Project Communications Manager

Ocean Energy Europe

Project Communications Manager

Ocean Energy Europe

Brussels, Belgium

Position

Ocean Energy Europe is looking for a Project Communications Manager to support the growing communication team working on our EU-funded projects.

The Project Communications Manager leads the communications and project management tasks on several EU-funded projects in which Ocean Energy Europe is a partner. The role entails a significant amount of copywriting and editing, so a very high standard of written English is required.

This position is embedded in our dynamic and experienced communication team who has put ocean energy, a nascent sector, on the European map. Our collaborative and supportive culture values everyone's ideas and empowers personal and professional growth. The team operates as a self-managing unit, reporting directly to the CEO.

Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Produce project deliverables on time and oversee project budgets for OEE tasks/Work Packages;
  • Prepare, attend and present at project meetings;
  • Coordinate with project partners;
  • Monitor and compile dissemination data including activities of project partners;
  • Draft and submit financial and technical reports to EC Project communication & dissemination.

Public project deliverables

  • Develop and monitor communication and dissemination plans;
  • ‘Translate’ project results into accessible summaries;
  • Communicate public deliverables and key results via the project channels;
  • Coordinate broader dissemination of results with project partners.

Events

  • Organise webinars, project workshops and dissemination events;
  • Coordinate project participation in external events – presentations, stands, side events.

Website, media & social media

  • Draft copy and prepare graphics for social media posts and website updates;
  • Maximise social media followers via engagements, ad campaigns etc.;
  • Maintain and regularly update project websites and social medial channels;
  • Draft and send press releases, newsletters, manage mailing lists;
  • Compile and draft content for project publications (leaflets, end-of-project summary brochures etc.), manage design process with external designer;
  • Coordinate video production for basic ‘explainer’ and/or project showcase videos;
  • Monitor and collect analytics of website, social media, newsletters, etc.

Other tasks to support the team

  • Support with reporting to OEE Board meeting;
  • Assist the OEE team in other relevant project, communications or events tasks.

Qualifications

  • University degree in relevant field (communications, event management, project management…);
  • Mandatory: Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role dealing with EU-funded projects;
  • Mandatory: Excellent written English – native speaker or equivalent;
  • Asset: Working knowledge of other European languages, esp. French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch.

Profile

  • Strongly team-minded, including when working with external partners;
  • Open and positive personality;
  • Able to travel when required;
  • Stress-resistant and solution-oriented, with great attention to detail;
  • Well-organised, able to prioritise and work to deadlines;
  • A genuine interest in renewable energy/environmental issues is desirable.

Conditions

  • Salary range: 44-55k€ gross annual, depending on experience, on a 13.92 months Belgian contract;
  • Attractive benefits package: lunch vouchers, transport, mobile, home internet, hospitalisation…;
  • Unlimited contract, based in Brussels at OEE offices;
  • Teleworking policy: 2-3 days working from home on a weekly basis, workload dependent;
  • Start: ASAP.

About OEE

Ocean Energy Europe is the voice of Europe’s Ocean energy industry and the largest network of ocean energy professionals in the world. Our mission is to create a strong environment for the development of ocean energy, improve access to funding, and enhance business opportunities for our members.

In the last 10 years Ocean Energy Europe has established itself as the go-to partner and source of information for industry players and institutions alike – European Commission, Parliament, IEA, IRENA… All relevant players across supply chains are members of this non-for-profit association.

How to apply

To apply, send a CV and cover letter to j.leung@oceanenergy.eu, with subject “Project Communications Manager application” by 16 July 2024. First-round interviews will happen from the 17-19 July. Please note that due to resource limitations, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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