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Head of Deployment Management Europe


Job description

The Company – Milence

Established in July 2022, we are dedicated to making the future of road transport fossil-free. By building and managing reliable and secure high-performance charging solutions, our mission is to support and accelerate the transition to zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles in Europe. The team is working quickly to scale up operations and network deployment.

As a fast-growing company, we want to build diverse teams who are dedicated to our vision: a world of fossil-free transport, which will go on to combat climate change.

With a focus on sustainable growth and the best possible collaboration among all stakeholders, we are looking for colleagues eager to make an impact and ready to support and accelerate the zero-emission future of road transport in Europe.

While our Dutch offices are in Amsterdam and Arnhem, our focus is distinctly pan-European and our team is growing throughout the continent.

The Department

The Operations Department is responsible for a timely and effective network roll-out and the performance of Milence's charging infrastructure across Europe. The key to this roll-out is ensuring a safe, secure, and reliable way of working and standardized roll-out procedures with selected partners in each country.

In addition, operations must ensure timely permits, procurement of contracted goods and services, necessary grid connections and sustainable energy.

Operations are also responsible for ‘uptime’, as well for the Network Operating Centre; this includes a customer contact centre and the management and maintenance of all civil and electrical engineering assets required to operate the charging infrastructure, as well as other assets such as security solutions, power distribution, washroom facilities and Wi-Fi access.

The Job

You will be leading the Deployment (Project Management) for all sites across Europe and all Deployment Managers/Site Realization Project Managers will report to you. Deployment Management includes the acquiring of permits, securing grid connections, civil works and construction and the team is responsible for the project until the site is operational.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Leading the team of Deployment Managers/ Project Managers throughout Europe including People Leadership, coach & recognize, manage performance & engagement and drive competency development and growth
  • Building processes and programs needed to create a highly professional organization that operates flawlessly internally and externally
  • Overall deployment planning (milestones/activities), including overall scope and budget planning for all sites.
  • Managing and overseeing the overall delivery of the charging sites, including installation design, construction drawings, acquiring necessary permits and grid connection.
  • Managing overall external relationships and arrangements with contractors to ensure the quality and safety standards are met.
  • Continuously evaluating project deliverables and performance with relevant stakeholders.
  • Manage ongoing relationships with key Milence teams (e.g. asset management, engineering, SHEQ).

As part of a brand-new start-up, you have the opportunity to work with us to define your role and shape your position within the company.

The job will be based in the Netherlands and frequent travel will be required for success.

You report to the Operations Lead / Chief Operating Officer.

Job requirements

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with at least 5 years of experience in a similar position including pan European experience with EPC contracting, grid companies, the organization of country energy systems, large infrastructure projects, vendor management and cross country team leadership.

You feel comfortable with highly complex (electro)technical installation projects.

Your English is excellent (and if you do not speak Dutch that is fine). Knowledge of German and/or French is a plus.

You look forward to learning new things and pick them up quickly, this includes -new skills, environments, people skills and you are resilient.

You underline our mission and values (specifically: reliable, sustainable, and fast-paced).

You radiate energy, are a positive thinker and easily connect with others in informal ways.

We are especially interested in diverse candidates and are open for permanent and temporary staffing.

What we offer:

We offer the opportunity to join us at the unique starting phase of a new company with a real purpose, high aspirations, and strong team spirit. You can be there as it begins.

You will be part of a high-energy environment in which you can help shape various aspects. You will learn every day and have ample room for personal development and support.

We want you to join our company for a career – not for just a job – and support your personal career ambitions in or outside your department.

The base salary level (all in) is oriented towards 110.000 EUR; The on target annual incentive is 30% - with a maximum of 60%. In addition to this, a Mobility Allowance/ Lease car is part of the package.

Furthermore, we offer a comprehensive pension plan and unlimited vacation days.

We have flexible (hybrid) working arrangements.

Ready to charge the future?

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