Permanent

Ireland

Applications are invited for the following permanent role based in the Market Operations Function in Dublin. 


Background

EirGrid Group is responsible for the safe, secure and reliable supply of electricity – now and in the future.  We have a pivotal role in the economies of Ireland and Northern Ireland, supporting competition in energy, promoting economic growth, facilitating renewable energy and providing essential services.
The Group develops, manages and operates the electricity transmission grid through EirGrid in Ireland and SONI (System Operator Northern Ireland) in Northern Ireland.  The transmission grid brings power from where it is generated to where it is needed to supply industries and businesses that use large amounts of electricity.  The grid also powers the distribution network, which supplies electricity for everyday use in homes and businesses across the Island.
We operate the SEM (Single Electricity Market) which is the wholesale electricity market on the Island of Ireland and we own and operate the East West Interconnector, a high voltage link between Ireland and Great Britain.   We see ourselves at the forefront of innovations in the industry, transitioning towards a low-carbon, technology enabled smart future. 

The Market Operations Directorate is responsible for operating the Single Electricity Market (SEM) and the introduction of the new European Integrated SEM across the island of Ireland (I-SEM).  The directorate will develop and execute the new market integration strategy aligned with priorities at a European level.  We undertake all market and generation related analysis and planning, and we act as a market financial settlement centre of excellence on behalf of EirGrid Group.

The Settlement Team manages all settlement activity, including credit management and clearing of the wholesale electricity markets.  The team is also responsible for the formal query and dispute management processes in line with the relevant market codes.  The team manages the delivery of the Transmission System Operator settlement schemes as well as Interconnector related settlement.   

Reports to:        Settlement Manager

Role Description 
The successful candidate will provide analysis support and subject matter expertise to all operational teams in the Market Operations directorate. The role holder is also responsible for investigating and resolving general and formal queries from market participants in line with agreed timelines. 

Key Responsibilities
•    Provide subject matter expertise and analysis expertise to operational teams to support the resolution of escalated issues
•    Investigate formal and general queries from market participants 
•    Design and develop tools to extract the necessary data to investigate queries
•    Calculate the level of materiality of each query and identify solutions
•    Revert to market participants and close out queries in line with agreed timelines
•    In cases where the materiality is of a significant scale make recommendations to management, and implement agreed course of action
•    Identify common errors, educate staff, update business processes, work instructions and training document where appropriate
•    Develop business processes to support day to day settlement
•    Coordinate change requests to settlement systems and test system fixes

Critical knowledge, skills and experience
    Third level qualification in a relevant discipline
    At least 3 years relevant technical experience 
    Effective communicator and excellent report writing capability
    Experience of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    Ability to work effectively within a team environment with a flexible approach
    Experience of SQL, VB and database structures
    Strong attention to detail and quality orientation
    Strong numerical, analytical and problem solving capability
    Experience working within a regulated business is desirable
    Knowledge of Settlement aspects of the relevant codes/rule books, processes, procedures and systems is desirable. 

 

Closing Date is 11th December 2017.

 

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