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Job description

Base Location: Perth

Salary: £43,200 - £65,500 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time Flexible working patterns available 37 hours per week

About the Team

The Energy Economics and Market Codes team provides energy market consultancy services tailored to the needs of our Energy and Enterprise businesses. We provide long term market advice used in SSE Energy investment appraisals. We also manage issues with GB wholesale energy market codes, and lead in responding to codes changes. We sit within SSE's Markets Regulation and Group Compliance Department.

What is the Role?

We are looking for a candidate for an exciting opportunity to join our Energy Economics Team as a Power Forecasting Manager for New Markets to support our Renewables business. In this senior role, you will be responsible for providing the SSE view of long-term wholesale power, asset capture prices and other asset revenues for international electricity markets that SSE may be considering as part of its Renewables Business Unit growth.

You will support the Head of Energy Economics and Market Codes in the development and implementation of a market modelling strategy as well as reviewing relevant power market reports provided by third parties. You will produce long term Price Packs for wholesale power prices as well as resolve associated questions relating to market arrangements, industry developments and regulatory change. The main outputs will include representation of forecasts and recommendations through a combination of discussions, reports and presentations.

What do I need?

Educated to higher degree level in a STEM, or Economics discipline, or with an equivalent level of experience gained within an energy industry, or economics environment. You should have detailed commercial understanding of electricity market economics and policy mechanisms, as well as experience of power market modelling. It would also be beneficial to have experience of participating in industry working groups and 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 as well as strong written, visual and verbal communication. You will have advanced MS Excel skills with the ability to interpret and develop numerical models, while experience with other specialist analytical tools would also be beneficial.

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 Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job type
Full-Time, Permanent
Job Sector
Job Position
Renewable Energy
Estimated Salary
£43,200.00 - £65,500.00 / year
Postal Code
Perth PH1 3GH, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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