BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation, is looking to recruit a Project Officer on Renewable Energy (12 months contract).
BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation, defends the interests of all Europe’s consumers and investigates EU decisions and developments likely to affect consumers, with a special focus on energy, sustainability, safety, digital rights, health, food, financial services, trade, consumer rights and enforcement. For more information about BEUC go to www.beuc.eu.
BEUC, is currently looking for a project officer to work on renewable energy technologies and policies, especially on enabling consumers to engage with and adopt these technologies.
The tasks of the position will be as follows:
- Coordinate and implement a project on renewable energy technologies;
- Collaborate with project partners, national consumers’ organisations and other relevant organisations;
- Influence the EU policy agenda on renewable energy sources and develop contacts with EU officials, MEPs and other relevant stakeholders;
- Undertake advocacy work on relevant legislative developments (Revision of renewable energy Directive in particular) in order to facilitate consumers’ participation in the energy market, overcome existing barriers for consumers to engage with renewable energy technologies and create a stable European regulatory framework to invest in renewables;
- Provide BEUC with information and advice on consumer-oriented renewable energy policies and enable knowledge sharing among BEUC membership;
- Prepare position papers as well as technical briefings;
- Represent BEUC in public events and relevant stakeholder groups;
- Organise policy events and communicate the project findings to different audiences (to policy makers, media and other relevant stakeholders).
The main qualifications we are looking for are:
- A master’s degree in the area of environment and/or climate and energy issues;
- 3-5 years relevant experience working in the energy and/or environment sector;
- Sound understanding of the energy policy and topics related to renewable energy technologies (particularly photovoltaic systems, pellet stoves and heat pumps);
- Very good understanding of the EU policy-making process and sound experience in lobbying the EU institutions;
- Good understanding of consumer issues and a commitment to advancing the interests of consumers in the energy and environment area. Work experience within membership organisation is an asset;
- First class writing skills and good presentation skills;
- Fluency in English is necessary, additional European languages are an asset;
- Strong networking, interpersonal and communication skills;
- Solid organisational skills, capability to handle deadlines and ability to perform under pressure.
- A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment within an organisation dedicated to the promotion of the interests of consumers;
- A non-routine job implying action in several topics related to energy markets and renewable energy technologies;
- Networking opportunities with numerous organisations and the EU institutions;
- A 100% fixed term contract of 12 months ideally starting in April 2017 (possibly renewable) and a competitive package (salary, fringe benefits and extra-legal paid leave).
Applications for the position should be sent by 19 March 2017 by e-mail with subject line: Project Officer on Renewable Energy.
Interviews will take place in Brussels the week of 27 March 2017.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Your application should include the following documents:
- A short motivation letter;
- A detailed curriculum-vitae;
- In a separate file, answers to the following questions:
- Why would you like to work at BEUC?
- Briefly explain the main reasons that motivate you to work at BEUC, using maximum 150 words.
- Why should BEUC appoint you?
- Tell us why you think we should appoint you rather than other candidates, using maximum 150 words.
- What are the main challenges for consumers when engaging with and adopting renewable energy technologies and how could legislative proposals within the “Clean energy for all Europeans” facilitate consumer engagement with renewables?
- Convince us what, in your opinion, are the main challenges for consumers when engaging with renewables and producing electricity in their homes? Using maximum 150 words.
Any incomplete application will be disregarded.
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