ALICE is hiring a Junior Project Manager

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024

ALICE is looking for a highly motivated project manager for the growing portfolio of R&I projects linked to innovation in logistics, with the focus on Efficient and Low Emission Assets and Energy

ALICE, the Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe[1]  is a non-for-profit industry led association based in Brussels with 180+ members reaching all stakeholders groups within freight transport, logistics and supply chain. ALICE is the Alliance of European leading companies and experts in implementing logistics and supply chain innovation.

ALICE’s vision is to achieve an affordable transition towards zero emissions logistics. To that end, the fleets and assets used in logistics will be mainly electrified, which is a disruptive process in terms of vehicle technology, infrastructure, logistic processes and digital logistic platforms. In addition, the fleets and assets need to be energy efficient and should use the energy source with the lowest emissions available. Also, assets and resources, including transportation means, need to be better utilized. By creating seamlessly interconnected logistics nodes and networks through the Physical Internet (PI), higher levels of efficiency and improved asset utilization will be achieved. This all will create better conditions for affordability of zero emissions solutions, agility and resilience of supply chains.

ALICE supports, assists, and advises the European Commission[2] in the definition and implementation of the EU Horizon Europe Program for research in logistics.

ALICE is a small but growing organization with 16 team members in the secretariat and a highly motivated Executive Group, members and partners.

ALICE is looking for a junior Project Manager who will be employed on a full-time contract. As a Project Manager, you will work on projects from the Thematic Group 1 Efficient and low emission assets and energy portfolio and generate value for ALICE themes and Programmes.

You will be responsible for a recently awarded project focussing on the harmonisation of emission factors. The project will work on a methodology to gather the actual values of emissions factors in a harmonised way. As a project manager you will be the main contact point towards the project and carrying out the tasks as foreseen in the project Document of Activities, e.g.:

  • Lead activities such as engaging with experts and gathering the state of the art in scientific research by workshops, interviews or surveys.
  • Lead dissemination and communication activities on the projects
  • Liaise with relevant regulatory bodies and assess relevant policies, so the project outcomes are aligned with existing and forthcoming legislation. Ensure that the project outcomes contribute to evidence-based policies.
  • Knowledge management and keeping the project outcomes accessible is key for the ALICE organisation, therefore you will actively engage in the knowledge management and project results exploitation strategies (even beyond the project duration) and identify deployment opportunities of innovative project results.

You will also provide support on two other projects. The ZEFES project is working on real-life demonstration of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles, both battery and hydrogen fuel cell electric and the related infrastructure. The MODI project focusses on demonstrations of automated road transport in relevant logistic use cases. The support will consist of helping with the creation, assessment, communication and dissemination of the project outcomes and deliverables.

At ALICE, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQIA+ and individuals from all nationalities.

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

  • A relevant university science or engineering degree is a must. Specialization in the area of transportation, logistics or supply chain is a plus.
  • Working experience in freight transportation, logistics and supply chain is a plus.
  • Experience in emission accounting and certification is a plus
  • A positive attitude and energy with a strong ability to work in multicultural, diverse and multistakeholder environments.
  • Very good analytical and writing skills, able to hear and learn from others quickly and with strong empathy.
  • A strong ability to work under pressure and on a wide range of activities in parallel including administrative activities but also interaction with high level representatives.
  • Responsibility, autonomy, flexibility, and ability to work both in team and independently.
  • Relevant work experience in the field of EU R&I funded projects management.
  • An excellent command of English (spoken and written) as well as strong ability to communicate with multicultural and diverse community and public speaking; knowledge of other European languages will be an asset.
  • Experience in the organization of conferences and events is a plus.
  • Advance user of Microsoft Office tools including Teams, SharePoint and other collaborative environments. Basic knowledge of html and WordPress environment is a plus.

We offer:

  • Full-time contract with a gross salary base of €35.000 – 50.000 depending on experience and fit to the job description.
  • Opportunity of self-realization in a small growing but high-impact organization with international focus.
  • Be part of a strong and challenge-oriented community of individuals and companies.
  • Cooperation on excellent and appealing European collaborative R&D&I projects with the participation of leading European R&D&I organisations as well as SMEs and large industries.
  • Further education and professional development.
  • Job location is Brussels with a possibility to flexible teleworking up to 90% of the time anywhere in Europe.

Ideal starting date: September 2024


Candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter including motivation and key assets to consider the application to Fernando Liesa, ALICE secretary General and Dirk ‘t Hooft Director Finance & Legal at with the following subject: ALICE – Junior Project Manager.

First cut-off date to receive applications is 15th of July 2024.

Download all the information here

[1] Transparency Register number 006901422654-34

[2] Recognized by the European Commission as a European Technology Platform (ETP) in 2013. SWD (2013)272/F1 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT STRATEGY FOR EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS: ETP 2020

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