Policy Advisor

Euroheat & Power is the European association promoting sustainable heating & cooling, with a focus on district heating and cooling solutions. It represents 130+ members in more than 30 countries worldwide, including national DHC associations in the European Union, utilities operating DHC systems, manufacturers, research institutes, consultants and other organisations involved in the DHC business. 

The decarbonisation of heating and cooling is critical to delivering Europe's energy and climate objectives. The heating sector represents 50% of Europe's energy demand and remains highly dependent on fossil fuels. Without a doubt, heating & cooling is the next EU energy policy arena to achieve the European Green Deal objectives and become climate-neutral before 2050. Locally owned and a flagship of the European industry, district heating and cooling (DHC) will be critical to further decarbonise heating & cooling (enabling the uptake of renewable and recovered heat sources) and contribute to strengthening Europe's energy resilience and security. It could provide up to 50% of the EU heat demand by 2050! 

In 2019, our sector pledged to achieve climate neutrality before 2050. Working with European and national policymakers, Euroheat & Power’s core mission is to ensure that its members and local communities achieve this goal, and benefit from the appropriate EU framework to develop renewable and sustainable solutions. 

On this journey, we need committed and talented people passionate about policy!  

Come join a great working environment, a dynamic, fun and multicultural team, and make your mark in Europe’s energy and climate transition. 

Position Summary

Reporting to the Managing Director and the Policy Director, you would support Euroheat & Power’s Policy Department. Your purpose is to help shape the EU policy framework, to support the growth of a sustainable district heating and cooling sector. You would actively contribute to advocacy strategies and activities, developing compelling materials and engaging with key stakeholders, including policy-makers. 

The focus of your work:

  • Support the association’s advocacy strategies in coordination with the Policy Director; 

  • Develop and nurture good relations with European Institutions, stakeholder organisations and the wider international community; 

  • Represent the sector at external events; 

  • Contribute to our weekly team and staff meetings with ideas and insights; 

  • Any other task required in your work by your Policy Director or Managing Director. 

  • Manage advocacy activities on priority energy policy areas; 

  • Monitor, analyse and advise on policy developments; 

  • Develop written materials (policy papers, briefings, consultation responses, newsletter, etc.) for internal & external dissemination; 

  • Support the activities of the internal Energy Policy Committee; 

  • Lead internal Task Forces’ & Working Groups’ meetings; 


  • You have at least 3 years of relevant experience in EU public affairs (either within a trade association, a company, an EU institution or similar) and a good understanding of how the EU institutions work; 

  • You have a robust knowledge of major EU energy and climate legislative files including the Fitfor55, REPowerEU, and Electricity Market Design initiatives; 

  • You are a quick learner with strong organisational and project management skills; 

  • You are a team player, flexible, proactive and capable of working independently; 

  • You have exceptional written and verbal English; other languages are an asset; 

  • You are service-oriented and strive to meet the needs of Member Organisations. 

We offer

  • Permanent contract in a dynamic & growing sector, involvement in a wide range of responsibilities & projects with a high level of independence; 

  • Attractive salary package depending on your level of experience; 

  • Excellent team spirit and flexible working environment (for real). 

How to apply?

Please address your motivation letter (maximum one page) and curriculum vitae to Pauline Lucas ([email protected]) and Aurelie Beauvais ([email protected]) with the subject “Policy Advisor”. Your letter should outline your suitability and motivation for the position.

Deadline: 28 August COB.  

Start date: September 2023.