Regulatory Lead

Edinburgh 


About Flexitricity

Flexitricity is a demand response business which provides fast access to response and reserve energy that is delivered with a lower cost and lower emissions than conventional power stations.

Flexitricity pioneered aggregated demand-side reserve services (DSR) for electricity system balancing, and continues to lead this sector in volume, technical capability and innovation. Flexitricity creates this reserve by aggregating small generators and flexible electrical loads into capacity groups that are made available to National Grid or one of the UK’s Distribution Network Operators for short periods when the national or local electricity system is under stress. These generation assets and electrical loads are owned by third party industrial and commercial businesses that partner with Flexitricity for market access and service provision.

To complement the core DSR business Flexitricity has developed a new energy supply offering (Flexitricity+) that is aimed at a subset of industrial and commercial customers.  Launched in October 2018, Flexitricity+ provides a transparent market access for CHP operators, battery developers, small merchant generators and energy-intensive industrial sites.  Using our 24-hour control room and live smart grid platform, we monetise the flexibility of our customers in on-the-day markets such as the Balancing Mechanism.


About the role

This role exists to ensure Flexitricity remains at the fore front in monetising new flexible energy opportunities, from participation in formation of policies at industry level through to launch of new service offerings for Flexitricity.  The role has strong engagement with stakeholders across the industry.

Core duties will include:

  • Interpreting and engaging with, and where appropriate creating and proposing, changes to industry codes and regulations
  • Managing and driving improvements to Flexitricity’s internal processes in response to market need and regulatory changes
  • Managing Flexitricity’s obligations under its supply and shipping licences, and working with senior colleagues to ensure compliance through efficient internal processes
  • Creating and implementing new commercial services for Flexitricity’s customers, including launch of Flexitricity’s participation in the Trans-European Replacement Reserves Exchange
  • Public speaking at industry events
  • Supporting sales and account management with industry knowledge to help answer queries from existing and potential customers

About you

You are intelligent, articulate and motivated, and your attention to detail is of the highest level.  You absorb new information quickly, and ensure that you inform yourself of key aspects of new areas. You are able to self-manage while keeping colleagues abreast of developments affecting them.  Your written and verbal communication skills and your teamworking abilities are excellent.

You prepare rigorously, listen attentively and consider dispassionately.  You remain calm yet firm in a mix of regulatory settings, from collaborative to adversarial.  You are highly numerate and able to use complex data to determine the facts and provide evidence.  You are comfortable presenting to a wide range of audiences.

You have experience in and knowledge of regulatory and governance matters in the GB electricity industry.  You are an excellent team-worker, and you are able to design business processes around regulatory needs, training colleagues in their ongoing management.

Benefits

We are committed to rewarding initiative and excellence and we offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. You can expect challenge, learning and autonomy in creating value in our dynamic business.


Application

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter to jobs@flexitricity.com.

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted in relation to posts.