Brussels

Public Affairs Consultant

Transport & Energy

 

We are Publyon

We are strategic advisors in Public Affairs, dedicated to empowering organisations in preparing for the future, especially in the following sectors: sustainability, digitalisation, transport & energy.  

Our brand encapsulates the essence of ‘public’ and ‘beyond’, showcasing our relentless commitment to surpassing boundaries to enhance our services.  

Publyon supports frontrunners who want to leave a meaningful legacy and share our values. We partner with our clients, connect with many stakeholders, and share our expertise to build bridges between policymakers and organisations to ensure a sustainable future.  

Making organisations future-proof while societal complexity grows is a tough job. We can only succeed when we do it together, dare to lead and have fun on the go!  

 

The role

We are looking for a highly motivated (experienced) consultant to join our Transport & Energy team, covering climate, energy, and transport policies, and contributing to the growth of the practice.

In this role, you will work with various clients, covering corporates, SMEs, and public authorities, and develop and implement impactful Public Affairs strategies and campaigns. You will work in small project teams and act as a day-to-day point of contact for our clients.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on climate, energy and transport policies in the new EU policy mandate and gain first-hand experience in business development. The candidate will report to the Director of the Transport & Energy practice and work closely together with colleagues from the Sustainability and Digital & Tech teams.

 

As a Public Affairs Consultant, Transport & Energy you are responsible for:

  • Analysing EU policy developments that impact our clients’ activities. Topics that you could work on include: hydrogen, CC(U)S, urban mobility, road transport, aviation, maritime transport, renewable energy, charging infrastructure and competitiveness;
  • Providing strategic advice to a wide range of clients, including corporates, SMEs, public authorities, in the field of transport and energy;
  • Developing and executing Public Affairs and Communication strategies and campaigns to achieve our clients’ objectives;
  • Liaising with relevant stakeholders across the EU institutions;
  • Taking a proactive role in identifying business opportunities and contributing to business proposals;
  • Increasing Publyon’s external visibility in the field of transport and energy;
  • Managing and coaching junior colleagues and support them in providing top-quality services.

 

Who are you?

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in EU Affairs, for example within consultancy, industry, trade association or an EU institution;
  • University level education (Master’s degree), preferably in an area related to European studies, political sciences, economics or law;
  • Knowledge of EU energy and transport policies;
  • Ability to work with a diverse client portfolio, cope with multiple priorities and coordinate the activities with your colleagues;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Business acumen;
  • Proficiency in English, knowledge of the Dutch language is a strong asset;

 

What we offer

  • A dynamic and growing environment where personal development and growth are encouraged;
  • An international team of Public Affairs professionals who work hard, but also love to share fun moments together.
  • An attractive and competitive remuneration package.
  • A lively workplace at WeWork in the European quarter.
  • Flexibility to work from home.

 

Application procedure

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter (in English) explaining why you would be the right candidate for this position to Els Brands e.brands@publyon.com. Applications should be sent as soon as possible and no later than 7 July 2024 with ‘Application Public Affairs Consultant, Transport & Energy’ as subject line.

Public Affairs Trainee

 

We are Publyon

We are strategic advisors in Public Affairs, dedicated to empowering organisations in preparing for the future, especially in the following sectors: sustainability, digitalisation, transport & energy.  

Our brand encapsulates the essence of ‘public’ and ‘beyond’, showcasing our relentless commitment to surpassing boundaries to enhance our services.  

Publyon supports frontrunners who want to leave a meaningful legacy and share our values. We partner with our clients, connect with many stakeholders and share our expertise to build bridges between policymakers and organisations to ensure a sustainable future.  

Making organisations future-proof while societal complexity grows is a tough job. We can only succeed when we do it together, dare to lead and have fun on the go!

We are looking for a highly motivated trainee to support our team.

 

As a Public Affairs trainee you are responsible for:

  • Preparing background notes, briefings, reports, and policy-related articles;
  • Assisting consultants in conducting research, analysis and monitoring activities for their clients;
  • Assisting consultants in the development and execution of Public Affairs and communication strategies;
  • Assisting and learning to influence political decision-making through the development and execution of Public Affairs strategies.

 

Who are you?

  • Graduated before September from a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as European studies, Political Science, Communications or other relevant education;
  • Previous internship experience within the European Institutions and/or Public Affairs is an asset;
  • Excellent spoken and written English (Native-speaker level or equivalent). Knowledge of the Dutch language is a bonus;
  • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) as well as basic knowledge of social media;
  • Proactive and dynamic person with excellent communication and personal skills;
  • Flexible work attitude, hands-on mentality, able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Sound interest in policies related to digital and tech, transport, energy and sustainability at European level.

 

What we offer

  • A dynamic and growing environment where personal development and growth are encouraged;
  • An international team of Public Affairs professionals who work hard, but also love to share fun moments together.

 

Terms and conditions

 

Application procedure

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter (in English) explaining why you would be the right candidate for this position to Els Brands e.brands@publyon.com. Applications should be sent as soon as possible and no later than 27 June 2024 with ‘Application Public Affairs Trainee’ as subject line. The interviews will take place in the first week of July. 

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