Present on five continents with more than 171,000 employees, Veolia designs and deploys water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of cities and industries. These three complementary activities allow Veolia to help develop access to resources as well as preserving and renewing available resources. Its Public Affairs Department:
refines Group positions on priority matters after consulting all the relevant corporate entities;
actively represents the interests of the Group before the European institutions;
coordinates the Group's involvement in various European professional organisations;
informs the relevant corporate entities of the latest legislative news.
As European affairs policy officer in charge of following energy, EU funds and air quality files, you will have the chance to acquire practical knowledge of the European decision-making process and gain a deeper understanding of the internal functioning of the European institutions in a dynamic operational professional environment. In addition, you will be able to establish a strong European network in Brussels.
Reporting directly to the Head of the Group Public Affairs of Veolia, you will:
- be responsible for day-to-day monitoring of the European institutions' legislative and regulatory activities related to Veolia’s energy and air quality activities;
- analyse and summarise reports and draft legislation;
- contribute to relevant public consultations published by the European Commission;
- participate on behalf of Veolia to relevant external meetings and conferences and report back on these;
- help raise awareness of the department’s activities amongst the Business Units and refine communication tools to this end;
- Contribute to the monthly departmental newsletter;
- Ensure the presence of Veolia in major European conferences (Green Week, European Sustainable Energy Week, European Week of Regions and Cities),
- Acquire a good understanding of the Group's businesses, positions and challenges.
- Hold a masters degree in law, international relations or politics, with a strong focus on European affairs (from e.g. Sciences Po, College of Europe, London School of Economics or other European universities);
- Be knowledgeable in one or more of the following domains: energy, air quality, EU funds and environmental policy;
- Have experience working in a professional environment as well as knowledge of the EU decision-making process. Previous experience as an intern in the European institutions is desirable;
- Be fluent in French and English (fluency in another European language is an asset);
- Demonstrate strong writing and summarising skills, both in French and English;
- Be able to work independently and take initiatives;
- Show good interpersonal skills and team spirit.