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Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager

As the GB energy system plays its role in the move towards Net Zero, the industry codes which govern the operation of electricity generation, will need to be revised to ensure that the large volumes of low carbon capacity needed can be delivered efficiently.

In particular, with the rapid expansion of the offshore sector the BEIS led Offshore Transmission Network Review will require a great deal of industry sponsored modifications to the existing regime. This will be critical to the delivery of RWER’s six UK offshore wind pipeline projects.

We are seeking a new team member to enhance its industry codes capabilities and to help shape the future of offshore grid connections.

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Location

United Kingdom

Type

Permanent

Requirements

  • Several years’ relevant experience in the energy industry, with a detailed understanding of the UK electricity market regulatory regimes, specifically in relation to grid policy and regulation, with a predominant focus on offshore connections and transmission.
  • Familiarity with industry codes and the modification process for such codes. (e.g. CUSC, Grid Code, SQSS, and to a lesser extent DCUSA, D-Code, STC and BSC) and GB Electricity Generation Licences
  • Knowledge and understanding of the commercial drivers for offshore wind farms at different stages of development and during the operational phase, how these are impacted by the current offshore regulatory regime, and appropriate use of this information in reacting to regulatory changes and proposing new Code change proposals.
  • Strong industry networks within relevant organisations and decision-makers (e.g. ESO, TOs, Ofgem).
  • Analytical skills to identify implications of possible regulatory change, both published and that in early-stage consideration by stakeholders
  • Ability to identify, interpret and use a broad range of evidence from a variety of sources and bring this together to create and support strategic arguments.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills, in particular experience of leading discussions in meetings, forums, and virtual teams.
  • Have an enthusiastic and adaptable attitude to a changing and challenging work environment. With the ability to both work independently, with limited direct supervision and effectively as part of a multi-functional team.

We Offer

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Bonus
  • Life insurance/Death in service
  • Medical Cover
  • Cycle to work
  • Eye Test/Flu Jab Vouchers
  • Corporate Discount scheme

Your Tasks

  • The role holder will apply their skills to identify opportunities and threats for our client’s portfolio of offshore wind projects which arise from regulatory developments and proposals; working with colleagues from across the business areas to create and implement strategies to respond to these, protecting our clients’ interests.
  • The role holder must be able to identify, interpret and use a broad range of evidence to create persuasive arguments, which they will then use in engagement strategies to proactively propose change modifications to Industry Codes, and respond reactively to others.
  • This role will also work collaboratively with Regulatory Affairs colleagues across technologies in GB on the development of core aspects of electricity market regulation.
  • Working to long term planning horizons, the job requires innovative thinking to create new visions for the regulation of the energy market in the 2020s and 2030s, which will maximise the potential for deployment of renewable generation – particularly offshore wind in the context of the Offshore Transmission Network Review.
  • Work with offshore development and operations teams to identify and maintain a detailed understanding of our client’s commercial interests and how this relates to the current and changing regulatory landscape, identifying commercial threat/opportunities at an early stage.
  • Hold and maintain specialised understanding of the relevant industry codes, to enable the provision of specialised advice to the business.
  • Develop and execute strategies to influence regulatory policy & develop industry Codes to address current issues and regarding aspects of the future offshore regime (e.g., offshore transmission, socialisation of costs and generator risk share).
  • Developing persuasive, clear and robustly evidenced policy positions, then represent our client’s commercial interests in relevant industry forums and workgroups, including Code Modification Working Groups.

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