Energy Transition Analyst

CAN Europe - Climate Action Network Europe
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 21

Position description

The successful candidate will actively contribute to advocacy and campaign efforts in line with the CAN Europe vision for a fully renewable energy system through: 1) acting as a technical expert for the ongoing update of the Paris Agreement Compatible (PAC) scenario and the development of PAC country specific scenarios, including preparing recommendations for energy infrastructure needs, working closely with the Energy Scenario project manager and the Head of the energy 2)providing targeted and strategic analysis relevant to the energy transition towards a fully renewable energy system, helping identify policy and campaign implications in close cooperation with other policy and campaign coordinators in the CAN Europe team, as well as with members and partners 3)leading CAN Europe input to processes related to energy network planning and development and energy systems transformation, including the European TYNDP scenario process

Specific responsibilities are outlined in the attached job description and below

Main duties will include

  • Review the analytical work under the ongoing update of the Paris Agreement Compatible (PAC) scenario and the development of PAC country specific scenarios, including assessing relevant results, data and assumptions on the basis of CAN Europe positions and providing technical input for the exchange with professional energy modelers and other external experts
  • Work closely with the Energy Scenarios project manager to ensure the CAN Europe’s collaborative scenario building process by participating in workshops, webinars and meetings with CAN Europe members and other stakeholders
  • Contribute to briefings, reports, analysis in relation to the findings of the PAC scenario
  • Support CAN Europe policy asks and recommendations through targeted and strategic analysis, distilling figures and findings from the PAC scenario
  • Analyse, synthesise, summarise facts, trends, key findings, information and data relevant to the energy transition towards a fully renewable energy system to make them accessible to NGOs and a broader public
  • Coordinate and cooperate with other policy and campaign coordinators in the CAN Europe team, as well as with members and experts to help identify policy and campaign implications on the basis of the analysis
  • Develop recommendations on energy infrastructure issues on the basis of the CAN Europe’s energy transition vision; draft and coordinate input for feedback to relevant consultations eg. related to the European TYNDP scenario process
  • Work as an interface between the NGO network and the ENTSOs
  • Support NGOs to increase their knowledge and engagement into energy scenario and energy infrastructure issues

Qualifications

Required qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge of energy sector policies as well as developments regarding renewables, energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector
  • Understanding of scenario development and modelling in the energy and climate field
  • Experience with energy data and trends analysis, dealing with large and complex datasets and translating those into key messages and policy recommendations/campaign demands
  • Political and strategic thinking and ability to identify NGO needs
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills, time management, flexibility, and reliability
  • Ability to produce results according to schedule and respecting deadlines
  • Fluent written and spoken English; excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work on multiple issues in parallel
  • Experience in writing research papers, reports

Preferred/desirable qualifications

  • Experience with EU climate and energy policy development
  • Experience in fundraising and reporting would be an asset
  • Experience in data visualisation
  • Experience of working with NGOs, preferably in a network environment

 

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