Market Development Analyst

Gas Networks Ireland owns, builds and maintains the gas network in Ireland and connects all customers to the network.  Gas Networks Ireland is committed to growth, innovation and sustainability and continues to be a major employer in Ireland, providing a dynamic and modern place to work. The organisation builds and operates one of the most modern and safe gas networks in the world.

The gas network is a €2.6BN asset which is owned by the people of Ireland and plays a vital role in Ireland’s energy system. The gas network delivers 30% of Ireland's primary energy needs, serving homes, businesses and electricity generation. Over half of Ireland’s electricity is generated using natural gas. It is operated safely and provides energy security for the country. Our vision is to have a net zero gas network by 2050 and we are taking steps to transport renewable gases such as biomethane and hydrogen. We are also actively rolling out infrastructure to support CNG in transport.


The Role:

The Regulatory Affairs function within Gas Networks Ireland is responsible for the delivery of Market Operations, Market Development, implementation of EU Energy Market Regulations and Directives and both EU and Irish policy initiatives, as well as the strategy to deal with ongoing Regulatory compliance.  


Reporting to the Wholesale Market Manager, this position will involve ensuring the effective systemisation of the wholesale market rules, in particular the Code of Operations, across key business process and applications such as GTMS, whilst ensuring compliance with key industry standards such as the EU Networks Codes on Transparency and Interoperability.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Ensure that the requirements of the Code of Operations and gas transportation regulatory framework, including EU Networks Codes on Transparency and Interoperability are incorporated into GNI's business process and applications.
  • Project Manage the integration of new transportation products into GNI's business processes and applications.
  • Systemise changes to the Code of Operations, and shape process changes and system enhancements for GNI to remain compliant with evolving industry standards.
  • Testing and quality assurance of market process / system changes within GNI, through participation in and sign-off of business acceptance activities.
  • Manage day to day market process issues as they arise, and act as an escalation point within the team, taking ownership through to resolution – in particular with respect to GNI’s market messaging system (GTMS) and data transparency portal.
  • Recommend changes and improvements of a technical and operational nature to business process when inadequacies are found.
  • Development of appropriate business principles and rules to address new development requirements including the introduction of new EU Network Codes.
  • Keeping up to date with all relevant regulatory obligations and appropriate gas industry standards.
  • Participate in key EU / national industry technical working groups as required.
  • Other duties as maybe assigned from time to time.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • Relevant qualification such as an Engineering, Data Science, IT Degree or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant post qualification experience required.
  • Experience with identifying business process improvement opportunities, generating ideas and implementing solutions. 
  • Excellent IT skills, i.e. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word – familiarity with FTP protocols, XML schema and APIs would be a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to convey messages in a clear and succinct manner. 
  • Proven ability to create and develop good working relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals, coupled with the ability to gain commitment from others.   
  • Ability to set up and document ongoing procedures to collect and review information as needed. 
  • Driver of high standards for individual and team accomplishment and delivering desired results. 
  • Proactively identify new areas of learning and use newly gained knowledge and skills on the job.  


Applications, including current Curriculum Vitae, should be emailed to the following address stating the job title and reference number in the subject line of your email:

The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is the 3rd of February 2023

Please note that applications submitted after this closing date will not be accepted.


Gas Networks Ireland is an equal opportunities employer
We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive place of work and have a robust strategy and framework called ibelong to enable this. We are an equal opportunity employer and through our recruitment process we welcome and encourage applications from interested and suitably qualified individuals regardless of gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, membership of the traveller community, religion or beliefs, family or civil status, sexual orientation/gender identity or disability.