Job opportunities

You're as much as us keen on transforming society towards a more sustainable model? Want to help us support cities in their endeavor for a better, more locally-sourced energy system? Join our team! Check out this page regularly to learn about job and traineeship opportunities at Energy Cities.


Permanent positions

We don’t have any permanent job opportunity available for the moment. Don’t hesitate to send us your spontaneous application if you wish.
Thank you for your interest.


Traineeships

Join us for an internship to support cities in their energy renovation efforts. Drive positive change through your involvement in the INNOVATE project.

Project & Communications assistant

Published: 11 December 2019

Deadline for applications: 10 January 2020

Starting date: 1 February 2020 (earlier if possible)

Duration: full time, 5-6 months


WE ARE LOOKING FOR A TRAINEE WHO WILL:

  • Support the project manager in the implementation and day-to-day management of a European project focused on energy renovation of private residential buildings called INNOVATE.
  • Support the project manager in project in the coordination of project partners, reporting and monitoring activities.
  • Co-design the agenda and assist in the organisation of the final INNOVATE event (21 April 2019 in Heerlen, The Netherlands) in cooperation with the project partners.
  • Organise the EU capacity building webinars and other project events.
  • Draft content for the project communication and promotional materials (final brochure showcasing the project results and partners’ case studies, web blog articles, interviews, social media, etc.).
  • Contribute to Energy Cities’ policy work related to energy renovation of residential buildings (policy papers, articles).

CANDIDATE’S PROFILE AND SKILLS

Eligibility

  • Level of education: Bachelor’s degree
    • Candidates must be enrolled in a university
    • Post-graduate candidate will not be taken into consideration

Academic background

  • Candidates should have an academic background in: EU project management, Communication & marketing, International Relations (related to climate and energy), Sustainable development, energy and climate, etc.

Language

  • Excellent command of English

Other skills

  • Excellent writing skills and spirit of synthesis
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Good organisational capacities, ability to prioritise and manage workload
    • Ability to work in an international team
    • Ability to take initiative
    • Good command of computer skills: Microsoft Office, Content Management Systems (WordPress) and social media

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work place location:

Energy Cities
2B chemin de Palente
25000 Besançon – France

Salary: approximately €500/month

DO YOU WANT TO JOIN US?

  • Applicants must have the legal right to work and live in France
  • To apply, please fill in the application form below and attach a motivation letter and your CV (or directly send it via email to Jana Cicmanova)
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and interviewed

Project assistant

Published: 20 December 2019

Deadline for applications: 27 January 2020

Starting date: 10 February 2020

Duration: 6 months


CONTEXT:

Energy Cities is a network of 1,000 local governments in 30 countries. We believe that the energy transition is about more than renewable energy or great technologies: It is about a wise use of resources while strengthening local participation and well-being in a democratic Europe.

POSITION:

We are hiring a candidate with strong motivation to assist the project managers on 2 projects in the field of participative governance:

  • LIVING STREETS: the Living Streets project is starting now and will run till 2021. It is funded via a German programme called EUKI and is an extension of another project that was funded under the European LIFE programme.
  • TOMORROW kicked off in October this year. It is a Horizon 2020 funded European project. It’s focusing on 2050 transition roadmaps in six pilot cities.

MISSIONS:

  • Living Streets Kick-off meeting and first workshop in Ghent on 26-27 February 2020: help with the organisation, attend and prepare minutes/notes and potentially a short video.
  • Do research and prepare case studies on participative governance/citizen involvement/engagement initiatives.
  • Organisation of a couple of webinars on best practices with the participation of the local experts, preparing synthesis and follow up.
  • Support with the overall coordination of activities linked to the Living Streets project.
  • Within TOMORROW, support to the organisation and reporting of Study Tours in Nantes (February) and project meeting in Heerlen (April)
  • Follow up of the draft Energy Transition Roadmap Guidelines by DRIFT (https://drift.eur.nl/)
  • Follow up on the local workplans
  • Support to communication on the project

CANDIDATE’S PROFILE AND NECESSARY SKILLS:

Eligibility

  • Level of education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Candidates must be enrolled in an university
  • Post-graduate candidate will not be taken into consideration, unless a contract can still be signed with their University

Academic background

Candidates should have an academic background in: Sustainable development, energy and climate, economy and finance, International Relations (related to climate and energy), EU project management, etc.

Language

Excellent command of English

Other skills

  • Excellent writing skills and ability to synthesize information and extract key messages
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work in an international team as well as to take initiatives
  • Good command of computer skills

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Location:

Energy Cities
2B chemin de Palente
25000 Besançon – France

Financial conditions: approximately €500/month

DO YOU WANT TO JOIN US?

  • Applicants must have the legal right to work and live in France
  • To apply, please fill in the application form below and attach a motivation letter and your CV.

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