Citizen Participation Manager (d/f/m)

Lead citizen participation strategy for Belgian offshore wind tenders in Brussels. Coordinate project team, develop participation plan, liaise with stakeholders, and support RWE's global projects.

RWE Offshore Wind
RWE Offshore Wind
Brussels, Belgium  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   58 days ago

You will take a diverse and proactive role in strategic matters, consultations and bid preparation to enable and to assure the participation of citizens within the bids for the upcoming offshore wind tenders. As a core member of the Benelux Development team you will support our offshore wind projects through all the development stages, working closely together with the projects lead, financial manager, commercial manager, PPA manager, and bid manager. The role continues after financial close of the project into the execution phase and even after construction to assure the full set-up of the citizen participation. The role will be based in our Brussels office with a focus on the Belgian upcoming Princess Elizabeth Zone tenders. In this role you will work together with the Dutch / Benelux team and requires regular travel to the Utrecht office in The Netherlands.

Your future plans

  • The Citizen Participation Manager for Belgian offshore wind tenders will report to the Head of Offshore Development Belgium and will:
    • Coordinate a stable and effective project team with focus areas of citizen participation, based on the Royal Decree, tender procedure and award criteria
    • Develop and deliver the optimal set-up for the citizen participation to fulfil tender requirements as part of the overall bid for the upcoming offshore wind projects in Belgium
    • Write the citizen participation plan to be integrated in the bid for the Belgian Offshore tenders
    • With the support of legal and financial experts, develop the necessary project structures to setup the financial prospectuses for the citizen participation and all the necessary contracts needed to realize the (in)direct citizen participation.
    • Develop with communication experts a communication plan to involve as much stakeholders as possible to come to a successful citizen participation.
    • Long term relationship building, liaise on a continuous basis with public authorities (for example Belgian Federal Government, Ministry of Energy), RECs, partners, and other stakeholders
    • You are responsible for the full citizen participation package in development & construction phase and during the full operational lifetime of the project.
    • Become the expert in citizen participation for RWE to support other Development projects for offshore wind farms within RWE Development.

Your profile

  • A master degree, preferably in renewable energy, economy, social sciences
  • Experience in leadership, project management and development
  • Experience & performance management skills and delivery focused
  • Solid understanding of tender requirements and ability to translate them into a concrete citizen participation strategy and the ability to critically look at the bid documents from the angle of the tendering body
  • Ability to negotiate with potential partners, including development partners
  • Ability to maintain sight of the ‘big picture’ and overarching expectations
  • Fluent (written and verbal) in Dutch, French and English and ability to motivate people
  • Accustomed to work within a strong financial and legal framework of standards and have an authenticity in bringing financial products to a broader group of citizens, companies and institutional investors with a high awareness of identifying the risks in an atmosphere of trust You have good people management skills

Our Benefits

  • Flexible working in the office and from home (hybrid working) and equipment with company mobile phone and company laptop
  • Attractive remuneration plus additional benefits (group and hospitality insurance for all family members, meal and ecovouchers,..)
  • Great offshore wind development team which is growing fast
  • Working environment to grow your career within RWE Benelux, Europe or worldwide
  • Opportunities for training in or outside your work area
  • 30 vacation days

Any questions? Sebastian Emmelot (

We look forward to receiving your application!

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity. #inclusionmatters

Offshore wind is a pivotal element of our carbon neutral ambition. Already No.2 in the global market, we plan to triple our 2.2GW output by 2030, led by projects such as Sofia (1,400 MW) and Kaskasi (342MW). With our financial stability, this is where you’ll also have the freedom to act with conviction and courage as we continuously improve, together.

Renewables is the future of our business, and Offshore wind a pivotal element of our carbon neutral ambition. With 800+ fixed bottom and floating turbines – plus others totalling 800MW we operate for partners – we’re already the No.2 generator globally. And we plan to triple our 2.2GW output by 2030, led by landmark projects such as Sofia (1,400 MW) and Kaskasi (342MW). Offshore wind is a constantly evolving technical, practical and social challenge. Our financial stability means you’ll have the freedom to act with conviction and courage as we pivot to harness new technologies – and continuously improve, together.

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About the role

Mar 28, 2024

Full Time


Sep 26, 2024


Brussels, Belgium

Master's degree with experience in leadership, project management, and development


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