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Commercial Contracts Analyst

Aberdeen City, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire
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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, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and 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 critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible Scotland, but our preference is for you to be based at one of our key sites in Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen or Inverness.

Salary: £Competitive 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 the UK Transitions to net zero, the SSER Hydro fleet will continue to be a key enabler to renewables growth, thanks to its capability to deliver green energy safely and reliably all year round. Utilising the power of water in some of the most scenic locations in Scotland, the Hydro Asset Management team work to safely and effectively deliver the energy people need, at the right times, through optimisation of it’s immense storage capability.

We are looking to grow the team to bring in new skills and capabilities, building on the strong history of renewable energy delivery. As Commercial Contracts Analyst, you'll play a key role supporting the Hydro Asset Management team by maximising the value of their commercial agreements and contractual offerings.

Some of your main responsibilities will include :

- Managing, maintaining, updating and maximising the Hydro commercial contract register.

- Investigating and pursuing opportunities to increase revenues gained, and proposing new initiatives to add further value.

- Drafting agreements to ensure the scope of services provided are suitable and fit for purpose.

- Providing analysis on revenue and cost related metrics, and communicating proposals or changes based on the data.

- Supporting the commercial activities of the investment management team, such as assessing the profitability of projects, budget requests, investment cases and new opportunities to enhance revenue.

What do I need?

You'll be a key member of a small team, so while it's not important to have a background in Renewables, you'll need to have commercial acumen and experience in the creation and management of different types of agreements, including negotiations.

We would also love you to have:

- Experience in a relevant discipline such as commercial management, procurement, quantity surveying or a similar business function.

- Proven ability in considering and mitigating impacts on commercial performance, risk and value, in order to make decisions in real time.

- Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to extract relevant data sets and apply them to contract requirements and obligations so that key decisions can be made, and continuous improvements can be highlighted.

- Proven capability in managing a wide variety of bespoke contracts, such as compensation agreements for water abstracted from other parties or landowners, and agreements where there is supply of water to local third parties.

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 Pamela on 342002.

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.