Environment Consultant / Senior Consultant

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25 Nov 2017

TO APPLY: Please send your CV with a covering letter to 

BRUSSELSRECRUITMENT@HANOVERCOMMS.COM stating reference TCON-BS-W clearly in the subject header

Hanover Brussels is looking for an experienced EU public affairs professional to join its fast-paced environment & energy policy team.

The Consultant / Senior consultant will be responsible for managing a broad portfolio of clients. We require someone who has experience working in this sector, preferably within a public affairs consultancy, and with a deep knowledge of EU energy and environment policies and the workings of the EU institutions. The successful candidate will take on responsibilities in managing client accounts, and will report to the Head of the Environment & Energy Practice of the Brussels office in ensuring the team continues to build on its success. 

For the right person this will be an exciting and hugely rewarding role, as they will have the opportunity to contribute to building a market-leading team that provides valued strategic advice and insight to clients.


The Consultant / Senior Consultant provides support to the Head of the Environment & Energy Practice in advising Hanover’s existing clients, in the overall management of key client accounts and of junior team members. The Consultant / Senior consultant also provides support on new business activity including identification of business opportunities, planning and execution of marketing opportunities and activities, and contributing to proposals and pitches.

Day-to-day responsibilities for the Consultant / Senior Consultant include:

Client handling:

  • Conduct client - or topic - specific analyses and draft bespoke briefings
  • Provide timely and relevant support in advising key clients and prospective clients, informed by sector knowledge and broad intelligence-gathering on policy developments
  • Develop close client relationships and support day-to-day contact with the clients related to the execution of advocacy and communication campaigns
  • Oversee the work of junior colleagues and ensure timely deliverables to the client
  • Participate and contribute in client meetings and internal account management meetings supporting the Head of the Environment & Energy Practice in reviewing progress, monitoring capacity and allocating tasks


  • Work closely with the Head of the Environment & Energy Policy Practice and Managing Director to build a competitive, best-of-class European energy & sustainability policy team and offer; this entails coaching of junior colleagues and helping to identify and recruit the best talent
  • Support the implementation of the marketing strategy for the Environment & Energy Policy Practice, working closely with the Hanover Director of Marketing
  • Regularly contribute timely and newsworthy articles to the Hanover website and other relevant media
  • Expand personal network and, by extension, that of the Hanover Brussels team through event attendance and relationship-building


We are looking for an experienced professional with a minimum of 3-4 years of relevant experience and the following skills:

  • Thorough understanding of EU energy & environment policy
  • Knowledge of the interaction between EU, international and national policy and the business impact that this can have on clients
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Effective time-management and ability to meet deadlines, strong organisational and project management skills
  • Ability to take initiative and autonomy in carrying out tasks
  • Strong creative writing skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Recognised ability to bring creative flair and ideas to new business proposals
  • Ability to operate effectively and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal communication

The ideal candidate will be degree-level educated and have experience working in either a public affairs consultancy, in-house at a relevant company or in a European trade association.

LOCATION:  35 Square de Meeûs, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

REPORTING LINE:  The position reports to the Head of the Environment & Energy Policy Practice at Hanover Brussels


Hanover is an independent, award-winning integrated public affairs and corporate communications consultancy with offices in Brussels, London, Dublin and Dubai. We create and deliver integrated programs that are designed to ensure organisations bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be.

Being an independently-owned company gives us the flexibility to determine our own agenda: we decide the direction in which we want to go.

Hanover employees are empowered to provide smart and valuable answers to business problems through collaboration and invention. They aim to build trust with clients and colleagues through clear communication and effective action. Hanover consultants continuously ask the question “How can we do this better?” and contribute fully to finding the answer. As a company, we demonstrate, encourage and reward bold and decisive thinking. We inspire and empower our clients and colleagues to discover, develop and deliver transformational ideas and initiatives.

The Hanover Brussels team is growing rapidly and prides itself on providing content-driven, strategic advice to clients. Our current focus is on building the leading independent team in Brussels. We are a small, dynamic team and hold our destiny in our own hands.

Further details about Hanover can be found on our website: www.hanovercomms.com

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