- Senior Legal Advisor, Belgium

Senior Legal Advisor

Milieu Ltd

Brussels, Belgium

Milieu Ltd is a growing consulting firm based in Brussels with a record of excellence in international and European policy and law – primarily with respect to environmental protection but also in such fields as fundamental rights, energy, employment, transport, public health, consumer protection and health and safety. We provide our expertise mainly for European institutions and other public sector clients. Please see our website at www.milieu.be to understand more about our activities and our corporate culture.
We are seeking to recruit additional Senior Legal Advisors to complement our team and maintain our continued growth. The position involves project management, substantive input to proposals and projects, as well as active participation to the process of developing all aspects of our business.
Key tasks will include but not necessarily be limited to:
Management of complex legal/policy research and analysis projects from their inception to their completion, including:
liaising with clients and internal and external experts;
ensuring that work deliverables meet the client’s requirements and quality objectives;
ensuring that deadlines are met;
financial oversight;
taking responsibility for collaborative work opportunities, project delivery and project profitability.
Provision of substantive assistance in conceptualising and writing project reports;
Conceptualising and writing project proposals, setting up a project team and structuring budgets;
Mentoring and development of in-house junior lawyers.
Key qualifications for the position:
Law degree, preferably with a specialisation in the fields of environment or justice and fundamental rights;
Five to ten years of previous experience carrying out law and/or policy studies, including in a management role, preferably for the EU institutions or EU service providers;
Familiarity with policy analysis approaches, including evaluations and regulatory impact assessment, would be a strong asset;
Familiarity with EU legislation in the environment, energy, employment, consumer, asylum or justice and fundamental rights areas;
An independent, self-starting personality with a positive “can do” attitude;
The ability to think like a leader but act like a peer;
Good writing skills and strong organisational ability;
Excellent written and spoken English; knowledge of other EU languages strongly desirable.
What you will find at Milieu:
English as a principal working language;;
A very informal, supportive and collaborative working environment;
A minimum of hierarchy and internal bureaucracy;
A strong dedication to better public policy;
Highly professional and a strong commitment to quality in what we do;
A dynamic multi-cultural atmosphere with some 30 nationalities;
A stimulating working environment recently featured in a UK Guardian article entitled ”Are these the world’s coolest offices” and Brussel’s La Libre;
A relaxed dress code – except when we are meeting our clients;
Flexible working arrangements;
Regular company barbeques, training lunches, end of month meetings, bi-weekly yoga classes;
Biennial company weekend retreats to international locations.
Milieu would like to fill this position by late 2017.
Please apply via our automated application process at https://milieu.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fjzo.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Milieu Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job posted on 5 October 2017.

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