Senior Manager Energy Futures

Aberdeen City, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire
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Senior Manager, Energy Futures

About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, or Inverness.

Salary: £63,000 - £94,400 + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing, and family.

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

SSEN Transmission is at the heart of the just transition to net zero in the UK. In the coming years, our network will be pivotal in connecting and transporting the power needed to decarbonise the UK’s electricity network and in doing so power the UK’s net zero ambition. Our business is rapidly growing, to deliver the largest investment package that Scotland’s electricity system has ever seen, with a projected investment programme of over £20bn in the next 10 years.

As Senior Manager, Energy Futures at SSEN Transmission, you are the custodian of SSEN Transmission’s investment drivers (renewable generation and others) which underpin the strategic planning of the electricity transmission system to achieve net zero whilst maintaining safe secure supplies of electricity to consumers. Your role is to develop credible future energy insights and scenarios aligned with Government policy and ambitions. These will form a critical part of long-term strategic network development plans.

This role will report to our Director of Strategic Energy Planning sitting in the Business Planning and Commercial directorate.

The responsibilities of the Senior Manager, Energy Futures include:

- Support and develop a team of policy analysts, specialist power system engineers and data analytics modellers to develop future energy scenarios and insights, through research and analysis to model the short-term pathway (<10 years) and long-term scenarios (10-50 years) and inform the development of future energy scenarios to determine the potential need for GB electricity transmission.

- Build and maintain a database of energy users’ archetypes that comprise dynamic energy profiles of import and export for all major technologies and consumer groups, whilst gathering data and evidence to understand their behaviours and market conditions that impact supply and demand.

- Establish strong and trusted relationships with key stakeholders relevant to SSEN Transmission’s system planning including Governments, regulators, statutory consultees, consumer groups, other network companies, supply chain and technology providers, and other relevant parties / experts; and leverage these relationships to maintain a close awareness of any potential factors that would impact on our system plans to make informed recommendations for change.

- Undertake stakeholder engagement on the future energy scenarios and energy insights, including with consumers, generators, disruptive technology providers, statutory authorities, regulators, supply chain, academics etc.

- Utilising your wide network of contacts and collaborative relationships, to develop SSEN Transmission’s credibility in the national policy debate about the energy system to achieve legislated net zero targets demonstrating subject matter expertise.

What do I need?

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

- Experience of the analytical and organisational techniques for scenarios development, including medium to long term (5-10 years) sectoral foresighting, and implementation.

- Demonstrable ability to technically assess issues/problems and critically assess and prioritise a range of technical solutions, using this information to develop robust scenarios to engage and influence the future of the transmission network.

- Detailed knowledge of the GB energy industry structure including markets, economics of transmission investment and networks regulatory framework, including our Licence Obligations and Industry Codes/Standards for the design of, and connections to the transmission network.

- Knowledge and understanding of the interfaces with Ofgem, other network companies and the Electricity System Operator.

- Proven capabilities in team development, naturally coaching and mentoring to deliver outstanding performance and a positive, inclusive culture.

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.