Policy Adviser

GEODE

Policy Adviser

GEODE

Brussels, Belgium

GEODE is the European association representing local energy distribution system operators (DSOs) across Europe. We represent the interests of 1400 private and public energy companies for both electricity and gas from 15 European countries, serving more than 100 million customers. GEODE members operate their grids providing a customer-focused service, with a high quality of supply and energy efficiency to homes, businesses and local communities.

Located in the heart of Brussels European district, we are now recruiting a Policy Adviser to join our small and dynamic team.

Starting date: Immediate start

The selected candidate will primarily work on the policy and regulatory aspects of the European electricity and gas distribution networks. Depending on the candidate’s profile, this might include the future regulatory framework for renewable, decarbonized and low-carbon gases, distribution system operators’ role in sector coupling, network development planning, and the integration of renewables, distributed energy resources and storage in the distribution grids.

This job offers a great opportunity to combine one’s background and knowledge with the realities of European policymaking. The selected candidate will get involved in the policy aspects of EU regulation of the energy sector, interacting with a wide range of stakeholders, allowing the selected candidate to expand her/his professional network, while also making use of soft and personal skills in a multicultural work environment.

Main tasks:

  • Support the Secretariat in GEODE’s advocacy activities related to electricity and gas distribution networks regulatory developments;
  • Represent GEODE in relevant platforms and meetings with European decision-makers and stakeholders in the energy sector;
  • Deliver input to public consultations and further GEODE members’ interests towards the EU institutions and stakeholders;
  • Work in close cooperation with GEODE’s expert members (and leverage their expertise);
  • Support and coordinate the drafting of GEODE publications and key messages, on the above-mentioned topics.

Specific requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in European affairs, e.g., European political studies or legal studies;
  • A minimum of 3-4 years of experience in the European energy sector, with a solid understanding of EU policy-making processes;
  • Previous experience in European affairs (e.g., industry association) is desirable;
  • Excellent networking skills and a good personal network in the Brussels energy landscape;
  • Language skills:
    • English (native-speaker level);
    • One more official EU language is desirable. German will be considered an advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong organisational skills and flexibility;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.

Conditions:

  • Permanent Belgian employment contract;
  • Occasional travelling outside Belgium might be required.

If you think that you are a good fit for this position, we look forward to receiving your CV (no longer than 2 pages) and motivation letter as soon as possible. Deadline for applications: 17 December 2021.

Please send your application to info@geode-eu.org with the subject line “Application Policy Advisor GEODE”.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. For more information about GEODE, please visit www.geode-eu.org.

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