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
Reporting to the Team Lead Research and Innovation (R&I) and cooperating closely with other staff of the Strategy and Communication section in the Secretariat, he/she will also cooperate with Secretariat’s staff across all sections in the frame of R&I projects/deliverables and will make use of ENTSO-E project management structure approach.
He/she will support the activities of ENTSO-E Research Development and Innovation Committee and the relevant Working Groups of TSOs members, contribute to R&I projects undertaken by ENTSO-E and to other R&I related activities and projects related to the ENTSO-E R&D&I roadmap.
A combination of knowledge of power system, market, regulatory and digital related aspects is desirable. She/he will ensure timely delivery of work products, deliverables and policies aspects resulting from R&I activities as well as close follow-through and 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 Digital Committee and Market Committee.
The successful candidate is expected to work on full time basis at ENTSO-E’s Brussels-based Secretariat. Travel may be required.
Specific responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate will be in charge of following tasks which are in line with the ENTSO-E R&I strategy and the work program of the Research, Development and Innovation Committee (RDIC). This will require members management, experience in internal and external representation. Specific tasks are as follows:
Support the development of R&I Roadmap and R&I Implementation plan in accordance with TSOs’ needs and directions set by the EC
Develop proposals for measures and maximise the impact of the R&I project results. Support the organisation of knowledge sharing activities to stimulate the implementation of R&I results in TSOs community as well as in other stakeholders’ business
Feedback into related regulation such as network codes as well as to involved with ENTSO-E institutions such as the European Commission and ACER;
Support the development of market and business cases and models based on the outcomes of the project’s deliverables;
Channel knowledge generated from R&I and feeding it into market, development and operation Committees of the ENTSO-E through increase cross-committee interactions;
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; Deep technical background in power systems is a significant plus.
At least 5 to 7 years relevant work experience, preferably in the power system business or electric utilities combined with ICT/digital and market experience, preferably in European context;
Experience with R&I activities and knowledge of the European R&I framework;
Excellent writing and presentation skills in English;
Excellent skills in communication in order to drive the development and implementation of R&I projects; to cooperate within the Secretariat; to coordinate and support ENTSO-E members and facilitate consensus; to explain to the European Commission, ACER, national regulators, stakeholders, politicians and the public the work products and positions of the TSOs.
Experience in European associations/bodies and interactions to European Union is preferable;
Results-oriented attitude, team-player with ability to prioritise;