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Permanent positions

If the offers below are not in your field of activity, feel free to send us your spontaneous application through the form at the end of this page.
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Project Manager

Location: Energy Cities Brussels, Belgium (preferably)
Published: 3rd of July 2020
Deadline for applications: 21th of July 2020
Starting date: 1st October 2020 (or earlier if available)
Duration: 1 year contract (with the possibility to extend)



Job offer

We are looking for a project manager who will:

1. Integrate the business development team and coordinate project proposals and response to tenders in the following fields:

  • Clean Energy Transition;
  • Climate Neutral Cities;
  • Circular economy;
  • Transition and resilience management.

2. Provide support to the project manager for the implementation of EU funded projects, specifically focusing on sustainable energy & climate finance (European City Facility – EUCF):

  • Support the coordination team in the daily management of the facility (stakeholders management – consortium partners and European Commission);
  • Backing the EUCF activities in the different EU countries, through liaising with county experts and national cities networks (monitoring the activities and assure its good implementation);
  • Help in preparing events, assuring quality and added-value to cities and European Commission (design capacity building and peer-to-peer activities, matchmaking and networking events to  cities to support the acceleration of the local investments in sustainable energy);
  • Support project management team (deliverables, quality assurance, risk, cost and schedule management).

3. Support Energy Cities members in their local strategies, in particular, by providing tools to designing plans to reduce climate impact of their local economies;

4. Develop new learning tools and exchange programmes for municipalities on the local transition management;

5. Develop and implement a broader Energy Cities’ strategy and contribute to Energy Cities’ policy work;

6. Represent Energy Cities externally at EU or national events;

Indicative effort:

You will be working approximately 40% of your time in activity 1, 25% in activity 2 and 30% in activities 3 and 4. The remaining time will be spent under 5 and 6.

What should your background be?

  • Master level studies e.g. in engineering, economy, management, sustainable energy & climate, sustainable urban development & planning or similar;
  • Background in transition management and/or circular economy will be positively evaluated;
  • Minimum 5 years working experience, preferably with local authorities and urban context;
  • Proven project management experience and preferably in the fields of energy and transition;

What skills should you have?

  • Proficient user level (C level) in English is required and independent user (B level) of other EU languages is an advantage, apart from your mother tongue;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as facilitation and training skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to work in an international and intercultural team and environment;
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks;

Contract

  • The contract will be made under the Belgian law;
  • Full time contract of 1 year with a possibility to be extended;
  • Location: Brussels;
  • Availability to travel in Europe in particular;
  • Salary conditions: depending on candidate experience and according to Energy Cities’ salary grid, taking also into account candidate expectations (if any);
  • Holidays per year: 20 days plus 26.5 extra-legal days;
  • Working time: 38 hours (Belgium) working week;
  • Other advantages: Attractive health insurance; attractive “Prévoyance package (“Group insurance”); restaurant vouchers; Cyclist fee/allowance; Phone/Internet lump sum of 40€ net/month;

Do you want to join us?

  • Applicants must have the legal right to work and live in Belgium;
  • To apply, please send a motivation letter AND your CV through the form below.
  • Closing date for applications: 21th of July 2020;
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and interviewed (online interviews with successful candidates can be expected in early September).

Communication officer

Published: 7 July 2020
Deadline for applications: 15 August 2020
Starting date: 1st October 2020
Duration: Full-time 1-year contract

We are looking for a communication officer who will:

  1. In close link with the project management team, develop communication plans for European projects related to the energy transition and climate action, based on the requirements of the project contracts (Horizon 2020 projects DecarbCityPipes, ORFEE, HUB-IN).
  2. Implement the communication activities set up in the communication plans of the projects (coordinate the work with service providers, production of contents and materials for print and web communications, awareness-raising events, etc.).
  3. Ensure follow-up and monitoring of the communications activities, provide feedback on the activities to the project partners. You will take part in the projects’ meetings when required.
  4. Provide support to the communications activities of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office led by Energy Cities (website content management, social media, newsletters, press relations…), as part of a contract service with the European Commission.

What should your background be?

  1. Master level studies e.g. in communications, marketing, public relations or alike
    Alternatively, a master level studies in energy and climate with strong experience in communications
  2. Background in energy transition or climate action is an asset
  3. Knowledge of EU-funded projects and project management is an asset.

What skills should you have?

  1. Proficient user level (C level) in English is required and independent user (B level) of other EU languages is an advantage
  2. Very good written and oral communication skills
  3. Very good organisational skills
  4. Ability to work in an international and intercultural team and environment
  5. Ability to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks
  6. Proficiency in graphic design software and video-making tools is an asset.

Contract

  1. The contract will be made under the Belgian or French law (to be agreed in the interview phase)
  2. Full time contract of 1 year
  3. Weekly working time: 40 hours in France or 38 hours in Belgium over 5 days
  4. Location: Brussels, Belgium or Besançon, France – Availability to travel in Europe
  5. Indicative monthly gross salary: EUR 2,200 in France and EUR 2,500 in Belgium
  6. Holidays: a total 46,5 days per year
  7. Other advantages: Attractive health insurance, attractive group insurance, meal vouchers, cyclist fee or public transportation fee according to the national law, monthly phone & Internet lump sum, possibilities of teleworking, a dynamic employees’ committee!
  8. Starting 1st October 2020 and ending 30th September 2021.

Would you like to join us?

  • Applicants must have the legal right to work and live in Belgium or France
  • Please apply via https://energy-cities.eu/jobs/
  • Closing date for applications: 15 August 2020
  • We will contact short-listed candidates for interviews by the end of August.

Traineeships

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

About Energy Cities

Energy Cities is a community of 1,000 local governments located in 30 countries. We trigger a trustful dialogue between city leaders and EU & national institutions to accelerate the energy transition in Europe.

Our vision

Energy Cities want a radical transformation of the energy systems and policies, giving our citizens the power to shape a decentralised and renewable energy future. We believe that the energy transition is not just about clean energy or great technologies: It is about a wise use of resources while strengthening local participation and well-being in a democratic Europe. 

Our mission

Energy Cities raise their voice. Through persistent advocacy work in Brussels and in the EU Member States, we have been transforming the European governance and legal frameworks so that we can fully play our role in the energy transition. Our events provide creative spaces for our community to connect and share experiences. We develop, test and apply new solutions in projects. They serve as tools and methods for others to get inspiration from. The stories we share demonstrate the many benefits of a participatory energy transition to national and European decision-makers.

Energy Cities is one of the founders and long-term supporters of the Covenant of Mayors: a community of thousands of cities driving the Paris Agreement and long term 2030 climate neutrality.

Governance and funding

Energy Cities is a non-profit city network. We operate with a near 100% public funding which allows us to demonstrate integrity towards our member cities and keep intellectual independence in our work. We embrace transparency in all our activities, including our funding sources.


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