National Grid ESO creates 130 jobs in Warwick

A total of 200 people are being recruited throughout 2021 and, after Covid restrictions have been eased, will be based at either the operator’s Head Office in Warwick and control centre in Wokingham

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 4:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 4:52 pm
National Grid Electricity System Operator’s head office in Warwick. Photo supplied

National Grid Electricity System Operator are recruiting for 130 new jobs in Warwick to help Great Britain power towards 'a greener electricity grid and its net zero target'.

A total of 200 people are being recruited throughout 2021 and, after Covid restrictions have been eased, will be based at either the operator’s Head Office in Warwick and control centre in Wokingham.

130 of the jobs will be based in Warwick and 70 will be based in Wokingham.

The ESO, who are responsible for balancing electricity second by second for homes and business in Great Britain, are looking for a range of skills and specialisms across a variety of different areas.

The new engineers, analysts and digital and commercial roles will help to balance electricity demand with supply and make sure the network runs efficiently and effectively – as well as help to shape the future of the energy market, providing analysis and insight to accommodate new technologies and ways of working.

National Grid ESO, a legally separate part of the National Grid Group, are helping to 'build a greener, net zero future for Great Britain'.

Its colleagues are enabling the transition away from fossil fuels to cleaner power and have overseen recent major milestones, including zero carbon electricity overtaking fossil fuels for the first time in 2019 and a record period of electricity generation without burning coal in Summer 2020.

The Electricity System Operator says it is committed to supporting both flexible working arrangements and diversity and inclusion, aiming to recruit colleagues that reflect the diversity of the communities which it serves.

Some of the roles available include:

~ Engineering e.g. power systems engineers

~ Commercial e.g. contracts and account managers, market development officers

~ Data analytics e.g. data analysts and modellers, data management specialists

~ Transformation and digital e.g. product owners and managers, and communications roles

~ Regulation and industry codes specialists

Fintan Slye, Director of National Grid Electricity System Operator, said: “The time is now to start tackling climate change and we’re excited to be recruiting these roles to help Great Britain transition to a greener grid.

"I’m proud of all the work ESO colleagues are doing to deliver cleaner electricity, but there’s still a long way to go and these roles will help us move faster on the journey to net zero.

"Transforming our electricity system to operate with 100 per cent clean energy takes time – and the clock is ticking.

"We need people who are brimming with enthusiasm and bursting with ideas to help us.

"If you are passionate about climate change and want to make a real and immediate impact, then please do apply.”

For more information and to apply for the roles go to: https://careers.nationalgrid.com/