Investment Buyer Renewable Energy Solutions

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  • Support the business with CAPEX projects in renewable energy technologies
  • Develop & present the sourcing strategy, rationale and award criteria of tenders
  • Provide market intelligence and assisting developers on business cases

Why choose for Eneco?

Eneco has the ambition to accelerate the energy transition as one team, one Eneco and you can play a role too. As a member of Eneco's Procurement department and part of a small, diverse, and ambitious Asset Development & Realization (ADR) Team the Investment Buyer will support Eneco's business across the development, realization, and operations of large CAPEX projects for renewable assets. Your focus will beon - amongst others - heat storage, e-boiler and battery projects and you will have the opportunity to grow into large investment projects for example in hydrogen or shorepower.

What you’ll do

The Investment Buyer (IB) supports the (multi disciplinarily) project core- team to create and implement the sourcing strategy and contractual strategy. With the guidance and support of the core-team, the IB should be able to develop and present the sourcing strategy, rationale and award criteria of his/her tenders towards the applicable internal CAPEX review committees and relevant stakeholders from the ADR business units. The IB directly reports to the Category Lead for RES.

Is this about you?

You work together as a team to realize one mission. You are proactive in helping to accelerate the energy transition. You create space to exchange insights and opinions with colleagues and you take responsibility for contributing to the joint plan. In addition, you have:


  • Experience negotiating and managing contracts (EPC / FIDIC is a plus), UAV (GC)/construction contracts.  .
  • Understanding of the renewable energy market, or eager to learn about this rapidly evolving market.
  • Experience with contract tendering and negotiations (strategy, leadership). Preparation, coordination and management of tenders, contract negotiation and contract execution.
  • Excellent spend, claims and variations management in projects.
  • Experience with managing, coordinating, and optimizing commercial interfaces of the project.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Resilience, adaptability in an evolving organizational structure, independency, and leadership.


  • Preference for a project central procurement professional with a  good performance history and passion for renewable energy. 
  • Technical, Legal or Business University degree (MSc., MBA) or equivalent.
  • 2-5 years of contracting and procurement experience (CAPEX/technical/ construction contracts, FIDIC).
  • 2-5 years of hands-on post-award contract management of EPCs or similar contracts is a plus.
  • Team player, "Can do" mentality and capacity to make complex ideas simple are a must.
  • Advanced negotiation skills.
  • Strong understanding of the risks of the contract(s) and the potential legal and financial consequences associated therewith.
  • Suppliers' performance management experience. 
  • Effective communicator with proven ability to collaborate and integrate across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong commercial and analytical skills.
  • Hard working / committed.
  • Leadership, proactive reporting to head of team, good communication skills and sense of adequate escalation.
  • English, but also speaking Dutch is a plus.
  • Able to work in our Rotterdam office, with certain flexibility.
  • Available at reasonably short notice (1-2 months).

You’ll be responsible for

The IB plays a front-line role towards the applicable business units of Eneco and will support primarily the following departments:

  • The Development Department, by providing market intelligence to developers and assisting developers on strengthening business cases for potential projects.
  • The Realization Department, by conducting procurement activities. The IB should be able to initiate, coordinate and manage tenders -ITT, clarifications and qualifications stages, contract negotiations, award, and contract execution- in close collaboration with the development and realization departments, as well as to continue in post-award stages acting as contract manager supporting project managers during the construction of his/her projects. 
  • The Operations Department, by acting as contract manager also supporting asset managers during operations of the assets seeking to maximize the value of the projects.

This is where you’ll work

The Procurement department is responsible for the entire procurement within Eneco, divided into three categories; Professional Services, Asset Operations, IT and Innovation, Solar, Wind & RES.

The Investment Buyer function is part of Solar, Wind & RES.

What we have to offer

Gross year salary of
between €66.000 and €97.000

Including 8% holiday allowance, a good pension and parental leave.

FlexBudget on top of
your gross salary

Have it paid out, use it to buy extra holiday days or save it up for something nice - it's up to you.

Personal and professional growth

Eneco is fully committed to help you in your personal and professional development.

Hybrid working, at home or in the office

You work 40% at the office and 40% at home. The other day you decide what works best for you.

Working at Eneco is for everyone

Our customers are diverse, and so are we. More than 3,000 Eneco-talents ensure an open, pleasant culture in which everyone can grow and thrive. In this way we create the ideal situation for creative insights and innovative solutions. And we can use that to achieve our ambitious mission: to be climate neutral by 2035. You know what the fun is? We can never have enough talent at Eneco. So get in touch and apply. 

Werken bij Eneco is voor iedereen
Samen naar klimaatneutraal

Together towards climate neutrality

Ask a colleague about our joint mission and you will hear it again and again: Eneco wants to be climate neutral by 2035. Everyone works together to realize this ambition. We help customers switch to sustainable energy with good advice and smart, affordable products. We develop wind farms, install large solar roofs and invest in heat networks. We see opportunities everywhere. Are you in?

This is how the application procedure goes

Want to know more about this job function?

Would you like to know more about this vacancy at Eneco? Eva-Marie Kuijper, Category Lead RES, will be happy to answer your questions via 06-22993671.

For more information about the application procedure please contact our recruitment assistants via [email protected]

Applying straight away? Of course you can also apply via our recruitment system. Click on the 'apply' button and send us your CV with motivation. You will receive a response as soon as possible.

An online assessment is part of the selection procedure.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.


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