We strive to maximise the use of nature’s power to provide the energy we need. With an emphasis on geothermal energy and bioenergy, our team develops and implements projects promoting renewable energy sources and advancing renewable energy technologies.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Using our resources efficiently not only contributes to reducing our environmental impact, but also to achieving a sustainable economy. From the latest technologies to recover resources and energy from waste, to practices that promote energy efficiency, our team’s expertise on resource efficiency span across energy efficient buildings, industrial symbiosis, and eco-innovation.

RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

Maintaining technological progress and improving the quality of life require managing our natural resources effectively. Minimising the environmental impacts of mining activities, sustainable water and land-use management planning and sustainable tourism are some of the areas our team works in towards ensuring a sustainable management of our natural resources.

NATURAL RESOURCES

Change of climate has existed as a phenomenon for as long as the Planet Earth existed. Human-induced climate change, however, is a relatively new phenomenon, the impacts of which we have observed increasingly over the past century. Our team tries to tackle the complex and interconnected causes of climate change, formulating policies and adaptation measures and developing novel tools to make informed decisions that can build resilience towards a climate-proof future.

CLIMATE CHANGE



Geonardo attends Budapest Water Summit 2019

24 Oct. 2019

On 15-17 October, the Budapest Water Summit (BWS2019) took place in Milenáris Park, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary. The motto of the event was “preventing water crises” and its main objective was to contribute in finding solutions to prevent the escalation of water crisis.   The BWS2019 had 2400 registered participants from 118 countries, and it counted with the presence of high-level government representatives, private sector, academia, CSOs and NGOs advocating for better water management and protection. GEO posed questions at the plenary session (DAY#3) related to transboundary water affairs and lessons learned from different agreements such as the international Sava River Basin Commission and the Danube Commission. Learn more about the BWS and visit the IISD reporting services, where you can find a summary of the event as well as daily reports.

Circular Point - Where the circular economy is in the center

19 Sep. 2019

Circular economy is a hot topic these days, it is gaining increasing attention in Europe and around the world as a potential way for our society to increase prosperity, while reducing dependence on primary materials and energy.

The initiative Circular Point (CP) is a service hub set up by Geonardo Ltd. with the aim to provide practical and business circular economy solutions for companies and organisations. Circular Point versatile services allow you to choose the most suitable and relevant support your company or organisation needs to apply circular economy principles in your daily practice or product development. Circular Point has a mission to serve both the efficiency and profitability of our clients, while creating a positive environmental, social and consumer impact as well. The circular economy offers a wide range of opportunities for innovation, better and long-term consumer relations as well as for reducing the negative ecological footprint and for the sustainable management of natural resources. Visit Circular Point website to learn more about it!

GEONARDO at Greenovate! Europe 24th General Assembly

17 Jun. 2019

On 13-14 June 2019, GEONARDO participated at the Greenovate! Europe (G!E) General Assembly in Brussels, as associated member. During the meeting G!E presented the annual report of 2018 as well as the highlights of 2019. Later, new & prospective members presented their organizations and their added value to the network. The event counted with the presence of European Commission officials from DG CLIMA, DG ENV and EASME, who delivered inspiring presentations about the Innovation Fund, LIFE programme (after 2020) and Circular economy. The second day of the meeting G!E presented the annual strategy and there was a working session on European Commission proposal development to have a common understanding on the way forward and 2020 potential activities of G!E network.

BIOMIMIC project deliverable 2.1, completed

21 May. 2019

BIOMIMIC project deliverable 2.1 has been completed. The report quantified the extent of natural resources that are available for recovery which we are currently disposed to landfills, also the report examined the potential economic value of unrecovered metals in leachates from bauxite residue and incinerated bottom and fly ashes from municipal solid wastes. Costs for processing and challenges ahead are analysed. Additionally,  a brief overview of some of the technical advances for metal extraction from secondary raw materials as well as their shortcomings is also included in the report summary

2nd General meeting of the SCALIBUR project in Lund

15 May. 2019

On 8-9 May, 2019, the 2nd General Meeting of SCALIBUR project was held in Lund, Sweden, as well as the Advisory board, Executive Board and General Assembly meeting. During the first days, the Work Package leaders of SCALIBUR as well as project partners presented the deliverables achieved, the work in process and the future work to be done in the next six (6) months. Moreover, there were parallel working sessions among the social and technical work packages, to address key project issues, such as overlaps and results exploitation. On 10 May, 2019 project partners attended a technical visit to the Municipality Waste Department followed by a visit to SYSAV, which is the regional waste treatment facility.

