RE-Source Platform Impact Manager

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17 Jul 2020

RE-Source Impact Manager (Green Electricity Procurement)

About RE-Source

Established by SolarPower Europe, WindEurope, RE100 (led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP) and WBCSD, the RE-Source Platform is a multi-stakeholder alliance in Europe bringing together the interests of clean energy investors, buyers and suppliers. This Platform pools resources and coordinates activities to promote a better framework for corporate renewable energy sourcing at EU and national levels.

A new grant from Google.org, covering the next two years, aims to make renewable energy purchasing information, research, and tools publicly available, and to raise awareness of these tools and the broader benefits of renewable energy. It is in this context that the RE-Source Platform is looking for an experienced full-time Impact Manager to develop and disseminate the recently launched Renewable Energy Buyers Toolkit.

About the role

We are looking for someone who is passionate about having a positive impact and is keen to deliver on the work plan. Reporting to the RE-Source Platform Coordinator, the Impact Manager will be responsible for the execution of the 18 months’ work program which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Identification and successful engagement with clean energy buyers (private and public sector) to understand their interest and knowledge on green electricity procurement;
  • Successful collaboration with the existing National RE-Source Hubs in EU Member States (including UK, Poland, Italy and France) and support with setting up new National Hubs;
  • Manage relations with relevant national renewable energy and sector associations, EU policy makers and energy experts from the companies with which RE-Source engages;
  • Bring together and organise senior stakeholders to deliver outputs;
  • Work with content coordinators to support the development of deliverables for the RE-Source taskforces;
  • Assist with the content and political messaging development of the RE-Source Platform’s events, especially the annual RE-Source event taking place in December;
  • Keep the RE-Source toolkit up to date, including creating/gathering new content and ensure effective use of this tool across different sectors and corporates groups;
  • Manage funding resources, budgets and spending of the Google.org grant funding; and
  • Be responsible for the monitoring (both internal and external) and reporting on activities, including reporting to Google.org.

About you

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in public affairs, energy, economic/financial or international relations or a related field;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience gained in renewable /power industry (generator, regulator, technology provider, equipment manufacturer or consultancy), public affairs, external relations;
  • Knowledge and experience of energy sourcing, especially Power Purchase Agreements, and/or the renewable energy sector;
  • Project management and relationship-building skills;
  • Experience interacting with a range of stakeholders;
  • Strong public relations, inter-personal skills, and networking ability;
  • Perfect command of English (written and spoken) required. Command of one or more other European languages is an added value;
  • Sound organisational skills and strong attention to detail;
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented, and able to work well under deadlines;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and
  • EU citizen or in possession of a Belgian work permit.

Location

You will be based in the offices of SolarPower Europe, in the heart of Brussels and a five-minute walk from the Schuman metro station.

How to apply

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact recruitment@solarpowereurope.org or directly send your CV and cover letter to this address before noon, 17 July 2020.

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