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National Grid Energy Performance Specialist - ESO in Wokingham, United Kingdom

About the role

Great Britain's electricity system is undergoing an ambitious, exciting, and vital transformation. Together with industry, we are creating a cleaner, greener system, one that protects the planet and serves generations to come.

Are you considering a career change? Do you feel like you are looking for something more challenging that will keep continuing challenging you? Then seriously consider this option!

We’re seeking dynamic individuals to join our control room team, where you’ll play a critical role in balancing electricity demand. This is a significantly important role for our nationally critical business, helping to solve challenges whilst aligning with our NESO PVV (Purpose, Vision & Values) ambition.

If you prefer an analytical approach to work, thrive under pressure, excel at making tough decisions, and see yourself working with a highly skilled and dynamic team gaining real-time operational experience this opportunity might be perfect for you!

No prior experience in electricity is needed. Comprehensive training will be provided, with additional learning opportunities for those keen to further advance their careers.

This role is based in Wokingham , and will involve 24/7, 365 days a year shift pattern for which you will receive a shift allowance.

Ready to Power Up Your Career Path?

Apply now and join us in shaping the future of energy!

What’s there for you

Shift Work: Embrace the variety and flexibility that shift work provides.

Challenging and Rewarding Role: No two days are the same, and your actions can save significant amounts of money.

Collaborative Environment: Work independently while also being a vital part of a supportive team of experts.

Impactful Work: Play a key role in the safety of our electricity system and contribute to our net-zero goals.

About you

We don’t need you to have a specific background or industry experience, we are primarily looking for commitment, enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn and grow within the role.

This role is ideal for someone who demonstrates:

Logical Thinkers: Ability to analyse situations quickly and make sound decisions.

Pressure Performers: Thrive in high-pressure environments and stay calm under stress.

Collaborators: Independent yet excellent at collaborating with others.

Flexible: Adaptable and ready to tackle new challenges.

STEM Degree: A background in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics is essential.

About you

A competitive salary between £430000 - £60000 – dependent on experience and capability. Plus a 26% shift allowance.

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on company performance, 26 days annual leave as standard 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 comprehensive benefits package tailored to support your well-being and professional success. From a competitive salary to flexible work arrangements, we promote your work-life balance. Enjoy fit for purpose wellbeing and lifestyle offerings, ongoing skill development aligned to our Purpose and Values, and be part of a supportive community that values your individuality and where you can belong.

About us

Becoming the National Energy System Operator

In Summer of 2024, the ESO will transition to becoming the National Energy System Operator, or NESO for short. Previously denoted as the Future System Operator (or FSO), the new National Energy System Operator will be the independent body responsible for planning Great Britain’s electricity and gas networks and operating the electricity system.

The ESO, including all of its existing roles, will be at the heart of the new National Energy System Operator. As NESO, we will build on our existing roles, capabilities, and ways of working significantly to create an organisation the energy system and its users’ need. Our new capabilities will enable us to look across vectors, including electricity, natural gas and hydrogen, and crucially consider the trade-offs between them.

The organisation will be set up as a public corporation with its own Board of independent directors, with complete operational independence from government, the regulator and any and all commercial interest. As the ESO are today, NESO will be licenced and regulated by Ofgem through price control agreements and obligated to identify optimal solutions to system operations and planning in the most sustainable, affordable and secure way for all.

The time to deliver is now. As part of our 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.

More information

This role closes on 21st July at 23:59 , however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.

Please note that due to remote location, it is desirable for applicants to have some form of your own transport.

We work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

We're committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve, and a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.