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Senior Technical Wastewater Advisor - Chicago

Do you have experience operating wastewater treatment plants in Denmark? Do you have a strong technical knowledge and a hint of business acumen? Are you interested in making a difference for Danish export of water technology to the U.S.? Then perhaps you are our new Senior Technical Advisor in Chicago?
Deadline: June 1, 2021


The Trade Council in North America’s (TCNA) Water Advisory bridges the gap between the Danish and U.S. water sectors. Through the Water Technology Alliance, we share knowledge, ideas, and experiences and assist Danish water technology companies on the U.S. market. Now, we are looking for a Senior Technical Advisor to join our team. Based out of Chicago, you will play a key role in our work with U.S. public wastewater utilities and Danish companies in the U.S. Additionally; you will be responsible for cultivating a technical dialogue with the U.S. utilities to understand their needs and priorities whilst helping them understand the Danish approach to wastewater management. Ultimately, the goal is to inspire the U.S. utilities to look towards Denmark for problem-solving technologies as well as efficiency and quality gains, etc.

As our new Senior Technical Advisor, you will be part of the TCNA’s Water and Environment Team and get 15 dedicated colleagues who primarily focus on wastewater, water distribution, and biogas. 

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Serve as the technical front figure for the Danish Water Technology Alliance on wastewater.
  • Engage in technical dialogue with the U.S. wastewater utilities and key stakeholders to understand their needs and priorities.
  • Help U.S. stakeholders understand how Danish solutions might provide value locally.
  • Proactively identify and pursue opportunities for collaboration with U.S. utilities.
  • Consult with Danish companies and organizations desiring to operate in the U.S. wastewater market.
  • Help manage and develop collaborative opportunities such as flagship and pilot projects. 
  • Work as a link between U.S. and Danish stakeholders. 
  • Help plan and execute technology roadshows, workshops & delegations.
  • Take technical responsibility for the TCNA Water Advisory’s wastewater group.
  • Work closely with the TCNA Head of Water and Environment on business and strategy development 

Required qualifications

  • You have experience operating and running wastewater treatment plants from a technical perspectiv
  • You possess a relevant technical education.
  • You are structured, efficient, outgoing and able to handle multiple tasks, and enjoy working with tight deadlines. 
  • You have a high sense of responsibility and the ability to work proactively in and with a team.
  • You are good at motivating your colleagues and setting direction for a dedicated and ambitious wastewater team 
  • You have obtained a good command of English (written and spoken). 

Employment conditions

  • You will be hired as a Senior Technical Advisor at the Consulate General of Denmark in Chicago.
  • Starting date is August 1st, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • You will be offered full-time local contract employment until the end of 2023 with the possibility of extension. Your standard working hours are 37 hours per week.
  • Your contract is regulated according to the Staff Rules of the Danish missions in North America. 
  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant work experience, and proven work-related results.
  • Other benefits: 5 weeks of paid vacation, healthcare (80% employer contribution), pension scheme, and potential for a year-end bonus.
  • Approx. 50 days of travel per year (may vary depending on projects).

Application Process  

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education) in English to Morten Siem Lynge at morlyn@um.dk no later than June 1, 2021.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews end of May. Interviews will be scheduled as relevant candidates apply, and the position will be filled ASAP.

About us

The Trade Council is the governmental export and investment promotion organization under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The organization comprises all governmental activities designed to promote Danish export and foreign investment in Denmark under one roof. Our purpose is to bring value to our clients in Denmark in terms of growth and job creation. Please find further information about The Trade Council here and find more information about the Water Advisory’s activities here.

The Consulate attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age, or disability.

For additional information, please contact:

 Morten Siem Lynge
 Head of the Water and Environment Team
 morlyn@um.dk