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Position: Head of Communication
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Department: Centre for Oil and Gas - DTU
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: Your main responsibility will be to strengthen communication, PR and collaboration in relevant fora, in close cooperation with the Centre Director and management team, ensuring that the DHRTC is branded and recognized as an important and valuable partner by the relevant stakeholders. The job as Head of Communications requires strong project management capabilities - and a deep understanding of the dynamics in large, complex organizations and setups - with multiple cultures and agendas, ranging from highly specialized research to commercially driven environments
Requirements: You have a M.Sc. within Communication, PR, Journalism, natural sciences or other relevant degree. Relevant experience in dealing or cooperating with the energy sector is preferred; In addition, you are experienced in developing communication strategies and see it as an advantage that can also work hands on. You are proficient in written and spoken Danish and English. You are energetic and capable of working in teams, independently, taking responsibility and showing initiative. We expect you to be able to oversee multiple tasks simultaneously without compromising the quality of your work and that you will maintain a constructive and positive mindset, also when working at a high pace or in times of crisis
   
Text: Head of Communication Centre for Oil and Gas - DTU Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Friday 07 Feb 20 Apply for this job Apply no later than 23 February 2020 Apply for the job at Centre for Oil and Gas - DTU by completing the following form. Apply online Do you want to be the communication and PR fulcrum - cooperating with multiple Danish and international stakeholders within energy research and innovation? Are you ready to deliver strategic communication in a high profile research Centre? Danish Centre for Hydrocarbon Research and Technology (DHRTC) DHRTC (Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre) was established in 2014 by DTU and the Danish Underground Consortium, a joint venture between Total E&P, Noreco and Nordsøfonden. DHRTC is an active partnership of five universities and research institutions: The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Aalborg University (AAU), Aarhus University (AU), Copenhagen University (KU) and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). The Centre has received a starting grant of DKK 1 billion for a 10-year period. As part of the National Strategy on Oil and Gas, the Centre delivers an ambitious and targeted effort to improve oil and gas production in terms of increased recovery, improved cost efficiency and reduced environmental footprint in the Danish North Sea. The Centre operates in close collaboration with industry companies and research institutions in Denmark and abroad. The Centre aims at stimulating cross-disciplinary research collaboration where insight in existing fields and technologies meets new knowledge and innovation of new technologies. The project portfolio currently counts six research programmes with nearly 200 ongoing projects and an annual budget of some 100 mio. DKK. Two new programmes, aimed at improving the environmental sustainable of Danish oil and gas operations, are being framed for a 2020 start up. DHRTC has established a platform and a number of analogue and digital channels for communication - both internally and externally. The Centre’s website was updated in 2019 and its communication and stakeholder engagement strategy is currently under review by the leadership team The role As Head of Communication, it will be your responsibility to develop and sustain knowledge and recognition of the DHRTC’s purpose, activities and results among its stakeholders within the relevant academic, industry and political communities. It will be critically important to develop a narrative and plan to communicate the centre’s role in the ongoing energy transition and to support the development of a vision for the future of DHRTC building on its success to date. Responsibilities and tasks Your main responsibility will be to strengthen communication, PR and collaboration in relevant fora, in close cooperation with the Centre Director and management team, ensuring that the DHRTC is branded and recognized as an important and valuable partner by the relevant stakeholders. The job as Head of Communications requires strong project management capabilities - and a deep understanding of the dynamics in large, complex organizations and setups - with multiple cultures and agendas, ranging from highly specialized research to commercially driven environments. DHRTC is dependent on its ability to manage complex and critical communication in a timely and professional manner. Tasks Further develop and implement the DHRTC communication strategy Proactively handle critical external and internal communication Prepare and present complex information - targeted at both research, industry and political stakeholders Be a key figure in building knowledge and recognition of DHRTC’s current and future purpose, results, value, strategy and vision Be a planner and facilitator of events, conferences, seminars and workshops Further develop the centre’s use of social media Qualifications You have a M.Sc. within Communication, PR, Journalism, natural sciences or other relevant degree. Relevant experience in dealing or cooperating with the energy sector is preferred. In addition, you are experienced in developing communication strategies and see it as an advantage that can also work hands on. You are proficient in written and spoken Danish and English. You are energetic and capable of working in teams, independently, taking responsibility and showing initiative. We expect you to be able to oversee multiple tasks simultaneously without compromising the quality of your work and that you will maintain a constructive and positive mindset, also when working at a high pace or in times of crisis. We expect that our new Head of Communication: Has excellent communication, PR and project management skills, from complex setups Has very strong stakeholder engagement skills and use these as a basis for ensuring optimal communication - dealing with different agendas and cultures. Knows how to maneuver in diverse agendas and cultures - ranging from highly specialized research to commercially driven environments Has experience from environments under political influence Has a commercial mindset, but with understanding of how to interact with research or other highly specialized fields Has a deep knowledge of analogue and digital communication Has experience with management and design of events, conferences and workshops Salary and terms of employment The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The Head of Communication position is a permanent full-time position on the DTU Campus in Kgs. Lyngby, however, some business travels should be expected. We offer We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with focus on applied research, research based innovation and education for the benefit of the surrounding society. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff and professional and personal development is expected and actively supported. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is a leading research and education institution in Europe. Application and contact Please submit your online application no later than 23 February 2020 . Open the link “Apply online”, fill in the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. If you would like additional information about the positions, please contact Director Morten W. Jeppesen on mortenj@dtu.dk or Head of Administration Elena V. Pachkova on elenap@dtu.dk You can read more about the Centre here . All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. Technology for people DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.
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