Senior Advisor European Political Affairs

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  • Opleidingsniveau: Universiteit (WO)
  • Dienstverband: Vast
  • Werkweek: 40 uur

Wat doe je als Senior Advisor European Political Affairs bij TenneT?

As a result of the successful development of our company and our growing interests at European level we are looking for a Senior Advisor European Political Affairs  for our representative office in Brussels.

In our Brussels office you work closely together with a colleague who is equal in work level and a colleague for secretarial and logistic support. You will report to the Head of Political Affairs who's leading and guiding a cross border team of professionals working in the Netherlands, Germany and Brussels. This function within Political Affairs falls within PUC: Public Affairs & Communications. A newly structured, real cross border department that further consists of the units Corporate Communications and Community Relations. You will have frequent interactions with colleagues from these units as well as with many other relevant organizational units within TenneT.

  • Represents TenneT's interests not only with regard to the European political and policymaking institutions in Brussels, but also with regard to the other TSOs, companies and other stakeholders
  • Independent analysis and evaluation of the development of energy policy on the European level and active agenda setting
  • Responsible for successful political relations and public policy influencing across the European Commission, European Parliament, European Council and other institutions important to TenneT's activities
  • Organization of TenneT events and meetings in Brussels and active participation in association bodies especially on the European level
  • Development of positions and statements in cooperation with TenneT-departments and stakeholders, partners with them to ensure EU policy agenda aligns with TenneT's corporate/strategic priorities
  • Pro-actively develop a continuous relationship to policy-makers, institutional bodies and regulators on energy and climate policy and shape the regulatory environment along the business interests of
  • Implementation of a sustainable, proactive and effective lobbying strategy
  • Identify and create opportunities for TenneT in Brussels and beyond to foster the strategy of TenneT as Europe’s first truly cross-border TSO
  • Senior trusted advisor to TenneT's Head of Political Affairs (direct reporting line), the Associate Director Public Affairs & Communications, members of the Executive Board and other management.

Wat verwachten we van jou?

  • University degree, preferably in EU or International Law, Economics, Political Sciences
  • Solid and successful 'Brussels-experience' in how to set topics on the European agenda
  • Good track record of experience in the energy policy and business with a thorough understanding of tasks and responsibilities of a Transmission System Operator (TSO) and the ability to translate this complexity into understandable and convincing language and visualizations adapted to the limited time-budget of Brussels stakeholders.
  • Detailed experience with active stakeholder management and seniority to convince Brussels decision makers and to establish long-term relations
  • Established personal network with decision makers in the European Commission, in the European Parliament and ideally also Member States, e.g. ministries of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands and in Germany
  • Very good knowledge of the political system on the national and the European level
  • Excellent command of the English and Dutch language (German is a plus as well as knowledge of the French language); additionally sound proficiency of MS office
  • Commanding appearance, communication skills and ability to work in a team
  • Analytical and conceptual way of thinking combined with the ability to structure and condense complex topics
  • Personal commitment to TenneT’s strategic goal “to drive the energy transition” and clear vision how to position TenneT as leading player in the transformation of the entire European energy system towards carbon-neutrality
  • Willingness for medium frequent business travel to Arnhem (HQ TenneT), The Hague and TenneT offices in Germany.

You are

  • Strategic and lateral thinker, diplomatically and ethically well-developed, pro-active
  • Dynamic team player, self-motivating and solution-oriented
  • Excellent communicator: verbal, written and presentation
  • A person who's committed to the energy transition who recognizes him/herself in TenneT's key values: courage, connection and ownership

Wat kun je verwachten?

TenneT offers a challenging and responsible function within an innovative and dynamic international working environment. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent secondary benefits as well as good training and development possibilities. Duty station for this function is Brussels.

An assessment can be part of the application procedure.

At entry, TenneT performs a Pre-Employment Screening.

Waar kom je te werken?

TenneT is Europe’s first cross-border grid operator for electricity. With approximately 5,000 employees, 23,500 kilometres of (extra) high-voltage lines and 42 million end-users in the Netherlands and Germany, we rank among the top five grid operators in Europe. Our focus is to develop a North-West European energy market, to integrate renewable energy, and to optimize our safety performance. Safety is a core value of TenneT. We set high standards, for our employees as well as our contractors. Taking power further. TenneT is a certified Top Employer, which means that we are demonstrably committed to creating the best working environment for our employees.



Contact over deze vacature

Wil je meer informatie?

Neem contact op met:
Janine Spaan,
Recruiter
+31 26 373 37 97

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