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Project Manager Public Funding - Business Development (f/m/d)

Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Job Type
3 Mar 2023


  • You advise the organization on relevant funding programs, especially for hydrogen projects, at national and European level, thereby optimizing the use of the funding programs on a permanent basis

  • You closely collaborate with our sales team and politics/ regulation/ legal/ lobbying colleagues and give recommendations regarding funding options for potential projects

  • You design, initiate and prepare funding applications for strategically important energy solution projects in accordance with the guidelines of the respective funding programmes, including overall project description, sub-project description, project calculation and milestone plan

  • You are the sole contact point for the funding authority concerning content topics You confidentially represent the organization in funding project consortia and ensure timely input

  • You collaborate and exchange with a large number of stakeholders, especially in the public sector, use of your internal and external network and build up strong, trustful relationships

  • You are in close contact with the technical departments regarding the effects for current projects and requirements on ongoing funding

  • You implement efficient processes for the acquisition and handling of funding and continuously develop them further


  • You have in-depth specialist knowledge as well as several years of professional experience in public funding especially advising energy related projects

  • You can provide evidence of successful funding applications for energy-related projects on European and national level (Horizon 2020, IPCEI, Reallabore der Energiewende, Life (+), EU Innovation Fund, Connecting Europe Facility)

  • You are an experienced project manager and are not afraid of large numbers You are experienced working on cross country projects

  • You already have a well-developed energy-political network and have great fun expanding it and building strong relationships

  • You always have a solution-oriented and pragmatic way of working, which you use to push your projects further

  • You have a confident and professional demeanor as well as strong communication skills and diplomacy in dealing with your counterpart

  • You communicate fluently in English, German proficiency is preferred


E.ON is united in working on the most exciting issue that our generation needs to solve: climate change!

With all our employees and customers, we are a global community of innovators and changemakers, all with the belief that each one of us can make a difference for our environment, for our society and for our children - We shape the future.

To keep you motivated and healthy we are offering you the following benefits:

  • Flexibility: hybrid work model, flexible working times, sabbatical or additional vacation opportunities allowing great work-life balance
  • Working from abroad: up to 20 days in the European Economic Area
  • Flat hierarchies: interdisciplinary and very cooperative working style providing room for own ideas
  • Modern work environment: workplace according to digital and ergonomic standards
  • Personal growth: life-long independent learning making use of a broad range of opportunities working with the newest technology and state of the art trainings
  • Family Service Support: services in the areas of childcare, holiday care, nursing support or everyday assistance
  • Nutrition & Health: wide selection of fresh meals and drinks in our subsidized bistro and canteen as well as various health offers (e.g. physiotherapy, flu vaccinations, mental health)
  • Corporate Benefits: Employee Share Program, E.ON pension scheme, employee discounts, special insurances (and much more)
  • A central location: very good public transport connection, free parking and charging points for e-vehicles
  • Individual Mobility: from private car and bicycle leasing to subsidized job ticket

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  • Job Reference: 934297186-2
  • Date Posted: 3 March 2023
  • Recruiter: E.ON Hydrogen GmbH
    E.ON Hydrogen GmbH
  • Location: Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy
  • Job Type: Permanent