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Network Capacity Access Officer


Warwick, WAR, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  NTS Capacity Management
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  19625
Job Category:  Gas Transmission
Job Function:  Sales and Commercial

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Network Capacity Access Officer to work in our Gas Transmission business in our Warwick offices

Support the future development and implementation of the National Transmission System Capacity and Access regime 
·    Identifying and supporting opportunities to develop the UK and EU gas commercial and regulatory framework. 
·    Helping to ensure we have the right systems, tools, products and processes in place at the right time to ensure compliance with the capacity access arrangements and to support management of the commercial risks to the current and future network in the best possible way.


Key Accountabilities:

  • With support from the Principal Capacity Strategy and Development Analyst, ensure evolving regulatory obligations associated with the capacity and access elements of the commercial framework are fully complied with, through the definition and implementation of appropriate operational processes and identification of functional requirements to be delivered through IS system tools and processes (e.g. PRISMA and Gemini)
  • Support the scoping and carrying out of robust and comprehensive User Acceptance Testing on behalf of System Capability and Network Optimisation to ensure that IS systems meet the agreed requirements.
  • Review processes and IS system tools to support the capacity and access regime and ensure they are appropriate to meet compliance with commercial and regulatory obligations.
  • Internal and external point of contact for capacity and access arrangements 
  • Provide operational and commercial input into the revolution and evolution of the access arrangements to enable the road to net zero.
  • Provide operational and commercial input to Gas Network Development to support the optimisation of strategic solutions to meet incremental capacity requirements and other load and non-load related potential network development.    
  • Provide customers and the wider gas market with information associated with capacity and access processes in line with commercial and contractual obligations and provide support to customers to allow them to choose the capacity products most suited to their respective businesses.
  • Support timely and robust financial and regulatory reporting and business planning forecasts.
  • Support the development of Gas Access operational and commercial arrangements which enhance / protect value delivery
  • Provide expert advice, insight & education on the Entry and Exit capacity regimes in terms of license / code drafting / interpretation internally and externally to industry, regulatory and government bodies.
  • To undertake role(s) within the Network Emergency Management Team (NEMT) which will involve undergoing training and taking part in regular internal and external exercises and being called upon to fulfil this role in the event of an incident or emergency on the gas network.

About You

  • Knowledge of the Gas Transmission business its operation and associated statutory and commercial obligations
  • Knowledge of gas access arrangements
  • A strong track record in identifying, analysing and managing risks and opportunities
  • A strong capability to quickly learn and break down complex areas of the regulatory and commercial framework.
  • Understanding of industry codes (for example, the Uniform Network Code and/or the Grid Code) and license framework, including a working knowledge of associated legislation.
  • A logical, creative and practical approach to problem solving and ability to structure complex problems
  • A track record of strategic thinking and planning
  • Appreciation of physical operation of the gas transmission network


Supervisory/Interpersonal - Experience Required

  • Able to work effectively across virtual teams.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in dealing with a wide variety of customers and stakeholders 
  • Experience of working with service providers (e.g. Xoserve and PRISMA)


Essential (at appointment): Numerate degree preferred or equivalent experience

What You'll get

A competitive salary between £38,300 – £48,499 – 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.

Our Values and Principles

At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.

As a National Grid 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, 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 us

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

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, 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. 

Closing Date

Closing date 16th May 2021 however we may need to close this down earlier so we recommend you apply early

At National Grid, 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.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.