Manager Governance Affairs
31/03/2021

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Corporate law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO31/03

ENTSO-E coordinates the cross-border system operations, system development and electricity market activities of 42 electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) which covers 35 countries. ENTSO-E is currently looking to recruit a Manager Governance Affairs.

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ENTSO-E is the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity. ENTSO-E coordinates the cross-border system operations, system development and electricity market activities of 42 electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) which covers 35 countries.

The ENTSO-E Secretariat in Brussels is the 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. The ENTSO-E Secretariat is a multinational team of more than 100 staff, including secondments from member companies.

The role of the TSOs and their cooperation in ENTSO-E is crucial to ensuring security of supply; completing the largest and most competitive electricity market in the world; and successfully introducing large volumes of renewable energy into the system. The scope and diversity of ENTSO-E's work has grown rapidly and isexpected to grow further with implementation of network codes and the EU’s Energy Union.

In order to contribute to these challenges, ENTSO-E is currently looking to recruit a Manager Governance Affairs.

The successful applicant will work in the ENTSO-E Secretariat in Brussels, will be part of the Legal and Governance Section comprising about 12 staff. The successful candidate will report directly to the General-Counsel.

The Legal and Governance Section in conjunction with the Legal and Regulatory Group (so-called “LRG” and composed of in-house lawyers from each TSO) provides legal support and expertise to ENTSOE’s activities organised across four Committees (System Development, System Operations, Market and Research Development and Innovation) and provides legal support to the all bodies of the Association. The Legal and Governance Section is the central place for cross- section processes and governance matters.

Travelling across Europe is required (when allowed).


Responsibilities and tasks

The successful candidate will work under the general guidance of the General-Counsel and will report to the General-Counsel on the various tasks and responsibilities currently foreseen, note that the role may evolve over time, as described below:


Corporate 

  • Manage the Association process to support the smooth and cross-section preparation of the Board and Assembly meetings and if necessary of the advisory committees to the Board, including:

    • producing yearly planning of calendars and agendas;
       
    • managing the process for the delivery of high quality and consistent Assembly and Board session files, supporting presentations and draft minutes, in line with applicable timelines and agreed preparatory process/quality levels;
       
    • managing the process for the launching Board and Assembly written approval procedures in line with applicable timelines and agreed preparatory process/quality levels;
       
    • tracking actions and following up to close-out actions;
       
    • liaising closely and effectively with all Managers and key personnel where needed for achievement of the above.
       
  • Manage the process to keep up-to-date and legally compliant the Registry of Assembly and Board voting and escalation results – including responsibility for using efficient and legally compliant voting tools; and the Registry of delegations of powers from the Assembly; ensure regular reporting on risk of non compliance, including proposal for remediation, to the General Counsel.
     
  • Manage the process to inform new Member representatives and new Office Holders of the functioning of the Association, including rights and duties, under the guidance of the General Counsel.
     
  • Develop, coordinate and monitor the legal/corporate compliance dashboard and the legal/corporate risks dashboard, report non-compliance issues and propose mitigation and remediation measures to the General Counsel.


Guardian of ENTSO-E governance processes

  • Ensure compliance with and monitoring of the application of the Articles of Association and other internal rules and the governance processes of the Association in close cooperation with the GDPR Officer, report non-compliance issues and propose mitigation and remediation plan to the General Counsel.
     
  • Advise other sections on Association governance processes: decision making process (quorum, voting requirements, competences), signing limits, sub-Committee level elections (Vice-Chair and conveners), terms of references validity and update etc
     
  • Manage the process to keep up to date the Association Transparency Registry and proactively ensuring compliance with the conflict of interest requirement, report risk of and non-compliance issues and propose mitigation and remediation plan to the General Counsel.
     
  • Manage the process to support the smooth and cross-section assessment work application for new Member, Associated member or Observer member status and ensuring cross-section implementation of Assembly decision granting such status.


General

  • Ensure that the General Counsel is timely and fully informed on relevant topics for the Cross-Committees Chairs meetings; the Main Office Holders meetings and the Head of section meetings on topic of his/her area of responsibilities.
     
  • Ensure regular reporting to the General Counsel on areas of responsibilities and, where needed, identify and advise her on handling complex governance type related issues.
     
  • Contribute in close cooperation with the other Legal and Governance Section managers to efficient and motivating Legal and Governance Team Meetings, including proposing agenda topics and presentations to the General Counsel, ensuring records of decisions, as well as ensuring follow up.
     
  • Keep up-to-date corporate knowledge and provide advice to the General Counsel on efficient corporate functioning and best practice in corporate governance taking into account the Association specificities.
  • University degree in Law with LL.M or specialization in Corporate law and association governance.
     
  • Between 6 to 8 years of relevant experience (in law firm or in-house) demonstrating outstanding skills and understanding of the above subject matters, including managerial experience and in combination with proven expertise in interactions with top executive level and ability to communicate effectively with colleagues.
     
  • Proven ability to plan and organise, to manage multiple projects, to establish priorities and to get things done.
     
  • Experience inside an Association is an asset.
     
  • Experience in management and change management
     
  • Interest in Energy law and European matters with preferably experience with the TSO Community.
     
  • High level of integrity, including attention to confidential information.
     
  • Ability to listen, build trust and resolve conflict in a consensual way.
     
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in business English.
     
  • Ability to work within a multinational and multicultural professional environment

We are looking for a permanent resource joining our offices based in Brussels. Although 100% teleworking is currently in place as recommended by Belgian government, the successful candidate will be asked to relocate to Belgium. We are a dynamic European association and are delighted to offer you the opportunity to work for ENTSO-E on truly 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.

You will work in a truly multi-cultural environment, with colleagues from over 20 different nationalities.

Our people are the heart of our association. We value work life balance. We offer a broad range of training and development, to make sure our employees continue to develop.

We offer market competitive compensation and 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 have the opportunity to participate in a Flexible Benefits Plan to choose for those benefits that create the best value for you. We also offer a maximum of flexibility enabling to have a good balance between working digitally and in physical meetings with Members and colleagues.

If you want to play a role in creating a sustainable world, then ENTSO-E is the place for you!

Interested?

Please submit your complete application consisting of a motivational letter and curriculum vitae on the Entso-ecareer website.


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