Centrica • United Kingdom

Electrical Technical Authority

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.

Electrical Technical Authority

Act as the most senior designated competent person within the project lifecycle. Providing coaching and technical guidance and governance for internal and external resources engaged within the design and construction of clean energy assets:

Developing internal standards, providing initial project direction and technical oversight, supporting design reviews and design sign off.


  • Ensuring required technical standards and compliance are met.
  • Accountable for ensuring compliance to relevant codes and standards.
  • Holds Technical Authority status for Electrical Engineering, ensuring relevant skills and competence exists within the team to ensure compliance with standards and to support the delivery of the UK&I business plan.
  • Acts as focal point within discipline for regulator’s audits and visits.
  • Assesses and manages discipline specific risks to ensure the business is not exposed to unacceptable or unmitigated risk.
  • Assuring adherence to standards within discipline and resolving any deviations to ensure technical risks are managed.
  • Set company standards, codes of practices and technical policies/procedures in line with industry and Centrica group wide best practices ensuring that they are up to date within review period.
  • Defines and sets competence levels and standards for all roles within discipline. Sets audit programs and carries out audits to ensure teams are trained and meet the required level.
  • Monitors & audits activities.
  • Reviews technical bid packages for service contacts, ensures commercial aspects link with technical requirements. Audits service contracts to ensure compliance to contract.
  • Audits all management framework procedures to manage major accident hazards, people, legislative, operational, plant, environmental & financial risk to ensure that they are compliant within discipline.
  • Works with the projects delivery team to specify, design and manage the optimum technical solution in line with business planning guidance.
  • Analysis of Safety, Operational, Financial, Environmental, Legal, Reputation & Plant risk.
  • Provide direct support for Centrica activities as required.


  • Demonstrate at least 10 years’ experience at a senior level of electrical design & engineering.
  • Scopes of work up to £15M.
  • UK building regulations and relevant standards.
  • Commercial Acumen e.g. ability to balance design, customer and commercial outcomes to decisions and coaches others to build capability in the function.
  • Demonstrates commitment to CPD, external networking and is a thought leader.
  • Able to perform technically at Principal Engineer level.


  • A Masters Degree in a relevant technical discipline or an honours degree and significant relevant experience.
  • Chartered Engineer status or commitment to achieving it.


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!

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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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