leaders in the generation of renewable energy and are primarily active in Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands. What’s more, we also have a significant stake in the growing wind energy market in Western Europe. We are a dynamic company with an international focus and a social face at the heart of society. A company where you are part of an enthusiastic team that delivers tailor-made services to our customers.
 
More information
For more information you can contact our recruiter Olena Sorkina. To apply please submit your CV and motivation letter through the application button on our website.
 
Location: Amsterdam