Graduate Commercial Analyst, Electricity System Operator - National Grid

  • Job Reference: 7302
  • Date Posted: 10 September 2019
  • Recruiter: National Grid
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  • Location: Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Salary: £28,105 to £29,127
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus £2,000 joining bonus
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance, Engineering & Technical, Operations, Project Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Graduate Commercial Analyst, Electricity System Operator

Role requirements

This programme consists of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires.

Qualifications:You must have, or be predicted to gain, a 2:2 degree classification or above in your discipline.

About the role

As a Commercial Graduate within the Electricity System Operator, you will carry out vital work that ultimately contributes to keeping the lights onto millions of homes and businesses across the UK. You will be at the heart of the national energy system, working to support the integral commercial infrastructure that underpins the day to day and future workings of the Electricity System Operator. The energy sector is transforming at an unprecedented scale and pace; you will work with key stakeholders across the industry and within National Grid Electricty Sytem Operator to harness opportunities that decarbonisation brings, utilising innovative technologies, open markets and new ways of working to meet the needs of present and future consumers.

What you'll do

You’ll have the opportunity to work in a diverse range of teams within the Electricity and Gas System Operator. Responsibilities can include:

  • Predict the nation's energy supply and demand – from day to day forecasting to predicting the coming decades, so we can understand how we will need to adapt to operate a carbon free system by 2025. Lead analytical work that will shape future investment decisions for the UK transmission networks.
  • Collaborate with industry stakeholders ensuring electricity systems of the future meet needs and expectations, ensuring that the future decarbonised, decentralised and digitalised system works for everyone in the energy sector.
  • Negotiate connection and service contracts, ensuring we adapt to the diverse and growing needs of our customers.
  • Work with energy industry colleagues, European Commission and national bodies to develop and implement amendments to industry codes setting out how future energy markets operate.
  • Understand our charging regimes and collect revenues in a timely and efficient manner
  • Investigate the cause of system performance issues, identify and analyse opportunities to improve processes, and recommend sustainable solutions.
What's in it for you

You will start your career at the heart of the energy system, working across the energy industry to decarbonise the energy sector, to meet legally binding net zero emissions targets. With dedicated support from our award winning Academy and experts within the business you will join the business at an exciting time, as we negotiate the next round of our price controls (RIIO2), and begin to take a leading role in driving the transformation towards a more sustainable future. You will learn from teams in National Grid Electricty System Operator to shape the future of the Electricity System Operator, and build a solid external network across the energy industry.

What you'll get

You will receive a starting salary of £28,105 (or £29,127 if you hold a Masters) and a £2000 joining bonus. You will also have access to a number of additional benefits such as 25 days’ holiday, a generous completion payment, an accommodation allowance as you move around the business, a competitive pension scheme and a number of flexible benefits to name just a few.

Who are we

At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.

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Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 15th December, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment periods canand may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

Further information

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Due to the sensitive nature of this role, if your application is successful, you may be required to undergo National Security Vetting in addition to the standard background checks National Grid carry out. If these additional security checks are required, you may need to evidence that you have resided in the UK for the last 3 years. National Security Vetting is carried out by a third party provider, HM Revenue & Customs Cluster Security Unit (HMRC CSU), which is part of the UK Government. More information about HMRC CSU’s use of your personal data can be found on their website [].