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WavEC job vacancy: Marine Renewable Energy – Economy Area

Ref: 2019May_Economy
Closing date: 31 May 2019
Contact Person: José Cândido
Position: Expert on Economics

Job description

The successful candidate will be engaged in research projects and consulting services addressing economic and financial aspects of marine renewable energies.

WavEC is a R&D-based consulting non-profit company dedicated to the development and promotion of marine renewable energy technologies (including wave energy and offshore wind), and ocean engineering solutions for other ocean economy sectors (such as offshore aquaculture and floating solar energy).

WavEC has a multidisciplinary team of over 20 specialists coupling different areas of the innovation process related to the development of emerging technologies, such as complex systems’ engineering, environmental monitoring and impact assessment, site and project development, instrumentation and data acquisition, strategy & policy advise, offshore logistics and infrastructures, as well as training. WavEC is a reference institution in Europe for marine renewable energy, with significant work at international level, which allowed the creation of a network of more than one hundred international partners and providing services across the globe. Around 60% of WavEC activities are undertaken as R&D projects, mainly European funded projects, and 40% under services rendered to companies in Portugal (35%) and beyond (65%).

WavEC is structured in four technical areas, each one coordinated by a senior staff member: i) Environmental and Public Policies, ii) Economy and Industry, iii) Numerical Modelling and iv) Technology and Monitoring. The successful candidate will integrate the Economy and Industry team.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to integrate a very dynamic company with a wide exposition to R&D projects, product development and services to industry, in a very international framework, working in a large range of subjects and with significant freedom to lead the development of the area.

Candidate Profile

We are looking for a professional with a background on economics or previous experience in economics and financial analysis in business or research context, motivated to work with new, innovative ocean technologies (marine renewable energy and offshore aquaculture), in the scope of R&D funded projects, product development and consulting services for national and international clients.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience


Application Procedure

A letter of motivation with a Curriculum Vitae should be submitted by E-mail to You will receive a notification confirming your submission.
Closing date is 5pm GMT on 31 May 2019.
Informal enquires to José Cândido, Head of the Economy & industry ( are welcome.
We inform that your personal data will be used only in the aim of this job vacancy with reference 2019May_Economy.
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