Public Policy Lead

about 1 year ago
Full time role
Copenhagen, DK... more
Copenhagen, DK... more

Job Description

About SecondCircle

SecondCircle makes carbon negative chemicals for a cleaner future. We are the first carbon negative chemical manufacturer that can scale to meet global demand. The best thing about it: we use carbon dioxide as a feedstock. We have raised over $50m to date from top venture capital investors as well as in grant funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

We are a growing team of experienced scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs from the DTU, Stanford, MIT (and more) who are passionate about revolutionizing the chemical industry. Join us in the fight against climate change.

About the Role

Government plays an important role in climate action - via regulation, incentive schemes, funding and grant programmes (of which we are a recipient of). As more transformative technologies come online and ramp-up in capacity, it is important to engage with government and related stakeholders to inform and educate about CCU technologies, as well as carbon neutral / negative chemicals and the CO2 savings it can deliver. 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with stakeholders and engage in discussions around carbon capture and utilisation regulatory updates
  • Work closely with the founding team on developing a strategy for policy and communications
  • Own and deliver the core strategy which will cover the regulatory landscape (both on the chemical side, and climate side) as well as funding opportunities
  • Work with the founders and key stakeholders (especially our customers) on understanding the full CO2 LCA for our current and upcoming projects
  • Draft external and internal communications materials, including thought leadership materials
  • Minimum 3 - maximum 8 years experience in public policy at a start-up, lobbying / consultancy or a think tank
  • Experience with the chemical industry and / or climate policy a big plus
  • Strong academic background (STEM degrees preferred)
  • Analytical mind and proficiency in Excel + PowerPoint
  • High agency - willing to roll up your sleeves to get sh*t done
  • Passionate about solving the climate crisis

What we promise you:

  • You get to work with a group of passionate scientists, working on challenging and meaningful projects
  • This will be the journey of a lifetime – we are serious about our mission to reduce over 1 gigaton of CO₂ and you can play a pivotal role in making that happen
  • An inclusive, empowering and engaging work environment
  • We understand that relocating can be a hassle, so if you don't live in Denmark, we will help out to give you a smooth transition

If you have questions regarding the role, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to reach out at We look forward to hearing from you.  

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