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Regulatory Specialist, Spain

Job id:  15856
Job location: 

Madrid, Spain


Colt provides network, voice and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure.


Role Purpose

Based at Colt’s offices in Madrid, the purpose of the role is to assist Colt’s Regulatory Team in analysing regulatory conditions pertaining to the telecoms industry, and to conduct risk assessments. The role will primarily cover Spain and Eastern Europe but may also involve other jurisdictions as required. The role will also involve representing Colt externally, at regulatory authorities.


Reporting to the Regulatory Director, European Affairs in Spain, the successful candidate will:

  • Manage compliance with telecoms regulation in Spain and Eastern Europe.
  • Advise upon and execute a regulatory strategy in Spain and Eastern Europe.
  • Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders as may be required on a project by project basis.
  • Communicate results of the analysis/investigations effectively and concisely to the Regulatory Director, European Affairs and other internal stakeholders.
  • Conduct country regulatory work as and when the need arises.
  • Support V.P. Regulatory and Government Affairs in analysis and process required for regulatory projects.
  • Prepare regulatory submissions for regulators, ministries and other government bodies, as required, in Spain and Eastern Europe.
  • Contribute to the smooth and effective functioning of the Regulatory Team.


Key Accountabilities

  • Monitors regulatory and competitive developments in agreed priority and on agreed set of topics (for example access and interconnect, compliance rules, costs and taxes, and horizontal regulation such as data retention).
  • Analyse impact of regulatory, policy and market developments in Spain and Eastern Europe, to inform local and Colt-wide regulatory strategy.
  • Proactively monitor regulatory initiatives in the local markets that may have direct or indirect impact either in Colt’s business or in Colt’s customers.
  • Inform and advise to internal Stakeholders about any regulation changes in regulation.
  • Evaluate and communicate regulatory risks and opportunities to internal stakeholders: proactively evaluate and develop business responses to external opportunities and threats; relevant internal stakeholders may include local carrier relations, Voice Interconnect, Product and Strategy teams, and senior internal stakeholders.
  • Draft regulatory submissions for regulators, ministries and other government bodies, as required.
  • Provide support to Product and Marketing teams within Colt, such as informing the Team on regulatory strategic or compliance developments important to Colt (or its customers) to facilitate implementation of product changes, creation of press releases, marketing campaigns or events, articles in the press, etc.
  • To lead the compliance with any regulatory obligation in Spain and Eastern Europe coming from the regulation or under a specific request form the National Regulatory Authority, including the management of the compliance with any reporting activity in the country.
  • Identify opportunities and obtain rebates for overcharging for off-net access or interconnect products through regulatory actions, contribute to management of regulatory actions or court cases as appropriate.
  • Represent Colt at relevant external country level and/or European regulatory forums as may be appropriate, depending on level and seniority.
  • Support in tracking, quantifying and qualifying key contribution of Regulatory Team members
  • Contributes to Colt regulatory strategy within the Regulatory team; contributes to implementing the strategy internally and externally.
  • Under guidance of the Regulatory Director, European Affairs, undertake analysis and search on global licensing requirements and help in the implementation of these requirements.


Country specific regulatory work set against agreed country level KPIs:

  • Provide analysis and assessments of regulatory developments and their impact on Colt in a given countries as the case may be.
  • Handling business as usual compliance queries as may be required.
  • Includes briefing the local Country Representative on all relevant regulatory issue, understanding the country representative’s priorities, influencing and interfacing with external stakeholders in country as required, in coordination with the Regulatory Senior Manager.



  • Develops own skills, particularly commercial awareness, cost benefit or SWOT analysis and knowledge Colt processes and IT; communication skills to stretch the quality of customer service provided by the Team.
  • Provide timely, accurate and concise briefings and updates for management information purposes or for communication to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Take initiative to quantify/qualify key contributions of Regulatory Team.
  • Develop and communicate a clear vision of Colt regulatory strategy within the team.


Contributing to the overall functioning of the Regulatory Team:

  • Contribute to reviewing and streamlining team processes, helping with budgeting, KPIs, intranet, and IT tools (SharePoint, team document repositories etc.), organising and moderating team meetings etc. as the case may be.


Skills & Experience

  • At least 5-10 years of Post-qualification experience as a telecommunications sector regulatory expert (either in consulting or in-house) of applied regulation, economic or competition law; familiarity with relevant software tools.
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Command of multiple European languages or experience of having worked in regulatory context in different European countries would be a plus.



  • Fluent in English & Spanish. Any Eastern Europe language will be an added value.
  • Requires degree in law, telecom engineer or economics (preferably post-graduate).
  • Knowledge of the telecommunication sector desirable.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to demonstrate commercial awareness and acumen.
  • Essential professional capabilities e.g., punctuality, ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure, etc.


What we offer

Colt is a growing business that is investing in its people. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location. The company supports diversity and inclusion in the workplace and has signed Diversity Charter.

In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.


Some benefit examples are:


  • Relaxed dress code
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • 39 hours working week and additional days off as per Colt own collective bargaining agreement
  • Benefit package that includes life insurance, private health insurance and pension plan. In addition flexible benefits scheme
  • Lunch vouchers or childcare vouchers
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring
  • International environment with employees from more than 35 different nationalities

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