Senior Economists

  • Ofgem
  • London, UK
  • Glasgow, UK
  • Public Sector
  • 1 week remaining

    Glasgow: £41,200 – £52,600  or 

    London Westminster (moving to Canary Wharf in early 2018): £43,600 – £56,650

    Ofgem is committed to making a positive difference for energy consumers through effective regulation of the market and close working with suppliers to ensure sustainable energy for consumers and businesses in the UK.

    A career with Ofgem is a unique professional opportunity. As energy is an essential universal service, our work touches on virtually all of the 26 million households and business in Great Britain. And our Economists make a valuable contribution across all aspects of our work, ensuring that influential decisions around regulation, consumer protection and the wider energy marketplace are well informed by sound evidence and analysis. It’s an exciting time of change and evolution within the energy sector – new technology and the drive towards a low-carbon energy sector are shaping a new energy system that is low carbon, more decentralised, smart and flexible. And Ofgem is at the forefront of this change.

    We are recruiting talented senior economists with a genuine interest in the energy sector. As a Senior Economist, you will be part of our Economics Community, working to ensure that our policy recommendations are founded on sound and insightful economic analysis. You’ll have the opportunity to apply strategic thinking to the leadership of projects, identifying and applying the most effective economic concepts and models to inform policy decisions. You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to Ofgem research on energy market issues. You can be assured of a commitment to your ongoing professional development and we’ll encourage you to keep up to date with developments in economic theory and practice.

    We expect that you’ll have a degree in Economics, or be able to demonstrate equivalent expertise through professional experience. Excellent analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative) are essential, and you should have practical experience of applying economic concepts to decision-making, including policy appraisal and evaluation. It’s important that you can work successfully with a wide range of stakeholders and that you can bring complex subject matter to life for different audiences. You’ll also need highly developed project management skills and be confident working across organisations, co-ordinating resources to deliver agreed outcomes.

    Right now we’re looking to recruit a number of Senior Economists. We are looking to create a talent pool of applicants from this process that we can use to fill current vacancies and subsequent positions over the next 3 months.


    If you want the opportunity to find out more about careers with Ofgem in person, then come along to one of our Economists Open Evenings. The London Opening Evening has now passed, however the Glasgow Open Evening is being held on 23rd January. These events offer the opportunity to hear directly from our CEO about our plans for the year ahead, and how you might fit in. Register here to attend the event.

    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.

    To apply online directly, please click here.

    Closing date for applications: 29th January 2018.

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

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