With record auctions this summer adding 7.8GW to the pipeline and capacity set to triple between 2026 and 2030, Germany’s offshore wind sector is set for unprecedented growth in the near future.
Germany currently has 8GW of installed offshore wind capacity and a 30GW target for the end of this decade. Experienced global players like RWE, Ørsted, EnBW, Vattenfall and Iberdrola are among the key developers tendering bids in the North and Baltic Seas, and a joint ventures by EDF and BayWa is in the pipeline.
This year’s auctions received a number of zero-subsidy bids, highlighting the economic attractiveness of the technology and the stunning cost reductions that have been made in the last decade. Through deployment and advances in technology, offshore wind has carved a path to cost-competitiveness and is now poised to be the backbone of the global energy transition, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in the process.
Helping our clients drive “die Energiewende”
Taylor Hopkinson and Brunel are the go-to recruitment and global mobility partners to the world’s green energy leaders, connecting renewables specialists to pioneering projects worldwide. The increasing demand for offshore wind specialists in Germany is creating a host of opportunities to join our team, based at the heart of the country’s “Energiewende” in Hamburg.
“I’m super-excited to be leading Taylor Hopkinson’s expansion in the German offshore wind sector,” says Yaw Boateng, our new Director Germany, Offshore Renewables Permanent. “I’m looking for experienced recruiters to join our team, which works with the leading offshore wind developers and supply chain companies in Germany to place permanent specialists into projects in the North and Baltic Seas, and is set to grow alongside the industry in the coming years.
“Working at the forefront of the sector is busy and fast-paced, so we’re looking to build an ambitious, results-driven, Champions League-level team of recruiters that fit our values and are eager to succeed in this industry. If this sounds like a challenge that excites you, I’d love to hear from you.”
“Germany’s energy transition won’t be possible without the construction, operations and engineering expertise provided by our offshore wind specialists,” says Jennifer Cordes, our Branch Manager Wind Offshore, who is leading our Offshore Wind Contract team’s expansion from Hamburg. “We’re looking for excellent Account Managers and Talent Sourcers with native-level German, fluent English skills, and experience in delivering technical contract roles to support our market-leading clients as they deliver these enormous, complex infrastructure projects. If you’re ready to make the next step up in your recruitment career, please connect to find out more.”
Our current offshore wind recruitment vacancies in Hamburg
Taylor Hopkinson and Brunel are currently hiring:
Junior Recruiter/Talent Sourcer
As a Junior Recruiter, you’ll use a range of channels and techniques to proactively source and attract talent to Taylor Hopkinson and Brunel. You’ll also develop your own sourcing strategies, identify new channels and build an internal talent pool so that potential candidates feel connected to the business, and conduct pre-screen calls and interviews with our specialists and potential candidates. You’ll have completed training as a personnel services clerk or comparable role, and be confident in using networks like Xing and LinkedIn to source candidates.
Senior Recruitment Consultant
We are looking for a Senior Recruitment Consultant (Offshore Renewables Permanent) to consistently develop existing and new candidate networks and client relationships, work in the project development and execution vertical to become the go-to individual and subject matter expert, and make a meaningful impact on your career, your team and the energy transition. Experience in an agency recruitment role or in-house talent acquisition will help you deliver in this 360 recruiter, business development or account management role.
As a Recruitment Consultant in the Offshore Renewables Permanent team, you’ll develop relationships with new and existing candidates and clients through networking. You’ll also mentor Research Consultants, contribute qualified open roles to the team pipeline, and record all activity on our systems. This is an ideal opportunity for someone ready to take their next step towards being an elite-level recruiter at a global market leader.
Account Manager Sales
As an account manager, you are the link between our clients and our specialists. In this role, you’ll acquire projects from new and existing customers and deliver the right specialists, for example highly qualified engineers or technicians, to fill the roles. Ideally with a degree related to the offshore/wind energy sector, you’ll have experience in B2B sales, effective communication skills and a persuasive, results-driven way of working.