Policy and Technical Affairs Officer

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Expiration Date

28 Sep 2018

Background

Over the last decade, the market share of polyurethane (PU) thermal insulation material has grown from a few percentage points to 10% in a steadily growing overall insulation market. PU insulation contributes significantly to mitigating climate change and increasing the energy efficiency of buildings and industrial installations. The exceptional performance levels of PU have made it the insulant of choice in numerous applications like very low / nearly zero energy buildings.

PU Europe represents the PU insulation industry towards the European institutions and standardisation bodies since 1981. Its membership consists of national trade organisations as well as raw material suppliers. PU Europe mission is to ensure the necessary conditions at European level for a sustainable growth of the industry. It does so by monitoring EU legislative developments, and engaging with decision-makers via industry positions and sound technical expertise.

About the role

The Policy and Technical Affairs Officer will report directly to the Secretary General and will have the following responsibilities (non-exhaustive list):

  • Monitor, analyse and report on key policy areas related to the construction sector (Construction Products Regulation review, Sustainable Construction agenda advancement, Circular Economy theme furthering, REACH implementation…);
  • Support and coordinate several internal working groups in order to form industry positions;
  • Represent the industry towards selected European Commission services;
  • Represent the industry at standardisation meetings;
  • Engage with stakeholders from the construction sector in Brussels;
  • Manage internal research projects;
  • Support the Secretary General in a wide variety of public affairs and communications activities.

Qualifications and desirable Attributes

The candidate should have the following qualifications/attributes:

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification in a one of the following fields: construction, engineering, chemistry, political science;
  • At least two years of work experience either in a European organisation based in Brussels or in a business environment related to the construction sector;
  • Ideally, knowledge of the European standardisation system and the manufacturing industry;
  • Excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail;
  • Proactive mindset, and ability to work effectively in a small team which involves multitasking.

We offer

  • A job in a fast-growing industry;
  • A full-time position with flexible working conditions, supportive to a good work-life balance (39h/week);
  • A competitive salary package involving pension scheme, lunch voucher, transport allowance, representation allowance…;
  • The position will involve European travel from time to time.

Up for the challenge?

Applications should be submitted in English with contact details, CV and covering letter saying why the candidate would be suitable for the job (candidates need to be in the possession of a work permit for Belgium if applicable).

In the body of the cover email, please provide your written consent so that PU Europe can use your personal data for the recruitment process as per its data privacy policy. Therefore, please insert the following sentence: “I hereby consent that my personal data is processed by PU Europe for recruitment purposes”.

Application deadline: 28th September 2018 at the following address: secretariat@pu-europe.eu

Please note that PU Europe offices will move to rue Belliard 65 by the end of this year, and that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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