Everyone is talking about renewable energy. This topic is not just a concern for the economists and politicians. It involves everyone. For the last 20 years, we at vento ludens have been paving the way forward with progressive ideas for responsible and sustainable energy production.

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Company Profile

An idea transformed into a company. The company’s history began in 1996 with the founding of vento ludens by Horst Walz in Jettingen-Scheppach, a little town in Bavaria. Long established within the community, we have become a trusted employer for people from our region and beyond. With an eye on the environment combined with corresponding business acumen, we complete innovative projects using the latest technology. 

 

The idea of harnessing energy from renewable sources transformed into our vision – a future without fossil fuels and nuclear power. To successfully drive this vision forward, we expanded our technology portfolio and now develop, own and operate a range of clean energy schemes.

 

Nature provides us with all the resources we need for this. We use them.

Following our initial success in Germany, we expanded by opening offices in Scotland, Switzerland, England and the Republic of Ireland.  Since the company was founded, we have continually developed our expertise in wind power and photovoltaic systems. This foundation of knowledge enabled the next logical step, to expand our technologies further into the field of hydro power.

 

Actively exchanging knowledge and skills between our offices is the key to our success and quality of work. It is not just about developing and building projects, we aspire to motivate our team and support them in their role, encouraging them to make their unique contribution to the energy vision.

 

With care. Efficiently. Respectfully.


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Management

Horst Walz managing partner

Horst Walz

Managing Partner


Christian Oberbeck

Managing Director vento ludens Germany


José Basset

Project Director Switzerland

Joachim Finkel managing director

Joachim Finkel

Managing Director


Thomas Weyer

Managing Director vento ludens Switzerland & UK 


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Partners

business partners of vento ludens


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vallosol

Founded in 2011, ValloSol GmbH is a young, dynamic company that is specialised in the technical management of both ground mounted and rooftop photovoltaic systems.

With a diverse team of experts, ValloSol offers a comprehensive service for the operational management of photovoltaic systems of all sizes.

Their approach to the management of PV systems ensures maximising the project with a focus on preventing non performance. In doing so, ValloSol can assure long term operation of a system at its optimal generation. The qualified service staff and certified specialist companies all guarantee rapid and effective reaction times in the event of a disruption.

The ValloSol GmbH portfolio will be expanded in the near future to include the technical management of wind farms.

Presently, ValloSol GmbH is supervising a number of photovoltaic systems throughout Germany, with a total capacity of more than 115MW.

 

ValloSol Website

Koehler energy group

Koehler Renewable Energy GmbH (KRE) was founded in 2012 as a subsidiary of Koehler Holding GmbH & Co. This long standing family business plans to continue to invest in the renewable energy sector and contribute towards the energy mix during this changing landscape and challenging time in Germany.  

KRE’s goal is, to invest together with business partners in project companies especially in the field of cogeneration plants to utilise their outstanding and current expertise developed over many decades. There are also plans to invest further in wind energy and hydropower. Additionally, new innovative and emerging energy technologies are also of interest to this successful company.

 

Koehler Energy Website


ValloSol

Founded in 2011, ValloSol GmbH is a young, dynamic company that is specialised in the technical management of both ground mounted and rooftop photovoltaic systems.

With a diverse team of experts, ValloSol offers a comprehensive service for the operational management of photovoltaic systems of all sizes.

Their approach to the management of PV systems ensures maximising the project with a focus on preventing non performance. In doing so, ValloSol can assure long term operation of a system at its optimal generation. The qualified service staff and certified specialist companies all guarantee rapid and effective reaction times in the event of a disruption.

The ValloSol GmbH portfolio will be expanded in the near future to include the technical management of wind farms.

Presently, ValloSol GmbH is supervising a number of photovoltaic systems throughout Germany, with a total capacity of more than 115MW.

 

ValloSol Website ›

Koehler Energy

Koehler Renewable Energy GmbH (KRE) was founded in 2012 as a subsidiary of Koehler Holding GmbH & Co. This long standing family business plans to continue to invest in the renewable energy sector and contribute towards the energy mix during this changing landscape and challenging time in Germany.  

KRE’s goal is, to invest together with business partners in project companies especially in the field of cogeneration plants to utilise their outstanding and current expertise developed over many decades. There are also plans to invest further in wind energy and hydropower. Additionally, new innovative and emerging energy technologies are also of interest to this successful company.

