For over 10 years, Paatz | Scholz | van der Laan (PSvdL) has provided guidance, consulting services and thought leadership to large companies within the European energy industry. We support our clients in the implementation of their most important energy transition initiatives and guide them through the digitization of the energy industry.
In addition, we help our clients reshape their IT organizations through our subsidiary AZOLA. We are present at both energy companies, as well as non-energy companies.
As a leader in the energy industry, PSvdL has directed major European energy companies through key operational and commercial industry challenges including market liberalization, energy transition, decentralization and digitization of the energy industry.
Currently, we have close to 30 employees who are shaping the future of energy markets in agile, interdisciplinary teams.
AZOLA is our wholly owned subsidiary, specialized in digital business transformation and in leading complex IT implementations. Our range of services include flexible project management and classic PMO services, roll-out and test management, and the functional support of IT solutions.
PSvdL invests in, and participates in the operations of interesting and innovative companies. Doing so instills a big picture perspective and provides PSvdL the unique ability to view situations from our clients’ position.
PSvdL is a 50% shareholder of Holthausen Clean Energy. Holthausen Clean Energy is a specialized electricity and gas supplier focused on commercial and industrial customers in the Dutch end consumer market.
PSvdL is a 20% shareholder of DIGASKO. DIGASKO is the expert for all technical issues related to the German gas industry. DIGASKO currently supports network operators and industrial companies as they shift from L-gas to H-gas.digasko.de
PSvdL develops programs and products in small teams that create value for our customers. One such product simplifies the billing of gas supply contracts allowing for the exact reading and visualization of electricity and gas meter data.
In 2016, we founded Ipanema GmbH as a way to foster creativity beyond our core competencies. In the first two years, we created a craft beer recipe, developed a brand and successfully launched it in several markets across Europe and Asia.
Our long-standing business relationships with renowned European energy and technology companies provides PSvdL with a steady stream of new business opportunities and interesting work.
In order to meet the growing demand for our services, we are always looking for new employees that are entrepreneurial, creative, who are not afraid to share their own ideas, and want to shape both the transition of the energy industry and the future of PSvdL.
We offer employment opportunities tailored to individual needs with performance-based and excellent compensation packages. We also offer an attractive and transparent employment environment where work-life balance is respected.
If you are interested in working for us, please forward us your application by e-mail:
We explain below how we process your personal data as part of an application and also provide you with other relevant information in this regard.
1. Who is responsible for processing your personal data?
Paatz Scholz van der Laan GmbH, Nördliche Münchner Straße 47, 82031 Grünwald (hereinafter referred to as ‘we’) is responsible within the terms of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
2. Data protection officer
For all matters relating to the processing of your personal data and the exercising of your rights in accordance with the GDPR, please consult us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. For what purposes and on what legal basis do we process personal information?
We process your personal data for the purposes of managing your application for employment to the extent that this is necessary for making a decision relating to the establishment of an employment relationship with us. The legal basis for this is set out in § 26, Paragraph 1 in conjunction with Paragraph 8, p. 2, Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz or BDSG).
We can also process your personal data to the extent that this is necessary to mount a defence in respect of legal claims asserted against us as a result of the application process. The legal basis for this is set out in Article 6, Paragraph 1 (f), GDPR. The legitimate interest may, for example, be an obligation to furnish evidence in a case brought under the General Equality Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz or AGG).
In accordance with § 26, Paragraph 1, BDSG, if an employment relationship is established between you and us, we can continue to process the personal data we have already received from you for the purposes of the employment relationship if this is necessary for maintaining or terminating the employment relationship or for exercising the rights and duties of the group representing the employees’ interests arising from a particular law, wage agreement or works agreement (collective agreement).
4. What kind of personal data do we process?
We process data related to your application. This may be general data about you (such as name, address and contact details), information about your professional qualifications and education, details on continuing professional development or other information that you submit to us as part of your application. Furthermore, we can process career-related information that you have made publicly accessible, such as a profile on professional social media networks.
5. The recipients of the data fall into what kinds of categories?
We can pass on your personal data to companies associated with us if this is permissible within the scope of the purposes and legal basis detailed under Section 3. Furthermore, personal data is processed on our behalf on the basis of contracts set out under Article 28, GDPR – especially by host providers or applicant management system providers.
6. Is there any intention to send the data to a third country?
There is no intention to send the data to a third country.
7. How long will your data be stored?
We store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to make a decision in relation to your application. If an employment relationship is not established between you and us, we can continue to store your data beyond this point if this is necessary in order to mount a defence against possible legal claims. Here, the application documents will be deleted two months after you have been informed of our decision not to employ you, unless they need to be stored for longer due to legal disputes.
8. What rights do you have?
By applying for a position at our company, depending on the individual situation, you have the following privacy rights. To exercise these rights, you can contact us at any time using the contact details provided in Sections 1 and 2:
a. The right to information
You have the right to obtain information about the personal data processed by our company and request access to your personal data and/or copies of this data. This includes information about the purpose for which the data is used, the category of used data, its recipients and those who have a right to access it and, if possible, the planned duration of the data storage period or, if this is not possible, the criteria used for determining the duration.
b. The right to rectify and delete data and restrict the processing of data
You have the right to request that we immediately rectify any incorrect personal data that concerns you. In due consideration of the purposes for which the data is processed, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary explanation.
c. The right to object
If personal data that concerns you is processed on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1 (f), GDPR, you have the right to raise an objection to the processing of this data at any time for reasons resulting from your particular situation. We will then no longer process this personal data unless we can provide compelling reasons (relating to a legitimate interest to protect the data) for doing so that outweigh your interests, rights and liberties or unless the processing of the data serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
d. The right to withdraw
If the processing of your data is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time without affecting the legality of the data already consensually processed until the right to withdraw was exercised. You can contact us or our data protection officer to exercise this right at any time using the contact details provided above.
e. The right to delete data
You have the right to request that we immediately delete any personal data that concerns you. We are then legally bound to delete the personal data immediately, as long as one of the following reasons applies:
This does not apply if it is necessary to process the data for the following reasons:
f. The right to restrict the processing of data
You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of data if one of the following conditions applies:
If the processing of personal data has been restricted for reasons set out in this subsection (f), then – apart from storing it – this personal data may only be processed with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural person or legal entity or for reasons related to an important matter in the public interest of the European Union or a member state.
If you have placed a restriction on the processing of your personal data, we will inform you before the restriction is lifted.
g. The right to appeal
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial legal remedy, you have the right to appeal to a regulatory authority, especially in the member state where you reside or work or in the location of the alleged transgression, if you consider that the processing of your personal data is in contravention of the GDPR.
9. The requirement to provide personal data
There is neither a legal nor contractual requirement to provide personal data, nor are you obliged to provide any such personal data. However, it is necessary to provide personal data in order to enter into an employment contract with us. This means that we will be unable to establish an employment relationship with you if you fail to provide us with personal data when applying for a position.