Ancillary Services Analyst - Military Veterans Wanted

National Grid (https:\\
Defense Contracting


  full-time   employee

RG41 5BN
United Kingdom

About us

National Grid’s energy network transports gas and electricity to homes and businesses all over the UK. It’s an essential part of all our lives. And it needs to be continuously advanced and enhanced to meet increasing demand whilst embracing new energy solutions. That’s why we’re looking for people with the creativity and originality to drive progress. People like you.

About the Role

Within this role, you will develop and use assessment principles and strategy to deliver the most economic solution for the procurement of balancing services. Reducing overall costs of System Operation.  You will also have accountability for:

  • Responsibility for the economic assessment of Short Term Operating Reserve, Firm Frequency Response, Fast Reserve, DTU, Constraint Management and other services
  • Development of ongoing commercial strategy for the procurement of services
  • Providing supporting information for meetings with external providers
  • Supporting contract negotiations
  • Supporting the development of new balancing services
  • Producing reports, webinars and market information to enable market facilitation of balancing services provision
  • Publishing information required for balancing services on the National Grid website for use by the service providers in the external market

What you'll Get

You will receive a competitive salary between £40,000 - £50,000, dependant on experience.

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 10%. 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.

About You

A degree in an engineering, science, economic or other numerate discipline is required.  You will also have:


  • Proven analytical skills and a good level of expertise in MS ACCESS and Excel
  • A good understanding of the GB electricity trading arrangements would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge and understanding of commercial assessments, ideally of tendered services in the power or similar industries OR an in-depth knowledge of ancillary and Balancing Services and the requirement for them
  • Excellent team working skills, and the drive and desire to improve processes

Who we are

At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. Accredited training programmes and personal development courses are a part of life here. We value and encourage diversity of thought, whatever your background. By creating an inclusive, switched-on workforce, we drive performance and deliver excellence, which is exactly what we need to achieve our vision of creating sustainable energy solutions, for today and tomorrow.

Closing Date

The closing date for this vacancy may change therefore we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

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