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Acquisition Surveyor – West Coast Energy

Wales or Inverness

Closing date: not specified

West Coast Energy Limited, part of the GDF SUEZ Group, is currently seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to help manage the identification and acquisition of renewable energy projects across the UK.

The position will be based in either Mold or Inverness and will involve the identification and appraisal of new renewable energy development opportunities, negotiation and agreement of heads of terms, and then the negotiation and agreement of legal agreements with landowners, agents and solicitors.

The ideal individual will be an experienced property professional with an RICS qualification and experience in the UK renewables sector. Good communication skills, the ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, work independently and a good knowledge / understanding of commercial lease agreements are essential. The role is likely to involve frequent UK travel.

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive employment package and will be part of a dynamic team undertaking a key role in renewable energy development in the UK. Apply in writing stating salary expectations and including a CV to:

Yvonne Stamp

West Coast Energy Ltd
Mynydd Awel
Mold Business Park
Maes Gwern
Flintshire, CH7 1XN


European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)

Political Communications Intern, Brussels

Closing date: 19 August 2014

EPIA, the European Photovoltaic (PV) Industry Association, with headquarters in Brussels, is recruiting a Political Communications Intern to work in its office in Brussels.

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association is the voice of photovoltaics in Europe, with Members active along the whole solar PV value chain and in neighbouring business sectors.

EPIA’s mission is to promote PV electricity in the European market and to give its global membership a strong and unique voice towards European decision makers.


Key objectives

Support to Media relations activities: media monitoring, media clippings, drafting, proofreading, editing of external communications tools (press releases, publications, mailings, newsletter articles, etc.), management of the press data base

  • Website management (updates, referencing, etc.)
  • Support to social media activities
  • Management of the general mailbox of the association and of the general switchbox
  • Ad-hoc support on events organisation and logistics
  • General assistance to the department


Candidate profile

 Student status and internship taking place in the frame of the study programme

 Fluent English (Native speaker level preferred), any other European language is an asset

 Willing to work in a dynamic international association

 Degree in communication or equivalent

 Knowledge and interest in writing, social media and web communications

 IT skills and first experience with website content management desirable

 Strong written and oral communication skills

 Excellent organisational skills, flexibility, responsibility

 High attention to details

Ability to work independently as well as in team and under pressure

Important – Conditions As per Belgian legislation, a monthly reimbursement (750EUR) for expenses on a standard basis is planned. A signed Convention de Stage (a tripartite agreement signed by EPIA, the intern and his/her university or college) is required. Prospective interns must fulfil this requirement to apply.

Application details

A CV (maximum 2 pages) and letter should be sent to quoting “Political Communications Intern” in subject line.  Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Natural Power

Hydrology Technicians: Inverness and Aberystwith

Closing Date: 7 September 2014

Natural Power is a renewable energy consultancy. Its Ecology and Hydrology Department is looking to recruit highly-motivated Hydrology Technicians in Inverness and Abereystwyth.

The positions are being offered on a fixed term basis initially. Reporting into the Hydrologist you will be responsible for providing field and office based hydrology services to both internal and external clients.

You will primarily be responsible for carrying out hydrological investigations and monitoring on sites and production of associated technical reports on findings.

Application details at


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