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Energy Expert

SEI Tallinn is seeking a full-time Energy Expert for its Climate Systems and Energy Policy Unit, focusing on energy and climate mitigation policy.


SEI Tallinn, Estonia (on-site but occasional remote work possible)


17 June 2024

Contract details


The ideal candidate should have proven interdisciplinary research or policymaking/implementation experience and the ability to engage with various stakeholders. We are looking for someone who understands both development and environmental issues aligned with SEI’s mission and can conduct independent analysis and contribute to the creative research environment at SEI Tallinn.

The role

The Energy Expert will contribute to ongoing projects, such as smart energy grids, and strategies for hydrogen use and decarbonization in the EU and Eastern Partnership region. This role includes the opportunity to shape the unit’s project portfolio and thematic scope in accordance with SEI’s strategy, and to develop national and international research and policy support projects.

SEI Tallinn, a part of an international non-profit research institute, works through eight centres globally to advance sustainable development through research, policy analysis and capacity-building. Reporting to the head of unit, you will undertake independent research on energy and climate change mitigation policies. Collaboration with other units and centres is strongly encouraged.

Key responsibilities

  • Foster a strong, visible and sustainable research portfolio in climate change mitigation and energy policy.
  • Enhance the team’s engagement with energy and climate change mitigation topics, including policy-related projects, by demonstrating an understanding of the key issues.
  • Interact with policymakers and other stakeholders and represent SEI Tallinn at key events.
  • Assist in securing funding from a variety of local and international agencies, including the private sector.
  • Actively contribute to delivering high-quality research outputs and manage resources, effectively to ensure the efficient use of resources across projects and future proposals.

Who you are

You possess strong project management and research skills and have experience working collaboratively on project teams, contributing to dynamic team goals. You should have a background in energy and climate-related policymaking and/or research, with a solid understanding of the broader climate and energy context.

Key qualifications and experience

  • A Master’s degree in a field relevant to climate and energy policy research. We define climate and energy policy research broadly and are open to receiving applications from those with degrees in economics, engineering or natural sciences.
  • A minimum of three years in a relevant research, policymaking or data analysis position.
  • Experience in research project design and management, securing funding and publishing findings.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, suitable for both technical and public audiences.
  • Quantitative skills, such as data analysis, statistical analysis, data visualization and/or computer programming, are highly regarded.
  • Experience working in international multidisciplinary research teams and proficiency in Estonian and understanding of the Estonian context are advantageous.

Our offer

  • Meaningful work with impactful and challenging projects.
  • Supportive team environment and professional development opportunities.
  • Flexible work arrangements, including the possibility to work remotely and adjust hours.
  • Research article support and wellness compensation.
  • Opportunities to attend work-related conferences or training.

The selected candidate will be employed by SEI in Tallinn in accordance with Estonian labour laws.

How to apply

We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so please submit your application soon, however no later than 17 June 2024.

We only accept applications through our recruitment system; please apply online using the button below and submit the following in English:

  • cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience (one page)
  • curriculum vitae (two-page, maximum)
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Inquiries concerning the position can be directed to Ivo Krustok, Head of Unit and Senior Expert: [email protected]

Inquiries concerning the recruitment process can be directed to Filippa Klintberg, HR Specialist: [email protected]


Portrait photo of Ivo Krustok
Ivo Krustok

Head of Unit, Senior Expert (Climate Systems and Energy Policy Unit)

SEI Tallinn

Filippa Klintberg
Filippa Klintberg

HR Specialist

Human resources

SEI Headquarters

Meet the team

About SEI

Stockholm Environment Institute is an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges.

We connect science and decision-making to develop solutions for a sustainable future for all.

Our approach is highly collaborative: stakeholder involvement is at the heart of our efforts to build capacity, strengthen institutions, and equip partners for the long term.

Our work spans climate, water, air, and land-use issues, and integrates evidence and perspectives on governance, the economy, gender and human health.

Across our eight centres in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, we engage with policy processes, development action and business practice throughout the world.

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