Centrica • United Kingdom

Director of Technology, British Gas Energy

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

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.

An opportunity to play your part – Your role of Technology Director at British Gas Energy calls for a forward-thinking technical visionary who can inspire teams, drive excellence in delivery, and craft outstanding user experiences through technology. You will establish the standards for operations within the department, shaping its culture and showcasing its value to the broader organisation. You will possess the ability to assemble teams, foster capabilities, and cultivate relationships addressing both present challenges and future prospects. As a compassionate leader, you will play a pivotal role in nurturing the growth of talent within British Gas, serving as a guardian of development for the organisation's future leaders.

Location: UK (talk to us about flexible working)

The day to day –

  • Lead strategic initiatives to enhance our services, leveraging technology to achieve exceptional outcomes for both customers and the business.
  • Ensure comprehensive compliance with industry regulations and internal standards, surpassing expectations in all operations.
  • Promote a collaborative culture, fostering strong relationships across teams to break down silos and amplify collective knowledge.
  • Lead with excellence in project delivery, demonstrating flawless execution and delivering transformative results.
  • Define and oversee data management practices, ensuring data quality, security, and providing insightful analytics to guide decision-making.
  • Ensure robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard operations, proactively identifying and mitigating risks.
  • Lead operational excellence efforts, optimizing systems, platforms, and partnerships for seamless integration and alignment with digital innovation.
  • Advocate for technological advancement, promoting the adoption of cutting-edge capabilities like AI to drive modernization and growth.
  • Mentor and develop future British Gas leaders, instilling a culture of continuous improvement and leadership.
  • In this pivotal role, you will be the cornerstone of BGB technology, driving change and progress within British Gas Energy. Your leadership will not only secure tactical victories but also unlock vast opportunities for the future.

About you

  • Ability to demonstrate expertise in operating, developing, and deploying technology solutions while managing a diverse portfolio of systems and requirements, preferably within the energy and retail sectors.
  • Possesses a strong technical background with a deep understanding of solutions architecture, platform capabilities, as well as administration, security, and compliance standards.
  • Extensive experience in cultivating and managing relationships with multiple suppliers and contractors to foster high-quality collaboration and achieve significant returns on investment.
  • Proven track record in leading technology delivery functions, particularly in dynamic, agile, and multi-tenant environments.
  • Proficient in innovating system designs and facilitating customer migration from legacy to modern systems.
  • Embraces a growth mindset, dedicated to continuous learning and development by embracing diverse perspectives.
  • Demonstrates exceptional ability to collaborate across virtual teams spanning multiple business units, effectively engaging with various stakeholders to drive results.
  • Exceptional capability to comprehend technical intricacies and communicate effectively with both technical experts and senior business leaders, translating complex concepts into simple explanations.
  • Proven innovator, advocates for new approaches to enhance customer experiences, and adept at sourcing best practices and innovative thinking from external sources.

What’s in it for you –

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential.
  • Company car allowance.
  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan.
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days.
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance.

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
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

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

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68:32

Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

Belgium

Denmark

Ireland

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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