Policy Manager

Association of the European Heating Industry
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Sep 21

Position description

The European heating industry brings together companies that are leaders in the production of efficient heating systems. Our engineers develop the heating solution for every need, from renewable ready boilers to solar thermal systems, from heat pumps to fuel cells, from radiators to underfloor heating. Whether you are in a cottage in Sweden, a skyscraper in Frankfurt or a guesthouse in Sicily, we make it work.

But the energy landscape is changing. For tomorrow, our members are innovating in hybrid and digital solutions, as well as hydrogen heating appliances. They are perfecting high-efficiency and renewable systems such as heat pumps. These innovations will improve your home and Europe’s environment. Just like we make your heating system work, we make Europe’s energy transition work.

Our team

A team of eight dedicated public affairs professionals drives the EU activities of our industry association in Brussels. Our team develops a dialogue with European policymakers and provides them insight into the EU heating market as well as proposals for the energy transition of buildings in Europe, based on our industry knowledge of this market and on our technological innovation.

To provide expert input to policymakers and support our membership in the development of policy positions, we are seeking a new colleague to strengthen the work on heat pumps (M/F, full time).

Your job description

A full-time position, reporting to the Head of Technology, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Monitor, identify and inform members about current and emerging energy-related EU legislation, ensuring timely alerts and advising on implications for their business;
  • Support EHI working groups: ensure preparation, attend and follow up meetings where EU legislations that you are responsible for will be discussed; draft position papers and ensure members are aligned on them;
  • Promote an industry common position on the relevant EU legislation proposal to the relevant external audiences; primarily EU Commission, Council representatives and the EU Parliament;

Amongst the key political dossiers that you will be involved in are the F-gas Regulation and the PFAS restriction in REACH.

The successful candidate

We are looking for a colleague motivated to work for industry, in a sector which is at the centre of the EU Green Deal; someone with strong presentation skills and an ease to translate complex technical concepts into simple language; a colleague who is able to build an advocacy campaign based on science-based evidence and stakeholders alliances, mediating amongst different positions in order to find common ground.

In terms of professional style, you have the drive to bring results rather than just completing a process. You are eager to keep learning and are willing to share your knowledge with colleagues and members.

Your background and competences:

  • A university degree in either Law/Politics/Economics/Engineering/Chemistry or related field and with a good understanding the EU legislative process, developed through relevant work experience;
  • Experience in EU regulatory/political work in the field of chemicals (e.g. refrigerants), energy or environment. An asset will be your familiarity with the EU policies on the energy transition and in particular on heat pumps;
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills: you should be able to present arguments effectively both orally and in written. You should be at ease drafting position papers in English;
  • Good interpersonal skills as you should be able to partner effectively with colleagues of an international team and negotiate with engineers from different European countries to find compromise and common positions;
  • Proficiency in the English language, written and oral, is a requirement. Fluent French or German would be an asset.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to represent one of the key sectors set to contribute to the ambitious EU energy and CO2 saving targets for 2030 and beyond. If successful, you will be involved in key discussions on heat pump policies, one of the key technologies of the future;
  • Being part of a growing, vibrant and international team based in Brussels;
  • The opportunity to work within a modern environment and experience lean management as daily practice;
  • Limited travel, mainly within Europe;
  • A full time position and a motivating remuneration package based on experience, with a Belgian law contract of indefinite duration.

Application instructions

To apply please send your CV and letter of motivation, in English to our recruitment partner, Ian Burns of RP People at [email protected] Please mention “EHI policy 2022” in the subject line of your email . To learn more about EHI please see www.ehi.eu. EHI is an equal opportunities employer. The working language is English. The deadline for application is 30 September 2022.

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