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Institutional Relations Manager Paris, France

Under the responsibility of the General Secretary in charge of public affairs for the whole Energy Observer ecosystem, including the industrial subsidiaries, the Institutional Relations Manager ensures the follow-up of relations with public authorities.


Monitoring and analysis:

  • Ensure a strategic and prospective watch on the legislative and regulatory environment of the energy/environment/industrial policy/maritime field;
  • Monitor calls for projects and public funding opportunities;
  • Write summaries of reports, government plans, and legislative and regulatory documents (French and European) for the information of the teams.

Drafting of group positions :

  • Elaborate positions in reaction to political/energy/environmental/maritime/industrial policy news;
  • Write institutional arguments presenting the action, the projects, the perspectives, and the performances of Energy Observer and EODev;
  • Work with the Communication Department and the teams in charge of digital on institutional communication.

Relations with institutional actors:

  • Identify the main institutional actors (government, parliament, state services, public and semi-public organizations, European network);
  • Organize and prepare institutional meetings;
  • Maintain the schedule of events organized by public authorities that are of interest to the company; Participate in and welcome public decision-makers;
  • Manage the institutional address book at the national, local, and European levels;
  • Manage relations with associations and groups representing the interests of the energy/hydrogen/maritime sector in France, Europe, and internationally. Represent the group in working groups.

Supporting the group's leaders:

  • Prepare and write speeches by executives and spokespersons;
  • Prepare and write institutional letters.

Within the framework of Energy Observer's Odyssey:

  • Prepare meetings and political events at an international level with embassies, local authorities, and public administrations before the stopovers, and ensure the follow-up. Manage the international political and diplomatic address book;
  • Prepare institutional events in this context.

Within the framework of EODev:

  • Coordinate territorial institutional relations related to the company's activities and industrial base;
  • Participate in the research and submission of public funding applications.

Group values

  • Mixed and complementary skills, profiles and technologies;
  • Strong collective sense, without individual emphasis;
  • Positive and inspiring messages, providing solutions.


Hard skills:

  • Good understanding of the functioning of French and European institutions;
  • Good knowledge of French and European political and economic life; Good knowledge of the challenges of ecological transition, energy, and sustainable development;
  • Ability to legally translate proposals for political or regulatory changes;
  • Appetence for technical subjects, technology, and industry;
  • Great versatility, ability to deal with all types of cross-cutting issues;
  • Ability to express creative ideas and be a force of proposal;
  • Ability to coordinate a project in all its aspects;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build and maintain the loyalty of a wide range of partners (companies and institutions);
  • Commercial quality, taste for negotiation and persuasion;
  • Good oral expression;
  • Excellent writing skills, impeccable spelling in French and English.

Soft skills:

  • Great sense of listening ;
  • Reactive, available;
  • Dynamic, motivated, passionate, creative, organized, precise;
  • Professionalism and sense of responsibility;
  • Curiosity, eagerness to learn, and to always deepen knowledge;
  • Human qualities and strong ethics;
  • Very good stress management and composure in all circumstances.

Degree and education

  • Master's degree in Law or Political Science or Public Affairs;
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years experience in public affairs;
  • Bilingual in English and French; third language welcome.

Additional information

Remuneration: to be defined according to the profile.
Schedule: Position to be filled as of June 2023.
Location: Paris

To send your application, please send your CV and cover letter to and