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Public Affairs Lead

electricityMap is hiring a Public Affairs Lead to establish electricityMap as a reference for carbon accounting, and thereby accelerate the transition to a low-carbon energy system. You will be joining a mission-driven team with a mature product, ready to establish a clear leadership profile in the climate-tech industry.

Our mission at electricityMap is to organise the world’s electricity data to drive tangible reductions in carbon emissions. electricityMap started as a popular open-source project 5 years ago and is now used every day by companies, universities, NGOs, and policy makers around the world to understand and reduce the climate impact of electricity.

We’ve recently participated in the launch of the UN 24/7 Carbon-free Energy Compact. Furthermore, the Renewable Energy Directive is getting revised and markets for hourly energy certificates are being designed. The time is ripe for establishing more granular carbon accounting standards which represent the physical reality more accurately, as described in our recent white-paper.

We’re experiencing a rapidly increasing interest from large organisations and are therefore looking for an experienced Public Affairs Lead to harness this windfall.

You will be part of our international team based in Copenhagen.

About the role

Your mission at electricityMap will be to lead our interaction with key external stakeholders in order to advocate for more granular and meaningful measurement of electricity emissions, ultimately establishing electricityMap as the reference for the granular accounting of carbon emissions.

The geographical focus is Europe and USA.

What you will do:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with a diverse set of international stakeholders (such as trade unions, sector associations, standardisation bodies and climate ministries as well as our key customers) to build support for our policy positions.
  • Identify, monitor and analyze relevant policy trends, legislative proposals, relevant news and developments in order to shape our strategy.
  • Advocate broadly about the use of granular data as an instrument to effectively decarbonise the grid.
  • Support our customers and internal team by providing expertise about energy markets, greenhouse gas accounting standards and industry trends.
  • Do everything else you find necessary to make carbon disclosure as meaningful as possible.

What you will bring:

  • Excellent communication, networking and diplomatic skills
  • A good understanding of (or a strong willingness to learn about) energy markets and scope 2 GHG accounting
  • An ability to communicate effectively about complex topics
  • An intrinsic urge to change the world for the better

Deadline

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We can’t wait to hear from you!

electricityMap is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at electricityMap for who you are, no matter your background or what you look like. We believe that it’s in our differences that we will find the power to solve one of the biggest challenges of our time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

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