Junior Market Analyst

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Expiration Date

17 May 2021

Market Intelligence Department

Full-time fixed term contract, availability from May 2021

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Background on SolarPower Europe

SolarPower Europe is a member-led association representing the European solar PV sector. SolarPower Europe’s aim is to ensure that more energy is generated by solar than any other energy source by 2030 and lead our members to make solar the core of a smart, sustainable and inclusive energy system. We are an award-winning association and have over 200 members spanning 35 countries. We aim to produce thought-leading energy market analysis and support the business of our members through creative and successful advocacy campaigns.

SolarPower Europe offers a range of market intelligence services to its members and stakeholders. The most prominent annual deliverable of the market intelligence team and SolarPower Europe flagship report, the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power, is an award-winning, global benchmark on the status of solar worldwide. Market intelligence activities are complemented by the publication of the EU Market Outlook for Solar Power, which is also published on a yearly basis, as well as an extensive number of additional research tasks related to the association’s policy work. Planned activities for the current year include the new edition of the EU Market Outlook for Residential Battery Storage, a study on solar jobs in the EU, an analysis and review of policy frameworks related to solar energy across EU Member States, and engagement with policymakers and other stakeholders on long-term strategies for decarbonisation.

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented person to strengthen and expand our market intelligence activities. The Junior Market Analyst will support our team in the attainment of the market intelligence tasks outlined above, ensuring that SolarPower Europe deliverables are provided in a timely and quality manner. Critical attributes for this role include a strong analytical mindset, excellent coordination, writing and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work on tight deadlines. A Masters’ Degree in a related field and at least one (1) year of relevant work experience are minimum requirements for consideration.

We offer a dynamic working environment within a close-knit and multicultural team in Brussels. This position is a perfect opportunity for an ambitious and talented individual to work in a continuously evolving market and develop knowledge of solar PV while building up a global network.

Job responsibilities:

  • Support to the Market Intelligence team in delivering high-quality market reports, briefs and other products;
  • Monitoring the development of EU and national policies related to solar energy as well as associated market trends for the production of quantitative and qualitative research on the sector;
  • Support to SolarPower Europe colleagues through the provision of data, research and insights on solar PV market, policy and technology trends;
  • Liaison with international market experts and other stakeholders for the collection, sharing and dissemination of market data, with the objective of building a wide network of professional contacts to strengthen SolarPower Europe’s visibility on policies and markets;
  • Preparation of briefing notes, presentations and relevant materials in relation to various topics related to solar energy;
  • Contribution to SolarPower Europe’s business development and member recruitment and retention;
  • Performing any other applicable tasks or duties required.

Profile:

  • A university degree in a relevant discipline such as Energy Economics, Renewable Energy Policy, Statistics, or similar;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in renewable energy technology, markets, policy, regulation;
  • At least one (1) year of relevant professional experience in an analytical or management consulting role; professional experience in a field related to climate and energy policy or markets is considered a strong asset;
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills coupled with strong organization and time management skills with an attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated excellent skills in Excel matched with confidence in working with data in a variety of forms and presenting it visually;
  • Solution-oriented approach to challenges and proactivity in engaging with external stakeholders and experts for collection of information;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong command of English, both written and oral; knowledge of additional languages is a plus;
  • The right to work in Belgium (EU citizen, Mcard or work visa).

Our offer:

  • A fixed term contract to the end of 2021 with the possibility for extension;
  • Employee benefits paid by SolarPower Europe make this offer even more attractive: public transportation allowance, work from home allowance, dental and hospitalization insurance, and lunch vouchers.

Application:

A CV (maximum 2 pages) and a one-page motivation letter should be sent to recruitment@solarpowereurope.org until COB 17 May, 2021 quoting “Junior Market Analyst” in the subject line.  We are looking to fill this position rapidly, so please do not delay to send us your application.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

For more information on SolarPower Europe, please visit www.solarpowereurope.org

 

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