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24 May 2019

Closing date: 24.05.2019

Location: Brussels

Hours: Full time

Experience required: 3-5 years

Starting date: June-July 2019

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is the leading member-supported association representing organisations active across the entire energy storage value chain. EASE supports the deployment of energy storage to support the cost-effective transition to a resilient, low-carbon, and secure energy system.

EASE was established in 2011 and currently represents roughly 40 members including utilities, technology suppliers, research institutes, distribution system operators, and transmission system operators. Together, EASE members have significant expertise across all major storage technologies and applications. This allows us to generate new ideas and policy recommendations that are essential to build a regulatory framework that is supportive of storage.

Main Duties:

The Policy Officer will support the advocacy and lobbying activities of EASE, guiding the association’s efforts to shape a supportive regulatory framework for energy storage.

The main tasks include:

  • Monitoring EU legislative and policy developments and analysing their implications for the energy storage industry
  • Leading the work of the EASE Strategy Committee; preparing and implementing lobbying strategies in collaboration with the EASE members
  • Liaising with the EU institutions and policymakers; strengthening EASE’s ties with industry associations and the national energy storage associations
  • Drafting position papers, press releases, articles, and reports to disseminate EASE messages to EU policymakers and media
  • Preparing and participating in EASE committee meetings; responding to ad-hoc requests from EASE members
  • Supporting outreach to potential EASE members
  • Representing EASE at workshops, conferences, and networking events

Requirements and competencies:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience as Policy Officer or Advisor dealing with energy issues; Experience in association management preferred
  • Strong interest in energy issues and energy transition
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and plan to meet challenging deadlines
  • Excellent understanding of EU institutions and policy-making processes
  • Fluency in English is necessary; any additional European languages are an asset
  • A university degree in a relevant field (for example Engineering, Economics, Law, International Relations, Political Science)
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills; public speaking experience a plus
  • Ability to learn quickly and work on a wide range of issues
  • Leadership skills, ability to work in a close-knit team, flexibility
  • Willingness to travel for work

We offer:

  • The opportunity to work for a growing association promoting cutting-edge technologies to support the energy transition and to help shape the regulatory framework for energy storage
  • A challenging, multi-faceted role in a small team with room to grow and take on additional responsibilities
  • A stimulating and dynamic international environment

Please send your CV and motivation letter by email, indicating “EASE Policy Officer” in the subject line, to Ms Brittney Elzarei at jobs@ease-storage.eu.

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