Do you want to drive forward the next phase of the renewable energy revolution?
Do you want to help build a new global clean industry based on Dutch technology and know-how?
Do you have the skills to motivate others around you to share that same passion?
If so, then the Dutch Marine Energy Ambassador may be the job for you!
We're looking for a self-starter to represent the Dutch marine energy sector at a national level.
The mission is clear, yet demanding: to raise the sector's profile vis-à-vis the Dutch government, and to help marine energy receive the support necessary to be a key part of global decarbonization efforts .
- We need someone who can simply but compellingly articulate the sector's potential and needs , to different audiences within the national government.
- We need someone how to create and action a dvocacy strategy - securing meetings with the right people, making calls and knocking on doors, writing clear position papers and setting up credible and engaging events.
- We need someone who will quickly build close working relations with the key marine energy players. Someone who can trust and build a consensus around common messages and policy positions.
The successful candidate will work in the offices of Dutch marine energy players in the Netherlands, while liaising with OEE, which is based in Brussels, Belgium.
The work would span 2 years, with the possibility of renewal.
About the Dutch Marine Energy Sector
Marine energy refers to renewable energy that can be generated from the world's oceans, seas and rivers. This energy can be converted into reliable, sustainable and cost-competitive electricity that can be used for power homes, transport and industries. By 2050 marine energy can provide 10% of Europe's current electricity consumption. This will generate 400,000 jobs across Europe and will deliver high-value economic activity to coastal regions.
The Netherlands have technological leadership in all 4 of these categories, thanks to its industrial base, its history of innovation and its unique relationship with the sea.
About Ocean Energy Europe
Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) is the largest network of ocean energy professionals in the world. Over 120 organizations, including Europe's leading utilities, industrialists and research institutes, OEE trust to represent the interests of Europe's ocean energy sector.
OEE's mission is to create a strong environment for ocean energy development, improve access to funding, and improve business opportunities for its members. To achieve this, OEE engages with the European Institutions (Commission, Parliament, Council, EIB, etc), and national ministries on policy issues affecting the sector.
Mandatory: Minimum 7 years experience
Mandatory : Excellent oral and written Dutch & English (proven)
Mandatory : Proven track record in working with national-level institutions and authorities in the Netherlands - eg Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Mandatory : excellent knowledge of Dutch government structures and decision-making processes
Asset : In-depth understanding of the Energy / Renewables / Marine Energy sectors at a national, EU and world level.
Highly driven, self-motivated and ambitious for the sector.
Sound judgment. Able to provide rapid analysis or data & issues and to identify which actions will deliver most value for the sector.
A clear and compelling communicator. Able to articulate the value of the sector to society and to present recommendations to internal and external audiences.
An open and secure personality, willing and able to work collaboratively with a wide range of different personality types
University degree in relevant field (political sciences / economy / environment ...)