Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs and ESG

Posting date : 15/05/2024

Requisition ID : 19076

Exciting Opportunity:  Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs and ESG in London


About Engie


ENGIE is a global leader in low-carbon energy supply and services. We have been active in the UK energy market for over 20 years, and our investments in energy infrastructure are focused on energy storage and renewable energy (solar, wind, biogas), whilst supplying energy to organisations of all sizes.


We are reshaping the energy future by reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, and we are looking for people who are committed to help turn our vision into reality.


About the role

The position is key to support ENGIE’s businesses within the UK and Ireland, in the context of existing key businesses and strong growth ambitions. ENGIE is involved in the development and operation of renewable assets (onshore wind, solar PV, biomethane plants), flexibility assets (pumped-hydro storage, gas storage, batteries), is a significant gas and electricity supplier for B2B customers and operates trading activities on wholesale markets, including 24/7 on intraday markets.


The purpose of the Head of Regulatory, Public Affairs and ESG/CSR role is to lead the strategic management of regulatory compliance, government relations, and public affairs as well as oversee and coordinate ESG/CSR related activities within ENGIE UK. This position aims to (1) understand key business stakes, then establish and represent the company’s position, as well as (2) monitor and explain relevant regulatory matters within the company (businesses in the UK and corporate).


To succeed, the Head of RAPA & ESG/CSR will effect collaboration with relevant authorities in the UK to review and help frame policy decisions, navigate regulatory frameworks, and foster strong relationships with key stakeholders,. The person in the role will also liaise and coordinate with a network of experts within the Group, in particular the Public Affairs Department, which reports to the Group General Secretary. He or she will be involved in existing networks for exchanges between the heads of public and regulatory affairs in the Group's various geographies. The role will comply with all applicable laws and ENGIE’s Ethical rules and policies


ENGIE are recruiting for a Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs and ESG based in London . This is a Permanent role, working full time Monday to Friday. On offer is a competitive salary, bonus and benefits package.


Key Responsibilities

Government and Regulatory Body Engagement

  • Cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with government agencies, policymakers, and regulatory bodies at various levels to investigate, understand and help frame policy formulation, and encourage regulatory environments that accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon neutral economy.

Policy Analysis and Insights

  • Monitor, analyse, and interpret legislative changes, regulatory trends, and policy developments affecting ENGIE’s businesses
  • Provide strategic insights and recommendations to senior management based on in-depth policy analysis, anticipating potential impacts on business operations. Prepare position papers on key topics

Public Relations and Advocacy

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive public affairs strategy to enhance ENGIE UK’s reputation and visibility in the energy transition space.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to effectively communicate the company's vision, initiatives, and contributions to sustainable energy solutions.

Risk Management and Compliance Oversight

  • Assess regulatory risks and develop proactive measures to mitigate potential impacts on business operations and project timelines. · Ensure company-wide understanding and compliance with regulatory requirements, providing guidance and support to cross-functional teams.

Cross-functional Collaboration and Leadership

  • Foster collaboration across departments including legal, finance, operations, and marketing and GBUs to align regulatory strategies with overall business objectives.
  • Lead and mentor a team, providing guidance, support, and professional development opportunities to drive high performance.


  • Provide strategic guidance and leadership in analysing regulatory strategies in context of ENGIE's ESG objectives.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and disseminate action plans across all business units at ENGIE UK.


Key Requirements

  • Proven experience in regulatory affairs, public policy, government relations, or a related field within the energy sector or a closely aligned industry, including work at a strategic level.
  • Bachelor's degree in law, Public Policy, Political Science, Business Administration, Environmental Studies, or a related field. A master degree is highly desirable.
  • Certifications or additional training in energy law, policy analysis, regulatory compliance, or public affairs are highly desirable.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the energy markets, climate change & environmental issues and related regulations is essential for this role.
  • A detailed understanding of the functioning of Institutions mainly in the UK but in Ireland as well
  • A detailed understanding of the market structure and the business activities of market players. A wider appreciation of the UK/EU political landscape
  • Demonstrable track record in working collaboratively with Governments in key policy areas.
  • An exceptionally impactful individual, able to translate complex ideas into simple concepts



What benefits we offer?


Flexible Working

We understand the importance of work-life balance and recognise that everyone is striving to find the perfect one between work and home life. That's why we offer a hybrid working model that combines the convenience of remote work with the benefits of collaborating in a professional office environment. You'll have the flexibility to work from home part of the time, allowing you to optimise your productivity while enjoying a comfortable work setup.


Bonus Programme

We reward your hard work and dedication with a competitive bonus programme that recognises and values your contributions. Your efforts are appreciated and directly reflected in your financial rewards.

Life Assurance

We prioritise your peace of mind by offering life assurance coverage. You can feel confident knowing that your loved ones will be protected in the event of the unexpected.

Income Protection

Your financial security matters to us. Our income protection benefits ensure that you have a safety net in place, providing a valuable source of income if you're unable to work due to illness or injury.

Employer Pension Contribution

We invest in your future by contributing to your pension plan. You can enjoy the confidence and peace of mind that comes with knowing that you're building a solid foundation for your retirement.

Healthcare Cash Plan

Your well-being matters to us, which is why we provide a healthcare cash plan. You'll have access to a range of healthcare benefits, including reimbursement for medical expenses, dental and optical care, and more. Take care of yourself and your family's health without financial worries.


We offer a range of flexible benefits to employees alongside hundreds of retail and lifestyle discounts through myENGIE.


Diverse Employer

ENGIE’s purpose is to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions, and we know that the most successful businesses are the most sustainable ones. Diversity, equity and inclusion is key to sustainability and success and our goal is to attract, engage and retain the best talent, bringing the best thinking to our business from inside and outside of our industry. Our ambition is to make sure everyone at ENGIE feels valued, respected and included. We know that diverse teams have more creativity, imagination, innovation and problem solving capabilities, so we are committed to tackling inequalities and creating a diverse and inclusive business.


Equal Opportunity

We're an equal opportunity employer, which means we'll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and we're committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. During the application process you will be asked to complete an equality questionnaire on a voluntary basis and any data we collect will be treated confidentially and used for evaluation purposes only. This helps us understand our audience so we can make sure we are doing everything we can to attract a diverse range of people and ensure our recruitment processes are fair and inclusive.

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