Policy Officer for the Technical and Environmental Affairs

European Construction Industry Federation

Contract type
Permanent & Full-time
Closing date
19 Jul 2024 04:00 PM
Location
Brussels, Belgium

FIEC is looking for a dynamic, solution-oriented and motivated Policy Officer for its Technical and Environmental Commission.

About FIEC

The European Construction Industry Federation - FIEC (a registered AiSBL under Belgian law) - is the European voice of construction enterprises of all sizes (from the one person builders/craftsmen and SMEs through to large international firms), from all building and civil engineering specialities. It is the officially recognised employers' representative in the EU sectoral Social Dialogue committee for the construction industry.

About the role

  • Provide support to FIEC members and secretariat as well as to the related expert groups and represent FIEC in the relevant fora, with the aim of contributing to the sustainable development of the construction industry in Europe and to the implementation of related strategies in our industry.
  • This includes legislative files related to the Green Deal, including the Renovation Wave, energy efficiency of buildings, circular economy, sustainability, taxonomy for sustainable investments, Construction Products Regulation, research and development, standardisation, etc.
  • This is an exciting opportunity to be at the centre of one of the most comprehensive and challenging sectors during a period in which the European Union is setting the foundations for reaching its objective of carbon neutrality in 2050.

Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Director General, the Technical and Environmental Affairs Policy Officer
  • work closely with the other departments and the chairs and national experts of the various concerned bodies;
  • organise and coordinate the work of relevant FIEC experts groups;
  • draft opinions on environmental and technical affairs and provide advice and assessments;
  • draft FIEC position papers, strategies and other related documents on relevant topics;
  • promote FIEC positions in the appropriate EU Institutions;
  • monitor and analyse the impact of relevant legislation;
  • write articles for weekly newsletter and for external publications;
  • prepare speeches and PowerPoint presentations for FIEC representatives at external events;
  • build networks with EU institutions, other EU trade associations and NGOs;
  • represent FIEC in external events and meetings.

Skills & Competencies

  • Good analytical skills and ability to summarise information;
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a small team, with a proactive attitude and willing also to deal with other construction-related issues when needed;
  • A proven interest in sustainability related topics;
  • Ability to facilitate consensus among members;
  • Dynamic, open-minded, hard worker, organised, team player;
  • Good presentation and communication skills;
  • The working language of the federation is mainly English (a very good level, both oral and written, is required) and any additional European language, in particular German and French will constitute a significant advantage.

Required Qualifications

  • University degree;
  • Practical knowledge of the legislative procedure, the EU institutions and their functioning;

Compensation & Benefits

  • A competitive remuneration package according to work experience;
  • Full-time open-ended contract under Belgian law;
  • A pan-European, rewarding and challenging work environment.

How to apply

  • Please send your letter of motivation, with your salary expectation, and curriculum vitae by Friday 19th July to the attention of Mrs. M. Lambele Email subject: Application “Technical and Environmental Affairs Policy Officer vacancy” to [email protected]

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