Technical Adviser

GEODE

Technical Adviser

GEODE

Brussels, Belgium

GEODE is the European association representing local energy distribution system operators (DSOs) across Europe. We represent the interests of 1400 private and public energy companies for both electricity and gas from 15 European countries, serving more than 100 million customers. GEODE members operate their grids providing a customer-focused service, with a high quality of supply and energy efficiency to homes, businesses, and local communities, with a strong focus to actively contribute to the energy transition.

Located in the heart of Brussels European district, we are now recruiting a Technical Adviser to join our small and dynamic team.

Starting date: Immediate start

The selected candidate will primarily work on the technical aspects of the European electricity and gas distribution networks and their cooperation with transmission system operators’ joint development and implementation of Network Codes, joint Network Development Plans scenarios, etc.). Depending on the candidate’s profile, further topics might include digitalisation and smart grids (including cybersecurity), data access and data management, storage, metering, distributed flexibility and the integration of renewables, network operation and e-mobility.

This job offers a great opportunity to combine one’s technical background and knowledge with the realities of European policymaking. The selected candidate will get involved in the more technical aspect of EU regulation of the energy sector, interact with a wide range of experts and stakeholders, expand her/his professional network, while also making use of soft & personal skills in a multicultural work environment.

Main tasks:

  • Support the Secretariat in GEODE’s activities related to the European energy sector - mainly electricity and gas distribution;
  • Represent GEODE in relevant platforms and meetings with European decision-makers and stakeholders in the energy sector, chiefly related to Network Codes and the cooperation of transmission and distribution system operators;
  • Work in close cooperation with GEODE’s members (technical experts) and leverage their expertise;
  • Coordinate Expert Groups meetings, activities, and deliverables;
  • Deliver input to public consultations and further GEODE members’ interests;
  • Support and coordinate the drafting of GEODE publications and key messages, in particular on the above-mentioned topics;
  • Analyse and debrief GEODE’s members from relevant European energy sector reports and studies.

Specific requirements:

  • Degree in a technical field, preferably in electrical engineering or civil engineering;
  • At least 2 - 3 years of experience in a job with a strong power systems component;
  • Previous experience in European affairs (e.g., industry association) and knowledge of EU policy making is a plus;
  • Knowledge and interest in energy policy and its technical aspects, as well as understanding of power systems across Europe;
  • Language skills:
    • Excellent English (native-speaker level);
    • German: working proficiency will be considered a definitive advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong organisational skills, flexibility, responsibility;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.

Conditions:

  • Belgian employment contract;
  • Occasional travelling outside Belgium might be required.

If you think that you are a good fit for this position, please send your CV (no longer than 2 pages!) and motivation letter outlining how you match this job profile by 28 January 2022.

Please sent your application to info@geode-eu.org with the subject line “Application Technical Adviser GEODE”.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

For more information about GEODE, please visit www.geode-eu.org.

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