Public and Regulatory Affairs Officer

EPEX SPOT

Public and Regulatory Affairs Officer

EPEX SPOT

Paris, France

EPEX SPOT is looking for a Public and Regulatory Affairs Officer Fluent in English and in French.

THE COMPANY

The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT SE operate physical short-term electricity markets in 13 countries: Central Western Europe, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Nordics and in Poland. The heart of our business is to bring together electricity supply and demand across Europe.

EPEX SPOT plays a pivotal role in the energy sector. We help ensure that the market price of electricity remains accurate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by offering our members the right products for power trading. Striving for the well-functioning Internal Energy Market, EPEX SPOT shares its expertise with partners across the European continent and beyond. 303 companies have traded 614.8 TWh (about 30 b€ worth) of electricity on EPEX in 2020.

EPEX SPOT is a dynamic and fast paced company which operates in a constantly moving landscape of the energy transition and the FinTech industries. We shape the future of the European power market by supporting decarbonisation, decentralisation, digitalisation. Innovation is our tool to contribute, every day, to a more sustainable society and to facilitate the energy transition.

Passionate and creative individuals collectively make its success. We are defined by our friendly and trustful team-oriented atmosphere, our innovative mindset and customer orientation. We want our people to feel like they are part of our corporate family and we empower our talents. We offer you the opportunity to be part of this endeavour. Do you want to change the world of power? Join us!

EPEX SPOT is a European company, based in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, London and Vienna. EPEX SPOT is member of EEX Group, part of Deutsche Börse. European electricity transmission system operators hold 49% of EPEX SPOT through HGRT.

MISSION AND CONTENT OF THE JOB

EPEX SPOT is looking for a Public and Regulatory Affairs Officer to join the team in Paris. You will be part of the Public & Regulatory Affairs and Communications Department, supporting mainly political and regulatory activities towards public stakeholders from French and European countries.

The mission of the Public & Regulatory Affairs team is the following:

  • Monitor, assess, and react to policy and regulatory developments with a focus on electricity market design, renewables integration, national implementation of EU regulations, competition, cybersecurity;
  • Organize, prepare, and participate in institutional meetings (EU Institutions, energy regulators, national ministries);
  • Establish and nourish relations with public stakeholders from the energy sector, represent the company in industry associations;
  • Forge and defend the company’s positions and interests in various decision-making bodies;
  • Develop and convey policy positions in line with the company’s strategy. Respond to public consultations;
  • Enable further business growth by working hand-in-hand with our strategy, product design and marketing departments. Support the expansion of EPEX SPOT in new markets;
  • Present and represent the company in public. Reinforce the company’s reputation, highlighting our contribution to the energy transition.

Your main tasks will consist in:

  • Political/regulatory monitoring of EU regulation on energy markets, analysing and following up their national implementation, foremost in the context of the revision of the CACM (Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management) guideline;
  • Participation in expert European working groups related to market-coupling implementation;
  • Political/regulatory monitoring of EU Green Deal, Fit-for-55, and implementation of EU Clean Energy Package, by attending relevant webinars and conferences, analyse reports, etc.;
  • Policy formulation in relation to new EU Network Codes, such as Cybersecurity, Demand-side flexibility, etc.;
  • Monitor French regulation on electricity prices and markets and maintain relations with French policymakers and stakeholders;
  • Coordinate with other departments (strategy, product development) and other companies who are part of the EEX Group to ensure consistent positions;
  • Drafting public documents, such as consultation responses and position papers;
  • Organising, preparing, and participating in public events and stakeholder meetings;
  • Supporting the team by contributing to internal reports, document updates, etc.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Technical skills:

  • Track record in successful relationship building and political influencing;
  • Excellent knowledge of the European and French legislative process and public law;
  • Excellent knowledge of European and French public influence networks and ability to activate them;
  • Interest in and knowledge of European energy markets;
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively. Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and sense of rigor;
  • Capacity to listen and to synthesize complex topics.

Soft skills:

  • You are a team player;
  • You have very good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • You are able to work within a multi-cultural team;
  • You are proactive and eager to learn.

Language skills:

  • Fluent professional French and English in written and verbal communication (mandatory);
  • Other EU languages would be a plus.

Education:

  • Master degree in Political Sciences, Economics, Law, or International Relations.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience in public affairs, preferably in the energy or public sphere;
  • A past experience with TSO and DSO structures, or with national regulator or energy ministry will help you to take full possession of your role;
  • Do not hesitate to apply even if the job description is not 100% in line with your background as we are open to different profiles!

LOCATION

  • Preferably Paris - possibility to work remotely based on the company’s home office rules.

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