As Balancing Markets Development Officer you will play a key role in supporting the reform of ancillary services and the development of flexibility markets to lower barriers to new technologies and deliver the tools to enable us to meet our ambition of being able to operate a zero-carbon system by 2025.
Engaging the industry on market reform to address our operability challenges of Response, Reserve, Reactive, Stability and Thermal, you will help support the delivery of change in these spaces through end to end process mapping, market design changes, product development, project management and subject matter expertise within Pathfinder, Network Innovation Competition and Regional Development Programme projects, and support to the development of flexibility markets and closer to real time procurement in general.
You will work across virtual teams to pull together the appropriate level of expertise to support the delivery of projects on time, whilst working with a variety of teams from across the ESO. You will manage internal and external stakeholders, ensuring that all voices are heard whilst also ensuring that the ESO's needs are met. You will have good creative and problem-solving abilities, and be able to constructively challenge ideas and proposals to deliver best value to the consumer.
Providing effective planning and project management support to projects including producing robust documentation, you will support the review of business end to end processes and uncover critical dependencies to ensure business readiness for service delivery, including understanding the systems, data flows and interfaces across teams. Effective communication is required in producing internal briefing material for Senior Management / Director level where required.
You will understand the IT system requirements for the requisite service being developed and, working alongside IT, support the delivery of a suitable solution for the market and Electricity National Control Centre (ENCC).
Communicating and presenting changes to services to external market participants, through collaboration with industry and key internal stakeholders, you will ensure that the development and procurement processes of these services is in accordance with Codes and License requirements. In addition, you will reduce risk management around the development of market reform for ancillary services.