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Analyst – Environment & Planning

REF: WindEurope/2019/10

Analyst – Environment & Planning

As soon as possible

WindEurope, the European Wind Energy Association is the voice of the wind industry - actively promoting the utilization of wind power on behalf of member organizations in Europe and worldwide. Our resources are focused on lobbying and policy activities as well as global and national events and responding to enquiries from our members www.windeurope.org.

WindEurope is seeking an Analyst - Environment and Planning to be responsible for delivering internal analyses and external studies on sustainability, planning and permitting in the wind energy sector.

Main Responsibilities:

Market and business intelligence: 

  • Collect technical and regulatory information on sustainability aspects such as permitting and planning, environmental impacts, decommissioning and Recycling, LCAs, etc. in order to develop consistent an irrefutable arguments aimed at implementing effectively WindEurope strategy; 
  • Perform desk research and coordinate surveys among experts to create written material on markets and regulation at national level, with a focused on permitting, planning and environmental impacts;
  • Contribute to WindEurope Market Intelligence’s products by providing content to existing products (reports, internal briefings, online databases, infographics) and initiating new ones;
  • Work in close collaboration with external experts from industry, WindEurope members, national associations, NGOs, chemical and recycling industry and other stakeholders. 

Project Management

  • Support the development of EU-funded project proposals in both, content and identification of relevant consortium partners.

Membership

  • Coordinate the technical content information of one WindEurope’s Working Group on sustainability and other potential Task Forces or ad-hoc networks; 
  • Advise WindEurope members on relevant decisions and industry developments at national and EU level; 
  • Implement and execute membership services in line with WindEurope objectives and strategy.

Advocacy: 

  • Develop, strengthen and broaden an extensive advocacy network across the EU institutions, national authorities, international organisations and other stakeholders relevant to his/her area of expertise; 
  • Formulate policy recommendations for decision makers in order to improve political and legal frameworks for wind energy, especially at EU-level; 
  • Write policy positions papers, reports, presentations and general materials related to his/her specific areas of expertise; 
  • Participate in external events and perform presentations to promote and disseminate WindEurope's messages to external audiences; 
  • Participate and actively contribute to WindEurope events; 
  • Answer external stakeholders queries related to his/her area of expertise, policies and other wind energy related topics or WindEurope work.

Required Qualifications: 

Education:

  • Master in environmental Science, Engineering.
  • Candidates with renewable energy and/or energy background are preferred, but it is not compulsory;

Experience:

Between 2 years to 3 years of relevant work experience in collecting, analysing data and writing policy reports on the energy sector and or environmental aspects. Experience on European policy and advocacy is a plus. 

Personal skills:

  • Strong technical knowledge on environmental and regulatory aspects (EIA, Nature conservation, Circularity, LCA, CSR) and (renewables) energy policies; 
  • Proven analytical and numerical skills; 
  • Good to understanding of RES and wind energy technology; 
  • Computer literate (MS Office, Outlook, website management, internet search engines); 
  • Proven ability to manage complex organisational and political relationships
  • Ability to engage with high level parties
  • Self-confidence
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Strong ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines
  • Good time management and ability to prioritize
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Thrives in a multicultural and international environment
  • Ability to work as a team player as well as independently

Languages:

English (fluent written and verbal) is mandatory

Other languages are an asset to deal with external technical experts, subcontractors and members

Offer:

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Challenging, international and enthusiastic environment

The deadline is 7 May 2019.

Note: only short-listed candidates will be contacted 3 weeks post-deadline

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