Our Innovation Engineers are responsible for the whole project life cycle of delivering new solutions from concept to business implementation. The diverse team develop project concepts and funding bids and then deliver fast paced, agile projects. Finally it’s their job to ensure solutions with positive customer impact are transferred into day-to-day operations across our regions. Many of our innovations have also been adopted by other Distribution Network Operators (DNO) across Great Britain which we are proud to support.
It’s a great place to work and commensurate with such a critical role we will reward you with a salary in the range £56,990 to £63,966, dependant on skills and experience. The base location for this position could be Bristol (BS2 0TB), Castle Donington (DE74 2TU), or Tipton (DY4 0HH), however as you’d expect with the UK’s largest DNO there is significant business travel required.
Please only apply for one location. Should you be shortlisted for interview, your preferred location will be discussed with you.
Secure project funding from Ofgem innovation incentive schemes, UK Government and other sources to support our Innovation Strategy to ensure future WPD customers receive the best service and network performance of any DNO.
Champion decarbonisation and sustainability within the organisation and with stakeholders.
Demonstrate excellence in innovation project management.
Disseminate results and outcomes of projects clearly and convincingly.
Drive the development of proven innovative solutions in to business as usual operations.
Represent Western Power Distribution at national level in Energy Networks Association, Ofgem and Government department meetings.
Act as an innovation expert on specific topics or technologies within the business and externally to showcase WPD’s innovation portfolio, knowledge and capability.
Prepare detailed reports for innovation projects and proposals in accordance with business and regulatory requirements, This includes:
Deliver results on time, to required quality standards, to fulfil the business plan, innovation strategy and achieve/support business goals
The ideal candidate will have a passion for innovation and the decarbonisation of the energy system. They will have experience of managing complex and innovative projects, up to £20m, with an understanding of the regulatory framework DNOs and other organisations within the sector operate within.
An appetite to challenge the ‘norm’ and do things differently is essential as well as acting as a positive disrupter within our business and the wider industry.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (engineering, economics, ICT, data science, or other) is required along with: