Environmental Manager – Building & Mobility

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18 May 2017
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April 2017, Brussels
 
Environmental Manager – Building & Mobility
 
European Aluminium, founded in 1981 and based in Brussels, is the voice of the aluminium industry in Europe. We actively engage with decision makers and the wider stakeholder community to promote the outstanding properties of aluminium, secure growth and optimise the contribution our metal can make to meeting Europe’s sustainability challenges. Through environmental and technical expertise, economic and statistical analysis, scientific research, education and sharing of best practices, public affairs and communication activities, European Aluminium promotes the use of aluminium as a material with permanent properties that is part of the solution to achieving sustainable goals, while maintaining and improving the image of the industry, of the material and of its applications among their stakeholders. Our 80+ members include primary aluminium producers; downstream 
manufacturers of extruded, rolled and cast aluminium; producers of recycled aluminium and national aluminium associations are representing more than 600 plants in 30 European countries. Aluminium products are used in a wide range of markets, including automotive, transport, high-tech engineering, building, construction and packaging (http://european-aluminium.eu/
 
European Aluminium is looking for a highly motivated candidate with strong written and oral skills to support its Building department and its Mobility department. The position is a full-time contract.
 
Main tasks:
 
Develop further the sustainability activities for aluminium used in building and mobility in line with European Aluminium Sustainability roadmap. During the first 1-2 years, the main tasks will be the coordination of internal projects with member companies, to be extended afterwards to sustainability advocacy towards external stakeholders.
 
For the building sector, work will focus on aluminium framing systems used for doors, windows and curtain walls, as well as flat aluminium products used for cladding and roofing applications. For the mobility sector, focus will be on aluminium applications in cars, trucks, trailers and buses.
 
Coordination of internal projects:
 
  • Maintain the overview of all building sustainability schemes and mobility-related life cycle assessments in Europe
  • Identify opportunities and threats
  • Further develop and implement recycling action plans
  • Coordinate sustainability-related projects
  • Develop dynamic communication with experts from member companies
 
External advocacy: 
 
  • Further develop and use European Aluminium life cycle assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) tools
  • Promote aluminium recyclability credentials in standards and legislations
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders at EU level: European Commission, Metals for Buildings, Construction Products Europe, Transport & Environment, ACEA, etc.
 
The Sustainability Manager Building & Mobility shall report about the above activities to the Director Engineered Products and will work in the team with the Consultant Innovation and LCA, the Senior Manager Mobility and the Manager Building & Standardisation.
 
Qualifications:
 
The candidate needs to have an engineering or environmental science degree, good communication skills in English, both oral and written. The knowledge of additional languages would be an asset, particularly German or Dutch.
 
The candidate should be a team player, able to work in a multi-stakeholder environment, be eager to learn and be ready to travel throughout Europe.
 
The European Aluminium office is based in Brussels.
 
If interested, please send your motivation letter and CV to Charlotte Courbet, courbet@european-aluminium.eu
 
Starting Date is as soon as possible. 

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