Chief Engineer - Networks

London Westminster (moving to Canary Wharf in early 2018) or Glasgow
15 Feb 2017
13 Mar 2017

Across the modern energy landscape, engineering is playing a more important role than ever before. But this is engineering with a different kind of emphasis. Technical delivery, combined with opportunities to shape Government policy, influence market direction and inform decision-making across UK energy networks. Infrastructure development, combined with the power to impact on supply, sustainability and value for money for energy consumers.

Engineering at Ofgem means being able to understand technical strategy at a macro level. We regulate £multi-billion infrastructure projects, in an energy market that is undergoing constant diversification. So we’re looking for Engineers with more than just technical knowledge. As Chief Engineer, you’ll lead the development of technical strategy and engineering capacity within Ofgem to ensure that regulatory policies are developed and implemented on the basis of robust understanding of technological developments and engineering impacts.

You’ll represent Ofgem at the highest level within government and with external stakeholders to enhance understanding of industry developments and regulatory responses. You will be a chartered engineer of several years standing with industry wide experience. In addition to strong technical expertise, you will also have commercial acumen and will be critical in developing effective and efficient regulation of network companies so that the outputs continue to reflect the interests of the consumer. Moreover, we expect that you’ll have high-level experience of managing and developing technical asset investment programmes or policy in a commercial or regulatory environment.

As you take a leading technical role in a variety of areas such as the development and delivery of price controls and competitive tender regimes for networks, you’ll draw on your solid understanding of the electricity supply industry and commercial principles and policies and bring to bear your experience of evaluating investment decisions and cost information. As a credible, engaging and effective communicator, you will be as comfortable presenting Ofgem’s proposals to stakeholders at bilateral meetings, industry events and forums as you are at offering technical advice and recommendations to the senior management team. In return you can expect a high degree of autonomy, involvement in our new leadership team, and the opportunity to influence the future energy infrastructure, in a flexible working environment quite unlike those offered by the rest of the industry.

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 only)
  • Interest free season ticket loan.

Closing date: 9am, 13th  March 2017

Ofgem is an equal opportunities employer. Protecting consumers and powering the future of the energy debate.

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