Whole System Islands Manager

Scottish Borders
United Kingdom
Whole System Islands Manager
 The Whole System Islands Manager contributes to the delivery of the islands network infrastructure and ensures that whole system policy delivers optimum benefits for the business.

Location: Scotland

About our client:

Our client owns and operates an electricity transmission network in Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, our client is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining, and operating a network for net zero.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Responsible for continuous improvement in our clients Islands proposals, recommending and making policy position revisions as required.
  • Representing the company in the ongoing development of island policies, processes and procedures and working with business colleagues to ensure regulatory and statutory compliance with licence obligations and applicable industry codes.
  • Responsible for effective communication, through positive engagement around all regulatory/ legislative changes and decisions that have the potential to affect the island proposals. Ensure early identification and fully understand business risks and assist with the implementation of any required risk mitigation measures.
  • Ensure regular engagement with other transmission owners, the system operator, Ofgem & BEIS in order that the transmission business is actively seen as making a valued contribution to the islands in the area of whole system policies and procedures.
  • Motivate and challenge the wider Transmission and Distribution business to deliver and achieve its full potential, in particular in the area of expertise around whole system policy (including connections and network growth). Define, create and deploy various initiatives ensuring the appropriate skill sets and cultures are promoted to improve efficiencies and stakeholder experience.
What do I need?
  • A thorough understanding of the GB Networks businesses gained in a commercial, regulatory, or legal environment.
  • Experience in dealing with external stakeholders including network licensees, Ofgem, BEIS, Government departments, local authorities, developers, and key industry bodies.
  • The ability to network both internally and externally to facilitate the development of stakeholders and key industry influencers.
  • Experience of delivering within challenging timescales, with the ability to effectively prioritise, plan and organise, balancing immediate and longer-term business priorities.
  • A proven track record of challenging the “status quo”, proposing imaginative, appropriate solutions and implementing innovative business improvements.

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