May 2024
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We are hiring a Technical and Regulatory Affairs Manager to join the EBB Team

The organisation:

The European Biodiesel Board (EBB) is a Brussels-based non-profit organization established in 1997, grouping the major European Union (EU) biodiesel producers. The EBB promotes the use of biodiesel in the EU, and participates in the elaboration of the EU energy, climate change, renewable energies, transport, agriculture policies, as well as any other policies relevant to the biodiesel industry. The EBB represents an industry at the heart of almost all hot-button issues discussed today. From climate change to international trade and energy to agriculture, if there is an issue you’ve been reading about, there’s a good chance EBB is affected.  

Position offered:

Based in Brussels, Belgium, the EBB has a small but dynamic team looking for a Technical and Regulatory Affairs Manager to support the work of EBB in the field of standardisation, REACH, and technical and regulatory affairs. EBB encourages applications from candidates with unusual professional backgrounds, although a scientific or engineering background is desirable. EBB is offering a permanent employment contract based on Belgian law. However, EBB is also open to applications from professionals from abroad, offering remote working conditions on a B2B contract basis.  

Main tasks:

  • Represent and advance the EBB’s interests in the European Commission technical working groups and international standards bodies such as CEN and ISO.
  • Administer the EBB REACH Consortium under the supervision of the Reach Steering Committee, helping ensure its smooth operation. This will involve coordinating the general day-to-day administration of the Consortium, including managing the tasks of EBB external consultants and organising key events such as the EBB REACH Consortium General Assembly.
  • Conduct technical analysis of relevant European directives, regulations and European Commission legislative proposals, identifying and developing EBB strategic policy and lobbying positions in cooperation with the policy and communication team.
  • Liaise with European Institutions and key stakeholders in the EU biofuels chain, automotive and transport industries, and NGOs.
  • Take on the crucial responsibility of supporting EBB members on technical issues, ensuring their compliance with and awareness of changes to European standards and directives.
  • Act as Secretary of the Technical Working Group, taking minutes of the Group meetings in collaboration with the TWG Chair, helping coordinate the EBB Technical Working Group meetings.
  • Where necessary, assist the policy and communication team in developing accessible and engaging technical communication materials.
  • Assist with the general functioning of the EBB Secretariat, including organising events like the EBB General Assembly.


  • A Master’s or PhD in a relevant field (science or engineering not essential).
  • A Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering; chemistry, chemical engineering, or materials science a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years of proven, hands-on relevant professional experience (more senior candidates are also encouraged to apply).
  • Interest, experience and/or qualifications in chemistry for the automotive, industrial, and environmental sectors;
  • Prior experience with REACH is a plus.
  • Good understanding of the EU policy and/or standard making processes.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to present technical information in simple terms.
  • Excellent time and project management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Drive to operate in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Excellent writing, communication and networking skills.
  • English is the working language of EBB. Knowledge of additional EU languages is a plus.
  • Right to work in Belgium (in case of permanent employment contract).

Why you should be interested in this position:

  • This job offers you the chance to grow as you gain expertise that would be hard to get elsewhere in the same amount of time.
  • EBB is offering competitive package:
    • Permanent employment contract under Belgian law;
    • Salary + benefits commensurate to experience, health insurance;
    • 20-day holidays, Belgium bank holidays + 10 days (recuperation)
    • Flexible working hours;
    • Opportunities for travel outside Belgium when required;
    • In case of B2B relation conditions to be negotiated with EBB.
  • Nice working atmosphere combined with challenging tasks.


Interested? Candidates should send their application in English, consisting of a motivation letter and curriculum vitae by email to stating the job title “Technical and Regulatory Affairs Manager” in the subject line. We’ll only use the information you provide to process your application. By emailing us your CV and covering letter, you are permitting EBB to use the information you have provided for recruitment purposes. Deadline for applications: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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