Programme Manager - Buildings & Construction

ECOS - Environmental Coalition on Standards

Programme Manager - Buildings & Construction

ECOS - Environmental Coalition on Standards

Brussels, Belgium

We are looking for a highly motivated Programme Manager to join our Circular Economy team and help reinforce our engagement in the development of policy and standards to put buildings and construction products on the net-zero pathway.

About ECOS:

ECOS is an international NGO with a network of members and experts advocating for environmentally friendly technical standards, policies, and laws. We ensure the environmental voice is heard when they are developed and drive change by providing expertise to policymakers and industry players, leading to the implementation of strong environmental principles.

ECOS is the only environmental NGO taking a holistic approach to building sustainability in both policy and standards, to address all environmental impacts of buildings and construction products throughout their lifecycle, from sourcing of raw materials to end-of-life.

Description of role:

In your role as part of the ECOS Circular Economy team, your focus will be on addressing environmental impacts of construction products to decarbonise the built environment and promote circularity in the sector. This will require developing expertise and engagement in areas such as waste, chemicals, product policy; all in close coordination with other members of the Circular Economy team.

Your main tasks will be to:

  • Promote environmental interests in the proposal, development and revision of European and international policies and standards in the field of construction in cooperation with ECOS nominated experts and member organisations;
  • Select, manage, and oversee technical experts to assist our work;
  • Represent ECOS in relevant meetings, such as meetings of standardisation organisations or European institutions and workshops, conferences and other fora;
  • Engage and collaborate with our members, other NGOs and stakeholders;
  • Develop regular updates, briefings, positions and publications for our target audiences;
  • Prepare funding applications and ensure proper reporting to funders.

Skills and experience required:

  • University degree in environmental sciences, engineering, or relevant discipline. Alternatively, a degree in social sciences with qualifying professional qualifications;
  • Good understanding of EU policy making processes;
  • Interest in technical work and/or standardisation processes;
  • Commitment to the values, vision and mission of environmental NGOs;
  • Familiarity with European Union funded projects;
  • Strong analytical skills & ability to translate technical information into digestible information;
  • Excellent time and project management skills;
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent writing, communication, networking and negotiation skills;
  • Fluent English, other languages an asset.

What we offer:

  • An open-ended Belgian contract with a competitive salary package including additional benefits (meal vouchers, pension scheme, 13th month, insurances, public transport, eco-cheques). Salary range for the position 3.000-3.900 €, depending on skills and experience and according to the ECOS salary scale;
  • A dynamic international working environment;
  • Being part of a dedicated team whose common goal it is to protect the environment;
  • A very pleasant working environment.

How to apply:

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter by no later than 20 June 2021 COB to: info@ecostandard.org, with the subject line “PROGRAMME MANAGER-Construction: your name”. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. When applying, please mention where you found the job ad.

ECOS is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
At ECOS we believe diversity is what makes our work richer and our team stronger. Your race, nationality, color, gender, age, religion, disability, status, or sexual orientation are NOT important to us, we value your knowledge and commitment. If you believe you can contribute to our common goal, we encourage you to apply.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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