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Head of Section, Contaminated Sites

COWI is a leading consulting group creating value for customers, people and societies across the globe. With employees in more than 30 countries, we are constantly looking to strengthen our competencies in order to meet the challenges and opportunities we face every day. Consequently, we are looking for a Head of Section to our department for waste and contaminated sites – are you ready for new challenges?

COWI is one of Denmark's largest consulting groups and we are at the forefront with sustainable projects within water, environment and climate. A job with us will give you great opportunities of being involved in exciting projects and influence on your long-term professional development.

Our department currently counts 90 employees. You will report to the Vice President of the department, and your daily work will be concentrated on your customers and the section you are responsible for.

Your daily workplace could be in one of our COWI offices in Aalborg, Aarhus or Vejle, alternatively at our headquarter in Lyngby. The position requires some travelling activity to other COWI offices in Denmark, which will be in the range of one to two days per week depending on which office will be the daily one.

Focus on staffing development and market

As Head of Section you will be responsible for the sections development, both organisational and professional, ensure optimal employee resources on the projects and general motivation in the section.

You will also be responsible for the development of new markets and establish cooperation across disciplines and borders. You will work in close cooperation with the relevant market managers, and you will contribute to achieving our strategic objectives.

Moreover, you will have either an active role as market manager or as experienced project manager depending on your skills and interests.

Experienced within contaminated sites and remediation

You have a relevant educational background at B.Sc. or M.Sc. level and have minimum 10 years of professional experience with contaminated soil and remediation assignments, including projects developed in cooperation with private contractors, property developers and large infrastructure clients.

You have documented successful experience in the following areas; people management, market management and project management.

Personally you want to reach goals and achieve results

With your positive attitude you like to take lead and can see yourself in the following statements:

  • You are able to manage, develop, create engagement and motivate employees
  • You have experience in optimisation of resources and allocation between offices
  • You communicate openly, frankly and on time
  • You have experience and interest in management in a knowledge-based company
  • You have an interest in counselling our customers at a highly professional level
  • You are fluent in Danish and English both orally and in writing.

Cowi as a workplace

We offer an exciting position in COWI where we place emphasis on personal commitment, responsibility and independence in everything we do. You will be part of an international, high performance working environment with talented and professional employees worldwide.

We have good employment practices, flexible employee benefits and health insurance. We boast a good social environment, which is development-oriented and which considers sparring and knowledge sharing to be key elements.

You will also have the chance to shape your position and targeted development, and supplementary training will be a natural part of your job.


In case you need more information or have any questions regarding the position, please contact:

Torben Kristiansen, Vice President, Waste and Contaminated Sites
Mobile: +45 2916 2522

We look forward to receiving your CV and application in English as soon as possible, as we will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis. Please state where you have seen the job ad.

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