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Business Consultant

Posted 20 Sep 2022
Work experience
2 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
£50,000 - £70,000 per year
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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About us

At National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO), we’re aiming to operate a zero-carbon electricity system for Great Britain by 2025. This means using wind, solar and hydropower - without relying on any carbon-based generators to balance the grid.

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.

Job Purpose

To create and maintain valued partnerships with the Business by gaining understanding of the Business’ core needs & processes, in the short, medium and long term and develop Business Cases to recommend innovative and appropriate process or Technology enabled solutions which effectively balance derived value against cost.

Key Accountabilities

This position is critical to translating business needs into technology solutions, leading the thinking and getting support from various technical elements in the technology organisation.

  • Analyse complex business and IT environments to identify innovative, appropriate and cost effective solutions.
  • Ensure alignment of IT and business objectives.
  • Develop high quality project mandates, business cases, investment proposals, post investment appraisal and other deliverables as required.
  • Partner with Business in the development of strategic and tactical business plans. Manage demand and leverage technology to meet business goals and objectives.
  • Work with Business management to understand their costs and find creative ways to reduce costs while increasing IT value.
  • Participation on project boards, steering and governance groups as required.


  • Experience of data, digital and technology strategic, investment and programme planning
  • A good understanding of current and emerging technology best practices and trends
  • A high-level understanding of IT as applied in the Business Context and able to promote Technology solutions
  • Commercial focus – good understanding of the cost and value drivers of Technology and the Business
  • Stakeholder Management experience

More Information

A competitive salary between £50,000 – £70,000 – dependent on capability.

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus of up to 15% of your salary for stretch 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.

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.

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