Policy and Public Funding Manager

The Policy and Public Funding Manager will identify, apply for, and manage public funding opportunities for our green hydrogen- and related projects in Germany.

The project landscape covers renewable energy, BESS storage, green hydrogen production and its derivates. This role will be critical in successfully developing and deploying our hydrogen, energy and storage projects. You will work closely with our international project development and engineering teams and report to the Director of Policy and Public Funding.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Identify public funding opportunities for green hydrogen projects and other technologies (e.g., storage), including grants, subsidies, and tax benefits focusing on Germany
  • Prepare and submit funding applications, including project proposals and budget estimates; Work closely with project development and engineering teams to ensure funding requirements are met and project timelines are on track; Manage the reporting and compliance requirements associated with funding agreements
  • Manage consortia of projects and partners of the entire hydrogen and energy ecosystem. Seek alignment in meeting common targets, policies, and requirements
  • Build and maintain relationships with government agencies and other funding partners
  • Lead activities with German associations and stakeholders; Participate in associations’ workgroup meetings and develop content with the team; Support the team regarding activities with major EU associations; Represent Smartenergy in such associations
  • Thought-leading participation in conferences and exhibitions
  • Various independent tasks arising from teamwork may be added to the daily tasks

Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s / Masters degree in a relevant field, such as business, finance, or engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in public funding, grant writing, and project management or similar experience, ideally with previous experience in applying for public funding for renewable projects
  • Ideally, experience in applications to public funding programs or similar activity, preferably in Germany
  • Experience in policy frameworks and advocacy, preferably in Germany
  • Good understanding of renewable energy and hydrogen technologies and their applications
  • German native or C2 (Proficient); Excellent overall English proficiency (in verbal and written), and additional language skills, preferably in Portuguese, Spanish, French and/or Italian, are highly welcomed
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Driven personality with an independent working style
  • Practical, analytical, and logical problem-solving skills

You will:

  • Have the opportunity to work in a new, exciting market currently gaining momentum in the EU (and beyond) and contribute your energy to support the achievement of decarbonisation targets
  • Be involved in further developing our Renewables and H2 organisation
  • Work in a strong international team spirit atmosphere with team members in various international locations and a positive, caring environment. A position based in the beautiful center of Hamburg on an attractive package tailored to your experience and expertise. Attractive office with a modern design.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and believe that various perspectives and backgrounds will lead to better decision-making and improved outcomes for our projects. If you are passionate about clean energy and renewable hydrogen and have experience in public funding, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

How to apply?

If you are interested in joining us, please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@smartenergy.net. Applications are evaluated on a continuous basis until the ideal candidate is found.

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