RIIO-ED2 Policy & CEG Manager

Job Description

Position

RIIO-ED2 Policy & CEG Manager

Reporting to

Head of Regulation & Regulatory Finance

Function

Strategy & Regulation

Location

Newington House, 237 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1.

Reference Number

47666

Employment Period

Fixed Term Contract (18 – 24 months )

Contract Type

Personal Contract

CiP Level / Bonus

10%

Starting Salary

£63,000 Plus Benefits and Bonus ( and managerial car cash allowance )

Closing Date

10/01/2020

 

All applications will be reviewed after the closing date

 

We also offer : 

Annual leave 25 days

Personal Pension Plan – Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)

Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme 

Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme

Season ticket loan

Occupational Health support

Switched On – scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.

Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres

Discounted access to sports and social clubs

Employee Assistance Programme.

 

 

JOB PURPOSE:

 

To prepare UK Power Networks for the next price control for electricity distribution, RIIO-ED2, by leading the coordination of a UK Power Networks’ Customer Engagement Group (CEG), and contributing to the development of Ofgem’s methodology for RIIO-ED2. This will involve working with Ofgem and important industry partners to help develop new output and incentive mechanisms to ensure the price control framework evolves to meet future challenges.

 

DIMENSIONS:

 

UK Power Networks Regulated Asset Value (RAV): £6.2billion

Annual turnover: £1.5billion

Available annual incentives: £78million 

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

You will support the Head of Regulation and Regulatory Finance by inputting and contributing to the following tasks: 

  • Specific policy development in areas such as:
  • Develop the next price control framework and UK Power Networks’ RIIO-ED2 business plan
  • Ensure that UK Power Networks has regular and meaningful interaction with Ofgem, BEIS, and main industry partners such as storage developers and aggregators
  • You will contribute to the drafting of our policy papers and responses to information requests from Ofgem, BEIS and other industry team members.
  • Model the impact of different policy positions and incentive mechanisms to guide our decisions.
  • Coordinate the CEG through:
  • Regular engagement with the CEG Chair e.g. arranging meetings, producing necessary material, summarising CEG related output and tracking actions
  • Regular and proactive engagement with the CEO and members of the Executive Management Team to ensure UK Power Networks provides strong, well evidenced plans to the CEG and UK Power Networks responds effectively and appropriately to questions raised
  • Coordinate well-evidenced responses back to the CEG when needed and helping with the delivery of additional work e.g. customer surveys that have been actioned
  • Collaborate with both senior management and the CEG members to help achieve the goals set out in the terms of reference; particularly concerning the RIIO-ED2 business plan
  • Organize CEG related meetings by setting agendas, arranging venues and ensuring information is communicated promptly
  • You will also support our communications that inform employees and wider partners of CEG related activities
  • Ensure close co-ordination of the CEG timetable with the wider RIIO-ED2 Business Plan timetable. This will require close and effective team-working with the RIIO-ED2 Business Project Manager
  • Lead UK Power Networks’ RIIO-ED2 Customer Research:
  • You will manage external consultants to achieve a suite of customer research and engagement, both qualitative and quantitative, to help shape, guide and underpin UK Power Networks’ RIIO-ED2 Business Plan
  • Provide regular internal updates to the CEO, Executive Management Team and senior managers on progress
  • You will engage with business leads to ensure all relevant material necessary to undertake the research is available promptly in a format agreed with the external consultants
  • Communicate the outputs from the research and engage with relevant business leads to make clear where refinements to UK Power Networks’ RIIO-ED2 Business Plan
  • Ensure close collaboration of the CEG timetable with the wider RIIO-ED2 Business Plan timetable. This will require close and effective team-working with the RIIO-ED2 Business Project Manager
  • A leading role in developing UK Power Networks policy position on network resilience ahead of RIIO-ED2, whilst ensuring compliance with outputs defined in RIIO-ED1 by:
  • Partner with the wider business to submit regulatory information on Network Output Measures
  • Present to senior management UK Power Networks’ performance and understanding any differences between forecasts and actual delivery 
  • As well as working with the business, regular engagement will be required with other network companies and Ofgem to develop a new methodology for RIIO-ED2; this will involve representing UK Power Networks as part of an industry working group
  • Support the directorate to enhance its partner engagement by:
  • You will work with the customer engagement team to ensure UK Power Networks develops a first class plan as part of the Partner Engagement & Consumer Vulnerability mechanism Ofgem administers
  • Support senior management in their preparation for the interview panel session e.g. developing briefing packs
  • You will engage with other teams to review and co-develop external output e.g. producing presentations containing impactful facts and figures
  • Ensure that UK Power Networks achieves meaningful outcomes to customers

 

NATURE AND SCOPE:

 

The role of the Regulation team in the Safety, Strategy & Support Services Directorate is to develop the regulatory strategy. This involves monitoring and reporting against regulatory obligations and achieving a fair regulatory settlement for UK Power Networks our customers.

The Regulation team manage:

  • Promote, negotiate and positively influencing regulatory policy by engaging bodies such as Ofgem and BEIS. For example, this includes the management of responses to consultations by these bodies;
  • Manage the submission of all regulatory returns to Ofgem;
  • You will identify regulatory compliance issues and the management of their resolution; and
  • Contribute to strategic projects to achieve the UK Power Networks’ vision of being an 'employer of choice', 'a respected corporate citizen' and 'sustainably cost efficient'.

 

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Excellent interpersonal qualities with the ability to give presentations
  • Promote improvements and bring new thinking to complex issues
  • Clear evidence of managing several projects concurrently taking forward pieces of work
  • The ability to work with all levels of the business with the experience to adapt the level of detail and tone
  • A desire to want to understand more and ask questions to ensure data is correct and the answers being given are precise
  • Preferably a background in the energy industry or regulation
  • A degree in engineering or economics, or a similar subject that shows finding solutions to issues

 

Health & Safety Responsibilities

Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.

Employees will ensure they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied. 

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