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Careers with Guernsey Electricity

Join us in building a better future

We're leading the energy transition and safeguarding the future of the island's electricity. Would you like to join us?

 

Find our latest vacancies and opportunities further down this page


We’re powering life, today and tomorrow.

Right now, energy is evolving at such a rapid pace and Guernsey Electricity plays an integral part. 


Our vision is to be First Choice for Energy. That means being at the forefront, leading the future energy transition, ensuring we combat Climate change and play our part in creating a sustainable future.

We believe in a sustainable future for generations to come. We want to provide a secure, sustainable, reliable electricity service for the island which is affordable and minimises impact on the environment.

It’s not just about transitioning away from fossil fuels and the important role electricity will play in the decarbonisation of transport and heat. New technology, particularly digital, is will enable the world to use energy in new ways every day and we play a large part in this.


Environment at the heart of our business

Guernsey Electricity’s journey to become carbon neutral started in 2000 with the installation of the subsea cable between Jersey and Guernsey, GJ1, which enables 60MW of our 89MW maximum demand to be imported. This greatly reduced the amount of energy that was generated on-Island using fossil fuels.

In January 2020, we took the next big step towards transitioning the Island to a greener future by changing the type of energy allocation we source from France. This was previously a mix of nuclear and hydro and is now 100% renewable energy such as solar, wind and hydro-electricity.

The next milestone along our environmental sustainability path is to achieve ISO14001 certification of our Environmental Management System.

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges the world faces today and we have big environmental aspirations for our small island community. We believe that the energy sector must take the lead in creating a greener and sustainable world. We understand our role and how we can help tackle climate change for our society.

We envisage a future where all our energy supplies come from renewable and sustainable sources and we are enabling an energy system that supports renewables and reduces reliance on fossil fuels. We are embracing new technologies for everyone’s benefit and enjoyment. We can, and we will, deliver.

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Working with us

Guernsey Electricity deliver a diverse range of services and functions. We employ around 200 staff with a variety of backgrounds, skills and talents.

From engineers to accountants, retail assistants to cleaners, jointers to IT technicians and marketeers to project managers, we’re all guardians of Guernsey’s electricity and leading the energy transition.

Our power station isn’t only responsible for generating to top up the imported electricity. It is a central control centre for our Island’s network and it carefully manages the supply from imported electricity via our subsea cable, renewable energy generated on our island through our community solar panels and the electricity we generate at the power station.

Our network then distributes this electricity across the Island, ensuring sustainable and reliable power is reaching our customers and community to power our kettles to phone chargers and TVs to streetlights. We are responsible for maintaining the vast and complex network.The future is electric. As we’re planning for the Island’s future needs, we’re also proactively strategically reviewing and developing our future for this network, whether it’s a subsea cable or more on island renewables.

We deliver domestic and commercial electrical services as well as innovative energy solutions. We’ll install anything from the installation of a socket in your home to air source heat pumps, and underfloor heating to vehicle charging points. We’re on a journey helping more and more customers switch to electric heating, leading the energy transition.

The Guernsey Electricity retail showroom stocks a wide range of electrical products including household appliances, televisions, surround sound systems, and energy saving accessories. Our experienced team is knowledgeable, and helps customers choose the ideal products and demonstrates the latest technology.


Our Values

We aim to energise our employees by placing our core values at the heart of what we do. We strive to create a culture where our employees feel empowered, contributing to the success of our organisation, making Guernsey Electricity a great place to work.

Our T.R.U.S.T values exemplify this. They stand for Together, Responsibility, Understanding, Simplicity and Transparency.

Guernsey Electricity is proud to be a member of the Guernsey Employment Trust which creates employment opportunities for disabled people and assists them to prepare for, find, and maintain work in Guernsey.

Guernsey Electricity has agreed to adhere to the commitments of the Employers' Disability Charter 2017-2018. View our Employers' Disability Charter certificate here.


