Jobs and internships at Québec’s representative offices abroad
Job offer title
Commercial Attaché, transportation and energy sectors
Increasing exports and growing the green economy are two top priorities of the Government of Québec, with sustainable transportation and energy as key sectors. In addition to world-class companies in the fields of public transportation, hydropower, electric transportation and smart mobility, Québec’s transportation and energy sectors are home to hundreds of innovative SMEs that are ready to export. These Québec companies can play an important role in supporting the decarbonization efforts of the private sector, Cities and States Governments. This dynamic ecosystem of companies is active in a wide range of areas: ground transportation, car and truck equipment, fleet electrification and management, renewable energy production, carbontech, energy-efficient technologies, etc. While ties are already strong, there is potential for even more collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic region, which is one of the largest market for public transit in the world and has now also become a hub in the renewable energy and clean tech industries.
Under the authority of the Economic Affairs Director of the Québec Governmnent Office in New York, the Commercial Attaché (Transportation and Energy) will be responsible for promoting Québec companies and supporting their efforts doing business in the Mid-Atlantic region, in close relationship with other Québec offices in the United States and Quebec government entities.
Job duties and tasks
Specifically, the selected candidate will:
- develop and carry out strategies and action plans to help Québec companies achieve positive economic outcomes in the transportation and energy sectors of the Mid-Atlantic region;
- advise and provide practical support (identify and introduce buyers/ decision makers, prepare market studies, promote Québec’s expertise etc.) to Québec companies in order to develop and win business in the Mid-Atlantic region;
- deliver on the Governement of Québec’s export priorities and programming, including by accompanying Québec companies on the U.S. territory and by participating in U.S. trade shows and activities;
- forge strong relationships with business leaders, trade associations, government officials, energy and environmental organizations, transportation association, think tanks, and media representatives;
- promote Québec’s economic interests in the transport and energy sectors, and identify new avenues for collaboration and win-win growth with key players and potential buyers in the Mid-Atlantic States;
- contribute, with the Governmental Affairs Director, to the monitoring and analysis of legislative and political developments in the transportation and energy sector that could have an impact on trade policies between Québec, Canada and the United States.
- prepare reports and briefings on the transportation and energy sectors;
- attend and represent the Québec Office at events and conferences, including occasional speaking engagements;
- monitor opportunities in other economic sectors.
- Education: University degree (minimum B.A.)
- Languages: Fluency in English and proficiency in French
- Experience: Three years minimum of relevant work experience related to trade or investment promotion, sales, government, transportation or energy-related business.
Knowledge, abilities and skills
The ideal candidate will:
- be customer service oriented and possess strong networking, sales and business development skills;
- have excellent organizational and project management kills;
- be proactive in the identification of opportunities and courses of action;
- be flexible, versatile and willing to adapt to changing assignments;
- have strong research and communications skills;
- have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment;
- possess a solid understanding of the North American transportation and energy sectors (trends and regulations), and more specifically, of the eco- and smart mobility market;
- have good knowledge of the Québec industrial base (or ability and experience to understand and work with the industry) and of Québec’s transportation and energy relations with the U.S.
- Starting Salary: US $ 90,734
- 35 hours per week
- The employee may occasionally be called on to work outside of regular business hours.
- While based in New York City (One Rockefeller Plaza, 26th floor), the employee will be asked to cover the whole Mid-Atlantic region.
- Applicants must meet the legal requirements allowing him or her to work in the USA (U.S. Citizens or Green Card holders only).
- The successful candidate will be required to consent to security verification.
How to apply for the job
If you are interested, please send your resume along with a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please specify in your cover letter whether you are currently eligible to work at the Quebec Governement Office in New York (U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder), as well as the exact level of your French language skills (beginner, intermediate advanced or expert).
Only applications received before August 25, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) will be considered. All submissions must be electronic and the documents must be transmitted in Word or PDF.
Please indicate the job title on all correspondence.
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