Principal/Senior Consultant in Green Economy

Technopolis Group

Principal/Senior Consultant in Green Economy

Technopolis Group

Brussels, Belgium

Position: Full time/Permanent

One of the priority areas for growth at Technopolis Group is the green economy. For more than a decade we have been constantly expanding our expertise in this area and providing support to policy-makers in promoting eco-innovation, circular economy, sustainable energy through better design of policy measures, better monitoring, motivating industrial players and consumers. We are looking to recruit a motivated and experienced specialist to join our Brussels team as a Senior or Principal Consultant.

About Technopolis

Technopolis Group is an independent research and consultancy company, European leader in providing strategic R&I policy advice to public sector institutions at the regional, national, and international levels (such as the European Commission) – as well as to third sector organisations, public-private partnerships and research organisations.

Our team undertakes comparative policy studies, monitoring and evaluation studies (at policy, programme, and organisational levels), and socio-economic impact assessments in the field of research and innovation. Our key areas of activity from a thematic perspective are the Green Economy, Health, and Higher Education, but we are increasingly active also in the digital economy, innovative cities, and open science areas.

We have grown steadily over the past 30 years and are continuing to expand internationally, with around 170 staff working across 12 offices.

For more information: www.technopolis-group.com.

Experience and skills

Applicants suitable for a Senior Consultant position should have a minimum of five years of professional experience in a research, think-tank, consulting, or policy-making environment in the green economy area (e.g. eco-innovation, sustainable energy, climate change, circular economy, sustainable production and consumption, environmental management, environmental economics, green transitions). This experience should include direct involvement in the management/coordination of projects and in business development, preferably with EU funding programmes.

Applicants for a Principal Consultant position should have a minimum of eight years of professional experience in the same area indicated above, also including direct involvement in the management/coordination of projects and in business development, preferably with EU funding programmes.

A general overview of EU and international policy developments and policy discourse in the area, trends in sectors, industries and society, as well as a proven track in working on relevant policyoriented assignments are required. Candidates should be technology-savvy with a passion for improving environmental sustainability through innovation.

A very good knowledge of research methods, statistics, indicators, as well as policy/programme impact assessment methods is a must.

Applicants should have very good communication skills and be able to work in an international and multicultural environment. Excellent command of spoken and written English is essential and fluency in other European languages is considered an asset.

The successful candidate needs to manage varying tasks under tight deadlines, manage clients and partners, show strong communication skills, be willing to travel and be proactive. We expect our staff to work both independently and in close collaboration in project teams.

Main tasks

  • Identify and generate new business leads, including proposal writing;
  • Lead projects of small and large scale and of various complexities;
  • Design methodological approaches to answer complex policy questions;
  • Perform analytical and empirical work;
  • Draft reports and policy papers, targeted mainly at EU policy makers;
  • Shape Technopolis Group thinking around green economy (EU Green Deal, SDGs,…).

What we offer

  • A full time, permanent position;
  • An attractive salary package with with benefits including hospitalisation insurance and a pension scheme;
  • A positive working atmosphere within a team of like-minded professionals in Brussels, while also being part of a larger international company with multiple opportunities for international cooperation;
  • Good opportunities for career progression, from both a content perspective (thought leaders, methodological specialists) and in the areas of business development and company leadership;
  • Opportunity to become shareholder at Principal Consultant /Partner level;
  • We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons with a residency and work permit in Belgium.

How to apply

Applications should be sent to recruitment_be@technopolis-group.com (reference: Green Principal/Senior Consultant) and include a cover letter and an Europass-style CV.

Application deadline: 28 August 2020 with interviews (on-site or remotely) taking place during the second week of September 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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