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Senior Policy Specialist Industry and Energy (German-speaking)

Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
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EPICO e.V. is a young, innovative, independent think tank in Berlin and Brussels with key stakeholders from politics, business, science, and society. We see a consistent focus on climate neutrality as an opportunity for sustainable growth and climate protection, while preserving our prosperity and social cohesion. Our mission is to drive forward just and sustainable climate and energy policy. In doing so, we rely on the dynamics of competition and innovation as guiding principles in the development and implementation of viable strategies and clear concepts to achieve climate neutrality and meet the 1.5°C target.

We are looking for a Senior Policy Specialist Industry and Energy to proactively contribute to our Berlin team’s work on industrial and energy policy, through the drafting and publishing of studies and policy briefs, managing related projects, organisation of events, and expanding EPICO’s network.

The successful candidate will start as soon as possible. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in-person or online, and on a rolling basis.

  • Role title: Senior Policy Specialist Industry and Energy;

  • Type of contract: open-ended (full time);

  • Reporting to: EPICO’s HQ in Berlin;

  • Location: EPICO Berlin, Friedrichstraße 79, 10117 Berlin.


  • Observing, analysing, and evaluating industrial policy developments and issues on an ongoing basis;

  • Formulating, deepening, expanding, and representing EPICO’s positions in the field of industrial policy in Germany (with a focus on energy, e.g., in the area of decarbonisation of industry, energy market, innovation policy in Germany) as well as its intersection with European industrial policy;

  • Supporting related communication, with the relevant colleagues;

  • Designing, supervising, and coordinating studies with cooperation partners;

  • Supporting and independently conducting expert consultations and plan suitable event formats;

  • Participating in events and meetings representing EPICO;

  • Expanding and strengthening EPICO’s network in politics, business, science, and civil society.


  • A master’s degree (ideally in Economics);

  • Good understanding of political and economic contexts and a sound knowledge of industrial policy and the energy industry and the corresponding framework conditions;

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant professional experience in a think tank, in politics, an association, company or NGO;

  • Ability to communicate complex industrial and energy policy issues orally and in writing in a clear and objective manner;

  • Experience in independently designing, organising, and implementing projects, publications, and events;

  • Excellent command of German and English, both in written and spoken form;

  • An existing network in the field of industry, energy, and environment;

  • Previous experience in writing and managing scientific studies and publications;

  • Team spirit and openness to cooperating and collaborating with a diverse team;

  • Proactive and creative mindset;

  • Open-minded, empathetic, and communicative personality, and identification with EPICO’s mission and values.


  • An open-ended contract;

  • A competitive salary in the think tank sector, depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate;

  • 30 days of leave yearly, and an extra day off on your birthday;

  • A bi-yearly check-in and potential review of role and salary progression;

  • A young, dynamic, creative, and fast-paced environment with several learning and growth opportunities

  • Flexible working hours, including the possibility to work remotely;

  • An open culture with a lot of room for new ideas and initiatives;

  • Prioritisation of work-life balance and team well-being;

  • We lay great emphasis on direct communication and fair cooperation.


Please send your cover letter and CV as a single PDF document, saved as Name.Surname, to with “Senior Policy Specialist Industry and Energy” as the subject line of the e-mail.
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