Associate Regulatory Analysts x 16


£30,181 - £33,043

Period of appointment


Job description

Protecting Northern Ireland’s energy and water consumers today and tomorrow is what we do. 

At a time of unprecedented energy prices and the challenge of tackling climate change, the work of the Utility Regulator has never been more high profile or important. 

There has never been a better time to join us as we look to support the move to net-zero, whilst providing a stable investment environment, develop energy markets and improving consumer protection

And we are changing too. You’ll be joining an organisation that is growing and transforming to meet the challenges of the future and protecting consumers in a changing world.

We have a range of opportunities available now, with a competitive remuneration package, which will suit you if you are looking to work in a fast-paced and diverse organisation, and where you can make a difference to the people of Northern Ireland. 

We are currently recruiting for 16 roles at our entry level analyst grade with supported development career path.

We offer an attractive package including a competitive starting salary with stepped increases per annum, alongside a range of other benefits including hybrid working, NI Civil Service (NICS) pension arrangements and 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days after two years) and an additional 12 public and privilege days.

Reserve lists will be created from these competitions in order to fill any additional roles which may arise and may be placed across the organisation.

As Associate Regulation Analyst in the Utility Regulator, developing your skills and expertise will be a core part of the employment package offered and you will operate in a team environment helping you to progress. Cross directorate work experience in the Utility Regulator will also be part of your valuable development. Therefore, while the developing Associate Analyst role will remain within the assigned directorate, focused training will be identified, along with ensuring opportunities to collaborate with other teams across the organisation, when possible. 

An assigned mentor in the form of an experienced analyst will also be selected to support you as a developing analyst. 

This role is well suited to persons with a background in one of the following disciplines:

  • Data analysis and statistics; Fin-tech; Engineering; Economics; Business and accountancy; Regulation; Law; Geography; Computer sciences; Numerate; Finance; Theoretical physics; Politics; and other energy, sustainability-related or analytically based subjects.

Contact us at  if you would like to talk to someone about the work we do and what it’s like working here.  

The closing date for applying is:  2.00pm, Thursday 2 May 2024

Northern Ireland continues to have an under-representation of women across our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) industries. The Utility Regulator is an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer. As people with a disability, people from ethnic minority communities and women are currently underrepresented in UR we would particularly welcome applications from these groups.



Closing date