Public Affairs Manager, Statkraft, Cork

  • Full Time
  • Cork
  • Posted 1 week ago

Statkraft, Cork

Public Affairs Manager, Statkraft, Cork

Company Description
Statkraft is Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy from hydro, wind and solar power. We have over 5,300 employees in 21 countries. We have been making clean energy possible for over 125 years, with unrivalled expertise in supplying the world with what it needs most. We envision a world that runs entirely on renewable energy. Because in the fight against climate change, we do not see renewable energy as part of the solution – we believe it must be the solution. With us, you will shape a career that is truly forward-facing with many amazing opportunities and offerings to match.


Job Description
We are looking for a Public Affairs Manager for Statkraft’s business in Ireland. In this new role, you will play a key part in developing our business. Statkraft’s business activities in Ireland are diverse and include the development of offshore and onshore wind, solar, and storage. Our business has grown out of all recognition and as our business and significance in Ireland continues to grow, so should our influence and reputation. We see public affairs as a critical component to our successful growth.This is a new role. The Public Affairs Manager will report to the VP Public Affairs Europe and work hand in hand with the leadership team in Ireland who already play a highly active role in stakeholder management. You will also be working closely with a team of industry experts in their areas of specialization in Ireland.As part of this role you will:

  • Manage the public affairs process in Ireland
  • Monitor and report on regulatory risks and opportunities
  • Manage specific policy and regulatory initiatives
  • Maintain and grow Statkraft’s positive reputation in Ireland
  • Work closely with our industry experts within Ireland to help co-ordinate Statkraft’s position on policy matters
  • Provide briefings for colleagues to talk on sector, policy and regulatory matters
  • Co-ordinate our role in our trade body memberships, enhance the benefits we get from such memberships and influence their positions
  • Manage our response to key consultations
  • Develop thought leadership on topics ranging from climate action to the energy market to tech issues to sustainability
  • Ensure consistency with Statkraft’s key positions and views across technologies and regulatory matters
  • Co-ordinate with PA colleagues across Europe and other business areas



  • Master’s degree, preferably in Political Science, EU politics, Social Science or equivalent.
  • A track record of public affairs success in Ireland
  • Understanding and experience of how to engage with political and governmental stakeholders
  • In-depth knowledge of the Irish renewables and energy markets (desirable)
  • Ability to dive into the detail and see the big picture
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Irish energy and climate policy, drivers and processes
  • Proficiency in European energy policy and regulation
  • Strong communication, influencing and relationship building skills
  • You should be confident in your thinking and opinions and, at the same time, be able to accommodate diverse opinions from across the business
  • Passion for climate action and the resilience to make a difference
  • Experience of working in a multinational (desirable)

Additional Information
Statkraft offers:

  • Annual leave linked to tenure up to a maximum of 25 days
  • Flexible and Hybrid working.
  • Professional and personal development in a company experiencing strong growth
  • A positive working environment characterized by expertise, responsibility, and innovation
  • A diverse workplace with regard to gender, age and cultural background
  • Unlimited learning opportunities at various levels of the organisation including LinkedIn Learning and inspiring leaderships programs
  • Competitive terms of employment and benefit schemes
  • Hybrid working arrangements

Diversity Statement:

Statkraft Ireland is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity. Our people have different strengths, experiences and backgrounds yet share a passion for a future of clean energy.

Our culture is inclusive and down-to-earth – we encourage new ideas and value belonging. We received recognition as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces in 2022 and want to continue on this journey, through continuous improvement in our culture and our work.

Statkraft Ireland strives to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups. If you have a desire to contribute to a renewable future but your experience is not perfectly aligned, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just right for this role or other roles.

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