Powering our community

Leading the energy transition, there are a lot of exciting projects we are working on that you will be part of...

A direct connection to France

This will enable us to meet all our islands current and future needs from low carbon electricity and the power station will be used for emergencies only.

20MW of local PV

We believe that everyone on Guernsey should be able to use and benefit from renewable electricity and have some of the largest community scale solar arrays installed in the Channel Islands which feed renewable electricity into the grid. We will continue to invest in solar arrays across the island with the goal of reaching a total installed capacity of up to 20MW by 2050.

Power to the People

To support our local community and spread the positive energy wider, we have a ‘Power to the people’ initiative to provide funding or our time and skills to support local projects, initiatives or charities that benefit the environment and local community.


Benefits package

We are on a journey, building a ‘Great place to work’.

For helping us to look after the Island’s energy for future generations, we offer a generous and unique benefits package.

We encourage our employees to work in a flexible way that fits into their lifestyle and our policies are family friendly.

Our benefits package is designed to look after our employees and help them enjoy island life flexibly, progress in their careers, be recognised for their efforts and be paid fairly.

We offer comprehensive benefits which include a competitive salary, pension and bonus scheme. The health & wellbeing of our employees and their families is very important to us and we provide health care benefits to employees. A wide range of discounts on services and products, including discounted gym membership and 20% discount on showroom appliances are also offered.

Investing in the development of our people supports our ambition to be a high performing organisation. Our focus is on achieving exceptional customer service and Guernsey Electricity is also continually working to ensure our people feel supported and motivated. We encourage and support our employees to develop and learn new skills through a wide range of opportunities including on the job training, in-house courses and the chance to study for formal qualifications.

Our local community and environment is of great importance to us. We participate in a range of community based charity projects and environmental initiatives. As well as corporate sponsorships and donations, we also encourage our employees to volunteer and contribute to the island as much as possible.

See our full benefits package here


Opportunities

Part time cleaner

To clean specified areas within Electricity House and Control Centre.  There is a team of part-time cleaners employed to clean the main office blocks, individual and shared work areas and facilities, including the toilets. The work is undertaken out of normal office hours with a consequent requirement to maintain confidentiality and security.

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Head of IT

The Head of IT is a leader responsible for providing secure, reliable and highly effective information and communications systems that enable Guernsey Electricity Ltd to meet its business plans and achieve its objectives.

This role will oversee the strategic and tactical planning, implementation and operation of IT and business/operational systems across the organisation to digitally transform the business to meet the needs of the energy transition. 
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Project Manager

We want to provide a secure, sustainable, reliable electricity service for the island which is affordable and minimises impact on the environment.

We have an exciting array of significant investment projects to optimise. This ranges from renewing our network and its substations, installing large scale PV renewables, upgrading our connectivity, and potentially a second cable direct to France. Industry experience is not necessary, but an excellent understanding of project management and associated methodologies is essential.

 

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Bursaries with Guernsey Electricity

Our bursary is an award to students entering Higher Education and comprises a total annual payment of £2000 plus paid work experience of at least six weeks. The recepient will typically be a resident of Guernsey and about to enter higher educaiton in a subject relevant to Guernsey Electricity. 

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SDLC (Systems Development Life Cycle) Implementation Manager

Responsible for the planning, coordination, documentation, and delivery of SDLC roadmap and future requirements valuated via the SDLC governance process. 

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Work experience opportunities

Work experience is an opportunity to experience working life and is a useful guide to young people looking to choose a career path. Guernsey Electricity provides work experience for many young people throughout the year in all disciplines and skills.

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Apprenticeships

We offer an Electrical apprenticeship each year, and typically offer a Mechanical apprenticeship every five years. Although preference is given to younger applicants with GCSEs, we do consider all applications.

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Planning & Design Administrator

To provide technical support and administration to the investment planning and design team and wider asset management team in the planning and preparation of infrastructure development projects and day to day management of the asset portfolio.

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