Regulation & Compliance Manager

Company:  Flogas Ireland
Req ID:  7411
Salary:  Negotiable
Location: 

Drogheda, IE, A92 T803

Contract Type:  Permanent
Date Posted:  8 Jul 2024
Description: 

Part of the DCC Group, Flogas Ireland was established in 1978 supplying Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) throughout the island and to this day remains one of the leading suppliers in Ireland, servicing a diverse range of market sectors, including commercial, agricultural, and domestic.

Over the years, Flogas has evolved and grown as an Energy business, and with the acquisition of Budget Energy, based in Derry, and Flogas Enterprise Solutions, (formally known as Naturgy) we are now also a leading supplier of Natural Gas and Electricity, as well as Renewables, including Corporate Power Purchase Agreements, and energy services in both residential and commercial markets across the island of Ireland. We have an esteemed reputation within the Energy Industry and have been awarded the NSAI Quality System Certificate from the I.S. EN ISO 9001 Series.

As a Flogas Group, we are now driving our growth strategy to achieve our vision of being Irelands leading provider of total energy solutions, meeting our customers changing needs and delivering to the highest possible standard.

 

Why work with us?

Flogas is a well-established business within the DCC group and is continuing to grow, becoming a top provider in the energy sector, making it a very exciting time to be part of the Flogas Group. We offer a warm and welcoming environment, valuing our people and their input into the business. We encourage a collaborative workplace, where everyone feels included and heard.

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Defined Pension Contribution
  • Healthcare Allowance
  • Staff discounts
  • Hybrid work options (role dependant)
  • Health and Wellbeing Supports
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Career Advancement is important to us in Flogas. All our roles are advertised internally, and we encourage internal progression right across the business.

About the role:

The Regulation and Compliance Manager is pivotal in ensuring Flogas meets its regulatory obligations and stays ahead of policy developments in Ireland. Taking lead for regulatory and compliance matters, you will manage a small team of analysts to deliver an effective and proactive function. You will represent and advocate for Flogas interests, influencing policy and regulatory agendas in Ireland, the EU, and other markets as needed.

Initially, this role can be based out of our Drogheda or Dublin offices but will move to Dublin Airport Central later this year, when we relocate to our new office space.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the lead role for the business in relation to regulatory obligations and policy developments in Ireland
  • Managing a small team of analysts & deliver an effective and proactive Regulation and Compliance function.
  • Lobbying and advocating Flogas Energy’s interests externally influencing the policy and regulatory agenda in Ireland, the EU and other markets as required.
  • Representing Flogas Energy at relevant industry groups such as the Electricity Association of Ireland (EAI), IGG, GMARG, the gas Code Mod Forum, Smart Metering industry meetings, etc.
  • Building and utilising good working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Providing expert interpretation of market regulations and evaluate the commercial impacts of regulatory or policy changes.
  • Managing and preparing robust responses to various regulatory and policy consultations from various stakeholders which will include, but is not limited to, the CRU, Government departments, gas and electricity system operators and network owners.
  • Leading the team in effectively handling day-to-day queries from regulators, preparing reports and analyses in responses (including financial insights where required), maintaining relevant logs and managing submission of regular reports, and informing the wider business where relevant.
  • Monitoring changes to and the implementation of EU and domestic legislation.
  • Managing an internal regulatory compliance audit programme and take responsibility for any external regulatory audits.
  • Work in line with existing team processes and suggest improvements to processes and procedures to ensure continued effectiveness.
  • Drive the continued improvement and operation of a compliance management framework, including policies, processes and procedures, for use across the business.

Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate has a minimum of six years of experience in a similar role within the energy industry, although equivalent experience in another regulated industry will be considered. They possess a deep understanding of the broader Irish and EU energy regulatory landscape. With excellent communication skills, they can explain complex policy and technical changes at all company levels. The candidate has strong commercial acumen and the ability to make sound regulatory strategy decisions that align with company goals. They have demonstrated the ability to negotiate effectively and influence key stakeholders. With a collaborative mindset, they work well with cross-functional teams and are both an excellent written and oral communicator. The candidate shows exceptional attention to detail and understands the commercial implications of regulatory and policy changes. They think strategically and proactively, with a proven track record as an experienced people leader who can delegate when necessary and work in line with established team processes.

Flogas is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.