Head of Department for Climate Adaptation and Integrated Water Management


Copenhagen, Denmark 🇩🇰

We invite you to bring your management skills and expertise for holistic climate adaptation and integrated water management services to minimize flooding risks and create sustainable solutions  into play as you create innovative, nature based and high tech solutions with your great team, clients and partners. To succeed in this role you must have proven experience with people management, expertise with master planning, climate adaptation, and preferably a background in hydraulic and hydrological modelling and a strong motivation for sustainability. Are you our new Head of Department for Climate Adaptation and Integrated Water Management? Click the apply-button to send your application.

Inviting bright minds

Do you want to push the boundaries of your profession and develop your excellence in an open, collaborative and empowering culture? We work to create a sustainable future and our inspiring projects and innovative solutions aim to set the standard among our peers. You will join a global company that has been growing successfully since its founding in 1945. Together, we lead and leave a positive impact on societies, companies and people around the world.

You will join our Climate Adaptation and Green Infrastructure department

As our new Head of department for hydraulic modelling for sewage systems and climate adaptation you will be part of a department with highly skilled, social and ambitious employees in our global water division where you will work with public and private clients, projects and colleagues in Denmark as well as internationally. You will be part of our water management team in Denmark as well as our Global Division for Water Infrastructure and Climate Adaptation and you will be responsible for the ongoing business and business development as well as people management in the department.   

Your key tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Being an inspiring, motivating and emphatic leader for the 16 employees and support the creative, ambitious and social environment in the department
  • Lead the development of the competences and services in the department for high level and complex hydraulic modelling, planning and design of nature-based and high-tech climate adaptation solutions
  • Grow client relations as trusted, performing and inspiring consultant through client engagement, tendering and good project deliveries.
  • Grow the department in Denmark and internationally through business development, solid project performance, financial performance, retention and recruitment of employees as well as close collaboration with colleagues across the Ramboll organization.
  • On going support and guidance of project managers and technical experts for project deliveries

Your starting point for constant growth

From the moment you join Ramboll, we will support your personal and professional development so that you grow with the company. For this role, we believe your starting point is:

  • Minimum Masters degree in engineering or similar with several years of working experience within climate adaptation in the water sector
  • Planning background in stormwater management, flood management and experience within hydraulic modelling of stormwater, rivers and/or coastal systems
  • Knowledgeable within flooding from extreme rain events, rivers and storm surges amplified by climate change
  • Planning and design of nature-based and high-tech solutions for climate adaptation projects in urban and rural areas
  • Interest in Climate Risk, Cost-Benefit Analysis and Climate Justice
  • A high motivation and interest for further development of holistic climate adaptation and integrated water management services to minimize flooding risks and create sustainable solutions
  • A natural leader able to motivate multidisciplinary teams and with minimum of few years of experience as a Team Lead, Head of Department or similar
  • Experience with or a natural interest for business and business development including ambitions for solid technical as well as financial performance
  • Experience from and network in the water sector in Denmark and/or internationally, preferably as a consultant
  • Profound proposal writer, enjoying to understand the client’s needs and write winning proposals
  • Experience within tendering and project management

Personal qualities that will help you succeed in this role include:

  • Good people management skills, easy going and collaborative working style
  • Confident communicator (verbal and written)
  • Ambitious and able to deliver on time and in good quality
  • Thrives with a busy schedule and many tasks every day
  • A natural interest for being part of a large organisation with both a national and international focus

Welcome to our Water division

At Ramboll, a global team of specialised water consultants support the development of sustainable societies. We assist our clients with their most challenging water management issues, delivering solutions that enable people and nature to flourish. Our main service areas cover Climate Adaptation & Landscape Architecture, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Water Resource Management, and Water & Wastewater Networks.

Ramboll in Denmark

Ramboll is a leading engineering, architecture and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945, with 16,000 employees globally. In Denmark, we are 3,600 colleagues delivering innovative solutions within Buildings, Transport, Water, Environment & Health, Energy and Management Consulting. We invite you to contribute to a sustainable future, working in an open, collaborative and empowering culture. 

How to apply

Apply online. Attach your CV, cover letter and relevant documents showcasing why you are the right fit for the role, and when you are available to start.

Deadline: 15.11.2021. We look forward to receiving your application.





IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development