Policy Analyst – Flexible Energy Systems

Regulatory body | Small-scale Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
Job summary

A non-ministerial department that regulates the monopoly companies which run the gas and electricity networks, is looking to recruit a Flexibility Policy Analyst to work on enabling flexibility from Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to the wider energy system.

My client wants flexibility to be system wide. That means going beyond the Distribution Network Operators (DNO) as a flexibility procurer, to the DNOs as a critical gatekeeper of DER flexibility across all markets. They want flexibility to be valuable for multiple buyers in a multi-sided marketplace without sacrificing network security. Their assumption is that for that to happen, we need markets and participants to be entirely digital. They would be looking to you for help with the rest!

This means you’ll be pushing the DNOs and ESO to make sure they positively facilitate markets and flexibility exchange. You’ll equally be working with DER, aggregators, technology providers and market participants to make sure the right digitalisation and data exchanges are in place to allow energy flexibility to meet the changing needs of the energy system.

Key responsibilities, outputs and deliverables

  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of different delivery options for flexibility coordination.
  • Review the capabilities of DNOs in enabling flexibility for system optimisation.
  • Identify and develop policies to deliver the enabling digitalisation policies for flexibility.
  • Contribute to the development of a clear and compelling vision for flexibility across the energy system.
  • Develop and maintain a broad range of industry contacts to act as sounding board, gather suggestions and test ideas.
  • Develop licences and policies to drive distribution networks to enable flexibility.
  • Draft position papers to explain flexibility and our vision to industry.

Skills and experience required

  • Proven Experience in research and analysis (E)
  • Skilled in written and verbal communication: the ability to convey complex ideas to a range of stakeholders, including managers and external stakeholders (E)
  • The ability to draw key information from engagements: you will be required to engage with diverse teams and stakeholders that may have differing levels of expertise or technical interest (E)
  • A demonstrable interest in energy, achieving net zero, and/or digitalisation.
  • Relevant industry experience: this may be in the energy, data or other industries relevant to our market development ambitions (D)
  • Economic qualification (D)

*E = essential; D = desirable

What you'll get in return

This is a full-time, hybrid, permanent job opportunity, paying £33,400 - £46,699 London office, £30,950 - £43,474 Glasgow office. Candidates must live within a commutable distance to London or Glasgow and hold Rights to Work in the UK.

  • Location: Hybrid -1 day in the office per week
  • Hours: London 36 hours per week / Glasgow 37 hours per week),
  • Civil Service pension membership
  • Up to 30 days’ annual leave after 2 years
  • Cycle to work
  • Season ticket loan
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Enhanced maternity /paternity pay
  • Subsidised Gym

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Job Type
Working Pattern
Government & Public Services
London or Glasgow (hybrid working)
£33,400 - £46,699 London office, £30,950 - £43,474 Glasgow office
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Gavin Jones, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in London-Victoria
1st Floor, Ebury Gate, 23 Lower Belgrave Street

Telephone: 0207 259 8796

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