We’re hiring: EU Projects Officer

We’re hiring: EU Projects Officer


ESTELA, the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association, is a non-profit association created in 2007. ESTELA represents members from the industry and research institutions, active along the whole STE value chain. ESTELA is devoted to promoting solar thermal electricity (STE), also called concentrated solar power (CSP), not only in Europe, but also in the MENA region and worldwide.

Currently ESTELA searches for an EU Projects Officer helping the team to coordinate an EU-funded project (as coordinator), as well as engage on other projects and policy issues.

Job Category:         EU Policy Research & Project Management

Job Experience:      min. 3 years

Job Location:          Brussels (teleworking currently due to pandemic)  

Contract:                Limited duration contract (3 years)

Starting date:        May 2021

His/her main responsibilities:

  • Supporting and implementing EU-funded projects activities:
    • Monitoring the overall progress and deliverables of EU projects, preparing and writing the technical reports for the EU projects
    • Monitoring national energy policies and developments, assessing their impact on the STE/CSP sector
    • Cooperating with project partners, stakeholders, and policy makers (national and EU level) on a regular basis and maintaining good relationships with stakeholders
    • Contribute to writing new project proposals within EU funded programmes
    • Supporting and participating in project meetings, webinars, workshops, etc
  • Policy-related tasks:
    • Supporting advocacy work and influencing activities on EU policies, providing ad hoc input
  • Supporting the team’s day-to-day operations
    • Supporting the day-to-day operations of the secretariat (such as members’ meetings, workshops, conferences)

His/her qualification:


  • University degree in relevant fields (e.g., engineering/ energy/ economics/ environment/ sustainable energy management…)
  • Deep understanding of the Energy/Renewables sectors at national, EU and world levels
  • Knowledge or professional experience in management/coordination of EU-funded projects
  • Experience in coordinating and managing external stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of EU funding programmes and opportunities
  • Good knowledge of EU and national policy-making, including regional political challenges
  • Good understanding of topical EU priorities linked to the energy transition
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) is a must.


  • Deep understanding of the CSP/STE sector
  • Experience as coordinator of EU-funded projects
  • Experience of writing technical reports
  • Additional language (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, …)

His/her profile:

  • Technical background in engineering, energy, especially renewable energies and STE/CSP is an asset
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and relationship management skills (can quickly establish good relationships with contacts)
  • Strong analytical, organisational, and record-keeping skills
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask, autonomous and independent in completing tasks, with good organisational and time-management skills
  • Friendly, helpful, confident, and engaging personality
  • Flexible: available to travel when required and able to work in a small team.

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To apply for this position:

If this piques your interest, here is how you can apply:

Send a CV and cover letter to Mr. Marcel Bial, Secretary General of ESTELA, at the following e-mail address [email protected] before 16/4/2021

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For more information on ESTELA and what we do, please visit www.estelasolar.org