Junior Policy Advisor on EU manufacturing

We are seeking a highly motivated professional to join our Policy team, and scale-up our activities on EU solar PV manufacturing.


Brussels, Belgium


23 September 2022

SolarPower Europe is the award-winning link between policymakers and the solar PV value chain. Our mission is to ensure solar becomes Europe’s leading energy source by 2030. As the member-led association for the European solar PV sector, SolarPower Europe represents over 260 organisations across the entire solar sector.


With solar sitting on the horizon of unprecedented expansion, we work together with our members to create the right regulatory and business environment to take solar to the next level. Our specialised workstreams, convened by our dedicated policy experts, bring solar organisations together to better understand and influence the current priority issues and legislation impacting solar development.


With an office in the heart of Brussels’ EU quarter, our strong relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders ensure solar’s leading role in the European energy transition and beyond.


We offer a dynamic working environment within a close-knit and multicultural team in Brussels.


We are seeking a highly motivated professional to join our Policy team, and scale-up our activities on EU solar manufacturing. This position is a perfect opportunity for an ambitious and talented individual to work in a continuously evolving market, develop deep knowledge of solar PV technology and renewables, while strengthening public affairs and policy skills within an award winning advocacy association.


Person description


  • You have a Masters Degree in a relevant discipline (Political Science, Energy and Climate Regulation, Economics) and a proven track record of 1-3 years of work experience;
  • You have a good understanding of EU decision making processes, and relevant experience working on EU energy and climate policies;
  • You are fluent in English and at least one other EU language Profile;
  • You have a passion for the energy transition and for renewable energy;
  • You are hardworking, result-oriented and able to provide creative and simple solutions to complex issues;
  • You have strong analytical skills and deliver evidence-based and high-quality content, as well as strategic insights;
  • You are a good communicator and are able to express ideas in a clear and concise manner, in both written and oral forms;
  • You have excellent networking skills, can establish new contacts easily and create alliances of stakeholders to further your cause;
  • You can help coordinate multi-stakeholder projects;
  • You are a team player and can work under time pressure; and
  • Our ideal candidate would have previous work experience in the field of energy and climate policies, supply chains or raw materials.


Key responsibilities


Reporting to the PolicyDirector, you will:


  • Support SolarPower Europe’s advocacy work on the global and European solar PV supply chains;
  • Support SolarPower Europe‘s engagement in the new EU Solar PV Industrial Alliance;
  • Be in charge of running internal policy workstreams with the SPE membership covering solar PV manufacturing in the context of EU industrial strategies, including EU funds (Invest EU, Innovation Fund, IPCEIs), green Public Procurement, EU raw material and product sustainability strategies;
  • Prepare briefing notes, presentations and relevant materials in relation to these policy area(s) for members, the management team, external stakeholders and journalists;
  • Define and implement advocacy strategies to promote our positions by interacting with EU- decision makers and stakeholders;
  • Create, maintain and extend over time a network of contacts in the Brussels EU policy community;
  • Ensure external representation of our positions by attending and speaking at workshops and conferences;
  • Contribute to the content of SolarPower Europe’s communication channels e.g. newsletter, social media and website; and
  • Perform any other tasks or duties required of the role as appropriate.


Some international travel within Europe will be required.


Our offer


SolarPower Europe offers a comprehensive compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience for this full time, permanent position.




Please email your application in English to SolarPower Recruitment (recruitment@solarpowereurope.org) before COB 23 September quoting “Junior Policy Advisor – EU Manufacturing” and your full name in the email subject line. Your application should include:


  • A cover letter (maximum 1 page) outlining your motivation for the job, why you would be a good candidate and when you would be able to start;
  • a CV (maximum 2 pages).


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

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