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ENERGY PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Energy Portfolio Management (EPM) is the energy market's heart of the SSE Group, trading commodities and securing value for SSE's asset portfolios in wholesale energy markets. EPM ensure we have the energy supplies required to meet the needs of customers; procuring fuel for our generation plants and selling the power from our wind farms, hydro and low-carbon thermal assets

EPM operates in demanding and ever-changing markets, where no two days are the same. We’re constantly looking for ways to drive innovation across our team and are investing in our people and systems.

We have bold plans for the future and need more talented and skilled people to help SSE power change. If you have a trading and/or commercial background, an inquisitive mind and critical thinking as second nature, we’d love to hear from you.

From Energy Trader to Meteorologist, Risk Manger to Market Analyst, whatever your role in EPM, you’ll be playing your part in the fight against climate change and helping us on our journey to net zero.

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Where could you fit into Energy Portfolio Management? 

 

The EPM Front Office team is responsible for managing the market risk faced by each of SSE’s business units. This is achieved though trading of energy and related commodities in physical and financial markets. The energy trading team provides market insights to enable SSE to make strategic decisions that are affected by forward market prices, supported by our analytics and data science capabilities. The Energy Management Centre is a 24/7 shift team, responsible for managing the SSE energy portfolio and assets real time, adding value through participation in all energy and ancillary markets, whilst maintaining compliance with all regulatory, legal and market frameworks. The Contracts and Origination teams are responsible for the negotiation, execution and ongoing management of all fuel supply, power station, infrastructure and master trading arrangements for all SSE’s energy portfolio as well as delivering EPM’s structured contract agreements and developing new business relationships for profitable growth opportunities, within the UK and Europe.

The EPM Middle Office Team is responsible for forecasting and managing the commercial, operational, credit and enterprise risks affecting our business and the markets in which we operate. Key services include independent commodity market risk measurement and management, oversight of EPM’s profitability, planning and commercial optimization of SSE’s demand and generation portfolios aligned to Group hedging strategies. Assuring that energy market trading and related activities are compliant with relevant regulatory, legislative industry and market obligations.

EPM’s Back Office play a key enabling role responsible for ensuring that EPM has the data, systems and settlements processes required to deliver both business and customer value. Provision of secure, supported, reliable, resilient systems and data that meet commercial needs, regulatory requirements and deliver operational efficiency, meeting the needs of EPM and our BU customers. Supporting product/service design and end to end processes to deliver route to market services, traded products, and structured contracts. Identifying, developing, and implementing system and process change to leverage commercial opportunities with efficient process design and operational excellence.

The Energy Markets team in Ireland coordinate the wholesale market activities required to maximise the value of SSE’s portfolio in Ireland. These activities include forecasting wholesale prices and Renewables output, optimally dispatching Thermal assets and efficiently hedging the energy required for the Retail business. The team generate innovative solutions to deliver on business unit priorities, energy related risks and opportunities, advising on how changes in the wholesale market could impact SSE’s business units in Ireland.

Want to know more? Hear from some of the EPM Team.

Fiona Keiller, Trading and Contracts

"I have worked for SSE for 24 years and am currently employed as an Energy Contracts Manager. It is my job to manage and coach the team in the negotiation, delivery and ongoing management of up to 600 agreements with a value in excess of £1bn. We play a critical role in ensuring that EPM can deliver the route to market services for each of the SSE business units.  

I joined SSE straight from University, having completed a Business Studies degree. SSE has provided me with the opportunity to develop project management skills based on my time spent delivering a large-scale IT project.  No 2 days in EPM are ever the same so I enjoy the pace and excitement that my role brings.  The people are what make EPM for me, I am lucky to have made fantastic friends along the way."

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Gayle Lee, Risk, Planning and Assurance

"I have worked with SSE since 2015 and in EPM since 2017. I control the EPM document library and review program, assist with KYC, on-board new starts and assign all eLearning’s and also control the hospitality register to name a few of my responsibilities. After having my son I decided to enrol on a degree with the University of the West of Scotland and I graduated with a BA in Business and Management in 2015. I joined SSE in the retail business, first in the sales team selling gas/electricity tariffs to customers over the phone. I then moved onto Partnership Services for six months, it was during that time I applied for a position as an EPM Assurance Support Officer and got the job. Some of the benefits of working for SSE include agile working which is great with a family and the flexibility that it brings. Holiday plus is also a great benefit as it allows me to get through the school holidays! The company is very teamwork focussed and I love being part of a great company that is constantly changing and innovating."

 

Neil Murphy, Settlements and Systems 

"I joined SSE as a temporary member of staff following graduating from University with a degree in Environmental Science. I initially joined thinking the job would be a stepping-stone but soon discovered many exciting opportunities. The most striking thing that I noticed when I joined Settlements was how close the team was and I soon felt part of the EPM family. I have always enjoyed analytical work and there is no shortage of that in EPM. Things are always changing and if you are willing to get stuck in, there is always something interesting to get involved in. I currently do a condensed 37 hour week over 4 days, which allows me to have a ‘daddy day’ every Thursday. This flexibility has been priceless to my family and given me so many happy days with my children. I have always been passionate about the environment and seeing SSE's Net zero targets and involvement in COP 26 made me proud. I work for a company with the same ambitions as me and that makes it easy for me to have faith in our strategy."


 

Current Opportunities

Title Business Area Requisition Identifier City State Country Location Department Category Summary Level
Research Manager - Northern European Power and Renewables Energy Portfolio Management 543369 Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Energy Portfolio Management Energy Portfolio Management .
Energy Trader - European Interconnectors and Wind Energy Portfolio Management 543224 Edinburgh & The Lothians Scotland United Kingdom Edinburgh & The Lothians, Scotland, United Kingdom Energy Portfolio Management Energy Portfolio Management .
EPM - Senior Data Scientist Energy Portfolio Management 543289 Aberdeenshire. Edinburgh & The Lothians. Lanarkshire. Perthshire Scotland United Kingdom Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Edinburgh & The Lothians, Scotland, United Kingdom. Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, ML1 2QN. Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Energy Portfolio Management Data & Analytics, Energy Portfolio Management .
Business Change Manager Energy Portfolio Management 543320 Perthshire Scotland United Kingdom Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Energy Portfolio Management Energy Portfolio Management .
Energy Analyst Energy Portfolio Management 543271 Edinburgh & The Lothians. Lanarkshire. Perthshire Scotland United Kingdom Edinburgh & The Lothians, Scotland, United Kingdom. Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, ML1 2QN. Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Energy Portfolio Management Data & Analytics, Energy Portfolio Management .
Head of Performance (EPM) Energy Portfolio Management 543357 Aberdeenshire. Edinburgh & The Lothians. Lanarkshire. Perthshire. Renfrewshire Scotland United Kingdom Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Edinburgh & The Lothians, Scotland, United Kingdom. Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, ML1 2QN. Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Energy Portfolio Management Energy Portfolio Management, Operations and Maintenance .

Why Join SSE

At SSE we power change.  That’s why we’re proud to have been a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed today, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

As part of the FTSE-listed SSE plc, we’re a real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited company and employ 10,000 people across the UK and Ireland.

We offer diverse career opportunities across the UK and Ireland, flexible working and excellent benefits.

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