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IOGP’s staff is split between IOGP’s Registered Office in London, Brussels  and its Houston Office. Our staff provides management, administrative and technical support to committees and Task Forces.

We currently have two vacancies.

EU Affairs Manager

Our EU branch, based in Brussels, is looking for an “EU Affairs Manager” for environment and maritime issues, preferably with a strong legal background. Please visit the EuroBrussels Job site for full details.

Knowledge & Attributes

  • Thorough understanding of the structure and functioning of the EU institutions and legislative processes;
  • Aware of major EU legislation and regulatory policies impacting oil&gas upstream operations and more widely the energy sector;
  • Well informed on and personally open to international issues;
  • Basic knowledge of the oil&gas/energy sector would be a plus but not a must;
  • Excellent written and spoken English; additional EU languages would be an asset, in particular French would be a clear plus;
  • Excellent team worker, having “solidarity” in his/her values;
  • Good MSOffice skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Internet.

Skills and experience

  • Ability to quickly gain an understanding of legal and technical issues and implications of draft legislative texts;
  • Relevant legal experiences in EU environment, shipping and maritime areas are clearly an asset;
  • Corporate law and access to information legal regime would be a real added value;
  • Minimum of 10 to 15 years’ work experience;
  • Understanding political landscape and environment;
  • Government relations/public affairs experience at national and EU level;
  • Able and constructive negotiator with good presentation skills, listening capacity and ability to identify compromises;
  • Networking skills and ability to motivate others;
  • Flexible, diplomatic, an ability to work with officials and member companies’ representatives from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
  • Concise and clear written communication;
  • Ability to provide key deliverables under time pressure;
  • A team player willing to take on a variety of assignments and assist other secretariat staff at times of peak-load activity.

Deliverables for IOGP Europe

Representing the interests of IOGP members before the European Union by:

  • Managing legal issues with EU institutions (Access to info, Ombudsman, etc.) and Belgian authorities (AISBL incorporation, managing boards, minutes etc.);
  • Identifying emerging EU issues (environment and marine related, LNG as alternative fuel, liabilities, etc.) and keeping members informed of development of current legislative proposals and policies;
  • Management of several committees comprised of member companies’ representatives, proposing and finding compromises, motivated by and motivating for action and drafting agendas, minutes of meetings, industry positions, etc.;
  • Important representation role before the EU institutions in several (institutional) Forums and before many other related stakeholders;
  • Liaising with other trade associations.


  • Ensures the above deliverables are provided timely and at optimal quality and in compliance with all relevant rules and regulations as well as good governance;
  • Develops these deliverables together with the Director EU Affairs;
  • Inputs to strategic decisions on the provision of deliverables;
  • Contribute to a pleasant working atmosphere for all staff.


  • In charge of managing the EU Marine & Environment sub committee and of the coordination of the work with some of the London-based IOGP Committees (Environment, Geomatics, Arctic and Legal etc.);
  • Together with Director EU Affairs, in charge of the preparation of the general assembly meetings, EU Committee meetings and stakeholder events in Brussels, Management Committee, AGM/EGM, etc.


  • Reports to Director EU Affairs.


  • 15 October 2019.

Please send your motivation letter and CV in English to:

Bernard Vanheule, In-House Lawyer
Tel: +32 (0)2 790 77 75

EU Policy Manager/Officer (or long Internship) International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP Europe)

Job Description

Qualifications & experience

  • Master’s degree in oil & gas upstream discipline; ideally some experience of working in a company or oil & gas institute / research body
  • Interest in oil & gas upstream regulation, and in working with external stakeholders on E&P- related issue

Knowledge and attributes

  • Fluency in English. Mastery of another EU language is a strong plus in particular French
  • Strong ability to analyse and synthesize complex issues, with very good writing skills
  • Ability to process lengthy and complex information pieces into short, actionable insights
  • Eye for detail – spot what everyone else had missed
  • Very positive mood and constructive mindset, enthusiasm for research and data gathering / report drafting
  • Willingness to learn and exchange views
  • Ability to juggle between numerous tasks
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Strong team spirit and excellent networker
  • Foresight, business sense, proactive
  • Flexible time-wise and task-wise
  • Maintain composure in stressful work situations
  • Full proficiency in computer software usage (MSOffice applications, Excel)
  • Good understanding of /or open to learn / social media tactics and their implementation


  • Assist the upstream regulatory affairs work of the IOGP Brussels office in gathering and maintaining up-to-date information on EU policy developments relevant to the oil & gas E&P sector
  • Help to organise and implement IOGP’s regulatory and stakeholder engagement relating to EU upstream-related regulation, including by preparing background briefs, reports, factsheets, and organising meetings with relevant stakeholders
  • Work with relevant colleagues across IOGP and IOGP company members to gather technical material relevant to advocacy activities in Brussels
  • Assist the communications and media team in preparing material, events, and activities
  • Keep the team updated with relevant industry news and developments
  • Attend IOGP meetings / conf calls to take minutes and follow-up on actions
  • Flag and attend oil and gas events and report back
  • Suggest ways to improve the user-friendliness of IOGP’s information and support regular engagement with member companies
  • Assist members and other stakeholders with enquiries, documentation and other information

Role starting date late 2019/early 2020

Ever green Belgian contract (CDI), Brussels based. Please send your CV to Christine Glorieux at 09.2019

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