Posted: 08.02.2024

Project Manager for Water Resource Center Roskilde Fjord

Novafos / Full time

At Novafos, we have ambitions to be a sustainable utility company, and we aim to be at the forefront when it comes to developing innovative, green, and sustainable solutions that make a difference in our daily lives and environment.
We are seeking an experienced and dedicated project manager who will be one of two project managers working together to realize Novafos’ vision of establishing a new, efficient purification structure. This structure involves the establishment of two new central modern purification plants – water resource centers – replacing 17 of the current 18 purification plants. You will be responsible for the western purification plant (Roskilde Fjord), while the other project manager will be responsible for the eastern purification plant (Øresund).

Sustainable wastewater treatment

The purpose of the project “Water Resource Center Roskilde Fjord” is to establish a common purification structure in the Roskilde Fjord catchment area. The municipalities and Novafos aim to establish a Water Resource Center, which will replace nine existing purification plants and in the future treat wastewater from citizens and businesses in Frederikssund, Egedal, Ballerup, and parts of Furesø and Herlev Municipality. The modern and energy-producing water resource center aims to ensure the sustainable utilization of the resources in wastewater and prepare the municipalities for future stricter requirements for purification and green transition. Learn more at the project’s website:

Your new job as a project manager

As a project manager with us, you will be responsible for leading the project “Water Resource Center Roskilde Fjord,” which is currently in an early phase and is expected to enter the design phase with consultant procurement in early 2025. This phase will also include environmental impact assessment from 2025-2027. It is a complex project with many sub-projects and stakeholders.
Your responsibilities as a project manager include, among other things, leading the internal project organization, managing consultants, planning and scheduling, stakeholder management, and preparing and facilitating steering group meetings. You will ensure progress in both design and environmental impact assessment activities through visible and collaborative project leadership.
There is extensive collaboration between the two project managers (Roskilde Fjord and Øresund), and the project organization is shared. The projects are anchored in Team Plan Purification, and project management is carried out in close collaboration with the Team Leader for Plan Purification and the Wastewater Director.
Team Plan Purification is one of six teams in the Plan Purification & Drainage department, which currently has 80 employees. We are seven colleagues in the team who value a good working atmosphere with an informal tone, close and trusting collaboration, professional sparring, and engagement. In addition to implementing the new purification structure, the team also works to ensure the stable operation of our current 18 purification plants and to reduce environmental impact through optimization and control projects until the two water resource centers are operational.

Your profile

We imagine that you:

  • Are a qualified engineer or similar, supplemented with education and preferably certification in project management
  • Have experience in project management of complex projects with significant political attention
  • Have experience from municipalities, utility, and/or consulting industries
  • Have solid knowledge of legislation within the environmental, wastewater, and planning hierarchy
  • Possess initiative and decisiveness as well as good communication skills, both in writing and verbally
  • Have an eye for detail, but also strategic acumen and the ability to maintain an overview even when it becomes complex and complicated
  • May have experience with procurement and contract management
  • May have technical experience in drainage or wastewater treatment

We look forward to welcoming you!

At Novafos, we are good at welcoming new colleagues, and we look forward to welcoming you. It is important to us that you enjoy your work, and you will have a high degree of freedom to organize your work yourself. We aim for a daily life where you find a balance between work and leisure. With us, you get flextime and the opportunity to work from home up to 2 days a week.

Practical details

Your workplace will be at Blokken 9 in Birkerød, and since you will regularly be out on the project, we expect you to have a driver’s license for a car. Salary according to applicable municipal collective agreement and qualifications – we have paid lunchtime. In the basement, we have a gym, bicycle parking, and changing rooms. You can also charge your electric car at work.

Do you have any questions?

We use Capax Recruitment for the recruitment process. If you need to know more before applying for the position, you are welcome to contact recruitment consultant Monika Hürtig on phone 29 35 98 10 or email
Send your application and CV here. We conduct interviews on an ongoing basis.

About Novafos

Novafos is a water and wastewater company in Allerød, Ballerup, Egedal, Frederikssund, Furesø, Gentofte, Gladsaxe, Hørsholm, and Rudersdal Municipalities. We provide drinking water to a large part of consumers in the municipalities and manage rainwater and wastewater in the nine municipalities. At Novafos, we have about 330 employees. Read more at
At Novafos, we set new standards. We want to be at the forefront of new knowledge, technology, and methods that can ensure both daily operations and prepare us for future challenges with higher efficiency requirements and major climate challenges. Novafos works with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.










Segment: Engineering
City: Birkerød
State/Province: Denmark