Project Manager Industrial Climate and Circularity Policy, Europe

Agora Energiewende
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 18

Position description

To support our European work and as part of our climate-neutral industry programme we are seeking a Project Manager, Industrial climate and circularity policy, Europe.

The successful candidate will support Agora’s work which aims to inform the next European Commission’s work plan for industry decarbonisation (2024-2028).

They would work on policy development to shift EU industry from natural gas to electricity for the production of industrial heat and improving European biomass strategy to prioritise it to no regrets uses. Additional work topics could include EU CCS policy, Carbon Removals markets, circular economy, and innovation funding instruments for low carbon and circular breakthrough technologies.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting and managing research projects on industrial transformation in Europe;
  • Analysing European legislation relating to various aspects of the industry transformation identifying weaknesses or gaps;
  • Analysing the effectiveness of European member states’ policies in driving investments in climate neutral production, material circularity and material efficiency;
  • Preparing policy recommendations on European industrial decarbonisation policy, especially for circular economy policy, heat electrification and technology value chains;
  • Identifying and communicating international and European best-practices, as well as expertise and research results from Agora’s work in the field of industrial transformation to policy makers in Brussels or other European capitals;
  • Working with Agora’s civil society partners, industrial companies and associations, and advising decision-makers on key policies;
  • Managing multi-team projects working with Agora’s think tank partners in EU member states;
  • Communicating results and insights from Agora’s work, as well as knowledge about industry transition policies, regulations and techno-economic developments to various audiences;
  • Working with Agora’s team to ensure the smooth running of daily work and forward planning, including with team members working from Berlin, Beijing and Bangkok.

We are looking for:

  • A person with a strong desire to actively shape the global clean energy and industry transitions;
  • At least a Master’s degree in economics, politics, or engineering;
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience with industry and/or European policy topics. Specific experience working on European circular economy, industrial heat or innovation policy considered an advantage;
  • A track record of working on public policy matters and communicating with policy makers;
  • Experience with working in international teams and networks;
  • Project management experience;
  • Dedication, reliability, perseverance, a strong analytical ability, creativity and an ability to work independently as well as in a team;
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, ability to present analytical and research material;
  • Working fluency in English; German and other language skills are a plus.

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