Power System Support Analyst - ESO


Wokingham, GB, RG41 5BN

Division:  Network Access Planning (6)
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  47159
Job Function:  Engineering

About the role

Great Britain's electricity system is undergoing an ambitious, exciting and vital transformation. Together with industry, we are creating a cleaner, greener system, one that protects the planet and serves generations to come.


The main purpose of the role will be to provide data and to operational teams in Network Access Planning. To enter asset and operational data into the study tools (Power Factory) in order for Power System Engineers to be able to perform their roles effectively. 

About us

The ESO has a key role to play in tackling climate change by transitioning GB’s electricity system to net zero. We already operate the fastest decarbonising electricity system in the world, with an ambition for zero carbon operation by 2025. And by 2035, we want to run 100% clean, green energy, all the time.


Becoming the Energy Future System Operator


As you may have seen the Government and Ofgem have asked the ESO to take on new roles and responsibilities


Becoming the Energy Future System Operator is a critical step to help deliver a reliable and clean energy transition for all. The ESO, including all of its existing roles, will be at the heart of the new Future System Operator, taking on additional roles with a whole energy system mindset to drive progress towards net zero while maintaining energy security and minimising costs for consumers.


The new organisation will be set up as a public corporation with operational independence from government – bringing parties together to support optimised decision making and action. As now, it will be licenced and regulated by Ofgem through price control agreements. It is anticipated that the new organisation will be up and running by or in 2024.  


The time to act on climate change is now. As part of our team, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in Great Britain – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

About you

What we do isn’t just important – it’s essential. That’s why we look to recruit experts in their field. In this case, we’re looking for someone who has:

•    Experience in data analysis 
•    Basic understanding of National Grid ESO’s role within the electricity industry 
•    Demonstrated problem solving and communication capabilities 
•    Proven ability to effectively contribute to small team 

What you'll get

A competitive salary between £43000 –£50000 dependent on capability.
As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus of up to 15% of your salary for stretch 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.

Key Accountabilities

•    Assist in the production of current year and year ahead outage plans that meet the business objectives of both the GB System Operator and Transmission Owners 
•    Provide system analysis studies to Network Access Planning and the Electricity National Control Centre as appropriate. 
•    Provide support for system model study facilities and preparation of datasets 
•    Develop the study build processes and identify improvements for managing system analysis data 
•    Accept and take onboard feedback provided by the Power System Engineers 
•    Adjust the operational data contained in the Power Factory model on a regular basis.
•    Liaise with Internal Network Modelling team to monitor changes required to asset data sets. 
•    Take ownership of IT inaccuracies and seek resolutions. 
•    Monitor weather forecast to ensure that offline studies continue to reflect real conditions. 
•    Communicate any complex planning scenarios to all relevant stakeholders. 


What you'll need

•    Excellent attention to details
•    Good communication skills
•    Previous experience in data analysis

More information

This role closes on 29th September 2023 at 23:59, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary. Interviews will be held w.c. 2nd Oct 2023. 


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. 


We're committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve, and a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.