Senior Risk Manager for HØST PtX Esbjerg

The Position

Are you a skilled Risk Manager with ambitions to join the upcoming industry of next-generation renewables? HØST PtX Esbjerg is expanding our permanent team in Esbjerg with a Senior Risk Manager. Ideally you bring to the table an appetite for challenges, and a solid track record from safety management of process plants or production facilities within the energy, petrochemical or similar industries.

Senior Risk Manager for Europe’s largest PtX-based ammonia plant

As part of the HØST team, you become involved in the development of HØST PtX Esbjerg, which upon completion will be one of Europe’s largest Power-to-X plants and the largest plant for production of green ammonia. You will get the opportunity to develop and challenge your competencies and knowledge in practice from early design phases through to construction, commissioning and operation in 2027.

Our HØST team consists of highly experienced specialists with industrial backgrounds and skills within engineering, construction, project development, project management, stakeholder management, regulatory compliance and finance.

We work in a high-pace environment, and as a team we take deep pride in being flexible, easy to work with and getting things done. You will be the expert in your field and will have the opportunity to influence and shape the project based on your well-founded knowledge and solid experience from similar development projects, or from an operational background.

Main tasks

In the role as risk manager, you will be responsible for all risk and safety matters in the project, which concerns a so-called risk-facility in a legal and consenting context under Danish law. You will have a great variety of tasks, and the right candidate shows a high level of resilience and perseverance combined with natural curiosity and persistency.

As part of the overall handling of risk and safety for the facility, the collaboration with relevant Danish authorities, and external consultants and business partners, will be a natural part of your responsibilities. Navigating in new, regulatory territory and working with partnerships in a project-oriented way is also a part of the job.

Your accountabilities are likely to vary, but your main tasks may include:

  • Coordinate and co-manage safety issues in relation to project development, design and construction
  • Facilitate the risk assessment and method statement development for the PtX facility
  • Act as primary interface between project- and risk assessment consultants
  • Coordinate with authorities about approval procedures, including review of documents, participation in meetings and agreeing specific solutions and standards, with strong focus on all safety aspects
  • Coordinate and align with the technical project team on mitigation measures approval procedures
  • Coordinate public consultations and stakeholder engagements with project team and authorities
  • Participate in public meetings as the project focal point for risk/safety

The Candidate

Being successful in this role, depends on your ability to maneuver in an entrepreneurial environment where no two days are the same.

You are eager to provide high-quality deliverables and must have excellent interpersonal skills and a strong ability to communicate and navigate between a technical and regulatory knowledge domain.

We value the right match of personal and professional skills and would prefer you to enrich our business with the following proven experience and skills:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience from relevant industry
  • Detailed and in-depth knowledge about Danish risk and safety legislation for industrial risk facilities as well as experience with work environment management
  • Experience with activities related to coordination with authorities about approval procedures, including review of documents, participation in meetings and agreeing on specific standards and solutions, with strong focus on all safety aspects
  • Solid experience with fire and explosion safety, including ATEX
  • Strong familiarity with international safety standards for the safe execution of construction works, including MAH, occupational safety, dispersion analyses, etc.
  • Highly familiar with risk assessment methodology both for design and execution phase
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with many different stakeholders
  • Fluent in Danish in order to interact effortlessly – verbally and in writing – with Danish authorities and legislators
  • Highly proficient in English – verbally and in writing

As a person you are:

  • Structured and analytic by nature
  • Curious and driven by a steep learning curve
  • Pro-active and a highly valued team worker
  • Self-driven team player
  • Hands-on and pragmatic
  • Excellent to facilitate and present
  • Experienced with the project management discipline

The Process

To apply for the position, please send your cover letter & resume to our Project Director, David Dupont Mouritzen (, as soon as possible, and no later than November 15, 2021.

Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis. For any inquiries about the position, please also contact David Dupont Mouritzen.

About CISC

About CISC Europe

  • CISC is owned by the CI I, CI II, CI III, CI IV and NMF funds managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) with the purpose of delivering services to the growing portfolio of renewable assets managed by CIP.
  • We enable high-performing renewables through specialist competencies, proactive business development and mutual value creation with trusted third-party suppliers. Our core focus is managing construction and operations of renewables, and we deliver a range of services related to construction management, commercial and operational management, financial management, compliance, tax and ESG.
  • We provide a local presence in our key markets as our teams continue to develop and deliver best-in-class services that are tailored to our wide range of assets – from offshore and onshore wind projects, to solar and thermal assets.

About CIP

  • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is a fund management company founded in 2012, which currently has eight funds and app. EUR 16 billion under management. CIP’s current investments include a wide range of energy infrastructure assets including offshore wind, onshore wind, solar PV, biomass and energy from waste, transmission, distribution, and other energy assets like reserve capacity and storage. CIP has a global focus and currently manages investments in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.