Senior Commercial Officer, Energy and Environment

The Royal Danish Embassy wants to recruit an energetic, results-oriented business and partnerships developer with in-depth experience from the energy sector and good understanding of the Chinese offshore wind power sector to take on a full-time position as a Senior Commercial Officer.

Your job will be to support Danish renewable power companies, in commercial and strategic development in China. This position is based in Beijing.

The Trade Council (TC) is fully integrated with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. TC assists and promotes Danish companies’ interests in China. TC consists of 5 different industry teams with around 80 employees in 5 different locations in China. You will be a member of the Energy and Environment team (Green Team), which consists of 9 commercial officers and you will be reporting to the Beijing-based team leader of the Green Team. You will be working closely with colleagues in Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Taipei. We offer a challenging work environment where you need to combine independent work with a high degree of team-work.

The Trade Council provides access to China for Danish companies by a range of services:

·Government and public affairs advisory

·Market analysis and market entry strategies

·Partner search

·Business promotion

·Establishment of company set up in China

·Tax and legal counselling including IPR at basic non-attorney level

Public Affairs and Analysis

You will provide high-level research, consultancy services and business development services with focus on sustaining strong governmental and commercial relations between Denmark and China.

Your work will include:

·Facilitation on government to government relations between Chinese and Danish energy authorities

·Market research for energy market in general, electric power industry, renewable energy sector in specific

·Mapping of potential Chinese partners and initiate contact

·Facilitation on market entry strategy for Danish companies

Business Development Coordination

·Promote commercial cooperation between Danish and Chinese companies in the energy and environment sector

·Coordinate different stakeholder engagement activities.

·Follow up / Interaction / Communication with government agencies, authorities, consultants and others

·Provide support for relevant studies trips

·Translation tasks as needed

Required Qualifications

We are looking for a business development professional with excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to ensure timely, high quality deliverables and, preferably, with experience in the energy industry. A successful applicant would be able to fulfil a majority of the following requirements:

·Chinese citizen with excellent command of English and Mandarin – both oral and written. An advantage if studied / worked in an English speaking country

·Bachelor or Master’s Degree

·Analytical mindset

·Structured mindset and excellent planning and coordination skills.

· “Go do it-type” – likes to work independently

·Extended knowledge of energy sector with focus on renewable energy industry

·Offshore wind background preferable – alternatively, electric power industry background

·International experience, possibly from studies or working abroad or working in an international company

·Industrial or governmental affairs experience is an advantage

·Creative, self-motivated, independent and self-starter by nature.

·Flexibility to travel in China and internationally, including to Denmark. Potential travel days 40-50 days/year

·Solid skills within MS Office and general good IT skills

·Great team player abilities and able to knowledge sharing


To apply for the positions, please send your CV and application in English explaining your motivation and qualifications for the job to The subject box of the e-mail should read “Senior Commercial Officer, Energy and Environment”. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Mr. Lars Eskild Jensen, Head of Energy and Environment, at

Interviews are expected to take place on 26th to 28th of Feb 2018.

The Danish Embassy emphasizes equal opportunities for all and applications from qualified persons are welcome regardless of race, sex, religion or disability.

About us

The Trade Council is the governmental export and investment promotion organisation under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The organisation comprises all governmental activities designed to promote Danish export and foreign investment in Denmark under one roof.

The Trade Council has approximately 250 employees abroad located at 90 embassies, consulates general and trade commissions in 64 countries.

To ensure that the Trade Council’s activities are always rooted in the needs of the business community, a Board of Directors has been established. The Board consists of active business professionals with practical international experience as well as industrial and social insight.

The organisation focuses on offering Danish companies individual advice on all issues important for their international activities. It is a professional and innovative organisation which aims to secure the best possible conditions for taking part in the increasing globalisation for the Danish industry. Moreover, it is an organisation which can act as a sparring partner for companies at all levels.

The Trade Council is in a position to offer substantial and discernible benefits to both new and experienced export firms. The goal is to offer the Danish business community the opportunity to enter a close partnership which will enhance the professional analysis of foreign markets and thereby increase the competitiveness of the companies