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Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager (Spain)

RWE Renewables Iberia S.A.U., Madrid or Barcelona, Spanien (ES)  

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Government relations experience with exposure to issues relevant to renewable energy development, construction and operations within the Spanish market; experience interacting and communicating effectively with multiple public-sector stakeholders; familiarity with the regulatory environment, politics, law and other issues that impact development of renewable energy projects.

Your tasks

The core tasks are external stakeholder management and gathering regulatory market intelligence: Be a senior representative for renewable energy topics mainly in Spain and secondary in Portugal, engaging externally towards government & regulatory bodies, and in industry associations in coordination with Regulatory Affairs and the Country Manager;

  • Monitor regulatory / political developments and report to Europe Local Regulatory Affairs team and local business on key regulatory risks and opportunities for RWE in Spain and Portugal, based on a wide range of reported sources and interactions with key stakeholders
  • Distill regulatory intelligence into key messages, summarise major new policies and political developments, and report back to internal stakeholders both verbally and in writing in clear, succinct language
  • Exercise acute local market and political insights to assess implications for RWE, and, in collaboration with Europe Local Regulatory Affairs team and local colleagues,  build up RWE positions on key regulatory topics.
  • Develop existing RWE local networks with politicians and regulators relating to Spanish and Portuguese energy policy,  renewable energy developments  and the offshore wind energy sector in particular. Also actively construct new networks in both central and local levels of governmental and regulatory networks
  • Provide input and support during project identification and assessment on national and local authorities engagement, both local and central level politicians and any other relevant public-sector stakeholders
  • Provide responses to consultation processes and actively engaging with all parties to lobby for and deliver RWE Renewables preferred positions
  • Anticipate potential risks due to market regulatory framework changes, media and public opinion for project development and potential acquisitions
  • Work constructively in dynamic team environment to support the development of wind projects from inception to full commercial operation
  • Coordinate with any of RWE’s external regulatory advisor(s), and legal advisors, if necessary

Your profile

  • Successfully completed university degree in Economics, Politics, Law, Business or in a comparable study
  • Several years of relevant experience is required, e.g. at external advisors, developers, and/or local and national government departments and agencies
  • Stakeholder management experience with exposure to issues relevant to renewable energy development, construction and operations within the Spanish market; existing relevant network in the renewable market is a must have
  • Strong negotiation skills with ability to persuade through consensus building
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills which enable effective internal collaboration, local outreach programs with potential energy customers, community leaders and local organizations; experience in working with clients, managing internal stakeholders and working in international teams would be required
  • Strong ethical and morally consciousness along with relevant compliance management experience is essential for this role
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, highly adaptable and used to working in multiple projects simultaneously with different deadlines
  • Acting comfortably in cross-cultural teams, collaborating across country boundaries with a sense for diversity and inclusion; ability to building and maintain a contact network and business relationships
  • Excellent oral and written skills in Spanish and English is a must


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Any questions? Contact in Recruiting: Christina Kotzur, Email: christina.kotzur@rwe.com

We look forward to meeting you!

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.

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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.

RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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