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The company

Elia is the operator of the Belgian high-voltage transmission grid (380 kV to 30 kV) and is responsible for developing and maintaining the grid, providing users with access to it and controlling energy flows. The Elia group is a team of 2,000 professionals who have the task of ensuring the continuity of electricity supplies in Belgium.

As owner and operator of electricity transmission networks in Belgium and Germany Elia has an important role and mission in supporting and implementing Europe's energy and climate policy.

Team Lead of Business & Investment Controlling

Reference ID:  789



As transmission system operators (TSOs) in Belgium (Elia) and Germany (50Hertz), our mission is to realise the climate ambitions of the European Green Deal. Elia Group is therefore accelerating its investment programme. We are preparing our on- and offshore grid infrastructure for the integration of large volumes of renewable generation in order to electrify our society in a sustainable way. We are increasingly doing this in cooperation with other sectors and other countries.
To maintain a reliable electricity system in this rapidly changing context, we are also investing heavily in digitalisation. In addition to our social commitments, we are improving our own internal activities and embedding sustainable practices into our strategy. In this way, we are actively working to accelerate the net-zero society.

As Team Lead of Business and Investment Controlling for Elia Group, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of a performance management framework that allows the Elia Group management to steer the portfolio of Group activities, projects and affiliates. You will form a central interface in the further integration of the Group. In this newly created position, you will lead a decentralized team and work closely together with the other teams in Group Controlling as well as the relevant departments across the entire Group. 
Your tasks essentially include:

  • Lead and develop the staff of your four-person team based in Berlin and Brussels - create a working environment that encourages initiative, result orientation and collaboration,
  • Further develop the business controlling for Group functions and initiatives, e.g. in the context of digital transformation, as well as the investment controlling for strategic and financial participations of the Group,
  • Identify efficiency/value enhancement potentials and then derive and follow-up recommendations for action to the Group management,
  • Enhance and harmonise controlling processes, methods and tools within the Group,
  • Position Group Controlling as business partner for the Group management and the Group companies.

Your Profile



  • Master or diploma degree in business administration, business engineering, finance or similar,
  • At least eight years relevant professional experience in a commercial function, of which at least 3 years in a leadership position,
  • Relevant experience in the development and application of controlling methods,
  • Profound knowledge of SAP,
  • Proven communication skills in an intercultural environment and with senior management,
  • Fluent in English as well as in French or Dutch; language skills in German are a plus
  • Willingness to travel depending on business needs, mainly to Berlin.


Berlin or Brussels

What's in it for you?

More than offering you a mere job, we give you an exciting, ultra-professional environment, unique training and every opportunity to develop your career potential to the full, plus an attractive salary and fringe benefits. So choosing Elia means opting for a future full of promise!