EHI Secretariat

Vacancy: we are hiring a Regulatory Affairs Manager!

A full-time position, reporting to and supporting the Secretary General, as Regulatory Affairs Manager you will be responsible for the following:

- Monitor, identify and inform members about current and emerging energy-related EU legislation, ensuring timely alerts and advising on implications for their business;

- Support EHI working groups: cooperate with convenors to set the agenda, ensure preparation, attend and follow up meetings; draft position papers and ensure members are aligned on them.

- Promote the common position reached to the relevant external audiences, primarily EU institutions, but also industry groups and relevant opinion makers and EU stakeholders; using all channels including bilateral meetings, social media, publications, website, events etc.

You will be responsible for covering your own set of topics related to EU energy legislation (mainly renewable energies, energy efficiency etc). Your specific topics of responsibility can be defined taking into account your previous work experience.

The successful candidate

We are looking for a motivated colleague, someone who is eager to learn and is willing to share his/her knowledge; someone with good interpersonal skills and a strong political sense; someone with a drive to bring results no matter how difficult the task may seem; able to take initiative as well as work within a team.

You will have:

- A university degree in either Law/ Economics/ Business Management/Social Sciences or related field, at ease with numbers and with a good understanding of technical issues, developed through relevant work experience in the EU energy or environment field; 

- A minimum of three to five years’ experience in EU regulatory work in the field of energy or environment. You should demonstrate to be familiar with and have an understanding of the EU legislative process;

- An understanding of how politics works, especially at European level; of what drives politicians/interest holders; the ability to recognize where business interests match with political ones and identify common interests behind diverging positions;

- A client-focused approach, you should have a strong focus on deliverables and a drive to have an impact on the process, with a view to supporting members and their business;

- Strong analysis and presentation skills: you should be able to translate technical issues into political language and present arguments effectively both orally and in written. You should be at ease drafting position papers;

- Good interpersonal skills: you should be able to communicate with EU officials on a range of issues; as well as mediate to find compromise and common positions;

- Be a self-starter and independent, as well as being able to partner with the other Regulatory Affairs Managers at EHI;

- Proficiency in the English language, written and oral, is a requirement. Fluent German would be an asset.

What we offer

- The opportunity to represent one of the key sectors set to contribute to the ambitious EU energy and CO2 saving targets for 2030 and beyond. If successful, you will be involved in key energy policy discussions, at a very interesting time for the future of energy (efficiency) policy in Europe.

- Being part of a growing, young and international team based in Brussels;

- The opportunity to work within a modern environment and experience lean management as daily practice, in a beautiful office location;

-  Limited travel, mainly within Europe.

- A full time position and a motivating remuneration package, based on a Belgian law contract of indefinite duration.

How to apply: 

Please send your CV to Ms Federica Sabbati, EHI Secretary General, at Federica.sabbati[a]ehi.eu by 8 May 2019. Please mention “EHI vacancy 2019” in the subject line of your email. The CV should be accompanied by a letter of motivation and should be in English. EHI is an equal opportunities employer. The working language is English.