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Energy Coordinator

Would you like to be a part of a strong team whose focus is to contribute to the sustainable development agenda and strengthen Denmark’s bilateral energy cooperation with the United Kingdom?

Almost 40 years of ambitious energy policies have put Denmark ahead in the renewable energy industry resulting in a leading position within wind power, smart grid, district heating and energy efficiency. Together with the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate (MEUC) and the Danish Energy Agency (DEA), the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is offering exciting challenges and an opportunity to make a difference in one of Denmark’s biggest export markets.

About the job:

As a part of the new energy agreement from the Danish Government and the export strategy for energy, the export promotion effort is currently being expanded in the UK through the Energy Governance partnership (EGP). At the Danish Embassy in London, you will be working on strengthening the cooperation between British and Danish authorities in the sector of energy, with the ultimate goal of increasing the Danish export of energy and energy efficiency technology to the UK.

You will be the coordinator on different projects and responsible for following up on leads. District heating is a growing market in the UK and a field where Denmark has a lot to offer. It will be important that you are able to create a strong network and relationships with national and regional stakeholders. A key task will be to make sure the cooperation with the British authorities translates into value and specific leads for the Danish companies.

You will be hired at The Trade Council (TC) in London and be part of the Embassy staff of 45 employees. In your daily work, you will report to the Head of the Trade Council in London. You will be a part of the TC energy team and work closely with TC’s commercial team in the UK and Ireland, the international office of the MEUC, the DEA’s office for Global Cooperation and the MFA in Copenhagen.

Qualifications:

- Relevant academic education, e.g. in science, engineering, social science or business.

- Good technical and commercial understanding of energy solutions and personal experience with cooperation between the private and public sector.

- Project coordination/ management skills.

- Knowledge of Danish energy policy.

- Ability to forge tight relations to Danish companies and authorities as well as local authorities.

- Fluency in English. Danish is not a requirement, but is considered a plus.

- A team player who values a good working environment with focus on strong cooperation.

- Ability to manage many relations and projects simultaneously – and to identify business opportunities and expand connections.

- Knowledge of British business culture.

Terms:

You will be employed as a local employee at the Embassy on a 2-year period with an extension option. Salary according to qualifications and after individual agreement. 5 weeks vacation and flexible working scheme. Employment requires security approval from the Danish authorities.

Place of employment:

The Danish Embassy in London

Start of employment:

As soon as possible.

Application deadline:

March 22 EOB

Chosen candidates will be requested for an interview at the Embassy in London shortly after.

Contact:

Please send your application (resume and cover letter) to lonamb@um.dk marked "Energy Coordinator London: your name". Applications without a cover letter explaining your motivation will not be considered.

For any questions regarding this position, please contact Commercial Counsellor, Mette Diego-Roll: metrol@um.dk / +44 (0) 779 534 8927.

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About the Embassy/Trade Council of Denmark

The Embassy of Denmark in London is a dynamic workplace that represents Denmark’s political, commercial and cultural relationship with the United Kingdom. We are approximately 45 employees at the Embassy in London. The Trade Council is the

governmental export and investment promotion organization under the MFA of Denmark. The MFA of Denmark promotes equality and diversity. Therefore, all qualified and interested persons, regardless of age, sex, religion and ethnicity, are invited to apply for the position. For further information visit http://storbritannien.um.dk and www.um.dk

About Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate

The Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate is primarily working with implementing the politically established goals within the field of energy, utilities and climate. In the Ministry, we are supplying the Danish society with energy, values and knowledge. We are working nationally and internationally for efficient and stable solutions within the field of energy, utilities and climate. Our field of work is wide and covers for instance energy and raw materials, water and waste, telephony and broadband, digital mapping of Denmark, knowledge of meteorology and climate changes, and geological studies of the Danish and Greenlandic subsoil. For further information visit www.efkm.dk

About Energy Governance Partnership

EGP is a cooperation between the MEUC and the DEA and international energy authorities. The purpose is to communicate the Danish experience from political framework conditions and regulation within the energy sector to relevant authorities in central export markets for Danish energy technology. The goal with inspiring other authorities with Danish experience and professional expertise is to expand, or speed up, the energy markets in the chosen countries to increase the demand for energy solutions and open up possibilities for Danish companies’ export of energy technology. The authority cooperation is coordinated in tight collaboration between the MEUS, the DEA and the Trade Council.