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EPEX SPOT seeks Public & Regulatory Affairs Officer

EPEX SPOT <1y Entry Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 18 Jul 2017

Job Description

Public & Regulatory Affairs Officer

Mission and content of the job

EPEX SPOT is looking for a Public and Regulatory Affairs Officer (junior position) to join the team in Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris. Starting date: as soon as possible.

The candidate will be part of the Public & Regulatory Affairs and Communications Department, supporting political and regulatory activities towards public stakeholders from Belgium, the Netherlands, and the European Union (EU).

Mission of the Public & Regulatory Affairs team

  • Coordinate regulatory affairs within the company
  • Anticipate opportunities and threats stemming from changes in the political and regulatory context
  • Establish and nourish relations with public stakeholders from the energy sector
  • Forge and defend the company’s positions and interests in various decision-making bodies
  • Develop and convey public statements in line with the company’s strategy
  • Present and represent the company in public

Main tasks of the Public & Regulatory Affairs Officer

  • Monitor Belgian, Dutch and EU legislation, regulation & policy related to energy
  • Monitor EU regulation on energy markets, analyse and follow up their national implementation in Belgium and The Netherlands
  • Help to build & maintain relations with governmental, regulatory & associative stakeholders in Brussels, The Hague and Amsterdam
  • Draft public documents, such as consultation responses or position papers
  • Organize, prepare and participate in public events and stakeholder meetings
  • Support the team by contributing to internal reports, document updates, etc.

Proficiency and skills

  • Knowledge of Belgian, Dutch and EU policy-making processes
  • Affinity with European energy markets
  • Strong analytical skills and sense of rigor
  • Strong communication and relational skills
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultural team
  • Capacity to listen and to synthesize complex topics
  • Curiosity, perseverance and autonomy
  • High motivation and flexibility

Technical skills

  • Excellent knowledge of the Office Suite, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Language skills

  • Fluent professional Dutch in written and verbal communication (mandatory)
  • Fluent professional French and English in written and verbal communication (plus)

Education

  • Master degree in Political Sciences, Economics, Law or International Relations

Experience

  • First practical experience in the energy or political context (junior position)

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