Director Energy Infrastructure Solutions NL

Are you an inspiring leader of our new and scaling business? Do you create success via developing business and people?

Join us to make an impact in a challenging and rewarding role within our Essent Executive Team.

Energie beweegt jou

As Director Energy Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) and Country Head NL, you will lead the triple digit growth with a team of highly committed professionals. You will scale the business and hence, drive the achievements of EIS Mid Term Planning objectives including EBIT, GM, Revenue and Contracted Profit. You are ‘thought leader’ of sustainable energy infrastruc-ture solutions topics, product development and management of existing products, HSSE and construction / operational performance objectives.

The Job

Taking the next step in energy is something that can only be done by working together and taking ownership. You'll drive innovation and solutions for a dynamic market of energy infrastructure solutions, continuously develop your team and strategy, and interface with top management.

We’re looking for team players and go-getters who want to make the Netherlands more sustainable. With strong stakeholder management you recognize yourself in this and in the following:

  • Leading the scale up and the development of the EIS business in the Netherlands (including possible M&A ambitions)
  • Broaden the portfolio from collective cooling / heating solutions towards inte-grated energy solutions (incl. heating/cooling, solar / EV charging )
  • Lead and inspire the EIS Team via the leadership team: Manager Design & Build, the New Business/ Commercial Managers and the Manager Operations.

The main tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Be an inspirational and visionary leader
  • Drive sales - project pipeline, among others by building on your existing network, that contributes to MTP financial objectives
  • Business development, Product development and product management
  • Further shape the EIS organization for scaling : be able to attract, develop and retain talent as well as to lead and motivate people
  • HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment) accountability for EIS
  • Lead interaction with E.ON group EIS team as required on behalf of the NL EIS business
Jij bent Essent

This role is the ideal opportunity for a Director with a vast network in the Dutch heating/cooling, development and build sectors, and experience in a complex technical program driven and international environment.

Furthermore this position requires an individual who can inspirationally lead and manage a team, as well as develop and execute strategies in a dynamic market environment. Strong analytical skills, stakeholder management, technical management, commercial drive and understanding of the Dutch energy market and supplier markets are necessary for success in this role.

Additionally, the ideal candidate should have experience in leading teams, managing change, possess a relevant network in the Dutch industry and have strong communication, influencing and stakeholder management skills.

The formal education / professional experience required for the job include:

  • Academic degree with a profound knowledge and proven track record of sales / operations of (energy) infrastructure solutions (or similar industries)
  • 7 -10 years relevant leadership experience in similar roles including successfully driv-ing and scaling market entries as well as developing new business.
  • International experience in the energy (infrastructure) sector is a pre

The competencies / other qualifications required for the job include:

  • People management skills in scaling up business
  • Assertiveness, tolerance to stress, resilience
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and team building skills to master initial team set-up as well as envisaged integration of M&A target – English is a must, Dutch a clear advantage
Wij bieden jou

We appreciate and value the energy and motivation you put into your work so that we can be the best energy partner for our customers. We offer you (based on 40 hours a week):

  • A job at the number 1 in the Dutch energy sector and part of important European player E.ON. We continue to grow, innovate and develop.
  • A gross monthly salary between € 9.347 and € 15.579, carefully tailored to your level
  • A bonus opportunity of 30%.
  • A gross monthly mobility budget of € 968.
  • 30 holiday days and 8% holiday pay because you have other hobbies besides your work
  • The opportunity to work within a true hybrid model. You decide where you work, every day.
  • Interested in a workation? You can work 20 days a year from another country within Europe
  • A discount on your energy bill and on all products of our service partners (solar pan-els, heat pump, maintenance, etc.)
  • An attractive head office within walking distance of Central Station Den Bosch with amenities such as a good coffee bar, two company restaurants and free fresh fruit
  • As part of the E.ON Group, we also offer you plenty of development opportunities within the other E.ON countries.
  • And last but not least: an environment in which you can really be yourself. For us, all that matters is who you are and what you can do. So feel free to leave out your gen-der, nationality and/or age on your CV

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the energy transition and a sustainable future. Get started as a Director Energy Infrastructure Solutions.

Apply before June 19 to join the Essent team. The first interviews will be held starting in week 25.

Curious about what’s next? Check out the steps for our application process below.

Over de organisatie

As an energy supplier, we help more than 2.5 million customers in the private and business market. With our Essent,, Powerhouse and Vandebron brands and our ser-vice partners throughout the Netherlands, we assist our customers with energy solutions. With more sustainable living and saving energy. We do this with sustainable products such as solar panels, heat pumps and insulation for an energy-efficient home. We also invest heavily in innovative solutions that are part of the energy system of the future, such as hy-drogen and cooling and heating networks. Together with our customers, we take the next step in energy. We are part of major European player E.ON.

Essenters vertellen


  • Stap 1 CV en motivatiebrief beoordeling
    Wij sturen je binnen 2 weken een reactie.
  • Stap 2 Telefonische intake
    De Recruitment Business Partner van de vacature neemt contact met je op en bespreekt de eerste details.
  • Stap 3 Eerste gesprek
    Het eerste gesprek online of op het kantoor van Essent.
  • Stap 4 Online Essent Scan
    We vragen je de Essent Scan te maken zodat we je nog wat beter leren kennen. De scan vormt input voor jouw tweede gesprek met ons.
  • Stap 5 Tweede gesprek
    Het tweede gesprek online of op het kantoor van Essent.
  • Stap 6 Contract aanbod
    Je ontvangt van ons een aanbod en we bespreken dit telefonisch. Wanneer je het aanbod accepteert, ontvang je het definitieve contract. Gefeliciteerd met jouw nieuwe baan bij Essent!
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  • CV en motivatie insturen? Hoe beknopter hoe beter. Wat we graag willen weten?
    • Wie je bent is minstens zo belangrijk als wat je kunt: wie ben je? Benoem karaktereigenschappen, beschrijf wat je doet buiten werktijd!
    • Wij zijn ambitieus en zijn nieuwsgierig: wat zijn jouw ambities, verwachtingen en toekomstplannen?
    • Welke van jouw talenten en kwaliteiten wil je toepassen om een stap verder te zetten in de energietransitie?
  • Op gesprek? Bereid je goed voor!
    • Wie zijn je gesprekspartners en wat wil je vragen over de rol waarvoor je solliciteert én over Essent?
    • Sollicitatiegesprek online? Check de techniek: doen de speakers en de microfoon het? Tip: draag een headset 🎧
    • En tot slot een open deur: zorg voor correcte gegevens en goede bereikbaarheid. We willen je wel tijdig kunnen bereiken natuurlijk!

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