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Industrial Policy Manager/Director

Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: March 3, 2024
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: March 3, 2024

Hydrogen Europe is the leading organization representing European based companies and stakeholders that are committed to moving towards a (circular) carbon neutral economy. With more than 520 companies and national associations as members, we encompass the entire value chain of the European hydrogen and fuel cell ecosystem. Our vision is to propel global carbon neutrality by accelerating European hydrogen industry and we are the industrial key partner of the Clean Hydrogen partnership.


  • Contribute to developing and rolling out Hydrogen Europe’s strategy, positioning, and advocacy on current and future EU Climate and industrial policy issues, particularly with regards to carbon pricing policies, industrial policy for manufacturing in Europe and sustainability aspects in the hydrogen economy;

  • In close coordination with Chief Policy officer, you will manage the Industrial Policy and Sustainability team; a team of 2-3 policy officers focusing on policy development and advocacy towards EU institutions;

  • You will be responsible, together with your team, for managing various Working Groups. You will be in charge of developing and drafting position papers with the industry, responding to public consultation and creating and nurturing alliances with strategic partners;

  • In close cooperation with the Chief Policy Officer and the CEO, you will lead the advocacy work towards EU institutions on the topics of carbon policy (ETS, CBAM, CCUS), industrial policy (e.g. state-aid for manufacturing) and sustainability (materials dependency, circularity, chemical uses, etc.);

  • You will represent Hydrogen Europe externally, developing partnership with other like-minded stakeholders, participating and speaking at external events;

  • You will work closely with the Market intelligence team to develop irrefutable arguments in favor of a faster development of clean hydrogen solutions that lead to decarbonization;

  • You will work closely with other policy team members that focus on energy and infrastructure, mobility and international trade.


  • University or advanced degree in Social Sciences, Political Sciences (EU studies, Political Science, International Relations), European law, economics, engineering;

  • Degree on technical/scientific sciences if you have a passion for policy;

  • Over 7 years work experience in European affairs; knowledge and strong interest climate and sustainability policies with a passion for hydrogen is a plus;

  • Experience in carbon pricing policy policy;

  • Solid understanding of EU institutions and their workings as well as understanding of the current situation related to politics, economics and policy related to energy and climate;

  • A strong brussels-based network with experience in handling EU dossiers;

  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of other European languages an asset;

  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;

  • Accuracy, attention to detail;

  • Meeting deadlines and providing a high-quality service, even when working under pressure;

  • Flexible, reliable, good team player with positive can-do attitude.


  • Solid organisational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple issues and tight deadlines;

  • Excellent written, communication and analytical skills;

  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team;

  • Knowledge and capability with Microsoft Office such as power points, word and excel.


  • We offer a competitive remuneration package with generous extra-legal benefits;

  • Flexible working from home policy;

  • This job requires to be based in Brussels. Hydrogen Europe will require candidates to demonstrate that they have the right to live and work in Belgium;

  • A dynamic, modern, and international workplace.

Start: as soon as possible


  • Please fill in the form and put “Industrial Policy Manager/Director” as the position you’re applying for;

  • Applications to be considered valid must include: a one-page covering letter, proof that you can live and work in Europe, 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 Europe 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 Belgium;

  • Any incomplete applications will be disregarded;

  • The deadline for applications is 03.03.2024. 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;

  • Applications will be reviewed as they come and the selection process may close as soon as a suitable candidate is shortlisted;

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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