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R&D European Projects Consultant



Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you have a passion for science and new technologies and are you looking for a company where people count?

We are looking for a person to prepare and manage European R&D&I projects for companies, technology centres and universities.

Do not miss the opportunity!

    • Lisbon

    • Hybrid

    • Permanent contract

What we offer?

  • You will work in a multidisciplinary team, with a young, innovative, close, enriching, and challenging environment.
  • You will get to know the main initiatives, technologies, roadmaps, projects, and important agents at European level in your area of technical specialisation.
  • You will advise the company’s clients on the best European public funding channels for their strategic lines.
  • You will prepare the technical proposals necessary to apply for public funding. Together with the project manager, you will define the alignment of the project idea with European priorities, define the concept, find, and manage partners and write the proposal (both the technical aspects and those related to the impact of the project and its future commercial exploitation).
  • You will be part of the technical office of the funded European projects, and you will support the project coordinator and partners in the management of the projects with your own method and tools based on the FP.
  • You will take part in the funded projects performing tasks of communication, dissemination, and exploitation of results.
  • You will travel and attend events/meetings related to the project.
    • We offer flexible start and finish times within a defined framework, and on Fridays we work a continuous working day.

    • Enjoy your free time during the longest days of the year with a continuous working day between June and September.

    • We are committed to a mixed model. You can telework part of your working day and in any case, you will always be able to come to the office.

    • We believe in the professional development of people, so we are committed to your training.

What we do ask for?

What do we consider necessary?
  • Engineering degree in any technical field or very strong interest in innovation related policies, proven with track record and experience. Open to profiles coming from scientific area with technical background.
  • At least 2-4 years previous experience in EU funding Programmes. Open to profiles with experience in Consulting areas or related to Innovation positions.
  • Previous experience in preparing collaborative European projects in Horizon 2020 (H2020), Life and Horizon Europe (HE) calls.
  • English level: minimum C1.
  • Spanish level: fluent.
  • Residence in Lisbon metropolitan area.
  • Driving license
What we expect from you
  • Attitude to work in a team, communication skills and self-management skills.
  • Proactivity and commitment.
  • Passion for science and new technologies.
  • A taste for organised and well-done work, you enjoy working in a team and at the same time autonomously.
  • A flair for writing, with freshness, clarity, and personality.
  • And most important of all, we value your attitude, willingness to learn and take responsibility.
And even better if…
  • You have previous experience in R&D&I project management, in any sector.
  • You are studying for a doctorate or have one.
  • Available immediately.

Working at Zabala Innovation

We have a team of experts in different areas, essential to understand each innovation project: energy, biochemistry, aerospace, environment, health, security, social challenges, digitalisation, industry, and a long etcetera.

But, without a doubt, what really defines each person who forms part of this company is attitude: trust in others, closeness, cooperation, innovative passion, integrity, knowing how to commit freely and responsibly. Six values that live in our culture and appear in every team.

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