Geonardo is promoting sustainable metal supply

17 Apr. 2019

BIOMIMIC is a two-and-a-half-year project launched in 2018 and funded by the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Programme under the ERA-MIN 2 initiative. This project aims at addressing the challenge of extracting metals, while leaving the remaining material free from toxic substances. Geonardo is contributing to this project by increasing the project´s visibility in the Central Eastern Europe region and establishing synergies with other relevant initiatives such as the BRAVO (Bauxite Residue and Aluminium Valorisation Operations) European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials Commitment.



About us

"GEONARDO" is a combination of 'geology' and 'Leonardo', which represent the early sectoral focus of our company when it was founded, and the technological ingenuity and innovation of Leonardo da Vinci. Today, our team's expertise spans across the broader fields of energy, environment and sustainable development, and our mission is to solve complex societal challenges by providing cutting-edge solutions. 

Geonardo is an innovation and technology company active in the energy, environment and sustainable development fields. Geonardo provides research, innovation and consultancy services and cutting-edge solutions in the renewable energy, resource efficiency, climate change and natural resources sectors. Across these sectors, Geonardo conducts state-of-the-art life cycle assessments (LCA), GIS/remote sensing and 3D terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) applications, develops web-based planning and decision support tools, and implements novel training, capacity building, institutional strengthening, and communication and dissemination actions.

Since its establishment in 1999, Geonardo has become a leading SME in Central and Eastern Europe with extensive experience in conceiving and implementing research and innovation projects co-financed under the EU programmes, in particular the research and innovation programmes (FP5/6/7, H2020, LIFE, CIP). In these projects, Geonardo works closely with universities, research institutions, industry as well as public administrations and civil society organisations, providing innovative solutions to tackle complex challenges.

Today, Geonardo has a broad portfolio of European and international projects implemented by a dynamic and multidisciplinary team of experts with solid know-how and experience in project development and management, policy formulation and implementation, web design and development, as well as technical expertise in environmental engineering, geothermal energy, bioenergy, energy efficiency, building energetics, geodata and satellite imagery processing.



Environmental Resource Management

Human impact on the environment needs to be properly managed to ensure the sustainability of our natural resources. We provide the essential tools and knowledge to mitigate stress on our water ecosystems, air, land, and minerals.

Human impact on the environment needs to be properly managed to ensure the sustainability of our natural resources. We provide the essential tools and knowledge to mitigate stress on our water ecosystems, air, land, and minerals.

Life Cycle Assessment

A complete environmental and economic assessment of a product or service along its life stages can help make better business or policy decisions. From acoustic panels produced using recycled tyres, to novel low-CO2 concrete binders, our team can carry out LCA of various products and materials.

A complete environmental and economic assessment of a product or service along its life stages can help make better business or policy decisions. From acoustic panels produced using recycled tyres, to novel low-CO2 concrete binders, our team can carry out LCA of various products and materials.

GIS & Remote Sensing

Geographical Information Systems are state-of-the-art technologies that allow data and information about a certain geographical region to be digitally stored, recorded and updated. At Geonardo, we utilise the most up-to-date GIS software and technology and remote sensing methods, applying these in diverse and novel contexts such as for assessing biomass potential for bioenergy and monitoring the impacts of mining on the environment.

Geographical Information Systems are state-of-the-art technologies that allow data and information about a certain geographical region to be digitally stored, recorded and updated. At Geonardo, we utilise the most up-to-date GIS software and technology and remote sensing methods, applying these in diverse and novel contexts such as for assessing biomass potential for bioenergy and monitoring the impacts of mining on the environment.

3D Terrestial Laser Scanning

The rapidly emerging applications of this innovative surveying technique allow us to benefit from the high precision and high spatial resolution that 3D topography brings. At Geonardo, we use FARO 3D laser scanner, providing fast and exact measurements of buildings, artefacts and any other objects in three dimensions.

The rapidly emerging applications of this innovative surveying technique allow us to benefit from the high precision and high spatial resolution that 3D topography brings. At Geonardo, we use FARO 3D laser scanner, providing fast and exact measurements of buildings, artefacts and any other objects in three dimensions.

Web-based Planning & Decision Support

Integration of IT tools and solutions and computer-based information systems is increasingly widespread across all sectors. Energy and environmental sectors are no exception. Our IT team develops and implements web-based decision support tools for complex decision making processes such as planning energy efficiency interventions in districts.   

Integration of IT tools and solutions and computer-based information systems is increasingly widespread across all sectors. Energy and environmental sectors are no exception. Our IT team develops and implements web-based decision support tools for complex decision making processes such as planning energy efficiency interventions in districts.   

Training & Capacity Building

We believe in lifelong learning and experience-based learning. Training is therefore an integral part of our internal activities as well as our projects. From on-site training for SMEs on energy efficiency to e-Learning courses for local authorities on low carbon heating and cooling plans, our team acts as trainers, mentors and workshop moderators in a diversity of fields.

