A fantastic opportunity for a Public Affairs Professional with a European scope to join a Canadian renewable energy company who have had a high growth in 2020. The company develops, builds, owns and operates sustainable infrastructure assets that produce 'clean'​ (natural gas) and 'green'​ (wind, solar, and hydro) energy, providing long-term value to shareholders, stakeholders, and host communities. They have a big opportunity for growth in Europe and are expecting two exciting development projects in 2021. 

You will be ambitious, directly engaging with key players including governments, industry regulators, industry peers and other stakeholders to advance the interests of the European development team. This is an exciting and innovative role that focuses on renewable energy.  

The Manager of Public Affairs - Europe role will be based in Germany with frequent travel to Berlin or Hamburg. This position will require regular travel within Europe to support the company’s European development team. 

This position reports directly to the Managing Director of European Development, but will also have a shared reporting obligation to the Senior Director of Public Affairs. 

This role requires you to actively monitor policy and legislative processes in key European markets, as you will provide insights and briefings to the European development team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing and executing engagement and advocacy strategies to promote the business interests.
  • Formulating thoughtful points of view and recommendations to support the European development team and Corporate Affairs team in managing all legislative, regulatory and public policy positions. 
  • Design, execute and manage outreach and engagement strategies, related to both government affairs and communications, in coordination with the European development team and Corporate Affairs team.  

  • Coordinating with partner and project level public affairs teams, as applicable, to ensure common understanding of issues, positions and messaging, and tactics to support various initiatives.  

  • Overseeing external public affairs consultants, as required, to support the activities of the European development team.  

Key Requirements:

  • Significant experience in a government, government affairs or policy role in Europe, as the role has a European scope along with an established network.  
  • Advanced operational understanding of the European energy market. Renewable energy experience is an asset. 
  • Strong planning and implementation skills including both tactical and strategic planning.  
  • A self-starter with strong project management skills and demonstrated leadership skills 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and team player. 
  • Ability to travel frequently, often at the last minute. 

If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please get in touch with a copy of your CV as soon as possible via the form below.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


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Francesca graduated from the University of Kent studying Criminology and Sociology before beginning her recruitment career with Hanson Search. Originally Italian, she's grown up travelling around the world and has lived in five different countries across Europe and the Middle East. Thanks to her travels, she has found herself intrigued by different cultures and people, which lends itself well to her role at Hanson Search. Francesca is a Consultant at Hanson Search, specialising in communications, marketing and public affairs roles across Europe. She recruits into both the agency and in-house space from junior-level roles up to MD/CEO-level.

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