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Electrical Compliance Manager - ESO

National Grid

National Grid

Other Engineering, Legal
warwick, uk
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

Electrical Compliance Manager - ESO


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Connections
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  49470
Job Function:  Engineering

About the role

Great Britain's energy 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.  
The Electricity Connections Compliance Team plays a key role in the ESO’s Connections department, responsible for ensuring that new and existing generators, wishing to connect to the Electricity Transmission system, meet the requirements of the grid code and associated connection agreements. 


We are currently looking for an Electrical Compliance Manager and Electrical Compliance Engineer to join our team. 
As an Electrical Compliance Manager, you will provide expert guidance to generating companies in all areas of Compliance and will lead the process and code changes related to compliance process, to ensure that grid code compliance requirements are met. 


As an Electrical Compliance Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring that the ESO, and the Electricity Connections Compliance team specifically, are effectively represented (internally and externally) in the development of applicable industry codes and legislation. You will act as the focal point for the team in all related matters.


These roles are based from Warwick office. We continue to offer hybrid working from office and home.  

About us

As Great Britain’s electricity system operator (ESO), we sit at the heart of the electricity system, using our outstanding engineering and commercial expertise to balance electricity supply and demand. Ultimately, we keep the electricity flowing directly to where it’s needed, second by second.


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.


About you

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: 

•    A working knowledge of the Grid Code, Requirements for Generators and demand etc
•    An appreciation of the Compliance Process and broader ESO codes
•    A working knowledge of existing and emerging generator and transmission system technologies and components, including their practical application to meet grid code obligations for frequency, voltage / reactive power support etc.
•    An appreciation of the principles of power system planning and operation
•    Power system analysis experience preferable

What you'll get

A competitive salary between £50000- £80000 p.a. – dependent on capability.
As well as your base salary, you will receive a company car or allowance, a bonus of up to 20% of your salary for stretch 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 technology scheme, support via the employee assistance line and matched charity giving to name a few.

Key Accountabilities

Electrical Compliance Engineer:
•    Liaison with our key customers - generator owners and manufacturers throughout the compliance process, providing expert guidance on all aspects of grid code compliance.
•    Investigate gaps in processes, suggest/implement improvements, and train others in following new processes.
•    Support the ongoing development and maintenance of compliance documents and internal procedures.


Additional for the Electrical Compliance Manager: 
•    To make authoritative recommendations on Compliance process like Megawatt dispatch (MDP) ,HND and codes such as STC, STCP 19-5 (OFTO - ESO), STCP 19-3 (ESO -TO), STCP 19 -7(ESO - CATO).
•    Lead the development of codes and legislation on behalf of the Electricity Connection Compliance Team, representing the ESO in Compliance Process (CP) and European Compliance process (ECP) modifications.
•    Liaison with key stakeholders such as Elexon on BSC requirements and Ofgem on derogation process and OFTO transfer process.
•    Ensure relevant information is disseminated and embedded into the Team’s practises and procedures, including the provision of training and guidance to other staff members.
•    Review technical appendixes within Bilateral Agreements, identify gaps and suggest changes
•    Investigate and benchmarking ESO Compliance Processes across the world and implement the desired improvement.

What you'll need

•    Degree in a relevant discipline.
•    Team player, flexible and willing to go the extra mile.
•    Good stakeholder management skills.

More information

This role closes on 1st Dec 2023, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary. 
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.