Estate, Service and Conference Services Officer International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory INL

Ref. 07.17.135 - Estate, Service and Conference Services Officer

Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: August 21st 2017 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits



INL has opened an Estate, Service and Conference Officer position to provide organizational and operational support in the development and execution of events and associated services in the organization of conferences.

Job Role & Key Responsibilities

As an Estate, Service and Conference Officer you will take on a key role within the following responsibilities:

  • Develop concepts for the event;
  • Create plans and documentation for the events;
  • Manage event budgets;
  • Search, contact and organize suppliers, employees and volunteers;
  • Book locations and event equipment;
  • Monitor the progress of the event and report to the Conference Office Manager;
  • Manage all logistic and secretariat event related issues;
  • Assist conference guests with check-in and check-out procedures;
  • If necessary, organize fundraising, sponsorships and sale / distribution of invitations / tickets for the event.
  • Support the management of common spaces and building access services;
  • Provide and maintain the infrastructure in the domains of supply chain and site services for the Organization;
  • Manage the contract established with the service suppliers, review and approve the operating procedure, monitor the execution of pre-approved planning and control the quality of service;
  • Manage the Nursery service by defining, disseminating and ensuring compliance with the set of procedures to be applied;
  • Manage the Guest house, from the purchase of consumables to the management of the booking and hosting of visitors, staff members and participants in events at INL.


Job Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • University degree in a relevant field;
  • Training in event management;
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar position;
  • Hold strong communication and administrative skills;
  • Experience in managing finances and budgets;
  • Knowledge of software for image treatment;
  • Knowledge in assisting management of large projects;
  • Knowledge of entertainment/hospitality requirements and protocol rules.


Personal Skills

  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal skills and clearly demonstrated communication skills (written and oral);
  • “Hands-on” approach together with a high commitment in respecting working deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently, multi task/manage multiple projects simultaneously and achieve results on deadlines;
  • Positive attitude, resourceful nature and excellent problem solving capabilities;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Decision-making capability;
  • Ability to manage and resolve unforeseen situations;
  • Good negotiating and public relations skills;
  • Ability to deal with the event's own stress;
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a diverse multi-cultural environment.
  • High level of personal discipline and integrity.



  • English is the working language of INL. Upper advance level in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of another language is an advantage.


What we offer

  • Employment contract and competitive compensation package;
  • Employees will also benefit of the various social facilities available at INL;
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.


How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply. Only applications in English will be accepted. The application is made online. Please click on the 'Apply' button;

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and University certificates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Employment Agreement

If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment, you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.

If Your Application is Not Successful

We highly value the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle

INL is an equal opportunity organisation, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues.

Enquires should be made to:

The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.




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