Senior Policy Manager, Commercial Networks

  • Ofgem
  • London, England
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Public Sector
  • 3 days remaining
Glasgow: £41,200 – £64,000 DOE
London Westminster (moving to Canary Wharf in April 2018): £43,600 – £69,700 DOE

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.

This role sits within our System Operation and Networks Division, which is responsible for managing over £80bn of investment in gas and electricity networks over the next 10 years. More specifically, Commercial Networks is working to introduce the benefits of competition and other market-based mechanism into electricity networks. This includes managing competitive tenders to appoint offshore transmission owners; cost benefit analysis for major electricity transmission projects; introducing more competition into onshore electricity transmission; and leading the regulation of new electricity interconnector projects connecting GB with Europe.

As Senior Policy Manager you will have the opportunity to work on a number of these initiatives, with a particular focus on cost benefit analysis and competition for onshore electricity transmission, as well as strategy for future interconnection. You’ll lead the development of regulatory policy to encourage competition within onshore transmission, and lead on cost benefit analysis of major transmission projects – making recommendations as to validity and how these should be funded if they progress. You’ll also play a key part in arrangements for extending the scope of competition during the next price control period. And you’ll lead the review of interconnection, ensuring that factors such as economic, social and environmental benefit of interconnection and impacts of Brexit are evaluated.

It’s an opportunity that demands expertise in policy development and delivery, and a convincing track record of shaping policy and influencing outcomes. You could have established your policy leadership credentials in either a commercial or public sector setting, and this should have included people management responsibilities – either directly or through matrix arrangements. Strengths in stakeholder management are equally important. You should be able to engage well with a range of audiences and communicate your findings and recommendations clearly – in person and in writing. With sound project management abilities, you’ll be able to demonstrate previous achievements in delivering quality outcomes, even when meeting challenging deadlines.

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
  • Subsidised gym and restaurant (London only)
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly policies
  • Interest free season ticket loan.

To apply, please click the apply button.

Closing date: midnight, 27th March 2018

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


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