Commercial Policy Manager

Aberdeen City, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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About the Role - Commercial Policy Manager

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, or Aberdeen

Salary: £47,600 - £71,600 (DOE) + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

What is the Role?

The Commercial Policy Manager contributes to the delivery of the commercial business aims of SSEN Transmission by engaging proactively with future industry reform. Working closely with all levels of the business, the role will seek to understand internal and external challenges facing the business that relate to, or could be impacted upon by, long term industry reform, this will include prospective reforms to the connections process.

The responsibilities and duties of the Commercial Policy Manager will include:

- Responsible for continuous improvement in SSEN Transmission's commercial and charging arrangements, developing new policies and charging principles as required.

- Lead on the implementation of commercial policy via the identification and implementation of process improvements; ensuring effective communication and collaboration with other departments.

- Where policy changes are identified as required, you will engage positively with all internal and external stakeholders around all changes that have the potential to affect the SSEN Transmission business.

- Identify opportunities, risks and threats, ensuring you remove barriers to entry whilst meeting regulatory and statutory compliance with licence obligations, applicable industry codes and the SSEN Transmission Charging Statement and Methodology.

- Act as the representative of SSEN Transmission, working with a wide range of stakeholders including other electricity network owners, wider industry participants and local and central Government, the Electricity System Operator, and the regulator, Ofgem.

What do I need?

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

- Thorough understanding of the GB Networks businesses gained in a commercial, regulatory or legal environment.

- Experience in dealing with external stakeholders including the System Operator, other transmission owners, Ofgem, DECC, Government departments (UK and Scottish Gov) and key industry bodies.

- Proven track record in successfully delivering operations within a commercial environment combined with an understanding of the price control challenges and targets around RIIO-T2 and RIIO-T3.

- Demonstrable experience in people management skills and the ability to network, internally/externally to facilitate development of stakeholders and key industry influencers. As such you will have the confidence and IT skills to conduct formal presentations and have a background within a customer driven environment, possessing fantastic customer service skills.

- You will have excellent planning, organisational and presentation skills in order to influence stakeholders and carry out commercial negotiations to fulfil objectives within challenging timescales.

About our Business

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all – we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

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 Stephanie at or 01738 342963.

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.