Senior International Sustainable Energy and Climate Mitigation Expert

Would you like to develop NIRAS’ services and be part of a team supporting the development and implementation of the Paris Agreement with focus on energy?

NIRAS is successfully boosting the international climate change mitigation and sustainable energy portfolio, and we would like to develop and increase it further. NIRAS has established a Climate Change and Energy Unit working across different countries. The unit has 7 – 10 experts, and we are working closely with experts from other Business Units in NIRAS.

NIRAS has a significant number of international assignments and a very promising pipeline in the sustainable energy sector and within several climate change projects. We cover all sub-sectors – renewable energy, energy efficiency and access to energy. Clients are for instance DANIDA, NDF, NEFCO, EU, WB, Danish Public Institutions and Utilities, and the private sector . It is a priority for NIRAS to further develop our services in the sustainable energy sector globally under the umbrella of the Paris Agreement. Your expertise and ideas will be an important part of the market strategy.

All our in-house experts work as consultants within their expertise area as well as in acquisition/tender preparation and project management. It is anticipated that you will be able to create your own project portfolio and manage your own success with the support of internal and external experts.

As a Senior Consultant your main tasks will be to:

  • Act as Project Manager or Team Leader
  • Act as an expert in specific projects using your core expertise and competences
  • Manage and lead acquisition and proposal writing
  • Train and coach colleagues in NIRAS on your expertise areas
  • Proactive support in pipeline monitoring and pursuing new opportunities for NIRAS
  • Proactive support in knowledge management (references, project experience, capacity, etc.)
  • Make use of your already well-established network (clients, partners, experts) to develop NIRAS further
  • Assist in development of the vision, strategy and goals of NIRAS within the Technical Area
  • Any other ad hoc tasks as agreed with management and as NIRAS develops in the sector

Your profile

We expect you to have:

  • Minimum Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • More than 10 years of experience with international sustainable energy projects and/or climate change mitigation
  • Work experience in developing and/or transition countries, long term postings or many assignments abroad is a distinct advantage
  • Significant experience with at least one of the following topics:
    - Sustainable energy policy and strategy development;
    - RE (e.g. finance, planning, support mechanisms, grid integration, market design);
    - EE (e.g. auditing, rehabilitation, financing);
    - UNFCCC processes, MRV, NAMA.
  • Access to energy (especially mini-grids, off-grid hybrid systems);
    - Significant experience in acquisition and documented successful experience in attracting business both public and private sector.
  • Experience in managing projects in development cooperation
  • Experience working in the private sector is required
  • Fluency in English is required. At least one further language (Danish, French, German, Spanish or Portuguese) is a significant advantage.

We offer

NIRAS welcomes you to a professional and dynamic company, which is a market leader in energy and climate projects.

Our values - We listen, we learn and we deliver - is not something we just say; that's the way we work!

Our organisation supports interdisciplinary collaboration and decentralized decision-making with a focus on the customer. Our business units include highly specialized employees with different backgrounds and specialisations. NIRAS ‘organisation ensures that the best academic team is assembled for each project.

Contact us and let's talk about the possibilities

In case you would like clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact International Director Climate Change and Energy, Morten Pedersen, e-mail or phone +45 3078 7567 or Project Director Energy, Niels Bahnsen, e-mail or phone +45 4810 4215 or Project Manager Thomas Thorsch Krader, e-mail or phone +45 60208092.

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NIRAS is an international consulting company with activities within Building and Infrastructure, Process industry, Utilities, Environment and Nature, Climate, Energy, Planning and Development Consulting. Our 2200 specialists solve the challenges of our customers based on our values - we listen, we learn, we deliver. We believe that cooperation, knowledge sharing and creativity are the way to create the best value for our customers. We have a turnover of approx. DKK 2 billion from offices in more than 20 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.