ENTSO-E is the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity. ENTSO-E coordinates the cross-border system operations, system development and electricity market activities of the 43 electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) which cover 36 countries. ENTSO-E is assigned important tasks in EU legislation, including the development of Europe-wide electricity network development plans, and of more than 10 network codes which themselves become binding European laws.
The ENTSO-E Secretariat in Brussels is the focal point for technical, market and policy questions for all European TSOs in their cooperation with each other, in their joint fulfilment of their legal mandates, and in the intensive interactions with European Commission, regulatory agencies, associations representing network users and other stakeholders. The role of the TSOs and their cooperation in ENTSO-E is crucial to ensuring security of supply, completing the largest and most competitive electricity market in the world as well as successfully integrating large volumes of renewable energy into the system.
ENTSO-E applies a project-aligned method of working. This covers the business case, well-defined scope and deliverables, clear roles for decision making and controlling responsibilities and plans for resources, quality and risk management.
The scope and diversity of ENTSO-E’s work has grown rapidly and is expected to grow further with implementation of network codes and current challenging energy policy discussions.
General position description
Contribute to build the ENTSO-E Research & Innovation (R&I) activities and projects undertaken by ENTSO-E covering digital R&I activities. More concretely the work into certain projects will require the translation of market needs to the IT development. and ensure timely delivery of work products and deliverables.
Assure a close follow-up of the implementation of the innovative solutions. Many aspects of the work products and policies involve interaction with other stakeholders and internally in ENTSO-E especially with the Research Development and Innovation Committee (RDIC), Digital Committee and Market Committee.
Report to the Team Lead Research and Innovation (R&I) and cooperate closely with other staff of the Strategy and Communication team and across all sections in the frame of R&I projects as well as ENTSO-E project management structure approach.
Work on full time basis at ENTSO-E’s Brussels Office, in the centrum of the European Quarter. Travel may be required.
Specific responsibilities and tasks
Lead and support IT tasks in R&I projects. Therefore, advanced knowledge of Horizon 2020 EU funding programme, stakeholder management, experience in external representation and meetings will be playing substantial role when fulfilling responsibilities and tasks.
Specific tasks are as follows:
Expertise to be provided to R&I projects dealing with market and digital/ICT aspects;
Enhance the products connectivity platform and the transparency platform through a good collaboration with the digital (development) team. Translate efficiently the business needs to the development team to ensure that the final product is conform with the project expectations;
Play a leading role in the development and organisation of an implementation framework for caring out tasks in R&I projects especially with the Horizon 2020 framework in cooperation with other Secretariat’s sections and bodies of ENTSO-E or with other stakeholders;
Use of standards and open source approaches for enabling interoperability and development of architectures allowing TSOs to exchange with DSOs, customers and market players for an optimised use of assets for grid operation as well as to enable market participation and system developments based also on digitalised solutions;
Liaise with other associations such as DSOs, aggregators, customers, research community;
Responsibility for the day-to-day business of working groups under RDIC to follow up the ENTSO-E strategy.
University degree in electrical engineering, power system engineering, ICT, economy or related including technical background in power systems;
At least 5 year work experience relevant for this position, preferably in the power system business or electric utilities combined with ICT/digital and market experience;
Ability to translate business needs to IT technical developers, and to challenge them to achieve the expected results;
Excellent skills in communication in order to drive the development and implementation of R&I projects; to cooperate within ENTSO-E; to coordinate and support the members/ the European Commission/ national regulators/ stakeholders/… and facilitate consensus;
Experience in European associations/bodies and interactions to European Union and standardisation bodies is an asset;
Results-oriented attitude, team-player with ability to prioritise;
Ability to work within a multinational and multicultural professional environment;
Fluency in English (spoken and written)