Gas Market Officer (2 posts, Contract Agent, Grade FG.IV)
in the Gas Department of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (hereinafter referred to as “the Agency”) is a European Union (“EU”) body, legally established by Regulation (EC) No 713/20091 and operational since 2011. Based in Ljubljana (Slovenia), the Agency is central to the liberalisation of the EU’s electricity and natural gas markets.
The purpose of the Agency is to assist National Regulatory Authorities (“NRAs”) in exercising, at Union level, the regulatory tasks that they performed in the Member States and, where necessary, to coordinate their action.
In this respect, the Agency:
a) Complements and coordinates the work of NRAs;
b) Participates in the creation of European network rules;
c) Takes, under certain conditions, binding individual decisions on terms and conditions for access and operational security for cross border infrastructure;
d) Gives advice on electricity and natural gas related issues to the European institutions;
e) Monitors the internal markets in electricity and natural gas and reports on its findings.
The main areas on which the Agency’s activities focus are:
– supporting European market integration: this is mainly done through the development of common network and market rules as well as through the coordination of regional initiatives which are concrete efforts from market participants to work towards greater integration,
– advising the EU Institutions on trans-European Energy infrastructure issues: the Agency issues opinions on ten-year network development plans with a view to making sure that these are in line with priorities set at EU level,
– energy market monitoring: the Agency has a general mission in terms of market monitoring at the EU level and has, since the end of 2011, a very specific responsibility when it comes to oversight of the wholesale energy trading.
The Agency currently has a staff of more than 80 people and an approved annual budget of €15.8 million in 2016. The Agency’s internal structure comprises four Departments (Electricity, Gas, Market Monitoring and Administration) and the Director’s Office.
The Agency is located in Ljubljana (Slovenia).
The Agency is looking for two Officers:
1. a Gas Market Officer who would be assigned to the Gas Department of the Agency and will report to the Senior Market Monitoring Officer / Team Leader, also in the Gas Department; and
2. a Gas Market Officer who would be assigned to the same department and will report to the Senior FG/NC Officer/ Team Leader.
The duties of Officers include, inter alia:
- Lead the drafting of reports related to either gas market monitoring or implementation reports related to gas network codes;
- Perform analyses on EU gas markets on aspects related to gas market monitoring or gas network codes, and develop recommendations;
- Engage with stakeholders, primarily but not exclusively with NRAs;
- Contribute to the preparation of amendment proposals to the European Commission, opinions and recommendations which the Agency issues pursuant to Regulations (EC) Nos. 713/2009 and 715/2009;
- Contribute to the preparation of the annual work programme.
The Officers may be required, at times, to assist in other areas of work of the Agency and the Gas Department, according to needs and priorities, as defined by the Director of the Agency and the Head of the Gas Department.
The Officers will be required to act with a service culture, handling files with confidentiality and professional integrity, being able to show excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They are expected to be proactive, with a team spirit, good management of stress, good level of flexibility, being able to prioritise, delivering quality and results with attention to detail and commitment to excellence.
The indicative gross basic monthly salary for grade FG.IV, Grade 13, step 1, is 3,246.70 EUR. Nevertheless, this basic salary is adapted through a series of allowances (e.g. household allowance, dependent child allowance, pre-school or education allowance, expatriation allowance, installation allowance, etc.) according to the personal situation. Staff members may also be entitled to the reimbursement of removal costs and an initial temporary daily subsistence allowance. Salaries are adjusted accordingly be relevant correction coefficient for Slovenia which is currently 81.2%.
Applications must be sent by e-mail by 13 March 2016 (23:59 Ljubljana time).