Third Generation Environmentalism is hiring a
Researcher, Place Based Transitions, Brussels
A recognised global leader in the political economy of the climate transition, E3G is looking for a Researcher to help inform our work on deep decarbonisation of the built environment in the EU, bridging the gaps between distributed infrastructure and upstream energy supply. The successful candidate would be based in E3G’s Brussels Office.
E3G is an independent climate change think tank with a global outlook. We are world leading strategists on the political economy of climate change, dedicated to achieving a safe climate for all. We work on the frontier of the climate landscape tackling the barriers and advancing the solutions to a safe climate.
Context and overview of role
E3G’s Clean Economy programme encompasses place-based transitions, industrial, trade, competition policy, and energy systems transformation. In the EU, the team aims to shape policy, diplomatic strategies, and building the political conditions to ensure the socio-economic transformation to climate neutrality. The team focuses on the development of cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder strategies taking account of EU-level and Member States politics.
This Researcher role will work to connect trends in decarbonisation of the built environment to the changes needed in the broader energy system. The focus of the role will be on creating the right enabling conditions to accelerate progress, spanning topics such as industrial transformation of construction and heating industries, energy system transformation, fostering the rights skills, and encouraging business model development.
The successful candidate will support research, thought leadership and stakeholder engagement activities at EU and Member States level to drive up policy ambition, support delivery and encourage the flow of finance into buildings and energy system transformation.
Profile and requirements
You are intellectually curious and enthusiastic about working with others to develop solutions in the transition towards climate neutral and resilient economies. You are a creative thinker, able to learn fast and committed to high quality outputs.
You are comfortable working on research projects and confident in supporting analytical processes. You will be able to help identify and engage with external stakeholders to understand their perspectives and communicate ideas.
Experience and skills
The successful candidate will:
This role is offered on a 1-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of further extension. This role is located in Brussels. E3G ASBL operates a flexible working environment, with staff expected to come to the office at least twice a week on average.
E3G will require candidates to demonstrate that they have the right to live and work in the jurisdiction in which E3G employs them. E3G is unable to provide relocation assistance or visa support.
A remuneration package competitive with the non-profit sector will be offered. Salary according to E3G researcher band (€33,500 to €43,000) and depending on experience. Benefits include additional paid leave; travel and hospitalisation insurance; additional pension contributions.
E3G values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background. We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
How to apply
The deadline for applications is 5th June 2023.
We will not be able to reply to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, we will not be shortlisting you on this occasion.