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Manager - Digital and Space Policy - EU Advisory - Industries

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jun 27, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1516677

EY Consulting is a fast-moving, high-growth area within EY, and this with a huge potential for you. It offers variety, challenge, responsibility and the opportunity to realize your leadership potential. Our competency teams are focused on helping our clients to improve their business performance and operational efficiency, whilst managing risk. We help clients by delivering assessment, transformation and assurance solutions in specialty areas, like finance, supply chain, strategic choices, risk management, cyber security and technology.


The exceptional EY experience. It's yours to build.


The Opportunity: Your Next Adventure Awaits?


Our EU Advisory business is active across a wide range of Directorate General, our core business areas being in internal market and consumer policy, social policy, space and telecommunications, digital and transport, while we are growing practices specifically focused on green deal topics, trade and financial services. 

What motivates us is our mission to progress the “European project” by helping our clients to:

  • Anticipate change
  • Design public policy responses;
  • Understand how the EU can improve the lives of Europeans, support our businesses and transform our economy and society
  • Communicate decisions and actions to key stakeholders

Our digital and space team is widely recognised in the market and offers a range of services including evaluations, impact assessments, economic and policy analysis as well as market assessments to clients such as. DG CNCT, DEFIS, MOVE, as well as key EU agencies. Our success relies on the excellence of our team, which we are now looking to strengthen with a Manager focusing on qualitative and quantitative policy research and analysis, with expertise in the field of downstream space.



Your Key Responsibilities


  • Contribute to the management and delivery of projects, leading the day-to-day activities and teams,
  • Develop and Implement methodologies and deliver evidence-based outputs on time and to the satisfaction of our public policy clients
  • Identify opportunities and contribute to the development of winning proposals
  • Contribute to the development of the team by bringing fresh and innovative ideas
  • Encourage collaboration and mutual learning across team members
  • Contribute to the internal training programme and help to develop junior team members
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the team strategy


Your Profile


All the above implies that the candidate has a strong background and experience in (must requirements):

  • Policy consultancy, preferably connected to the digital policy, with minimum 5 years of relevant experience (a must)
  • Demonstrative good knowledge of the EU Better Regulation Guidelines for evaluations and impact assessments and their application in actual projects
  • Experience in implementing and ideally supporting the design of evaluations and impact assessments, for European clients, ideally including the European Commission
  • Management of project tasks and coaching of more junior staff
  • Ability to support the coordination of project teams, including partners, experts, and internal teams
  • Coordination of desk research campaigns and stakeholder consultations
  • Ability to autonomously coordinate data analysis activities
  • Problem-solving and proactive attitude
  • A relevant master’s degree

The following requirements represent a plus:

  • Experience in project management is welcome and will impact the level of seniority of the proposed position
  • Experience in writing and winning competitive bids for public-sector clients
  • Sectoral expertise in downstream space policy, in particular connected to the markets and impacts components of the EU Space programme, namely Copernicus and the new Secure Satcom components (preferrable) and/or Galileo / EGNOS
  • Sectorial expertise in digital policy (artificial intelligence & digital industry, connectivity and telco, digital policy strategy and outreach, future networks, cloud and internet) is a plus

Example of projects:


  • Study on supporting the technology and market monitoring of downstream space, creating the GNSS and EO Market Report (EO & GNSS Market Report | EU Agency for the Space Programme ( and developing a conceptual framework for measuring the benefits of the EU Space Programme, for EUSPA
  • Study on supporting the analysis of opportunities and barriers for the uptake of EU space services and the development of the EU Space Strategy, for DG DEFIS
  • Evaluation study on the European Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation for  addressing Global Challenges and Industrial  Competitiveness - Focus on activities for the Digital  and Industrial Transition, for DG RTD
  • Study on Union of equality: EU defence, aeronautics and space sectors, for DG DEFIS
  • European 5G Observatory, Phase III, for DG CNCT
  • Study on the current and prospective use of the 900 MHz band by GSM as a technology of reference, considering present and future Union policies, for DG CNCT
  • Socio-economic Impact Assessment of ESA’s Technology Programmes: General Support Technology Programme (GSTP) and Technology Research Programme (TRP), for the European Space Agency


What’s In It For You


  • EY Family – you become part of the EY Family providing you with all the necessary skills, training and opportunities; enabling you to grow to your fullest potential.
  • Attractive remuneration package - We offer an attractive remuneration package; including a company car and charging card[NQ1] , iPhone plus subscription, health insurance, pension plan, meal vouchers, and eco vouchers.  Thanks to our flex plan it is possible to choose what you value most. 
  • Flexible working arrangements - We are proud of our flexible working arrangements. We will actively support you in building a successful career and delivering excellent client service without sacrificing your personal priorities. We offer flexible working hours and working from home multiple days per week is possible.
  • Inspiring work environment - At EY we are dedicated to providing you with an inspiring work environment. A work environment that allows you to further develop your skills and enables you to fulfill your true potential.
  • Learning & personal growth - You will benefit from an onboarding program, receive extensive training and will be coached by a counselor. We offer a clear career path tailored to your unique skills with necessary guidance.  
  • Fun - By joining our EY- teams, you can participate in team activities, and companywide events and enjoy a drink during our monthly after-work drink.  
  • Sustainability - We have a fleet of hybrid and electric cars. Our flex plan makes it possible for you to choose the most sustainable option for you. You can also opt for a train subscription or lease a bike.
  • Diversity & Inclusion - At EY we are passionate about the inclusion and support of individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.
  • Location - All of our offices are easily accessible by public transport and/or by car and have parking space. They all have parking spaces and charging stations are provided.


Here at EY, you’ll have the chance to build a truly exceptional experience. We’ll empower you with the latest technology, surround you with high-performing teams, and provide the global scale and diverse and inclusive culture you need to discover your full potential. Through our coaching and training programs, you’ll develop the skillsets you need to stay relevant today and in the future – all while building a network of colleagues, mentors, and leaders who will be on the journey with you at EY and beyond.


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