We believe in lifelong learning and experience-based learning. Training is therefore an integral part of our internal activities as well as our projects. From on-site training for SMEs on energy efficiency to e-Learning courses for local authorities on low carbon heating and cooling plans, our team acts as trainers, mentors and workshop moderators in a diversity of fields.

Communication & Dissemination

The impact and exploitation of innovation and research results remains limited without effective communication and dissemination. Our graphic design, IT and marketing communication teams work hand in hand with our project managers and partners to deliver out-of-the-box and novel solutions for dissemination and communication in a variety of projects such as those focusing on valorising waste, promoting nearly zero-energy buildings, formulating climate change adaptation strategies, and fostering sustainable bioenergy production.

The impact and exploitation of innovation and research results remains limited without effective communication and dissemination. Our graphic design, IT and marketing communication teams work hand in hand with our project managers and partners to deliver out-of-the-box and novel solutions for dissemination and communication in a variety of projects such as those focusing on valorising waste, promoting nearly zero-energy buildings, formulating climate change adaptation strategies, and fostering sustainable bioenergy production.

Project Design & Implementation

Conceiving novel project ideas, turning them into competitive project proposals, and implementing projects in partnership with leading universities, research institutions, industry as well as public administrations and civil society organisations make up our daily routine at Geonardo. Since our establishment in 1999, we have been quite active in developing and implementing research and innovation projects, in particular under the EU’s Framework Programmes (FP5/6/7, H2020) as well as CIP and LIFE programmes.

Conceiving novel project ideas, turning them into competitive project proposals, and implementing projects in partnership with leading universities, research institutions, industry as well as public administrations and civil society organisations make up our daily routine at Geonardo. Since our establishment in 1999, we have been quite active in developing and implementing research and innovation projects, in particular under the EU’s Framework Programmes (FP5/6/7, H2020) as well as CIP and LIFE programmes.

Projects

Career

Project Manager

Geonardo is looking for an ambitious and talented Project Manager with a passion for implementing projects in the energy, environment and sustainable development fields. The successful candidate will be initially assigned with leading the local (Hungarian) activities of our ongoing Horizon 2020 project START2ACT (www.start2act.eu), which runs until August 2019. H/she will, in parallel and afterwards, be involved in developing new projects and implementing other ongoing projects of Geonardo.

Geonardo Environmental Technologies Ltd., part of EMG Group, is an innovation and technology company active in the energy, environment and sustainable development fields. Geonardo provides research, innovation and consultancy services and cutting-edge solutions in the renewable energy, resource efficiency, climate change and natural resources sectors. Since its establishment in 1999, Geonardo has been active in EU funded research and innovation projects, working closely with universities, research institutions, industry as well as public administrations and civil society organisations, providing innovative solutions to tackle complex challenges. Read more here: www.geonardo.com

Job description

  • Managing EU funded projects as coordinator or partner, and ensuring the implementation of the projects’ activities and the delivery of their results;
  • Actively communicating and liaising with project partners as well as building networks and disseminating and exploiting the project results;
  • Seeking high-potential opportunities and developing and submitting competitive project proposals under the EU’s research and innovation programmes;
  • Travelling to proposal/project meetings and events, predominantly within Europe;
  • Providing active support to other project managers in their day-to-day tasks related to the implementation of their projects.

Requirements

We are searching for candidates with a can-do approach, leadership skills, outgoing personality and creativity.

Meeting the following requirements is an admissibility criterion for the applications:

  • Minimum of one-year experience in managing/implementing projects relevant to Geonardo’s fields of activities;
  • Ability to establish strong links and communicate effectively with external clients, stakeholders and partners;
  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills to produce proposals and reports;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Hungarian and English.

Having one or more of the following skills and knowledge is an additional advantage:

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the EU funding system;
  • Direct experience in managing EU projects and handling their technical, administrative and financial management;
  • Working knowledge of additional languages.

What We Offer

  • A competitive compensation and benefits package;
  • Opportunity to take part in international research and innovation projects;
  • Opportunity to advance in the EU project development and management as well as in the energy, environment and sustainable development fields;
  • Opportunity to pursue own areas of interest and project ideas;
  • A great working environment at the Graphisoft Park by the Danube, and within a young, multidisciplinary and international team.

When and Where

This is a full-time post foreseen to start as soon as possible, ideally from February 2019 with a probationary period of 3 months. The place of post is Budapest, Hungary.

How to apply

If you believe that you are the right candidate for this post, please submit your application to info@geonardo.com. Please indicate “GEO Project Manager” in the subject line and attach:

  • A motivation letter explaining how your profile matches the skills and qualifications required for the position;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Contact information of two references.

Only those applications which meet the required skills and qualifications will be considered. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Closing date of application: 1st February 2019

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