Policy Officer

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11 Mar 2019

CEDEC, the European Federation of Local and Regional Energy Companies, is actively and successfully advocating the interests of its members towards decision-makers and other stakeholders in the European Union policy-making processes.

CEDEC represents the interests of more than 1500 local and regional energy companies, that serve 85 million electricity and gas customers & connections, and realize together an annual turnover of 120 billion € in 10 European Countries.

CEDEC member companies are active in the electricity, gas and district heating sectors, along the whole value chain (generation, grids, supply, services). In order to reach the climate goals effectively, we believe a decentralised and integrated approach is key, making the maximum use of local resources.

CEDEC wants you as new Policy Officer

CEDEC is looking for a Policy Officer to join our team, offering information and interest representation services to our European members (national associations and local and regional companies), with a strong feeling for effective external and internal communication.

She/he will contribute to strengthen an extensive network across the EU institutions, in view of conveying the messages of CEDEC, its member companies and their local shareholders to all actors involved in the policy-making processes at EU level (European institutions, regulators, other stakeholders).

How will you contribute to our goals ?

  • Follow up relevant developments at EU level in the fields of energy and climate
  • Analyse policy proposals in view of the targeted briefing of members
  • Draft position papers, reports and presentations
  • Coordinate members’ positions on diverse topics, from different perspectives (technical, legal)
  • Prepare and follow-up on internal working groups
  • Represent the association in external expert groups
  • Translate needed policy actions in streamlined and comprehensive communication (website, social media, press releases, newsletter,  extranet).

What do we expect from you ?

  • Open-minded & balanced personality, willing to contribute to a small but dynamic team
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in European energy and climate policies, having sound knowledge of the EU regulatory processes – involvement in the Clean Energy Package is a major plus
  • Fluent oral and written communication in English - other EU languages are a clear asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with sense of diplomacy to manage the relationships between persons and associations in a European environment
  • Proactive, flexible and able to work independently in a dynamic environment
  • Master degree, preferably in European politics or European law
  • Sense of humour.

What can you expect from us ?

  • A progressive environment striving to contribute to a sustainable energy future.
  • Centrally located offices, just next to main public transport lines (Brussels Central Station).
  • A very competitive and complete salary package in line with the required qualifications.

Inspired by this attractive opportunity ?

  • Send us your CV and cover letter in English to info@cedec.com
  • with the reference “CEDEC Policy Officer” until 11 March 2019.

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