Project Officer

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The selected candidate will support the DHC+ team in managing a growing portfolio of EU funded projects and carrying out related tasks. Projects range from renewable heating and cooling to integrated energy system and digitalisation. The selected candidate will be responsible for the implementation of a number of EU projects (circa 3 projects) and will support the DHC+ team in the knowledge transfer activities and member engagement.

Euroheat & Power is the international network for district energy, promoting sustainable heating and cooling in Europe and beyond. We are a non-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, DHC+ Platform is the European hub for research & innovation in district heating and cooling.

 

Project Officer Responsibilities - Reports to the Director of Innovation and Director of Knowledge Transfer
 

EU project management 80%

  • Responsibility for Euroheat/DHC+ participation in selected EU-funded projects. Euroheat’s typical role in EU projects is communication and dissemination (as WP leader or partner), education and training and policy recommendations drafting.
  • The selected person is expected to be very autonomous and responsible for planning and implementing tasks, respecting deadlines for deliverables and drafting technical and financial reports.
  • Representation of Euroheat/DHC+ at project meetings and events, online and in-person presentations around Europe.
  • Support the development of new projects, creation of consortia and highlight funding opportunities for DHC+ members.
     

Knowledge transfer and member engagement 20%

  • Support the work of the DHC+ secretariat and ensure effective information sharing, cooperation, and communication with DHC+ and EHP members
  • Actively engage members and other relevant EU-funded projects, provide contribution to the DHC Knowledge Hub (the database of district heating and cooling related resources)
  • General DHC+ related and EU project related communications and support:
    • Provide input to EHP/DHC+ events, newsletters, and general communication activities
    • Lead or give support to internal task forces / working groups
  • Support the development of EHP/DHC+ in its daily work
     

Desired Skills

  • At least 1-2 years of experience in EU-funded projects management/implementation.
  • Experience in the field of communication, preferably as communication work package leader.
  • Basic knowledge of Horizon Europe and LIFE rules.
  • Precise and organized.
  • Excellent English (written & spoken).
  • Autonomous, creative, entrepreneurial.
  • Passionate about sustainable energy.
  • Strong communication skills. Familiarity with content management systems (such as WordPress, Preside) and communication /design programmes (such as Canva, InDesign and Photoshop) is an asset.
  • Project writing skills are considered as an asset.
     

Offer                                                                                                                                              

  • 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 apply by sending your CV, together with a short cover letter and track record of involvement in EU projects to [email protected] with subject line “Project Officer” until end August 2022 at the latest. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Interviews with the shortlisted candidates will be held in September. Start working date – late September, early October.