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Wholesale Energy Market Analyst

SSE plc

Location: Belfast, Cardiff, County Dublin, Perth and Kinross, Reading

Job Type: Full time


SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a crucial role in the net zero transition, ensuring we have the energy supplies required to meet the needs of our customers; procuring the fuel required by the generation plants and selling the power output from our renewable and low-carbon thermal assets.

Join us on our journey to net zero, and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK & Ireland | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices or depots around the UK and Ireland.

Salary: up to £58,100/€84,700 depending on skills and experience + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

As a Wholesale Energy Analyst, you will solve a new problem every day: how to optimise the dispatch of a power station, model how renewable output changes with weather patterns, forecast power prices, and calculate the variability in SSE’s energy market revenue to name a few. No day is the same in this exciting and dynamic team.

You will understand the mechanisms of the electricity and gas markets operation, how trading is used to stabilise revenue, all while developing your knowledge across many different disciplines. As part of your role you will:

- Provide accurate and timely position reports to all functions when required (Trader reporting, EM Management reporting and Risk Committee reporting).

- Support PPA and Route-to Market contract pricing and structuring.

- Contribute to the delivery of targeted budget and business operations.

- Manage your stakeholders across the business effectively and efficiently.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Demonstratable experience within a similar Energy Analyst role, a degree in a relevant discipline such as STEM, Economics or Finance would be advantageous but not essential.

- Experience of working with large data sets for the purpose of quantitative analysis.

- Experience of Excel/VBA, Python, R, SQL, Power BI or equivalent for Data Analytics.

- Ability to work to operational deadlines.

- Excellent interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

About our Business

Energy Markets (EM) is the heart of the SSE Group, securing value for SSE's asset portfolios in wholesale energy markets as we move towards our vision of being a leading energy company in a net zero world. We play a critical role as the short-term energy market asset optimiser, and a long-term energy market adviser, for all SSE's Business Units (across SSE's Wind, Hydro, Low Carbon Thermal, Distributed Energy and Customer portfolios). This role for EM enables SSE to focus its investment in energy markets capabilities (including Trading, Risk Management, Energy Economics, Settlements and Advanced Analytics) in one centre of excellence, with these enhanced capabilities supporting value creation and decision making across the SSE Group.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Lynsey at or on 01738 340426.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.



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