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.
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
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