12 May 2023

JOB VACANCY: Senior Data Centre Policy Manager


DIGITALEUROPE is the voice of Europe’s digital technology industry and one of the biggest trade associations operating in the heart of the European Union, Brussels. We want Europe to grow, attract, and sustain the world’s best digital talent and tech companies. To accomplish that mission, we represent corporate and national associations from all over Europe. We work together to foster a business, policy and regulatory environment that prospers from the jobs we provide, the innovation and economic benefits we deliver and the societal challenges we address. 


Full job title 

Senior Policy Manager for Digital & Green Transformation Policy (Data Centres)


Job description 

We are seeking an experienced Senior Policy Manager to join our team and lead our EU policy efforts related to data centres. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the EU policy landscape and be able to develop and implement outreach and communication strategies, e.g., in the following topics: 

  • Energy efficiency of data centres and the role of data centres in reducing the energy consumption from the ICT sector, internet traffic, and the digital future. 
  • Accelerating innovation for the future of energy and decarbonisation of the grid (energy storage, green hydrogen, 24/7 carbon-free energy, heat recovery).


Key tasks and responsibilities 

  • Oversee our project on data centres, the key integral enablers of the green transition in Europe.  
  • Drive consensus in the group and support in the development of position papers and other materials, including research and analysis.  
  • Monitor and analyse EU policy developments of relevance to the Data Centres sector. 
  • Prepare and implement outreach and communication activities, build and maintain relationships with external stakeholders.  
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including EU policymakers, industry associations, consultancies conducting research/studies on behalf of the EU Commission, and other relevant organizations. 


Required competencies and skills 

  • Knowledge and experience with the data centres sector 
  • Deep understanding of the code of conducts and/or standards 
  • Master level University education with 5-8 years of relevant work experience, with an ideal focus on data centre policy 
  • Strong experience in environment, energy and digital policy 
  • Knowledge of the EU decision-making processes and key stakeholders  
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and assess risks and opportunities related to policy developments impacting the Data Centre  
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken – other languages are an asset – and a proven track record of drafting positions papers, articles and speeches 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in an international context 
  • Ability to manage multiple issues and deadlines 
  • Strong integrity and the ability to prioritize and focus 
  • Self-driven and organised 

As the leading trade association in the field of digital technologies and digitalising industries, we are looking for a motivated, pro-active candidate who is full of ideas that can help drive the organisation forward. You will join a dynamic, diverse, fun, and respectful international work environment with opportunities to further grow and develop. 


How to apply 

Interested candidates should send a CV and a short motivation via the following LINK by the 31st of May at the latest.  Based on the volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, expected to occur in end of May/beginning of June. The expected starting date is foreseen as soon as possible.   

João Tato Marinho
Associate Director for Digital & Green Transformation Policy
01 Jun 2023 Publication & Brochure
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25 May 2023 Policy Paper
First, pause and re-think the Data Act. Next, ensure subsequent data-sharing frameworks align
19 May 2023 Policy Paper
The Gigabit Infrastructure Act: Towards Europe’s connectivity goals
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