Description

Our team has a long lasting experience in advising decision makers and governments on their energy and climate policies and strategies. Within the framework of the Paris Climate Agreement, we are accelerating our international ambitions to support developing countries in energy & climate projects. This involves emission stocktaking and developing long term plans, capacity building and effective policies.


Does the above sounds interesting?
Are you a dynamic project manager with 10 years experience working in an international context? And perhaps looking for a new challenge? As a senior Project Manager you are responsible for coordinating and conducting large international projects with European and international, local partners and stakeholders.

  • You advise policy makers operating at international level (focus on Africa, but also active in Latin America), on the development of their national energy and climate strategy in the framework of the post 2020 climate actions.
  • In cooperation with our business development manager, you will take the lead in writing client offers, research proposals and seeking funding opportunities.
  • You identify and coordinate international funding and project opportunities and support market engagement to ensure the right project partnerships (including consultants, research groups and local partners) are being set up.
  • You work in a team of experienced energy experts, and  contribute to the further development of optimization and simulation models of the energy system, using internationally developed software such as LEAP, MESSAGE, TIMES, among other tools.
  • You will interpret the model results and on this basis, formulate scientific recommendations tailored to the client's needs. You will report the research results to our clients (government authorities as well as industry). You will bridge highly advanced scientific results with the client situation, which might sometimes be rather under-developed.
  • You will continue expanding your knowledge of energy system/strategy/models on the basis of literature, courses and on-the job experience. Within your area of expertise involving energy modelling and ‘Nationally Determined Contributions’, you will be an active follower of the trends and the studies carried out by other consultants, research institutions and universities.
  • You will work in a team, but will also be responsible for carrying out consultative assignments independently. You will identify routes for new developments, playing an active role in exploring research questions for international decision makers and governments.
Qualification

  • You have 10 years of experience in consultative assignments for governments, policy makers and/or industry on energy and climate strategies preferably in an international context.
  • You can present some credentials from experiences in developing countries. This enables you to rely on an international network of public and private players (in the field of energy and climate policy). Acquaintance with African countries is a plus.
  • You have excellent organizational skills and you are experienced in operational coordination of consultative assignments and in reporting to clients. You are an independent problem solver, not afraid to get your boots on the ground.
  • Entrepreneurship, commercial flair and initiative are characteristics that describe you.
  • You have a passion for international energy and climate strategy, and have the expertise necessary to approach the issues from a systemic (quantitative) perspective. You can synthesise results into implementable (policy) recommendations for authorities and industry clients.
  • You have knowledge of environmental/energy economics and/or environmental/energy technology and mathematical optimisation methods.
  • You have a high degree of personal resilience, flexibility and ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • You have good communication skills both in writing and speaking and are able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders at different levels of seniority.
  • You have excellent knowledge of the English language (C2, technical and formal language). High proficiency in French is a plus (C1/C2).
  • You are willing to operate in an international context, travel and work abroad for 10% of your time.

Offer

  • A position in an eminent client-oriented organization, in the area of innovative technology research and science-backed consulting.
  • The opportunity to contribute to putting Flanders on the international map as active knowledge region and thus contribute to sustainable development.
  • An interesting salary package complete with extralegal benefits

Requisition

Location: 
Genk
Jobfield: 
R&D & Engineering
ID: 
29940