Innovation Officer - based in Brussels, Belgium or remote in the European Union

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10 Dec 2021

About Hydrogen Europe

Hydrogen Europe is the European association representing the interest of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry and its stakeholders and promoting hydrogen as an enabler of a zero-emission society. With more than 300 companies and 29 national associations as members, our association encompasses the entire value chain of the European Hydrogen and fuel cell ecosystem collaborating with the European Commission in the Clean Hydrogen Partnership.

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Job description

An experienced and passionate professional able to manage several large groups of individuals around innovation, and to report to hierarchy, Board, and public stakeholders, and vice-versa. Full integration into the Innovation team of Hydrogen Europe with important links with the Intelligence team, under the management of the Chief Funding and Intelligence Officer.

Main responsibilities

  • Steer the definition of annual work plans of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership
  • Provide support to Technical Committee and Roadmap leaders, helping them to run their committee and prepare the annual funding priorities
  • Manage day to day communication pertaining to innovation with members and prospects
  • Keep updating a repository of innovation roadmaps (i.e., State of the Art, priorities, and targets 2025-30)
  • Gather and structure existing research and techno-economic data on fuel cells and hydrogen and structure them in useful databases, liaising with the Intelligence team
  • Defend the interests of the industrial sector when discussing priorities with the European Commission
  • Support the Innovation Manager and the Association staff more broadly
  • Represent Hydrogen Europe during fairs and exhibitions


  • Master’s Degree in technology or engineering
  • Proven expertise in clean hydrogen technologies and their applications (energy, mobility, industry, buildings…)2-3 years minimum work experience in consultancy, industry, or academia relevant to the fuel cells and hydrogen sector
  • Proven ability to collect, organise and analyse techno-economic data
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills addressing a range of stakeholders from lab researcher to politicians, from one-to-one to group of 10-100 individuals to 1000+ audience, from interns to top managers
  • Excellent drafting skills: capacity to write clear and convincing documents for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Group management/diplomatic skills favouring consensus in working groups
  • Proven fluency in English. Knowledge of other European languages an asset
  • Strong project management, organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple issues with multiple stakeholders from all over Europe and tight deadlines
  • Ease in facilitating working group discussion favouring consensus in working groups
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team
  • IT literate with proficient use of Microsoft Office
  • Curiosity, flexibility, reliability, team-player approach with can-do attitude

Nice to have

  • Additional background in economics
  • Experience in technology financial and costs modelling
  • An existing network amongst relevant sector companies and organisations
  • Business development skills
  • Field experience
  • Knowledge of other/incumbent technologies (electricity, batteries, etc.)
  • Understanding of EU institutions, funding  instruments, and projects
  • Additional languages

What we offer

  • We offer a competitive remuneration package for a non-profit organisation based on qualifications and experience,
  • Generous extra-legal benefits,
  • Hydrogen Europe will require candidates to demonstrate that they have the right to live and work in Belgium,
  • International and dynamic team,
  • Home office beyond the Covid restriction period as well.

Start: As soon as possible

How to apply

  • Please email your application in English to and include in the subject line “Innovation Officer” with your first name and surname.
  • Applications to be considered valid must include: a one-page letter of motivation, proof that you can live and work in the EU, and a CV. Please do not send anything else.
  • Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in the EU and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.
  • Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in the EU.
  • Any incomplete applications will be disregarded.
  • The deadline for applications is 10.12.2021. Please be advised that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
  • Interviews will be held in the week of 13-17.12.2021.  Interviews will be done remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action.
  • Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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