As Great Britain’s electricity system operator (ESO), we sit at the heart of the electricity system, using our outstanding engineering and commercial expertise to balance electricity supply and demand. Ultimately, we keep the electricity flowing directly to where it’s needed, second by second.
Our values and principles
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.
About the role
Join us on a 12-month industrial placement to work with and learn from some of the best people in the energy industry!?
As an undergraduate Commercial Analyst within the Electricity System Operator (ESO), you will do vital work at the heart of GB's energy industry, ensuring our high voltage electricity system and the commercial infrastructure that underpins it meets the fast-growing needs of consumers.?
You’ll work with some of the best people across the energy industry and within ESO to solve a wide range of complex problems, and ultimately deliver our ambitions of operating a zero-carbon network as well as increased levels of competition in the markets we operate. You’ll create innovative ways to do business and manage strategic relationships, helping us become a trusted partner of the whole energy industry.?
What you'll need
- Predict the nation's energy needs for the coming decades so we can understand how the electricity networks and policies might have to change.??
- Lead analytical work that defines the long-term changes in the electricity transmission network, to deliver reliable and affordable power to consumers while meeting our carbon free operation ambition.??
- Collaborate closely with industry stakeholders and colleagues from across our business to ensure the electricity system of the future meets the industry’s needs and expectations and delivers strategic industry-wide objectives such as the UK’s 2050 net zero targets.??
- Negotiate connections and service contracts with our customers.??
- Work with colleagues from the energy industry and national bodies to develop and implement amendments to industry codes that set out how the energy markets operate.??
- Develop our charging rules and collect our revenues.??
- Investigate the root causes of performance issues, identify and analyse opportunities to improve processes, then recommend and implement sustainable developments.?
You’re on track to achieve a minimum 2.2 degree. Location
Ideally, you’ll have a valid full UK Driving License.
This role is based at Warwick hybrid working options may be available and dependent upon business requirement.
What you'll get
Whatever your specific responsibilities, you'll be surrounded by the leading experts in the industry who are solving some of the biggest energy challenges we have ever seen. The knowledge and understanding of how we keep the lights on that can be understood only within the Electricity System Operator have been the foundations for the careers of many of our company leaders.
We are proud to offer a starting salary of £22,906.More Information
As a first step to your career in the energy industry, our 12-month Undergraduate Programmes are like no other! You’ll gain an insight into how we work at the ESO, exposure to the energy and power industry, develop hands-on experience, and understand what a career with us can offer.
You’ll receive some great rewards and benefits including 26 days’ annual leave plus statutory holidays, a buddy to support you during your placement, and a Graduate Development Programme opportunity.
The Government and Ofgem have asked the ESO to take on new roles and responsibilities.
Becoming the Energy Future System Operator is a critical step to help deliver a reliable and clean energy transition for all. The ESO, including all of its existing roles, will be at the heart of the new Future System Operator, taking on additional roles with a whole energy system mindset to drive progress towards net zero while maintaining energy security and minimising costs for consumers.
The new organisation will be set up as a public corporation with operational independence from government – bringing parties together to support optimised decision making and action. As now, it will be licensed and regulated by Ofgem through price control agreements. It is anticipated that the new organisation will be up and running by or in 2024.
The time to act on climate change is now. As part of the team, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in Great Britain – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.
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