Senior Engineer – Electrical Offshore Transmission
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 offshore networks within the Engineering Hub.
As a Senior Engineer you will provide engineering and policy support across Ofgem as required. This will involve direct engagement with the planning and delivery of Offshore Transmission Operators’ (OFTOs) and electrical interconnectors’ regulatory regimes. The primary objective is to ensure that Ofgem has the technical capability to successfully deliver the OFTO tender rounds and assessments of interconnector projects.
It is a high-profile role that will see you presenting policy and recommendation to senior managers and representing Ofgem at external meetings, conferences and events. Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills will be backed-up by solid professional experience: a Chartered Engineer (or someone whose registration is well underway) with a background in offshore power transmission. You will bring expertise in OFTOs and interconnectors across a number of areas: design and planning, construction, operation and maintenance; HVDC technologies and convertor stations; offshore AC and HVDC cables and substations; technical codes and standards related to offshore networks; offshore asset management and innovation. You will also boast a highly developed capability in both quantitative and qualitative analysis, coupled with familiarity with key concepts of economic regulation. The ability to deliver to challenging timescales 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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