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 DACF (Day Ahead Congeson Forecast) Engineer, you will create and release DACF ﬁles to CORESO via OPDE (Operaonal Planning and Data Environment) and provide Day ahead power system studies to the Transmission Analysis Engineers and Network Access Planning Teams.
Providing a point of contact for CORESO to address any queries concerning DACF ﬁle submission, you will also undertake study and setup responsibilies for National Control and Network Access Planning as required to contribute to the secure and economic operation of the power system in control timescales. You will provide support for system model study facilities and preparation of datasets proactively and continuously improve the quality of the data provided to the customer, developing professional and eﬃcient working relationships proactively at all interfaces.
Providing National Control with the Day Ahead Master Study Model, you will report contingencies and overloads at critical pinch-points during the day to Transmission Analysis Engineers. You will actively participate and lead testing/process improvements processes for the Common Grid Model Programme.
This role is based in Wokingham and will operate on a staggered day shift rota with addional shift supplement (365 days per year, day-time hours only).
You will be educated to a minimum of HNC level, with a sound understanding of electrical theory, coupled with a basic understanding of National Grid’s role within the electricity industry.
With demonstrated analytical and problem-solving capabilities, you will have the proven ability to eﬀectively contribute to a smaller team. In addition, you will have demonstrated ability of presenting information for peer review. Experience within the electricity industry would be desirable, but not essenal
What You'll Get
A competitive salary between £37,300 – £47,000 – dependent on capability
As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company 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, salary sacriﬁce car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.
This role closes on 10th Novemberhowever we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary. National Grid reserves the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.