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Business Continuity Officer, Vattenfall IT

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Business Continuity Officer, Vattenfall IT

Do you want to monitor and guide Vattenfall IT when it comes to Business Continuity Management while staying on top of the latest digital security trends, technologies, laws and regulations? Do you know the area well, have a pragmatic attitude and like to work in a dynamic international environment? Then you might be the Business Continuity Officer that we are looking for to further strengthen our team. 

Business Continuity is an increasingly important area for Vattenfall, which is facing ambitious digitalization agendas in a time of increasing cyber threats, and regulations. Therefore we are looking for an experienced and ambitious person who is not afraid of asking critical questions, constantly strives for improvement, and is capable of challenging the status quo of how we manage Business Continuity within Vattenfall IT. 

You will report directly to our Head of IT Quality within the CIO Office, but also have reporting duties to IT Management Team and other functions in Vattenfall, e.g. Corporate Security & Resilience.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Contingency Planning – Identify potential Business Interruptions, align safeguards against these interruptions, and implement recovery procedures in the event of a business interruption. Provide documentation and training on Contingency Planning concepts and procedures. 

  • Disaster Recovery – Aid the Disaster Recovery Team in safeguarding data processing operations by identifying potential problem areas and single points of failure that may result in interruptions to critical data processing operations. Work with operational teams to Develop and implement effective and time appropriate Disaster Recovery. Monitor to that Disaster Recovery Plans and Procedures are in place and maintained. 

  • Business Recovery – Develop safeguards and Business Recovery Plans for Vattenfall IT core infrastructure and critical services and functions. Align with Business Continuity stakeholders in the Business to align expectations and capture continuity demands. 

  • Risk Management – Identify and Categorize outage exposures that could cause a business interruption. Ensure that Business and Regulatory Requirements are adhered to and that implemented recovery procedures and contracts are cost justifiable. 

  • Development – Directing or assisting in the development of Business Continuity Plans and Procedures, and providing regular status updates to Vattenfall Group functions.  

  • Administration – Coordinating routine updates to the detailed information supporting the Business Continuity Procedures (e.g., contact lists, personnel assignments, hardware and software specifications, network diagrams, vital records management and inventory lists, off-‐site back-‐up schedules, etc.). Coordinating electronic access to, and hard copy distribution of, the Business Continuity Plans and Procedures. Administering contracts and service agreements with Business Continuity service providers. 

  • Training and Awareness – Ensuring all personnel with specific Business Continuity responsibilities are adequately trained to fulfil their assigned responsibilities.  

  • Total defence planning (Totalförsvarsplanering).

Your profile

As Vattenfall IT Business Continuity Officer you will interact with many stakeholders in the Vattenfall, as an advisor and problem solver, which will require good experience, knowledge, problem solving, and strong communication  skills. We look for people with the following skills 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 

  • Work on both strategic and operational levels. 

  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Good Swedish, German, Dutch language skills are of additional value.  

  • Highly structured and organized, with strong interpersonal skills. 

  • Self-motivated and proactive. 

  • Analytical and problem solving. 

  • Strong documentation skils. 

  • Background in IT and business continuity/risk management. 

Your Background

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience of working with IT systems, networks, and infrastructure to effectively plan for and mitigate potential disruptions. 

  • Experience of working with BCM in an ISMS context, preferably ISO framework. 

  • Strong analytical, organizational, and decision-making skills. 

  • Strong verbal / written communications. Must be able to effectively interface with both management teams and technical teams.  

  • Strong administrative skills, with effectiveness in identifying tasks and managing resources to achieve targets. 

  • Leader and a productive team player 

At Vattenfall, we are convinced that striving for diversity helps building a more profitable, efficient and attractive company. Therefore we seek a harmonious balance of employees in terms of age, religion, gender identity & expression, sexual identity, disability and ethnic background.

Additional information

The location for the position is in Sweden, Stockholm Headquarters. We believe that you have possibility to travel regularly to build international relationships within the team and the relevant stakeholders, e.g. to the main Vattenfall locations like Stockholm, Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Gliwice, or Katowice. 

The scope of the work is Vattenfall IT, which is organized internationally. Employees are located in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and Poland.

Our Offer
Vattenfall is an exciting company to work for and we believe we have a lot to offer 

  • The opportunity to work for a clean energy company that aims for creating fossil free energy within one generation.  

  • A challenging and international work environment and the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. 

  • Work in interdisciplinary teams where you can always count on support from committed and professional colleagues 

  • A professional environment where your knowledge and competence will be appreciated  

  • A healthy work-life balance (smart working) and time to develop your profession 

  • An international and multi-cultural work environment with energetic, motivated colleagues that like to have fun as well! 

We welcome your application in English with CV and Cover Letter, the last day to apply is February 26th 2024.

For more information about the position you are welcome to contact hiring manager Niklas Walter via email For more information about the recruitment process please contact Recruiter Carolina Osterman via email 

Trade Union representatives are Sofi Wadström (Akademikerna), Inger Strandberg (Unionen), Christer Gustafsson (Ledarna), Lennart Bengtsson (SEKO). You canc reach them on 08-739 50 00.

At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to build a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be a good role model regarding diversity. Vattenfall works actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation. Click here for further information. 

The security of Vattenfall and its employees is essential. For that reason, a pre-employment screening will be part of your recruitment process. The screening is based on the role you will fulfill within Vattenfall. The screening will be performed by a third party, Validata. 

Since Vattenfall is a part of the Swedish critical infrastructure, many of our services are security classed. If this position is security classed the final candidates might be subjected to a security vetting process, according to the Swedish legislation. 

We look forward to receiving your application!

About the company

Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat. Our main markets are Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the UK. The Vattenfall Group has approximately 20,000 employees. We have been electrifying industries, powering homes and transforming life through innovation for more than 100 years. We now want to make fossil free living possible within one generation and we are driving the transition to a sustainable energy system.

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