Job: Wind energy expert

Do you want to support the delivery of the European Green Deal and the transition to a climate-neutral economy with scientific evidence?

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As the science and knowledge service of the Commission, the mission of DG Joint Research Centre (JRC) is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.
The JRC is located in 5 Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). Further information is available at:
The current vacancy is in the C3 Energy Security, Distribution and Markets Unit of Directorate C - Energy, Transport & Climate of the JRC. The Unit comprises of about 50 staff members based in the JRC Petten (NL), Ispra (IT) and Seville (ES) sites.
The Energy Security, Distribution and Markets Unit informs and supports the energy policy-making processes, particularly in the electricity and gas fields. Our Unit’s activities are framed in the context of the EU’s climate-neutrality policies, particularly the Green Deal and Digitalisation initiatives. Such policies call for a profound rethinking and transformation of our energy systems and markets, subjected to growing decarbonisation, decentralisation, electrification and digitalisation forces and trends.
More information on our Unit’s power-related activities is accessible here:


Amongst other activities, the Unit conducts desktop analyses and modelling exercises on the perspective market evolutions as influenced or driven by policy actions, technological innovation and social behaviours.

In this context, our Unit is looking for a new colleague tasked to:

  • Supervise and conduct research activities on electricity market schemes and design challenges.

  • Contribute to gather data and run power system/market models to assess market dynamic s in different scenarios.

  • InteractwithstakeholderssuchasACER(AgencyfortheCooperationofEnergyRegulators)and ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators).

  • Develop methodologies supporting decision making on low -carbon investments and infrastructure deployment.

  • Contribute to other Unit’s activities on the power & gas systems and adjoining sector s (e.g., mobility, buildings, cities).

  • Write and review scientific articles and reports.

    This position offers a deep-dive in the electrification and energy market challenges, via a number of desktop tasks and in a friendly and multi-disciplinary team, to a motivated and flexible colleague. . It also offers opportunities for continuous professionaldevelopment, training and participation in scientific and policy-relevant conferences/fora.


In order to be successful in this role you should:

  • Be passionate about working at the intersection of science and EU policy making in the energy field.

  • Display knowledge of electricity market architectures and operations.

  • Possess experience in cost-benefit analysis applied to energy systems and infrastructures.

  • Be able to work in a team and in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Be a dynamic, creative, motivated and proactive person with a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to deliver.

  • Be able to communicate and interact with different stakeholders.

  • Have completed relevant university studies of at least three years (attested by a diploma) and at least3yearsofprofessionalexperience/PhDininafield relevanttothepositionsuchas(butnot limited to) electrical/power system engineering and economics.

  • Have an English level at least equivalent to B2.


36 months initial contract with possible renewals up to maximum 6 years.


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