The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), based in Ljubljana, Slovenia has published a vacancy announcement for the position of its Executive Director.
Candidates for the post of Executive Director of ACER need to meet a range of requirements, including being a citizen of one of the EU member states. The deadline for applications is November 26, 2018, noon Brussels time.
Successful candidates have leadership and management skills and experience, such as the capacity to lead and manage a decentralized agency; technical knowledge relevant to the work of the agency, including extensive knowledge and experience of one or more of the following: energy regulatory policy, supervision of the energy market, and market design at EU and/or national level; and communication and negotiations skills. The Executive Director is expected to have an excellent command of English, being the agency’s working language.
ACER plays a key role in ensuring the liberalization of EU markets in electricity and natural gas and is a player of fundamental importance in completing the Energy Union, a European Commission flagship project, the vacancy announcement reads. The agency’s overall mission is to complement and coordinate the work of national energy regulators at EU level, and to work towards the completion of the single EU energy market for electricity and natural gas.
The agency’s competences encompass advancing the internal energy market in electricity and gas, notably by the development and implementation of Network Codes and Guidelines; helping meet the infrastructure challenge by assisting National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) in assessing the consistent application of Projects of Common Interest identification criteria, and evaluating their cross-border relevance; monitoring the internal markets in electricity and natural gas and reporting regularly on findings; and implementing the REMIT framework dedicated to preventing market abuses and ensuring the transparency of energy market transactions.