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E040311-1PE - DECC Senior Offshore Transmission Engineering Advisor (Grade 7)

Summary Information for vacancy - reference IRC51676


Department of Energy and Climate Change


£46975 - £56597 Per Annum


Whitehall, Greater London, London

Closing Date

13 May 2011

Interviews start

Not specified


Grade 7


Middle management

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Planning, Policy Delivery

Brief Description

Senior Offshore Transmission Engineering Advisor, DECC

£46,975 – £56,597 a year with pensionable engineering allowance of £5,870

 At DECC, we’re committed to enabling the government to meet its decarbonisation and energy security objectives. That’s why developing an effective, efficient, and timely electricity network to connect up offshore wind and marine generation is a top priority. This is your chance to shape a high profile, £20 billion infrastructure project.

 A talented power engineer, you will advise ministers and senior officials on the strategic engineering and technical issues relating to the development of the GB offshore network. You’ll lead on identifying the type of network configuration, coordination and interoperability to be incentivised through regulation, contribute to the evolution of an EU Supergrid and identify supply chain barriers and solutions.

 We’re looking for a power engineer with an electrical engineering degree and chartered membership of the IET or equivalents. Strong communication and strategy skills will be essential. Whether you have experience of offshore transmission design, construction or operation, or transferable onshore knowledge, you will be keen to leave a long and lasting legacy.

Vacancy description

You will advise ministers and senior officials on engineering and technical issues for the successful delivery of over £20 billion of offshore electricity transmission infrastructure investment necessary to meet UK carbon and energy security objectives.

 You will be a key member of the DECC Future Electricity Networks (FEN) team. You will lead for DECC in identifying the type of offshore network configuration, phasing, standardisation and interoperability to be incentivised through regulation.
You will play an active role in the evolution of an EU Supergrid. You will also lead a project to identify potential offshore transmission supply chain barriers and solutions.

 We’re looking for someone with the credibility, and strategy and communication skills, to build relationships and consensus with our key delivery partners and stakeholders, including Ofgem, National Grid, the Crown Estate, offshore generators, and transmission owners.




Experience of offshore transmission design, construction or operation, or transferable onshore knowledge.


Experience of dealing with related regulatory and planning issues; familiarity with the energy market, economic regulation and renewable energy technologies.


A power engineer with an electrical engineering degree or equivalent qualification, you will have chartered membership of a relevant professional body such as the IET.


Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

For further information on this post, please contact Duncan Stone at: or on 0300 068 5525

For an application form please contact the SSD Enquiry Centre on 0845 603 7262 or

Send an electronic copy of the completed application form to quoting ref number IRC51676 - E040311-1PE

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