We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented person to assist in our Policy Department.
03 April 2023
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 260 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.
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.
Reporting to the Head of Regulatory Affairs, you will:
- Support SolarPower Europe’s expertise on energy market dynamics and energy project and corporate finance;
- Support Head of Regulatory Affairs in running internal policy workstreams with the SPE membership covering energy markets & investment in the context of electricity market reform;
- Prepare market and policy analysis on solar PV financing on a regular basis, covering latest dynamics in electricity markets, Power Purchase Agreements and public tenders, for members, the management team, external stakeholders and journalists;
- Support Head of Regulatory Affairs in steering the Re-source platform, the advocacy positions and the annual Re-source event;
- 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.
- You have a Masters Degree in a relevant discipline (Economics, Finance, Energy and Climate Economics) and a track record of 1-3 years of relevant work experience in energy finance;
- You have a passion for the energy transition and for renewable energy;
- Our ideal candidate would have previous work experience in the field of energy market economics or regulation;
- 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 can help coordinate multi-stakeholder projects;
- You are fluent in English and at least one other EU language Profile; and
- You are a team player and can work under time pressure.
Some international travel within Europe will be required.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) before COB 03 April quoting “Policy Analyst – Renewable Energy Financing” 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.