Environmental Manager (m/f/d)

Renewables Grid Initiative

1. Background

The Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) is a unique collaboration of NGOs and transmission system operators (TSOs) from across Europe engaging in an ‘energy transition ecosystem-of-actors’. We promote fair, transparent, sustainable grid development to enable the growth of renewables to achieve full decarbonisation in line with the Paris Agreement.

At RGI, we are convinced that the energy, climate, and biodiversity crises can and should be tackled in parallel. In this context, we are increasing the number of activities related to the protection and restoration of nature in connection with the energy transition, in particular the deployment of renewable energy sources (RES) and electricity grids. In parallel, within the technical dimension of our work, RGI conducts a range of activities dedicated to understanding and implementing future decarbonised and optimised energy systems. These activities relate to, for example, energy system modelling and planning, spatial and technical considerations of decarbonisation strategies, energy sytsem’s resource optimisation and efficiency.

2. Specific tasks

We are looking for a colleague to join our team to work primarily with the environmental and technical teams and to support the synergies therein. This person should have sound knowledge of policies and practices related to renewable energy and electricity grid, nature protection, and/or the energy system (preferably including energy modelling and scenario building), as well as relevant professional experience.

  • The exact scope of the activities will depend on the applicant’s profile and will be further discussed upon interview. These include tasks such as:
  • Lead multi-stakeholder collaborations which aim to find solutions to reconcile RES and grid infrastructure with nature restoration objectives and are technically sound.
  • Identify and promote approaches which accelerate the energy transition, mitigate risk to biodiversity and proactively restore ecosystems.
  • Engage with representatives of the RGI’s ecosystem of actors, including the the European Commission, ENTSO-E, ACER, the NGO community, and academia.
  • Jointly organise and facilitate digital and in-person events and multilateral meetings.
  • Help to establish new relationships and partnerships with RGI’s multiple audiences.
  • Contribute to communication and advcocacy activities, incl. drafting publications.
  • Co-developing of new project ideas and funding proposals.

3. Qualifications and skills

Candidates should have:

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in a relevant domain e.g. environmental engineering, sustainable energy infrastructure development.
  • A strong understanding of environmental and energy policies at the EU level, as well as an understanding of the different groups of stakeholders and their positions in the European environment and energy sectors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, proven by an internationally recognised English test or at least five years of work experience in English.  Fluency in German and other European languages is also an asset.
  • Ability to manage and structure complex activities, experience working in international and interdisciplinary environments.
  • Ability to work independently as well as closely with other team members and collaborate on our diverse  projects.
  • Interest in engaging and communicating with various stakeholders from industry as well as from the NGO/non-profit sector and beyond, and to lead respectful and productive discussions with multiple partners.
  • Willingness to travel within Europe and international.

4. What we offer

  • We are a medium-sized, highly international, and diverse team.
  • We work with RGI Members, who represent NGOs and transmission system operators (TSOs) from 12 European countries.
  • We are operating at the heart of an exciting industry that is currently undergoing a massive transformation.
  • We work at the interface of the corporate energy world, non-governmental organisations, and the policy world.
  • RGI is an equal opportunities employer. People from all walks of life are welcomed in our team!

5. Your application

Please address your application to Antonella Battaglini, the CEO of RGI. Include a CV, responses to the questions below and a letter of motivation in which you indicate your expected salary, first possible date of your availability and references. Please indicate, where you came across this job advertisement.

Please send your full application in a pdf. format to jobs@renewables-grid.eu.

The contract will run for initially two years with the option of extension. RGI’s office is based in Berlin. Only candidates with the required qualifications will receive feedback.

The deadline for submitting your application is October 31st, 2023. Applications are processed as they come and until we have found the right candidate.

Please send your full application in a .pdf -format to jobs@renewables-grid.eu

6. Questions (max ½ page per question)

  1. Describe the challenges of reconciling the development of RES and grid infrastructure with nature restoration and outline some solution approaches.
  2. Why do you think an organisation like RGI looks into energy scenario development and modelling of grid systems? (max. half a page)
Renewables Grid Initiative
Manfed-von-Richthofen-Straße 4
12101 Berlin
Antonella Battaglini
+49 30 2332 11000
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