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- EU and UK Regulatory & Policy Strategy Managers, UK

EU and UK Regulatory & Policy Strategy Managers

National Grid’s 

Job Category: System Operator

Primary Location: West Midlands-Warwickshire-Warwick

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time



National Grid’s energy network transports gas and electricity to homes and businesses all over the UK. It’s an essential part of all our lives. And it needs to be continuously advanced and enhanced to meet increasing demand whilst embracing new energy solutions. That’s why we’re looking for people with the creativity and originality to drive progress. People like you.


About the role

There are two positions: an EU Regulatory & Policy Strategy Manager and a UK Regulatory & Policy Strategy Manager.

Using subject matter expertise in energy policy, you will undertake horizon scanning of the UK or EU regulatory and public policy environment impacting upon the GB gas market, including Brexit developments, and will develop and maintain relevant and appropriate internal and external relationships. You will use the insight gained to ensure that regulatory and public policy issues are addressed and built into the commercial strategy used by the wider team, as required. You will also lead on the development of key public policy recommendations, and set these out in an integrated, compelling and clear way.


Key Accountabilities

Develop and implement strategy positions for National Grid’s Gas System Operator (GSO) regarding emerging UK or EU policies and legislation, in particular those impacting the future role of gas, the gas transmission network and the GB gas market.

Influence UK or EU regulatory and public policy in order to have a positive outcome on the GSO and its projects, as well as the wider gas market; maximising opportunity and mitigating risks or removing threats

Create and implement robust policy frameworks and solutions, recommendations and stakeholder engagement plans to strengthen areas of strategic importance or mitigate systemic threats arising from the changing policy landscape

Generate consensus and commitment for GSO regulatory initiatives, concepts and projects amongst teams across National Grid and relevant external stakeholders in the UK / EU (particularly regulators, Governments, European Commission, other TSOs, industry bodies) to ensure a supportive environment for realisation of GSO goals

Lead on development of National Grid or GSO responses to regulatory or public consultations or a variety of research projects, as required.

Navigate internal strategy decisions and related presentations/reports/consultation responses etc. through internal governance to ensure quality and alignment with GSO strategy and National Grid Corporate directions

Support the development of team members in policy development and strategic policy analysis techniques to ensure an enduring capability is created within the team creating strong succession plans and clear development pathways for staff.

Develop, maintain and build external stakeholder relationships to build partnerships, representing National Grid and GSO at a high level.

Develop policy positions; lead on workshop preparation; and recommend and implement process for ongoing governance.

Support the Regulation team as they undertake negotiation with external parties to ensure outcomes that support the GSO and long term revenue streams.

Ensure relevant departments are kept informed about UK or EU developments affecting their work.

Liaising with internal and external stakeholders including Ofgem & BEIS (or equivalent in other EU countries), relevant Government bodies and institutions, European institutions (European Commission, ACER, ENTSOG, GIE etc), Gas shippers, other gas market participants, consultants and other gas TSOs, relevant industry associations in the UK and rest of Europe

The EU role will also develop and implement a Brexit/European stakeholder engagement plan for GSO regarding European institutions, TSOs and industry organisations in conjunction with National Grid’s Brussels office, and coordinate participation by other GSO teams. You will also represent National Grid on relevant ENTSOG and GIE working groups, as required.

Interviews will be held on 31st August, 1st, 5th and 8th September 2017.


About you

You will have a degree level qualification (or equivalent) in relevant discipline or demonstrable relevant experience. You will also have:


Strong planning, project management and organisational skills, ability to simultaneously manage and prioritise multiple issues and optimise the use of resource, including with a virtual team

Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

Ability to draft and present clear, concise and compelling strategic analysis and recommendations for senior management and external stakeholders

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to influence others, work collaboratively and constructively with project partners, external stakeholders and internal teams to achieve consensus and positive outcomes

Ability to work effectively and deliver quality output under periodic periods of high pressure and peaks in work load

Local language for any of our current partner projects is advantageous

Sector knowledge & subject matter expertise and experience with regulatory and energy policy topics, including legislation, relevant to the gas market

Experience in development of influential and effective regulatory or energy policy frameworks, preferably with application in a commercial context

Knowledge of and curiosity in industry public policy issues

Experience of influencing to achieve complex outcomes, preferably in a regulatory or policy environment

Extensive experience in managing relationships with internal & external stakeholders, including regulators and government parties

Who we are

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. Accredited training programmes and personal development courses are a part of life here. We value and encourage diversity of thought, whatever your background. By creating an inclusive, switched-on workforce, we drive performance and deliver excellence. Which is exactly what we need to achieve our vision of creating sustainable energy solutions, for today and tomorrow.


The closing date for this vacancy may change, therefore, we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.


Job posted on 4 August 2017.


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