 

Koehler Energy Website ›


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Opportunities

Internship

We are interested in hearing from motivated students who are interested in the complex processes of project development and project management.

The ideal candidate should have the confidence and resourcefulness to work on the tasks assigned independently and with minimal supervision. Excellent communication skills are paramount as is the ability to work as part of a close knit and committed team. Proficiency in the Microsoft office suite is essential. Previous knowledge of renewable technologies and/or language skills, although not essential, would be highly beneficial.

Due to the complexity of the work, the duration of a full-time internship should last at least 5 months. If you are interested please contact us by emailing Karen Forrester (karen.forrester@ventoludens.co.uk) with the subject line ‘internship’.

Jobs 

Research

vento ludens is keen to work with students and researchers to identify new and novel solutions to improve the delivery of our renewable energy projects.

If you have a dissertation, thesis idea or are already involved in research you think may fit with our work, then we would like to hear from you.

Please contact us by emailing karen.forrester@ventoludens.co.uk with the subject line 'research idea'.


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Office Admin Internship

 

vento ludens have been working successfully since 2000 as a developer, investor and owner of renewable energy projects, and are wholly dedicated to producing clean, renewable energy. We are a dynamic company with unparalleled dedication to, and enthusiasm for, solar and wind and hydro projects. Our team is small and young. Our team leaders are exciting and passionate about mentoring every single one in the team. 

We are looking to recruit a bright and creative office admin intern to support us in our core admin processes and procedures. You will also work closely with the development team and will therefore get an insight into everything we do. 

 

Specific Responsibilities: 

• Screen incoming calls and taking detailed accurate messages where necessary
• Manage the post & outgoing mail 
• Greet visitors / arrange meetings 
• Photocopying, binding and filing all company documents 
• Ad hoc admin duties, including booking lunches, checking stationary inventories and providing support to the Office Manager
• Support the project development team as directed. 

 

Person specification-essential: 

• Educated to Higher level or equivalent 
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel 
• Excellent communication skills, written, verbal, listening and interpersonal 
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
• Enthusiasm for renewable energy 

 

Personality profile: 

• Extremely organised 
• Able to prioritise a changing to do list 
• Excellent attention to detail and able to use own initiative 
• An understanding of the UK renewables market, current debates and issues. 

 

This position is based at our Edinburgh office and will be for approx. 40hrs per week, for a minimum of 6 months. There is a possibility that this position could become permanent for the right candidate. Salary will meet National Minimum Wage (NMW). 

This is a fantastic development opportunity for a self-motivated person, looking to gain new skills and experience within an Administration Environment in the Renewable Energy Sector. 

 

If you are interested please send your CV and covering letter via email to: 

Karen Forrester (karen.forrester@ventoludens.co.uk). 

Closing date for applications is Friday 24th August. Only candidates who are being invited for interview will receive a reply. 

 

 

Project Development Internship

vento ludens have been working successfully since 2000 as a developer, investor and owner of renewable energy projects, and are wholly dedicated to producing clean, renewable energy. We are a dynamic company with unparalleled dedication to, and enthusiasm for, solar, hydro and wind projects. Our team is small and young. Our team leaders are exciting and passionate about mentoring every single one in the team.

We are looking to recruit an individual to complete an internship in Renewable Energy Project Development. The appointed candidate will assist the Development Team with all aspects of the development process.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

• Site acquisition and feasibility
• Environmental and technical assessment
• Preparation of planning documentation
• Planning policy reviews
• Stakeholder consultation and communication

 

Person specification-essential:

• A related qualification
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel, knowledge of MS Project is also desirable
• Excellent communication skills, written, verbal, listening and interpersonal
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Organised and thorough with a strong attention to detail
• Enthusiasm for renewable energy

 

Person specification-desirable:

• An understanding of planning policy
• Competent in using GIS or AutoCAD Software
• An understanding of the UK renewables market, current debates and issues.

This position is based at our Edinburgh office and will be for approx. 40hrs per week, for a minimum of 6 months. Salary will meet National Minimum Wage (NMW).

This is a fantastic development opportunity for a self-motivated person, looking to gain new skills and experience within the Renewable Energy Sector.

 

If you are interested please send your CV and covering letter via email by Friday 24th August 2018 to: Karen Forrester (Karen.Forrester@ventoludens.co.uk).

Only candidates being invited for interview will be contacted, previous applicants need not reapply.