Regulation Manager – Retail

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary See description

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1363007

 Job Description

This role can be based in Belfast or Dublin - we are thinking of targeting Belfast this time. Please contact me directly if you would like more info about the role

Job Title: Regulation Manager – Retail

Location: Belfast

Salary: circa £45,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37.5 hours per week

Our Role

To co-ordinate and manage retail related regulatory projects; be responsible for the delivery of regulatory activities; and influence CRU and UR’s thinking through regular engagement.

Responsibility for key retail regulatory policy and projects, contributing to the strategic direction of the SSE businesses in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

These businesses include: SSE Airtricity Gas NI Ltd., SSE Airtricity Energy Supply NI Ltd., SSE Airtricity Ltd., SSE Renewables (Ireland) Ltd., SSE Generation Ireland Ltd. and SSE Airtricity Energy Services Ltd.

In addition to interacting with the Utility Regulator and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities, the Regulation Manager will work with other key external stakeholders and interact with industry groups.

Key Accountabilities

As part of regulation team, contribute to the delivery of SSE regulatory policy requirements / projects

-Contribute to the implementation of regulatory change

-Ensure regulatory submissions are made on time and to high standards

-Monitor CRU and UR engagement

-Monitor performance against CRU & UR’s expectations

-Monitor the activity of competitors

-Be an expert in regulation for the SSE businesses in Ireland

-Strategic understanding of energy sector and impact on SSE Irelands’ interests

-Understand and deliver SSE Ireland objectives for CRU & UR decision making, including projects such as consumer protection, retail competition, smart metering and NI gas price control.

Your Skills and Experience

-Ideal candidates will have at least five years in utility regulation or at least ten years in energy, utilities or compliance

-Degree-level qualification in: economics, finance or business; or Degree-level qualification in: science, engineering or law; with relevant experience or further training

-Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

-Good written and oral communication

-Competent presentation skills

-Competent financial modelling

-Basic statistics

-Fundamental legal understanding of field, particularly as applied to licence drafting

-Meet SSE’s minimum requirements for line management

-Understand principles and practice of good project management

-Ability to lobby to achieve results

Personal Attributes / Competencies

1. Building Trust

-Develops, maintains, and strengthens partnerships with others inside or outside the organisation who can provide information, assistance and support.

-Demonstrates honesty, keeps commitments and behaves in a consistent manner.

-Remains open to others’ ideas and opinions even when they conflict with their own.

-Communicates an understanding of the other person’s interests, needs and conCRUns.

-Makes and meets commitments that contribute to addressing the other person’s interests, needs and conCRUns.

-Identifies and communicates shared interests and goals, and differences as appropriate.

2. Networking

-Develops networks and builds alliances.

-Identifies and targets efforts to influence the real decision makers and those who can influence them.

-Seeks out and builds relationships with others who can provide information, intelligence, career support, potential business, and other ways to help.

-Maintains confidentiality.

-Establishes internal and external communication plans and/or systems to ensure that communications fully support the work of the organisation.

-Collaborates across internal and external organisational boundaries to meet common objectives.

3. People Management

-Set clear goals for direct reports, setting performance standards that are specific and measurable.

-Supports employee efforts to achieve job and organisational goals (e.g., by providing resources, removing obstacles, acting as a buffer).

-Evaluate priorities to ensure the ‘true’ top priorities are handled satisfactorily.

-Establish and maintain formal and informal methods to track employees’ progress and performance (e.g., status reports, managing by walking around, taking feedback from colleagues).

-Provides specific performance feedback, both positive and corrective, as soon as possible after the event or action.

-Recognises and rewards people for their achievements.

-Regularly meets with direct reports to review their development progress and recognises and reinforces people’s developmental efforts and improvements.

-Demonstrates behaviour which promotes equality of opportunity and diversity.

4. Project Management

-Defines or contributes to project outcomes and expectations based on customers’ requirements.

-Ensures project meets organisational goals and strategic objectives.

-With others, develops a work plan with tasks, time frames, milestones, resources and dependencies.

-Aligns colleagues to tasks, delegates effectively, motivates others, gives clear direction and initiates actions.

-Uses resources efficiently and manages effectively within budget limits.

-Ensures quality and quantity standards are met.

-Anticipates potential problems and institutes controls and contingency plans to address them.

-Monitors project progress and evaluates performance.

-Responds effectively to unforeseen problems.

-Identifies improvement areas and resolves barriers to task completion.

-Sets deadlines in a way that gets commitment from all parties involved.

Our Company

SSE is Ireland’s second largest energy utility and the leading developer and investor in cleaner energy infrastructure. SSE owns and operates over 2,000MW of generation capacity on the island of Ireland, of which 718MW is from renewable sources. Sitting within our Wholesale business, SSE Airtricity supplies greener electricity, natural gas and essential services to over 770,000 homes and businesses. Since 2008, SSE has directly invested over £2bn in growing its Ireland energy business including investment in large-scale, cleaner energy infrastructure. As a result of that investment SSE has contributed over €5bn to Irish Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since 2010, demonstrating the scale of economic activity that SSE’s operations support across Ireland.

SSE Ireland has been certified by Business in the Community Ireland to the Business Working Responsibly Mark, the gold standard for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in Ireland. The Mark is presented to companies that represent best-in-class leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in CSR and Sustainability including employee engagement, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.

Our Benefits

We employ 1000 individuals doing everything from helping customers with their bills to the creation of clean, green renewable energy. Our people are important to us and we go to great lengths to extend the values of our award-winning customer service to our employees to ensure that as part of our diverse workforce, you have the flexibility and opportunity to develop to your fullest potential.

In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy 25 days’ annual leave entitlement, with the option to buy up to 10 extra days and will also be eligible for a host of other lifestyle benefits. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.

Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

Closing date for applications is: 21st Oct 2018

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.