Senior Consultant EU Funds
Bucharest, RO
3 zile în urmă

At EY Romania, we are expanding our Consulting practice and we are seeking to recruit high achieving individuals to be part of our growing business.

Currently we are recruiting a Senior Consultant in European funding, with a focus on Green Deal topics.

The Senior Consultant will be responsible, under the supervision of a manager / senior manager, to deliver projects and support the business development activities.

The types of projects under focus for the present positions are related to the preparation and implementation of EU-funded investments in the energy sector.

We are looking for a person who has 3-5 years of experience and knowledge in the EU funding environment in Romania and Europe, preferably in topics addressed by the European Green Deal.

We expect the candidate to be an organized and structured person, who can quickly understand the background of an issue and get to the bottom of it, while formulating a spot-on solution.

Your responsibilities

General :

  • Day to day execution of a client project, under the supervision of a manger / senior manager
  • Deliver as agreed with key project stakeholders
  • Engage with client representatives to understand current challenges, investment priorities, how can they address the challenges and priorities through EU funding, develop and propose solutions
  • Understand client issues and develop hypotheses of key problems
  • Interview the client's employees, management team and other stakeholders
  • Develop analysis plan and collect relevant data
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses required in the projects
  • Run focus groups and facilitate workshops
  • Structure work products and deliverables
  • Present findings, recommendations and deliverables to client representatives
  • Provide support to client representatives for implementing the recommendations
  • Guide and develop a team of junior consultants
  • Maintain a clean and structured workflow and project archive
  • Specific (related to EU funding projects) :

  • Screening EU funding opportunities to address clients’ needs
  • Evaluate eligibility conditions for the project, applicant and costs
  • Define clients’ strategy to access funding, including prioritizing most suitable investments
  • Preparation of grant applications for public and private entities aiming to access EU funding
  • Preparation of supporting documentation, including e.g. feasibility studies, cost-benefit analyses etc.
  • Support the clients during the application evaluation period
  • Support in implementation of the EU-funded projects, e.g. define project plan, assistance in procurement, financial management, communication with managing authorities, preparing reimbursement requests etc.
  • Cooperate with technical partners in delivery, e.g. with engineering or environmental consultants
  • Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in a consulting company / public institution / private company, with responsibilities related to accessing / managing EU funds, preferably in in topics addressed through the European Green Deal
  • Bachelor’s degree from a top-tier university with a very good academic record
  • General knowledge and experience in : EU funds legal and institutional framework at Romanian and European level, EU funds circuit, multi-annual financial framework 2014-2020 and future 2021-2027, funding programmes currently opened and planned to be opened in the next programming period, including their characteristics (e.
  • g. funding priorities, eligible beneficiaries, eligibility of costs etc.)

  • Functional knowledge and experience in one or more of the following : Accessing EU funding for various projects, e.g. preparing and submitting grant applications, responding to requests for clarifications, signing grant agreements Preparation of projects to be submitted for EU funding, e.
  • g. feasibility studies, cost-benefit analyses, environmental studies, obtaining permits and approvals Managing or offering support in implementation of EU-funded projects Evaluating and selecting projects submitted for EU funding

  • Sector knowledge and experience in the following would be considered a plus : renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change, energy infrastructure, clean energy technologies
  • Clear and effective written and verbal presentation and communication skills (English and Romanian)
  • Excellent analytical, time management and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, desire to exceed expectations
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills (Power Point, Excel, Word)
  • We offer you

  • Competitive benefits package
  • Excellent learning environment
  • Work with a bright, friendly and energetic team
  • Possibility to develop as a versatile business professional
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