Decarbonisation of heating and cooling is critical to delivering Europe's energy and climate objectives. The heating sector represents 50% of Europe's energy demand and remains highly dependent on fossil fuels. Without a doubt, heating & cooling is the next EU energy policy arena to achieve the European Green Deal objectives, and become climate-neutral before 2050. Locally owned and a flagship of the European industry, district heating and cooling (DHC) will be is critical technology to further decarbonise heating & cooling (enabling the uptake of renewable and recovered heat sources) and contribute to strengthening Europe's energy resilience and security. The DHC industry has tremendous potential to grow in Europe and could provide up to 50% of the heat demand by 2050.
In 2019, the European District Heating and Cooling sector pledged to achieve climate neutrality before 2050. Working with European and national policy makers, Euroheat & Power’s core mission is to ensure that its members and community benefit from the appropriate EU framework to develop more renewable and sustainable solutions, for a better and greener planet.
On this journey, we need committed and talented people!
Come join a great working environment, a dynamic, funny and multicultural team, and make your mark in Europe’s energy and climate transition.
Reporting to the Managing Director and the Policy Director, you would support Euroheat & Power’s Policy Department. Your purpose is to help shaping an enabling EU policy framework, to support the growth of a sustainable district heating and cooling sector. You would actively contribute to advocacy strategies and activities, developing compelling materials and engaging with key stakeholders, including policy-makers.
The focus of your work:
- Support the association’s advocacy strategies in coordination with the Policy Director.
- Manage advocacy activities on priority energy policy areas.
- Monitor, analyse and advise on policy developments.
- Develop written materials (policy papers, briefings, consultation response, newsletter, etc.) for internal & external dissemination.
- Support the activities of the internal Energy Policy Committee.
- Lead Task Forces’ & internal Working Groups’ meetings.
- Develop and nurture good relations with European Institutions, stakeholder organisations and the wider international community.
- Represent the sector at external events.
- Contribute to our weekly team meetings with ideas and insights.
- Any other task required in your work by your Policy Director or Managing Director.
- You have at least 3 years of relevant experience in EU public affairs (either within a trade association, a company, an EU institution or similar) and a good understanding of how the EU institutions work.
- You have previous experience of EU energy and/or climate policies.
- You have a robust knowledge of the Fitfor55’ legislative files, in particular RED, EU ETS, EED and EPBD Directives.
- You are a quick learner and have strong organisational and project management skills. You are a team player, flexible, proactive and capable of working independently.
- You have exceptional written and verbal English; other languages are an asset. You are service-oriented and strive to meet the needs of Member Organisations.
- Permanent contract in a dynamic & growing sector, involvement in a wide range of responsibilities & projects with a high level of independence.
- Attractive salary package depending on level of experience, title could be adjusted to the level of experience.
- Excellent team spirit and flexible working environment.
How to apply?
Please address motivation letter (maximum one page) and curriculum vitae to [email protected], with the subject “Policy Advisor”. Your letter should outline your suitability and motivation for the position.
Deadline: you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Ideal start date is September 2022.