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Lefkonos 2-12, 1011 Nicosia

The Cyprus Energy Office announces 1 Civil Engineer or Architect Engineer position.

Department: of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources

Number of Seats: 1

Contract Status: Internal Partner

Duration: 1 year, renewable depending on performance and availability of financing

Application Period: 2 August 2022 – 16 September 2022

Estimated Hiring Date: November 2022

Seat: Energy Office, 2-12 Lefkonos, 1011 Nicosia

Salary: Depending on qualifications

Additional Benefits: Group personal plan for medical care, life insurance and permanent total disability

General information

The Energy Office is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization established in 2009 with a vision of a fair, inclusive and climate-resilient Cyprus governed by the principles of sustainable development. To achieve this, the Energy Office has established a Road Map for the period 2020-2030, focused on 10 thematic goals in the areas: Addressing and Adapting to Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Just Transition, Sustainable Transport, Energy Communities, Renewable Energy Sources, Circular Economy, Sustainable Tourism and Financing.

The main areas of action of the Energy Office to achieve its goals are:

  • Supporting sustainable development projects by providing technical consulting services
  • Participation in research projects in collaboration with local, European and international organizations, contributing to innovation, research and sustainable development
  • Coordination and technical support of energy upgrade projects in public buildings
  • The provision of information, technical support and training to contracting authorities, on Green Public Contracts and the Circular Economy
  • Cooperation with national bodies for the coordination and implementation of Grant Schemes and programs for the provision of Technical Support through the Recovery and Resilience Fund
  • The provision of technical measurement services using specialized equipment
  • The offer of specialized training programs for professionals
  • Conducting examinations for the certification of specific professional qualifications
  • Informing and raising awareness among citizens, professionals, businesses, public organizations and local authorities regarding energy and the environment

Position Description & Duties

  • To work in the Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources of the Energy Office, contributing to the fulfillment of its tasks and goals
  • Contribute to carrying out technical analyzes and measurements in buildings, prepare energy efficiency improvement recommendations, prepare technical specifications for energy upgrades and inspect energy renovations on site
  • To provide technical advice and information to interested parties on matters of energy saving, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources
  • Contribute to the development, operation and monitoring of the Grant Schemes and the mechanisms for providing technical support/guidance of the projects coordinated/supported by the Energy Office and financed by the Recovery and Durability Fund.  Specifically, contribution to the investment 3 of the priority axis "2.1 Climate neutrality, energy efficiency and penetration of renewable energy sources - RES". Investment 3 concerns "Sponsorship schemes to encourage the use of RES and (mainly individual) energy efficiency measures in public and local authorities, as well as in NGOs, and to support local communities to cope with and adapt to climate change"
  • To contribute to the evaluation, preparation, implementation and monitoring of building energy upgrade programs
  • Contribute to work and tasks related to the science of Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering or Architecture
  • To contribute to the preparation of technical studies, reports and deliverable European projects
  • To contribute to the implementation and monitoring of European programs
  • To contribute to the preparation and submission of proposals for the financing of projects
  • To monitor and analyze national and European policies, statistics and technological developments related to issues of energy saving, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources
  • To represent the Energy Office in meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences in Cyprus and abroad
  • Contribute to the daily operation of the Office and communicate with partners, colleagues, stakeholders and citizens

Qualifications required

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering
  • Previous experience of at least 3 years in energy upgrades of buildings and/or in carrying out energy audits, and/or in matters of Civil Engineering or Architecture
  • Registered in the ETEK register
  • Very good knowledge of Greek
  • Very good knowledge of English language
  • Very good knowledge of Computers and Microsoft Office software
  • Very good knowledge of project management software (such as Microsoft Project)
  • Driving License
  • A master's degree relevant to the duties of the position is considered an additional qualification
  • Certified Energy Auditor, registered with the Energy Agency is considered an additional qualification
  • Certified Qualified Expert, registered with the Energy Agency is considered an additional qualification
  • Attending training programs relevant to the position is considered an additional qualification
  • Previous experience in public procurement is considered an additional qualification
  • Previous experience or participation in a non-governmental organization with an environmental and/or social character is considered an additional qualification
  • Previous experience or participation in European programs is considered an additional qualification
  • Good knowledge of Design software is an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of a foreign language, in addition to English, is considered an additional qualification

Required Skills

  • Integrity and Inclusion: Treats everyone with respect, responds tactfully to disagreements, and encourages others to do the same. He is a trustworthy, ethical person and respects internal regulations.
  • Teamwork: Cultivates team spirit, cooperates and supports others to do the same
  • Collaboration: Creates and enhances collaboration with colleagues and partners
  • Effectiveness: Implements a series of actions to effectively manage issues/tasks to achieve defined goals, always ensuring the required quality in the output
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Person open to change and flexible to changes in tasks and work environment
  • Efficiency and Consistency even under pressure
  • Strive for Continuous Improvement
  • Focus on Problem Solving: Evaluates and analyzes data and actions to arrive at logical and realistic decisions. He applies rational and unbiased approaches to calculating the risk of the decisions he makes. Applies innovative ideas and creativity to problem solving.
  • Effective Communication: Expresses ideas and cites facts clearly and accurately. Communicates with consideration for the needs and feelings of others. He is a good listener and shares knowledge with others. Manages differing viewpoints effectively, seeking common ground with interlocutors to overcome disagreements.
  • Technical skills: Must be able to read and interpret architectural drawings and excellent knowledge of AutoCAD program

Important Clarifications

  • Candidates for the position are invited to send curriculum vitae and letter of interest in the form pdf to email: recruitment@cea.org.cy
  • The last date for submission of applications is 16η September 2022 at midnight.
  • Applications submitted after the above date will not be considered.
  • Only people selected for an interview will be notified.
  • The Energy Office is not obliged to proceed with the recruitment if there is no suitable person for the position.
  • The position concerns people who have successfully completed a higher education curriculum of at least three (3) years duration and hold at least a higher education diploma.
  • The submission of a CV and personal information to apply for this position are considered confidential and will be used exclusively for recruitment purposes. Only the Director of the Energy Office and the recruitment team have access to them. Upon filling the position, or after 3 months, whichever comes first, all personal data sent will be deleted.