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Wastewater Advisor

Deadline for application: As soon as possible

Do you have a strong interest in the water sector? Are you looking for an international career combining technical knowledge with business development? Then you might be our new Wastewater Advisor!


The Trade Council of Denmark in North America’s Water Advisory strengthens the ties between the Danish and US water sectors. We share knowledge, ideas, and experiences with US counterparts and assist Danish water technology companies in the US market. We are looking for an Advisor with a solid business and technical understanding of the water sector to join our wastewater team in Silicon Valley.

As our new colleague, you will be part of our North American Water and Environment Team, consisting of ten advisors based in Washington, DC, Chicago, Houston, and Silicon Valley. Our mission is to inspire US utilities, cities, and states to look towards Denmark and Danish solutions and technologies within the water sector. Our overall technical focus areas include energy efficiency and production, process optimization, and digital transformation.


Main tasks and responsibilities 

  • Develop US market entry strategies for Danish water technology companies
  • Specializing yourself in the US wastewater sector, helping US stakeholders to understand how Danish solutions might provide value locally
  • Proactively identify and pursue specific collaborations and project opportunities for Danish water companies through knowledge sharing with US stakeholders
  • Assist in managing and developing collaborative opportunities, such as flagship and pilot projects  

  • Support the wastewater team’s effort in the Midwest and Texas 
  • Help plan and execute technology road shows, workshops and delegations to and from Denmark 
  • Initiate and run dialog with US cities, states, and utilities on wastewater

Required qualifications 

  • Relevant technical education 
  • Structured, efficient, outgoing, and able to handle multiple tasks and work under time pressure 
  • A high sense of responsibility and ability to work proactively, alone as well as in and with a team
  • Able to navigate between different team interests and directions 
  • Strong command of English, written and spoken
  • Experience and understanding of the Danish water sector is valued by not a requirement 

Employment conditions

  • You will be hired as a “Technical Commercial Advisor” based at the Consulate General of Denmark in Silicon Valley (Palo Alto) 
  • Starting date is as soon as possible
  • You will be offered a two year full time local employment contract with the possibility of extension 
  • Your standard working hours are 37 hours per week 
  • Your contract is regulated according to “Staff Rules” of the Danish representations in the U.S.

  • Your salary will reflect qualifications, relevant work experience and proven work-related results
  • Other benefits include 5 weeks of paid vacation, and healthcare (80% employer contribution).
  • Travel days must be expected (up to 80 days per year) both in the U.S. and Denmark. It may vary depending on projects

Questions and Application Process

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Ulrik Folkmann, Senior Technical Advisor, at [email protected].

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education) in English to Ulrik Folkmann, Senior Technical Advisor, at [email protected] as soon as possible. We look at applications and conduct interviews on an ongoing basis.

Relevant candidates will be invited for interviews on an ongoing basis, and the position will be filled soon after a security clearance has taken place. 

The chosen candidate must be able to present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to employment.


About us

The Consulate General of Denmark Silicon Valley is a dynamic workplace that promotes Denmark’s political, commercial interests, and facilitates innovation and research cooperation with the United States. We are approximately 45 professional colleagues at the Consulate with a busy and varied workday. The Consulate General also houses an Innovation Centre working to create a lasting bridge between technology focused companies, research institutions, investors, public agencies, and other key players in Denmark and Silicon Valley. For more about the Consulate General and Innovation Centre Denmark, Silicon Valley, visit
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.