Regulation Manager

Aberdeen City, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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About the role

Base Location: Perth, Aberdeen or Inverness (other locations will be considered). Hybrid working with a split between home and office is available for this role to support your work/life balance.

Salary: £55,200 - £83,000 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

SSEN Transmission is experiencing significant growth driven by the need to connect considerable volumes of renewable generation onto our network to facilitate the pathway to Net Zero.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Regulation Manager to join SSEN Transmission and be at the forefront of helping drive our ambitious £multi-billion ‘Pathway to 2030’. You will be responsible for leading engagement with the regulator, Ofgem and making use of various price control mechanisms, including the Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment (ASTI) framework to secure efficient funding for investment in the north of Scotland electricity transmission network. The role will also lead the development of regulatory policy across several critical workstreams seeking outcomes aligned with the SSEN Transmission strategy.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

- Securing necessary investment under the price control and wider regulatory framework to allow us to deliver our, and our stakeholders, strategic ambitions.

- Leading the development of regulatory policy across several critical workstreams whilst successfully advocating for our strategic goals across each of these key areas.

- Managing and co-ordinating regulatory projects to a timely and successful outcome. Your ability to provide regulatory direction and support across our business and the wider SSE Group while also line managing those in your team will be key to your success.

- Building and maintaining effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, in particular Ofgem, influencing the external regulatory environment through regular communication and engagement, responding to industry consultations and other submissions and representing SSEN Transmission at industry fora.

- Management of a small team of industry experts with a continual focus on staff development. Providing effective coaching, guidance, and development to enhance the development, skills and knowledge of others, both within the Transmission Regulation Team and across the SSEN Transmission business.

- In meeting your responsibilities, you will be given unyielding support from your colleagues in the Regulation Team as well as wider from your wider SSEN Transmission colleagues.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Experience in utility regulation and ideally you should be qualified to degree level in one of the following disciplines: Economics, Business, Science, Engineering or Law.

- Knowledge of the regulatory framework in GB energy and of the energy sector; the key stakeholders and the policy landscape, and the impact of broader political and policy development on a regulated company;

- The ability to efficiently identify, determine cause, propose and implement solutions to solve problems using a logical and analytical reasoning process to break down and work through a situation or problem to arrive at an outcome.

- Demonstrated ability to operate outside your area of expertise, engaging with subject matter experts to gather and present relevant information to develop investment cases, inform policy and develop strategy; and

- Experience in leading expert teams during bespoke projects and ideally line management experience.

About our Business

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all – we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact shirley-anne.o’ / 01738 351976.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.