National Grid

Senior Balancing Intelligence Analyst - ESO

National Grid

Sep 18th, 2022
£ 46,000 - 56,000 / Year
National Grid is one of the world's largest utilities, focused on delivering energy safely, efficiently, reliably and responsibly. National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We play a vital role in delivering gas and electricity to many millions of people across Great Britain and northeastern US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner.

We are committed to safeguarding our global environment for future generations and providing all our customers with the highest standards of service through investment in our networks and through our talented, diverse workforce. National Grid owns the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales and operates the system across Great Britain.

It also owns and operates the high-pressure gas transmission system in Britain operating 7,660km of high-pressure pipeline, 24 compressor stations and more than 600 above-ground installations. In the US, National Grid distributes electricity to nearly five million customers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.

Owning 4,160 megawatts of electricity generation, it is the largest power producer in New York State supplying power to over one million customers on Long Island. It is also the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern US, delivering gas to 20 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. National Grid also has a number of related businesses such as LNG importation and storage, land remediation and metering.
Waltham, MA

Senior Balancing Intelligence Analyst – ESO

Location: Wokingham, GB, RG41 5BN

Division: Balancing Programme

Job Type:

Requisition Number: 35985

Job Category: ESO

Job Function: Administration

About the Role

This is the time for action – we need to move at pace and reform our energy system – to deliver energy security, to tackle climate change and to protect our people.

The Balancing Programme is accountable for the ongoing delivery of Energy Balancing Capabilities into the Electricity Network Control Centre (ENCC). These capabilities are at the heart of the ESO, enabling our ENCC teams to secure the GB electrical network and balance it in real-time 365 days a year while delivering for the end consumer.

The Senior Balancing Intelligence Analyst is responsible for the provision of insights of current and potential future Balancing activity which allow the Balancing Programme to ensure that the requirements of the ENCC, other internal stakeholders and market participants are effectively prioritised. This will require working across the Balancing Programme team to identify requirements for Products Managers/Owners and Strategy & Engagement are captured and insights are provided that meets these needs. An example would be insights in how market participants will evolve as the energy industry rapidly evolved and how the ENCC will respond in balancing activity.

This will require an understanding of the existing insights across the ESO, for instance Future Energy Scenarios, where additional insights and analysis are required to inform potential future capabilities. In addition, to ensure the benefits of the deliverable from the Balancing Programme are effectively monitored, there is a requirement to provide post-delivery analytics, such as analysis of ENCC activities to support ongoing product development.

In addition, it is key that ongoing requirements that support the development and provision of insights are robustly captured within the backlogs of the products developed by the Balancing Programme.

This activity will ensure the Balancing Programme is set-up for success and that the insights will allow us to communicate the reasons for the way in which Balancing capability has been delivered to drive value for the end consumer and provide our ENCC with the capability which they required.

This role can be based from Warwick or Wokingham, and we continue to offer hybrid working from office and home. We are open to full time and part time applicants, as well as flexible working arrangements.

The team are currently working well around 1 day per week in the office. This is subject to business and personal need.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work with all Modelling & Analytical teams in the ESO to understand data, analysis and insights available to the balancing Programme
  • Deliver analysis and insights in Balancing for the Balancing Programme to feed into prioritisation and strategic decisions
  • Take publications such as Future Energy Scenarios and provide digestible sets of insights from these for use in development of requirements for the Balancing Programme
  • Develop Forecasting capability in future market participation such as number, size and type of market participants
  • Forecasting impacts on the number and type of Balancing activities in the ENCC
  • Developing post event insights of the use of the features delivered by products within by the Balancing Programme
  • Create a narrative of insights and what they mean – which can feed into our ongoing regulatory reporting

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:

  • Strong technical and analytical skills with an inquisitive mind searching for insights which are not known
  • Expertise in data manipulation and analytical modelling techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, to lead developers and communicate complex technical plans clearly and with confidence
  • Ability to learn quickly and to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Logical, creative and practical approach to problem solving and ability to structure complex problems

Whilst industry experience is valuable this is not essential.
If you have a passion for the role The ESO plays in net zero and a broad understanding of the industry, coupled with strong data analytics skills, would love to receive your application.

What You’ll Get

A competitive salary between £46,000 – £56,000 – dependent on capability with further progression in post available.

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 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.

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.

We welcome the recent announcement, by BEIS and Ofgem, to create a Future System Operator that builds on the track record and skills of the ESO with enhanced roles and responsibilities to unlock additional value for consumers and drive towards net zero.

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.

More Information

This role closes on October 2nd 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 17th October .
At National Grid ESO, 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.



If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach National Grid directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

RedHired TIP

For your privacy and protection, when applying to a job online, never give your social security number to a prospective employer, provide credit card or bank account information, or perform any sort of monetary transaction.

By applying to a job using RedHired you are agreeing to comply with and be subject to the RedHired Terms and Conditions for use of our website. To use our website, you must agree with the Terms and Conditions and both meet and comply with their provisions.


All job types

All locations
Northern Ireland