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Vacancy notice - Technical Advisor

EuRIC is currently looking for an experienced Technical Advisor to join our dynamic team in Brussels starting as soon as possible. As a Technical Advisor, you will play a crucial role in guiding and executing EuRIC's technical initiatives (tyres, metals, or chemicals). You will work closely with our members and other stakeholders to analyse, influence, and develop effective policies that align with recyclers' objectives.


EuRIC represents the European recycling industry, comprising national recycling federations and leading companies. With over 5,500 recycling firms, from market leaders to SMEs, EuRIC generates an annual turnover of approximately 95 billion EUR. These companies handle diverse waste streams, including household and industrial waste, metals, electronic waste, end-of-life vehicles, packaging, tyres, textiles, and construction waste. More information about EuRIC: https://euric.org/

 

Responsibilities

  • Monitor and analyze the latest political and technical advancements in Europe concerning recycling and the use of recycled materials.
  • Develop technical documents, policy statements, position papers, and responses to public consultations by incorporating input from members and relevant industry data.
  • Translate and communicate complex technical concepts into easily understandable language for various audiences.
  • Develop influential presentations, typically delivered at European institutions and key technical and policy forums like ECHA, CEN, UN, and beyond.
  • Coordinate and lead relevant committees and working group activities.

Desired profile

  • Hold a university degree (master or equivalent) in chemistry, biology, environmental science , or a related field.
  • Proficient in English; proficiency in additional European languages is advantageous.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize effectively, and meet stringent deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and adeptness in public speaking.
  • Strong writing and synthesizing skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly and readiness to travel internationally as needed.

Professional experience

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in EU affairs with a focus on technical matters.
  • Expertise in policy and regulatory issues relevant to the recycling industry (e.g., waste legislation, circular economy) is advantageous.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience in engaging with EU institutions, advocacy groups, or regulatory agencies is desirable.
  • Experience in working with an industry association is a plus.

We offer

  • A permanent contract with a competitive package (including transport subscription, meal vouchers, eco-cheques & DKV insurance).
  • An opportunity to contribute to a dynamic industry in a European setting.
  • A friendly work environment.
  • Option to work remotely 2 days/week.

 

Application procedure

  • Application Deadline: 19 July 2024
  • To apply, send a one-page cover letter and your CV in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., addressed to Julia Ettinger.
  • Use the subject line: "Technical Advisor – Application" including your first and last name.
  • Interviews will be conducted on a rolling

All applications will be handled confidentially and solely for recruitment purposes. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


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