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Legal Expert (Energy law)

Bruxelles, Belgium
Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
Bruxelles, Belgium
Application Deadline: July 15, 2024


ENTSO-E is the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity. We coordinate the cross-border system operations, system development and electricity market activities of the 40 electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) which cover 36 countries. The ENTSO-E Secretariat in Brussels is focal point for technical, market and policy questions for all European TSOs in their cooperation with each other, in their joint fulfilment of their legal mandates, and in the intensive interactions with European Commission, regulatory agencies, associations representing network users and other stakeholders.

If you want to play a role in creating a sustainable world, then ENTSO-E is the place for you. We are a dynamic European association and are delighted to offer you the opportunity to work for ENTSO-E on important and exciting projects focused on the electricity sector. With us, you will contribute to building the world’s largest integrated electricity market – impacting not only those in the energy sector but also Europe’s overall economy, today and in the future!


We are looking for a highly professional and skilled Legal Expert System Development, passionate about the European Power Grid and the Energy Market. Do you have deep legal analytical expertise, combined with excellent interpersonal skills? Are you ready to work at the forefront of the legal developments in the European energy markets? If yes, ENTSO-E might be the right place for you.

You will work in the ENTSO-E Secretariat in Brussels in the Legal section, reporting directly to the System Development and Operations Manager. The Legal section is comprised of around 12 internal and external staff.

As Legal Expert System Development at ENTSO-E, you will provide legal advice on the development of the power grid in accordance with the latest European energy law developments, such as Energy Market Design Reform. You will work on such fascinating topics as the offshore infrastructure development and the European energy system Flexibility Needs Assessment.

You will have the opportunity to work in a hybrid model, allowing for a blend of remote and in-office work to support a good work-life balance.


The successful applicant is expected to:

  • Provide legal support on the interpretation of the relevant European energy legislation and the latest legislative developments, such as Energy Market Design Reform;

  • Provide legal advice on the implementation of the relevant European energy legislation, focusing on such topics as the offshore infrastructure development and the European energy system Flexibility Needs Assessment;

  • Conduct legal research on an ad-hoc basis, producing legal analysis and legal memos, which include coordinating LRG members work;

  • Draft and manage contracts and complex multi-lateral agreements between three or more organizations, such as ENTSO-E’s members;

  • Contribute to the preparation of the written material and providing presentation for the ENTSO-E LRG, ENTSO-E Board and ENTSO-E Assembly meetings; and

  • Support the ENTSO-E System Development Committee and its project teams on other legal matters such as advising on the drafting of service providers’ contract.

The above tasks include transversal interaction with the work of other Secretariat Sections; cooperation with the members of the LRG; project management; participation in meetings with the European Commission and ACER.

Responsibilities may be subject to change depending on the evolution of priorities and projects.


We are looking for someone with the following skills and abilities:

  • University degree in Law with specialization in European Law, including preferably specialisation in Energy Law;

  • Solid knowledge of European competition law, direct experience in competition law would be considered an asset;

  • Between 7 to 10 years of relevant experience (in law firm or in-house) on the above subject matters;

  • Experience in the energy sector, particularly in a TSO or electric utility, as well as experience in EU institutions or EU associations, would be considered an asset;

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English. Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and external stakeholders;

  • Ability to plan and organise, to manage multiple projects and to establish priorities;

  • Team player, result-oriented and able to work autonomously;

  • Proactive and results-oriented attitude, positive mindset aligned with the values of ENTSO-E;

  • Motivation to work within a multinational and multicultural professional environment.


Our people are truly at the heart of our association. You will be part of a multinational and multi-cultural environment, with colleagues from over 30 different nationalities. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce which allow us to create an environment where we learn from each other and develop together. We strongly believe in continuous learning and offer a broad range of training and development opportunities to our employees. We are a hybrid workplace and offer a maximum of flexibility enabling to have a good balance between remote working (from Belgium) and engaging physically with colleagues.

We offer market competitive compensation and an extensive benefit package, with excellent insurance coverage for you and dependent family members (such as hospitalization, supplemental medical plan). You will benefit from group insurance and travel insurance. You will have the opportunity to participate in a Flexible Benefits Plan to choose for those benefits that create the best value for you.

Additionally, we offer employees from our TSO Members the chance to apply for secondment opportunities, further enriching your experience and expanding your horizons.


Please submit your complete application by 15 July 2024, consisting of a curriculum vitae and a motivational letter on the ENTSO-E career site. Replies will be dealt with swiftly and in strictest confidence.

ENTSO-E is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or political beliefs.
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