Euroheat & Power is recruiting a Engagement Officer – Youth and Cities - Download the PDF.
The decarbonisation of heating and cooling is critical to delivering Europe's energy and climate objectives. Locally owned and a flagship of the European industry, district heating and cooling (DHC) will be critical to decarbonising further cities (enabling the uptake of renewable and recovered heat sources) and strengthening Europe's energy resilience and security. Cities are at the forefront of the energy transition, and Youth, the next generation of change-makers, need our support in learning how to plan, deploy new and modernise existing DHC networks!
Euroheat & Power is the international network for district energy, promoting sustainable heating and cooling in Europe and beyond. We are a not-for-profit association headquartered in Brussels with an enthusiastic team of 15 young professionals. Our members come from over thirty countries around the globe and include national district heating and cooling associations, utilities operating district energy systems, industrial associations and companies, manufacturers, universities, research institutes and consultancies active in the sector. Set up under the umbrella of Euroheat & Power, the DHC+ Platform is the European hub for research & innovation in district heating and cooling.
We are looking for a motivated professional who would support Knowledge Transfer activities towards different target groups by leveraging on DHC+ experience of education & training and building upon the solid basis that Euroheat & Power members and projects have created in the past years.
Position Summary for the selected candidate
Reporting to the Managing Director and Director of Knowledge Transfer, you would support DHC+’s education & training activities, manage the DHC+ communication channels (including the DHC Knowledge Hub), and grow Euroheat & Power transversal activities related to knowledge transfer. Your purpose is to help us develop new and enhanced skills and competencies associated with the energy transition and decarbonisation of the European heating and cooling sector.
DHC+ education & training activities 50%:
Organise the International DHC+ Summer School (www.euroheat.org/dhc/knowledge-transfer/dhc-summer-school.html) : liaise with the hosts, lecturers, and partner organisations, develop the website, organise registrations and implement communication campaigns, support the programme on-site, in coordination with the Euroheat & Power Events team
Organise the International DHC+ Student Awards (www.euroheat.org/dhc/knowledge-transfer/dhc-student-awards.html) : prepare and implement the application process, promote the competition, liaise with the jury and sponsors, support the evaluation process and organise the Awards ceremony
Develop and implement Hackathons on District Heating and Cooling, and support other DHC training courses for engineers
DHC+ communication 30%:
- Maintain and grow the database of district heating and cooling-related resources (DHC Knowledge Hub), ensure the high quality of information, improve its user-friendliness
- Support the work of the DHC+ secretariat and ensure effective information sharing, cooperation, and communication with DHC+ members through DHC+ Updates
- Draft and publish content on our different communication channels (website, social media)
EHP knowledge transfer activities 20%:
- Support the organisation of the Global District Energy Climate Awards (https://www.districtenergyaward.org/) : liaise with the jury, prepare and implement the application process, promote the competition, support the evaluation process and organise the Awards ceremony, in coordination with the Events team
- Work with the Director of Knowledge Transfer and the Policy team to deliver a DHC crash course for Cities: a course open to local authorities representatives to enhance their knowledge on heat planning, use of local and sustainable heating sources, infrastructure development and other technical aspects of DHC, and support cities in their energy transitio
- Support the development and implementation of a DHC job fair, which could be an essential instrument to tackle the issue of skills gap in the DHC industry and contribute to the European Skills Agenda
At least 2 years of experience in planning and executing communication activities and coordinating the input of different stakeholders;
Willing and motivated to work with youth (students and young professionals) and local authorities;
Excellent English (written & verbal);
Strong communication skills. Familiarity with web and social media best practices;
Precise and organised:
Autonomous, creative, entrepreneurial;
Passionate about sustainable energy;
Experience (especially in education & training and events organisation) as an asset.
Full-time job in a dynamic & growing sector, involvement in a wide range of responsibilities & projects with a high level of independence.
Excellent team spirit in a multicultural environment.
Flexible home working policy (office presence minimum 2 days/week)
Salary package + Lunch Vouchers, Net Representations Costs, Ecochèques, Transportation Reimbursement (legal level), DKV insurance & Eligibility for bonus scheme.
Please note you need to be eligible to work in Belgium.
How to apply?
Please address the motivation letter (maximum one page) and curriculum vitae to Aksana Krasatsenka at [email protected], with the subject “Engagement Officer – Youth and Cities”. Your letter should outline your suitability and motivation for the position. Deadline: you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and no later than 31 May 2023. Interviews with the shortlisted candidates will be held in June. Ideal start beginning of July 2023.
More information on Euroheat & Power, the DHC+ Platform and our ongoing projects can be found on the website at www.euroheat.org.