Senior Engineer – Gas
This is an exciting time to be joining Ofgem as the way in which energy is generated, transported, stored and supplied to consumers is changing. The push to reduce carbon emissions and the deployment of new technologies means the energy system is in transition towards being low carbon, more decentralised and flexible.
Ofgem’s Systems and Networks division takes an end-to-end view of the energy system, including markets, networks and institutions involved in providing electricity and gas to consumers. This captures important synergies, including bringing together factors affecting investment drivers for the energy sector (market arrangements, access, charging). The division is responsible for managing over £80bn of investment in gas and electricity networks over the next 10 years.
An Engineering Hub has been established in the division, recognising that many of the companies we regulate have engineering and technology at their core. To be an effective regulator and ensure consumers are getting the best deal from the energy networks that supply them, it is essential to have strong technical capabilities. The division is therefore seeking an electrical engineer to fulfil a key role in our regulation of onshore networks within the Engineering Hub.
As a Senior Engineer you will assist with the ongoing RIIO1 price control for gas networks and with the development of the next price control, RIIO2. . You will use your technical engineering expertise and understanding of network companies’ business to provide the policy team with recommendations on core areas ranging from setting outputs and defining secondary deliverables, to recommending framework adaptations and data capture strategies and identifying risk. You will be a critical friend to the team; you will provide support on technical issues in workstreams and assist with the detailed design and delivery of the price controls in each sector. This will involve making recommendations in a number of areas such as, incentives and uncertainty mechanisms in each sector and supporting our engagement on technical issues with stakeholders and chair technical working groups. You working jointly with the teams responsible for carrying out benchmarking analysis, you’ll also support the assessment of business plans and forecasts.
This wide-ranging and challenging role will evolve over time to reflect the needs of team and the balance of resourcing available. Your experience of working in a technical role in a gas transmission and/or distribution company such as network planning, asset management, project delivery or network operations will mean you are comfortable with agile working in a dynamic environment. You will also have considerable expertise in developing technical asset investment programmes and advising senior management on related decisions, plus experience of network company price controls. You will be a strategic thinker capable of using your technical knowledge to make tactical decisions, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate technical issues clearly and concisely to non-technical teams both at working level and senior managers. We expect you to be a Chartered Engineer, educated to degree level; the ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team is essential.
Ofgem can offer you a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:
- Up to 30 days’ annual leave
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- The opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements, which include a valuable range of benefits
- Flexible working hours and family friendly policies
- Subsidised gym and restaurant (London location only)
- Interest free season ticket loan.
To apply, please go to our website via the Apply button.
Closing date: midnight, 23 July 2018.
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