Electricity System Operator Assurance Senior Manager

  • Job Reference: 15278
  • Date Posted: 16 October 2020
  • Employer: UK Resourcing
  • Website: https://careers.nationalgrid.com
  • Location: Warwick or Wokingham (RG41 5BN), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Undefined
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About us


The System Operator ensures that Great Britain’s gas and electricity is transported safely and efficiently from where it is produced to where it is consumed, balancing supply and demand in real time.  As a separate company within the National Grid Group, the Electricity System Operator is neutral within industry and able to facilitate market based solutions that deliver value for consumers.  We work with our customers and stakeholders to shape the future of the energy market, providing analysis and insight into the changing nature of energy.
In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.


The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid ESO, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. 


Our values and principles 


At National Grid ESO, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.


As a National Grid ESO employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.


We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid ESO, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.

About the role


As a member of the ESO Leadership Team, you will head up and provide leadership of ESO Assurance, which is a highly visible team. Working closely with all business areas across the ESO you will drive a step change in culture and performance to ensure that the ESO has a strong focus of governance across safety, compliance, data, and risk management. Management of the assurance function comprise of approximately 15 employees across Warwick and Wokingham. 


You will provide strategic thought leadership, management and direction relating to all business assurance activities to ensure that internal and external customer expectations are exceeded. You will provide direction and accountability for a portfolio of transformational change programmes to deliver UK strategic priorities to consistently deliver strong results and will cultivate a highly motivated, innovative and customer-focused Assurance function. 


Leading compliance and governance through policy ownership, development of frameworks covering internal and external compliance obligations and directing on investigations and improvements, you will drive our enterprise risk management processes, setting and manage the risk appetite and lead on creating the ESO Risk and Compliance Committee agenda. 


You will deliver a risk based audit programme to provide insights and continuous improvement and help deliver the ESO Data Assurance strategy. As a member of the Safety and Wellbeing Committee, you will ensure that ESO demonstrates world class safety performance through the development and implementation of the ESO Safety strategy.


This role can be based in Wokingham or Warwick

About You


With a comprehensive understanding of UK regulatory and legislative requirements as well as Electricity Industry Codes, Compliance and framework agreements, you will understand the regulatory environment and have and in depth knowledge of business governance and  compliance processes, including data governance, safety strategy, risk management and reporting. 


You will have a proven track record of building and sustaining solid business relationships with senior internal and external networks and be able to anticipate market and customer needs. A highly proficient communicator and collaborator who embraces new ideas and stimulates innovation, you will have led high performing teams successfully through transformation and change whilst setting the strategy for the function.

What You'll Get


A competitive salary between £60,000 - £80,000 – 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 share incentive plan, a salary sacrifice technology scheme, support via the employee assistance line and matched charity giving to name a few.


More Information


This role closes on 1st November 2020 however we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.