Full Time
Belgium, Brussels
Posted 3 weeks ago

Main responsibilities : 

  • Contribute to developing and rolling out Hydrogen Europe’s strategy, positioning, and advocacy on current and future EU Energy issues, particularly with regards to clean hydrogen production, consumption and the required infrastructure.
  • In close coordination with Chief Policy Officer, you will manage the Energy and Infrastructure policy team; a team of policy officers focusing on policy development and advocacy towards EU institutions.
  • You will be responsible, together with your team, for managing four Working Groups in the fields of hydrogen production, storage and infrastructure development. You will be in charge of developing and drafting position papers with the industry, responding to public consultation and creating and nurturing alliances with strategic partners.
  • In close cooperation with the Chief Policy Officer and the CEO, you will lead the advocacy work towards EU institutions on the topics of renewable energy policy, infrastructure, storage, certification of green hydrogen, etc.
  • You will represent Hydrogen Europe externally, developing partnership with other like-minded stakeholders, participating and speaking at external events.
  • You will work closely with the Technologies & Market team to develop irrefutable arguments in favor of a faster uptake of clean hydrogen solutions that lead to decarbonization.
  • You will work closely with other policy team members whose focus is on mobility, trade, sustainability, industrial policy etc.

Requirements : 

  • University or advanced degree in Social Sciences, Political Sciences (EU studies, Political Science, International Relations), European law, or economics.
  • Degree in technical/scientific sciences if you have a passion for policy.
  • Over 7 years work experience in European affairs; knowledge and strong interest in the renewable energy sector with a passion for hydrogen is a plus.
  • Experience in Energy & Climate Policy.
  • Solid understanding of EU institutions and their workings as well as understanding of the current situation related to politics, economics and policy related to energy and climate.
  • A strong brussels-based network with experience in handling EU dossiers.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of other European languages an asset.
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail.
  • Providing a high-quality service even when working under pressure.
  • Flexible, reliable, good team player with positive can-do attitude.
  • The candidate requires to be based in Brussels. Hydrogen Europe will require candidates to demonstrate that they have the right to live and work in Belgium.

Skills : 

  • Solid organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple issues and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written, communication and analytical skills.
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge and capability with Microsoft Office such as Powerpoint, Word and Excel.

What we offer : 

  • We offer a competitive remuneration package with generous extra-legal benefits.
  • Flexible working from home policy.
  • A dynamic, modern, and international workplace.

Start: as soon as possible

How to apply?

  • Please fill in the form below and put “Energy & Infrastructure Director” as the position you’re applying for.
  • Applications to be considered valid must include: a one-page covering letter, proof that you can live and work in Europe, and a CV. Please do not send anything else.
  • Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Europe and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in Belgium.
  • Any incomplete applications will be disregarded.
  • The deadline for applications is 04.12.2022. Please be advised that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned. Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
  • Applications will be reviewed as they come and the selection process may close as soon as a suitable candidate is shortlisted.
  • If shortlisted, you will be asked to complete a personality test online, a policy test and have 2 interviews scheduled.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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