About The Role
Great Britain's electricity system is undergoing an ambitious, exciting and vital transformation. Together with industry, we are creating a cleaner, greener system, one that protects the planet and serves generations to come.
Due to the continuous growth, we currently have multiple exciting openings available within our power networks team. We are looking for Junior, Senior and Specialist Power System Engineers to join us.
The ESO has a key role to play in tackling climate change by transitioning GB’s electricity system to net zero. We already operate the fastest decarbonising electricity system in the world, with an ambition for zero carbon operation by 2025. And by 2035, we want to run 100% clean, green energy, all the time.
Becoming the Energy Future System Operator
As you may have seen the Government and Ofgem have asked the ESO to take on new roles and responsibilities.
Becoming the Energy Future System Operator is a critical step to help deliver a reliable and clean energy transition for all. The ESO, including all of its existing roles, will be at the heart of the new Future System Operator, taking on additional roles with a whole energy system mindset to drive progress towards net zero while maintaining energy security and minimising costs for consumers.
The new organisation will be set up as a public corporation with operational independence from government – bringing parties together to support optimised decision making and action. As now, it will be licenced and regulated by Ofgem through price control agreements. It is anticipated that the new organisation will be up and running by or in 2024.
The time to act on climate change is now. As part of our team, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in Great Britain – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.
We are looking for individuals who not only have a demonstrable understanding of the fundamentals of power system operation and how to use industry standard software packages for assessments, but also have skills and experience in using programming languages or operational research techniques.
What You'll Get
A competitive salary between £45,000 to £70,000 – DOE
As well as your base salary, a bonus dependent on company and personal performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a salary sacrifice car scheme, support via the employee assistance line and matched charity giving to name a few.
We can offer a Visa Sponsorship and comprehensive relocation package for international applicants.
As part of our hybrid and flexible working policy, this role offers a mix of office and home working. You could be based in either Warwick or Wokingham office.
- Working with colleagues to lead the development of the onshore and offshore electricity transmission system ensuring the integrity of the system will be maintained for all infrastructure and new connection developments, along with forward thinking through the Holistic Network Design (HND) and Centralised Strategic Network Plan (CSNP).
- Developing Current Year and Year Ahead operational plans for our control room, with consideration of network asset outage, generation output and ESO license obligations.
- Innovating with industry experts to find feasible solutions for the technical issues in the future Net Zero network development, planning and operation, as well as the management of emerging operational risks associated with landscape change of the industry.
- Working alongside a breadth of internal and external industry stakeholders who are also passionate about delivering net zero and the energy transition to co-ordinate the development, planning and operation of the whole electricity system to facilitate the low carbon transition.
- Contributing to innovations including IT solutions in planning and operation to deliver maximum consumer benefit.
- Represent National Grid in external technical working groups, seminars and conferences.
- Application of process excellence to deliver efficient process and quality output.
What You'll Need
What we do isn’t just important – it’s essential. That’s why we look to recruit experts in their field. In this case, we’re looking for someone who has:
- General electricity system knowledge and solid system fundamental knowledge.
- Good appreciation of UK energy policy and offshore network development policy.
- Demonstrable knowledge of the principles of power system design, planning and operation.
- Ability to analyse and present complex technical and commercial issues and understand their impact on system development, planning and operation.
- Demonstrated application of technical and commercial frameworks to the design and/or operation of the transmission system.
- Familiarity with power system simulation packages such as DIgSILENT, PowerFactory, PSCAD and integrated scripting functionality to automate analysis and program development.
- Experience in infrastructure development and optioneering
- Experience of running power system analysis including HVDC technology, Inverter Base Resource and EMT.
- Familiarity with Python programming SQL, NoSQL and/or other database tools & techniques.
This role closes on 10th Nov 2023 at 23:59, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary. Interviews will be held w.c. 13th and 20th Nov 2023.
We work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.
We're committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve, and a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.