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Utility Week 13th February 2015

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TOP UTILITY JOBS Chief Executive of ELEXON London £180 - 200,000 pa plus benefits ELEXON administers the wholesale electricity market arrangements for Great Britain, affecting all users and the energy companies that generate and supply the electricity. ELEXON is a non-profit organisation, wholly owned by, but operated independently from National Grid. ELEXON employs over 130 professional and expert staff and its annual budget for the year ending 31 March 2015 is approximately £35 million. The role reports to the Chairman and the Board. The Opportunity exists to: • Lead ELEXON in delivering high service levels in a 24/7 data-intensive environment • Inspire confidence in the company's capability to lead and enable energy market transformation • Build relationships with stakeholders, the BSC Panel, energy company members, the regulator and government • Provide leadership in implementing governance changes currently being developed by agreement between ELEXON's Board, the BSC Panel and industry experts • Ensure ELEXON's technology systems and processes remain fit for purpose and do not hinder market developments • Ensure successful operation of new services to the Government that are currently being implemented • Foster a positive and enabling culture within ELEXON The Candidate should possess: • Strong leadership skills which inspire and enable effective, collaborative and motivational behaviours • A strong legacy of achieving success in an environment involving diverse stakeholders • A proven record of successfully delivering through, or in collaboration with, third parties and strategic partners • Experience of creating value for customers by improving and enhancing services while balancing costs If you feel that you would like to be part of the change that the electricity sector is going through, please either write to or e-mail your interest to Mark Scollay, at elexon@crippssears.com expressing your interest in the role. You will then in return receive an application pack. The deadline for expressions of interest is 31st January 2015. An exciting opportunity to lead an organisation that sits at the heart of the Great Britain wholesale electricity market. Senior Asset Manager - Competitive package Wales & West Utilities (WWU) is the regulated gas transporter for Wales and the South West of England. It is one of Wales' largest companies with annual revenue in 2013 of £380 million and deploying over 2000 people across our large operating region. We are looking to appoint a new Senior Manager working in the Asset Management Function at the company HQ in Newport, reporting to the Director of A sset Management & Safety. This role will be responsible for ensuring that WWU's mains and services asset population are managed appropriately and effectively. The successful candidate will be at least qualified to degree or Incorporated Engineer level with excellent leadership and management skills and will need knowledge of Asset Management principles. Experience of working in an operational environment would be an advantage. Responsibilities will include: to manage WWU's policies and procedure in relations to WWU's mains and services, third party exit connections and biomethane entry connections and, working closely with operational colleagues and contractors, achieve delivery of WWU's regulatory financial and output RIIO targets To apply please send your CV and covering letter to: Bethan Hutchings, HR Business Partner, Wales & West House, Spooner Close, Coedkernew, Newport, NP10 8FZ. www.wwutilities.co.uk Engineering Programme Manager Energy Networks Association (ENA) is looking for an Engineering Programme Manager, preferably with experience in the UK electricity transmission and distribution networks. The successful candidate will be a professional and enthusiastic Electrical Engineer with a proven project management and procurement background with contract management experience an advantage. Key responsibilities will be to ensure ENA projects are managed and delivered successfully, including procurement and contract management of service providers. Experience of working in, or with, the electricity industry or other utility in an engineering or project management role would be advantageous. A sound working knowledge of procurement processes, legal agreements and experience of contract management of third party suppliers through service implementation and operation is desirable. Candidates must have good communication skills, initiative and self motivation along with proven skills and demonstrable experience in building positive and productive relationships with colleagues, customers, commercial partners and stakeholders. In return you will receive a competitive salary and access to a range of other employee benefits. Applicants should send a C.V. and covering letter indicating their suitability for the post to: recruitment@energynetworks.org by 20 February.

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