Centrica • United Kingdom

Digitalisation & AI Director (Centrica Energy)

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Digitalisation & AI Director (Centrica Energy)

Centrica Energy is the trading arm of Centrica. We trade power, gas, LNG, and energy attributes and connect producers, suppliers and off takers in the wholesale energy markets - and we provide our clients with the best route-to-market services available to the market today with physical and financial settlement approaches. In short, we call ourselves Energy Movers by nature.

As our new Digitalisation & AI Director for Centrica Energy, you will be responsible for shaping and implementing our AI strategy to further drive business growth and operational efficiency. You will collaborate across the Centrica Energy business and wider Centrica plc to identify Digitalisation & AI opportunities, define KPIs, develop strategic initiatives, and drive the adoption of AI frameworks across the organisation.

This role will allow you to contribute to the hugely exciting field of Digitalisation & AI and play a pivotal role within our commodity trading business. Your skills and experience will make a direct impact on the success of our business.

The role is based out of our London office (close to Marble Arch) with 3 days per week typically based within the office. There is also a requirement for occasional travel to other Centrica Energy offices (e.g. Denmark (Copenhagen & Aalborg) and this is expected to be once every 1-2 months for approximately a 3-day trip.

About the Role:

  • Work closely with senior leadership to develop and refine Centrica Energy's Digitalisation & AI strategy in alignment with business objectives and market trends

  • Identify and prioritise Digitalisation & AI opportunities across Centrica Energy conducting a thorough analysis to assess feasibility and impact

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to define AI use cases, develop business cases, and secure buy-in for Digitalisation & AI initiatives

  • Lead the planning and execution of Digitalisation & AI projects, and workshops, coordinating with cross-functional teams to ensure successful delivery within scope, budget, and timeline

  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of AI initiatives, tracking key metrics/assigned KPIs and providing regular updates to stakeholders

  • Stay informed about the latest developments in AI technology, industry trends, and best practices, incorporating insights into Centrica's Digitalisation & AI strategy and roadmap

  • Champion a culture of data-driven decision-making and continuous learning, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing across the organisation

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and ethical standards in Digitalisation & AI development and deployment.

About You:

  • Proven experience in developing and implementing AI/ML/Analytic strategies within commodity trading, financial services, investment banking or similar environment with a track record of driving successful outcomes

  • Understanding of Digitalisation & AI technologies, including machine learning, GenAI, computer vision, and their applications in business

  • Excellent strategic thinking, analytical skills, and business acumen, with the ability to translate Digitalisation & AI concepts into actionable strategies and initiatives

  • Strong project management skills, with experience in managing complex projects from inception to completion

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with a proactive and results-oriented approach to problem-solving

  • Commitment to ethical Digitalisation & AI principles and practices, with a focus on fairness, transparency, and accountability

  • Continuous learner mindset, with a passion for staying abreast of the latest developments in AI technology and industry trends

  • Ability to influence and engage colleagues across all Centrica Energy locations.

Ready to Make Your Move and apply?

If you are passionate about discovering your potential and changing how we create a more sustainable future, then we would love to hear from you. We will be continuously reviewing applications; early submission is strongly recommended.

We're a People Place:

We have 4 People Promises, which are our pledge to all our colleagues. It’s the minimum of what you can always expect when working with us.

  • People Promise #1 We’re a people place - we are devoted to doing great work together and are cultivating wellbeing and flexibility

  • People Promise #2 You’ll ignite your potential - we are committed to career development and equal opportunities

  • People Promise #3 You’ll get your share of our success - we offer attractive Benefits and Rewards

  • People Promise #4 You’ll make an impact that will truly change tomorrow - we are committed to career development and equal opportunities. We are committed to moving towards a cleaner and greener future.

This is what you can always expect from us. It’s part of our culture, and we know it enables us all to make the most of everyone’s contribution for us to grow, move and thrive.

Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We will continue to champion inclusivity, develop future skills and invest in our local communities to create a better, more sustainable world, for everyone.

#LI-CET #MakeYourMove #MoreThanACareer

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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