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Regulatory Affairs Manager (9-12 Months FTC)

Reference: 20187





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Date Posted

03 August, 2022

Our client is seeking to recruit a Regulatory Affairs Manager on a FTC (9-12 Months) Reporting to the Director of Regulation and Pricing, the Regulatory Affairs Manager will be responsible for analysing, interpreting, assessing, and creating strategies regarding government policy, regulatory proceedings, and the existing and future market rules of the natural gas market in Northern Ireland. This role will represent the company interests before the Utility Regulator, CCNI, and the Government of Northern Ireland as well as providing regulatory oversight and management to companies overall business.


  • Health Insurance
  • Bonus
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Sick days
  • Company Retreats
  • Annual Leave
  • Hybrid working (once probation complete)
  • And many more

Key Accountabilities include:

  • Management of the Regulatory Affairs Team
  • Monitor regulatory developments relevant to company and advise the company on impact to the business
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of natural gas market rules as they relate to the company and promote companies interests as they relate to regulatory and market evolution
  • Manage and monitor regulatory requirements relating to the company, establishing proper processes to ensure that all obligations are consistently met accurately and on time
  • Establish and maintain contacts within the Utility Regulator, Government Departments, CCNI, and other relevant stakeholders, and track and report on key regulatory activities as they impact on the company
  • Support the management and preparation of company’s price control submissions
  • Co-ordinating, preparing and submitting responses to regulatory and stakeholder consultations
  • Liaising with other areas of the business to communicate regulatory issues, and input into strategic decision-making on issues and projects
  • Development and maintenance of operational risk framework, processes, and management information

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong influencing and negotiation skills, together with the ability to think strategically in a constantly changing environment. They will demonstrate proven leadership skills, with the ability to manage and mentor staff to achieve organisational goals. An excellent communicator, they will develop effective strategic partnerships with key stakeholders.

Required criteria

  • A strong academic record (educated to degree level or equivalent)
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills and track record of successfully influencing regulatory stakeholders and ability to resolve differences
  • Self-confidence, maturity, discipline, and a commercial approach
  • Proven ability to think strategically and maintain strategic focus while operating across many functional areas in a constantly changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully influence key internal and external stakeholders and identify external issues which may impact business performance
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective strategic partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Highly self-motivated and ability to work independently and prioritise workload with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent ability to work with legislators, regulators, stakeholders, and industry advocacy groups, as well as ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Proven ability to manage and mentor staff and develop good working relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of organisational goals, coupled with the ability to gain commitment from others
  • Demonstrated skills in project/case management and working on project teams

Desired criteria

  • Experience in regulated utility markets – direct experience within the NI, GB and ROI market will be considered an advantage

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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