Senior Expert Hydropower Environment

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Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 4.5.2021

Your role

We are looking for a Senior Expert to join the Environment team, Hydropower. As a Senior Expert Hydropower Environment you will work with Finnish water and environmental legislation and related European regulation, mainly the Water act and the Water Framework Directive. A solid understanding of those and especially their business impact, is a crucial part of this position. You will analyse and review policy documents and concisely communicate the complex issues. You will also work with hydropower permits. In this position your responsibility is to represent Fortum and hydropower in external collaboration forums on regional, national and EU level. Your expertise will be utilized in developing sustainable hydropower.

Primarily, you will work with experts in the Environment Team with 13 colleagues in Finland and Sweden, responsible for Hydropower Environment and Stakeholder Management. You will also work closely with Public Affairs and Communication. You will report to Head of Environment, Hydro.

Your place of employment for the position can be Espoo or Muhos.


We offer you

Fortum wants to create a safe working place for our employees, contractors and service providers working for us. For us, safety is a sign of professionalism.

This is the start of your meaningful career journey at Fortum. We actively encourage job rotation and development activities across the company with open leadership as our guiding principle. We have a creative, friendly and flexible working environment. Exchange and collaboration with colleagues in Sweden is an integrated part of this role. Travel both within and outside the country occurs.


Your qualifications

Academic degree, preferably in Water Resource Management, Environmental Engineering or Environmental science.

Excellent knowledge on the national implementation of Water Framework Directive as well as of the Water Act.

Robust knowledge of hydrology, river and lake ecology and river flow hydraulics is an advantage.

To be successful in this role you are passionate about energy and hydro power, with professional experience in interest promotion.

Multiyear experience working with ministry level or regional authorities, energy company, consulting company or research institute.

International experience is a merit.

Strong analytical skills as well as excellent people skills.

Excellent written and spoken Finnish. Fluent in English. Swedish is considered an advantage.



Please send your application in English via our recruitment system online no later than May 15, 2021. If you have questions about the position, please contact Susanna Hyrkäs, Environmental Manager Finland, +358401581825,

To be selected for the position, the candidate must go through background clearance and a health examination, including drug testing.

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  • Ilmoitusnumero: 1452298
  • Tehtäväalue: Konsultointi, Laki, Tutkimus ja kehitys
  • Työsuhde: Vakituinen työsuhde
  • Työn tyyppi: Kokopäiväinen
  • Hakuosoite: www-osoite
  • Sijainti: Espoo, Muhos, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa, Uusimaa
  • Lisätietoja antaa: Susanna Hyrkäs, Environmental Manager Finland, +358401581825,