Environment Policy Officer

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25 Nov 2017

Clerens Consulting Environment Policy Officer – ESWET Focus

Clerens Consulting is searching for a policy officer with strong advocacy (oral and written) skills, policy experience, and the ability to handle a variety of tasks in a friendly and positive office environment.


The European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology is the European Association representing manufacturers in the field of Waste-to-Energy technology. The main purpose of ESWET is to foster the development and the dissemination of Waste-to-Energy technology. ESWET also seeks to raise the awareness of EU Decision-Makers of the positive implications of the technology in terms of Better Waste Management, Energy and for the Environment.


  • University Degree or Masters
  • Experience of EU policy work; environmental technologies knowledge a plus


  • Monitor and report on EU policies including Circular Economy Package, Energy Union, Industrial Emissions Directive, Energy & Climate Package
  • Prioritise and plan lobby actions towards EU decision-makers. Plan advocacy positions based on own analysis, obtain and include membership input
  • Outstanding understanding of advocacy, both oral and written skills, a plus
  • Great ability to network, present, convince, a plus
  • Network with EU level stakeholders, including opponents, maintain & enhance alliances

Members Management

  • Liaise with members, be the main contact point for them in the association
  • Maintain an overview of all topics handled by the association to brief the Secretary General
  • Plan, organise, attend, and wrap-up internal meetings with members (6-12 per year)
  • Pro-actively search for new members and engage with existing ones to enhance their participation

Technical policies work

  • Deep knowledge and experience of EU Air Emissions Legislation (IED, BREFs), a plus
  • Follow-up on technical work and liaise between members and decision-makers as well as other stakeholders. Aggregate positions, focus on essential points
  • Represent the association in various official forums on air emissions, both technical and more political

Staff management

  • Ensure open and efficient relations with colleagues at the same level (other policy teams for other associations, communications & operations team), maintaining an overview of the association’s tasks
  • Find, hire, train and supervise interns on a 6-months rotation basis
  • Manage time and tasks so that the intern learns according to his/her skills


  • Prepare presentations, giving some of them
  • Provide policy contents of events organised by, and communication material prepared by, the communications team


  • Flawless English, both written and oral
  • French or German a strong plus

Work Environment

  • ESWET is located in an office with 2 other EU associations managed under the umbrella of Clerens Consulting. The CC Environment Policy Officer will be asked to collaborate sporadically, and according to his/her skills, to the policy work of the other associations
  • Brussels-based job, some travelling is expected
  • 40 hours/week, plus regular evening events


As soon as possible


Please send your CV and Motivation Letter to Ms Federica Femia (jobs@eswet.eu) by 01.12.2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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