Important vacancies in energy efficiency

There are some important vacancies available throughout Europe. The closing date for the research position at the Association for the Conservation of Energy is February 20th, so you need to apply immediately.

 

• Project Advisers for Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)

Are you an experienced professional in the field of energy efficiency in areas such as consumer behaviour, buildings, heating and cooling, products, industry, public authorities, services, and energy efficiency financing? We are looking to recruit highly motivated staff to carry out activities related to research, innovation, or market uptake. Start your application today, the system will close on 02/03 at 23:45 CET.

Applications are invited for the post of Project Adviser in the field of energy efficiency at the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).

Profile 1: Buildings and/or heating and cooling

Profile 2: Industry, products and/or consumers

Profile 3: Public authorities, energy services and/or energy efficiency finance

The Unit is responsible for both:

  • the Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Focus Area;
  • and the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme legacy.

Overall purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Sector/Head of Unit, the job holder is responsible for implementation of a number of Programme management actions including the management of all the stages in the lifetime of projects in collaboration with other services in the EASME and in liaison with the parent DG.

Functions and duties

Programme/ project management

  • Manage projects and calls for proposals.
  • Launch, promote, monitor and manage calls for proposals, calls for tenders, ad hoc grants, etc. related to the specific Programme.
  • Prepare the submission tools, forms and documents and participate in the selection of external evaluators; if applicable.
  • Prepare the evaluation phase of the call and participate in the design of evaluation procedures, methods and documents and participate in evaluation panels and organise and monitor the work of external evaluators; if applicable.
  • Analyse and present the evaluation results, provide input for future improvements and provide feedback to applicants. Conduct the grant agreement preparation with project coordinators and ensure the technical and financial consistency of the projects to be funded; if applicable.
  • With regard to call for tenders, work on the specifications and prepare publication. Act as member or chair of the Evaluation Committee and participate in the preparation of contracts as appropriate depending on the nature of the Programme. Liaise with the Procurement Cell in all steps of the procedure.
  • Monitor the implementation of projects, in particular the performance of project coordinators and partners and the fulfilment of contractual obligations by means of periodic reviews and assessment of project reports.
  • Manage requests for contract amendments in collaboration with financial officers, depending on the nature of the Programme.
  • Assess and approve project reports and control the eligibility of the expenditures, their regularity and their adequacy with the contractual provisions.
  • Plan and carry out programme’s actions that are implemented by means of public procurement procedures and contribute to the evaluation of the programme.
  • Act as the principal interlocutor of the beneficiaries or contractors during the implementation of the grant agreement or contract, handling in-coming correspondence, including that with legal or financial contents, in close liaison with financial officers depending on the nature of the Programme.
  • Participate in project meetings and possible monitoring visits to explain relevant EU policies and procedures, to encourage networking and to monitor the technical implementation of the projects; if applicable.

Information is available here.

 

• The Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

The Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (the Centre) functions as the global thematic Energy Efficiency Hub of the Sustainable Energy for All Partnership (SEforALL), and accordingly works directly to the SEforALL objective of doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030, while also retaining independence and flexibility to pursue other related energy efficiency functions. Operationally, the Centre is part of UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), based at the UN City complex in Copenhagen, Denmark.

On the basis of the Centre’s work plan, there are vacancies to fill in coming months for well qualified and dynamic new staff to contribute to our team of experts and help advance global energy efficiency. If you believe you fit aspects of the profile detailed below then we encourage you to submit an expression of interest.

1               Project Manager and Project Officer Positions

Click to read the full vacancy announcement.

Please submit your online expression of interest no later than 3 March 2017.

2               Energy Efficiency Research and Advisory Position (Senior Researcher/Senior Advisor)

Click to read the full vacancy announcement.

Please submit your online expression of interest no later than 3 March 2017.

 

• Association for the Conservation of Energy

The research team at the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) wishes to recruit a researcher to join the team in London. The post holder will undertake research into a range of energy efficiency policy issues.

Qualifications sought:

  • A good honours degree and a postgraduate qualification, with one or other in a relevant field (e.g. energy, environmental studies);
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency issues particularly in buildings, and of policies to reduce CO2emissions, including their connection with other environmental, social and economic policy objectives;
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills and ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Good numerical skills including descriptive statistics; and
  • Ability to work well, and at times independently, in a small team environment.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 20th February.

More information is available here.

 

 

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