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Strategy Analyst

Perth and Kinross, Portsmouth, Reading, Renfrewshire
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Reading or Portsmouth

Salary: £44,195 - £50,611 + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Connections Strategy Analyst to join our team!

Following the publication of the Connections Action Plan (CAP) by Ofgem in November 2023, we are entering a period of significant change in relation to the customer connections process across the industry. This change will focus on improving the customer experience, making the process more efficient and accelerating customer connections as we move towards net zero. Our involvement in various ENA and CUSC working groups associated to delivering on the CAP and wider Connections Reforms is vital for managing upcoming changes in network connections.

As a Connections Strategy Analyst you will play a key role in supporting the delivery of the CAP, managing specific workstreams set out in the CAP or the wider Connections Reform.

You will have experience in project management, stakeholder engagement, change management as well as having great organisational and time management skills.

Other roles & responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

- Manage a specific portfolio of workstreams and develop, review, and maintain the commercial policy associated with all aspects of connections, whilst ensuring compliance with company policy, licence conditions and national and international standards across distribution.

- Assist in identifying, designing and implementing new processes required as part of the delivery of the Connections Action Plan or wider Connections Reform programme.

- Working closely with both internal and external parties to ensure changes in processes and systems are robust and communicated effectively.

- Attend and in some cases lead internal working groups and attend or provide input into external meetings with senior level people from both SSEN and across the industry.

- Stay up to date and informed regarding industry and policy changes that will impact the Connections space and ensure that processes, systems and policy are fit for purpose going forwards.

You'll also have opportunities to attend industry events and forums with third parties such as Government, BEIS, Ofgem, NESO and other network companies to discuss policy and related issues.

What do I need?

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

- Industry experience and an appreciation of connections processes/knowledge of the Connections landscape, including the reform work as well as an understanding of engineering and commercial processes for assessing connections to networks.

- The ability to absorb large amounts of industry information and align to appropriate stakeholder reports/communication media.

- A track record of building effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

- The ability to understand and work with Ofgem reporting frameworks, consultation groups and advisory panels.

- A high level of IT literacy and working knowledge of the main MS Office applications, along with an analytical approach that allows you to easily interrogate and analyse data to inform policy decisions and direction.

- You'll be an excellent communicator, with a natural ability to relay complex messages in an easy-to-understand manner.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.9 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 4,200 highly skilled people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital for the future. We power communities to thrive today and create a net zero tomorrow. Why not join us and help power change, we're looking for great people who love working with others to achieve great results. You'll be empowered to make the right decisions for our customers and have the space to take accountability for the work you do. You'll be working as part of a bigger team, enabling net zero, so teamwork will be essential. As a part of our business, you become part of something bigger – an established company with a reputation for looking after our people, offering secure and rewarding roles where safety is our number one priority.

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 Kim on / 01738 344051.

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.