50% position of Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) and project manager in the field of renewabl

University of Geneva, Renewable Energy Systems


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50% position of Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) and project manager in the field of renewabl


Renewable Energy Systems group, led by Prof. Evelina Trutnevyte, at the University of Geneva is looking to fill a 50% full time equivalent position of Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) and project manager in the field of renewable energy.

The successful candidate will work in the project management unit of the SWEET program “Enabling Decentralized renewable GEneration in the Swiss cities, midlands, and the Alps (EDGE),” funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy in 2021–2027. The program is co-lead by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Geneva. It involves 15 academic research teams and over 60 partners from industry, public authorities, and other stakeholder institutions throughout Switzerland. EDGE seeks to fast-track the growth of locally-sourced decentralized renewable energy in Switzerland and to ensure that by 2035 and 2050, when ambitious shares of renewable energy are reached, the Swiss energy system is designed and operated in a technically and economically optimal as well as secure way, and that it is well positioned in the European markets. Research activities in EDGE will be combined with Pilot and Demonstration projects in urban settings (the cantons of Bern, Luzern, and Aargau), Swiss midlands (Waldkirch, St. Gallen), and the Alps (Davos and Bagnes-Verbier, Graubünden and Wallis). The successful candidate will be responsible for Knowledge and Technology Transfer, external communication and dissemination, as well as management of the EDGE program, including its research component as well as Pilot and Demonstration activities. The workplace is in Geneva.

In return, the EDGE program and the Renewable Energy Systems group at the University of Geneva provide a stimulating and innovative environment to work on some of today’s most pressing societal challenges in Switzerland – advancing renewable energy and mitigating climate change.

Application process and requirements

In order to qualify for the position, the candidates are required to have:

  • At least 3 years of work experience in the field of energy or climate change, with preference for experience in industry or public administration;
  • Familiarity with the Swiss energy context, policy, and key stakeholder groups, with preference for having already established network of contacts in the energy field;
  • Experience in the areas of Knowledge and Technology Transfer, communication, and dissemination, including social media and participatory stakeholder engagement;
  • Excellent organizational skills and goal-oriented, proactive attitude;
  • Fluency in spoken and written French, German, and English preferred.

Please send your application to job-res@unige.ch. The applications shall include:

  • Motivation letter in French, German, or English;
  • CV;
  • Copies of at least two work certificates from the past 3 years of employment.

The first deadline of applications will close on Friday, 30 April 2021. The interviews are foreseen to take place shortly after. The position will stay open until the suitable candidate is found. The starting date will be mutually agreed on and is foreseen to be in early summer 2021.

For questions, please send an email to job-res@unige.ch.