Electricity Market Analyst, Energy Economics


  • Contact: SSE Plc

Location: Perth, PH1 3AQ

Salary: £31,500 - £47,900 (depending on experience) plus bonus and excellent benefits

Fixed Term Contract - Maternity Cover - 12 Months| Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available

Our Role

We are currently looking for a candidate for an exciting opportunity to join our Energy Economics Team as an Electricity Market Analyst. You will be responsible for carrying out and communicating commercial analysis to support the team across a wide range of issues including electricity network charging and renewable energy markets.

The main area of responsibility will be to support SSEs engagement in reforms to GB wholesale electricity markets including changes to network charging arrangements, industry codes and electricity market frameworks. Responsibilities will also include the valuation of electricity from renewable generation, as well as the impact of low carbon policy costs on customer bills.

It will be your responsibility to carry out in depth analysis, as well as problem solving using large data sets, as well as building clear, evidence-based arguments through applying data and economic principles. You will recommend solutions to commercial challenges affecting many parts of SSEs energy businesses. You will represent conclusions and proposals through discussions, regular and one-off reports and presentations.

Your Skills and Experience

Educated to degree level in a STEM, or Economics discipline, or with an equivalent level of experience gained within an energy industry, or economics environment. Ideally, you will have commercial awareness of electricity markets and experience of influencing external regulatory bodies.

A keen and inquisitive problem solver, you will be numerate and comfortable with a flexible approach to data gathering and use. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills are vital. You will have advanced MS Excel skills with the ability to develop and interpret complex models. Expertise in MS Access database would be advantageous.

You should have the confidence to manage stakeholders at all levels of the business and be able to clearly explain the basis of your analysis. You will be a pro-active, self-starter with the ability to organise and prioritise your workload under your own initiative to meet strict deadlines. You'll be an accurate worker with a keen eye for detail and, in addition, you should be comfortable working in a close-knit team within a fast-paced environment.

Our Company

We all have many different skills at SSE, this makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key for success. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all our primary objective is to deliver safe outcomes for our people, our customers and the environment - if its not safe, we dont do it.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Heres a few highlights;

    * Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
    * Great share plans
    * Group Pension Plan
    * One day paid volunteering
    * Tailored internal development opportunities

We would welcome a conversation with any candidates who would like to discuss the opportunity to work differently. For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 4th July 2019

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If youre internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If youre successful, well conduct some pre-employment check

As this secondment is in Corporate we cannot accept applications from existing Energy Services or Enterprise Telecoms employees

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