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Business Development Analyst




Business Development Analyst

  • 543838
  • Closing at: Feb 3 2023 at 23:55 GMT

About our Business

SSE Thermal is on a mission to deliver the flexible energy needed today while powering the transition to net zero. Our 600+ employees play a crucial role in keeping the lights on across the UK and Ireland and we're rising to the low-carbon challenge with our teams at the cutting-edge of vital technologies. We're developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage projects and progressing plans for what could be the world's first hydrogen-fired power station, as well as a major hydrogen storage facility and exploring other exciting options as we decarbonise. We've already achieved a lot - but we're just getting started. As part of SSE, which is investing £24bn this decade, we're at the forefront of the energy transition - so come join us as we continue to grow and power change.

To find out more, read this blog from Catherine Raw, our Managing Director, on our critical role in delivering net zero.

About the Role

Base Location: Dublin / Great Island 

Salary: €54,900 - €82,200 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, and wellbeing.

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Analyst to join our Thermal Business. Working closely with the Business Development Manager, your role will be central in providing analytical support and enabling the team to engage with the market and future drive opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

- Support Business Development Manager in the assessment of new opportunities aligned with SSE Thermal strategy.

- Responsibility for drafting focused and well-evidenced papers that illustrate an ability to interpret the direction of the market context across multiple horizons of opportunity.

- Collaborate with colleagues across SSE Thermal including Technology, Strategy and Corporate Affairs to identify where value can be built and retained in respect of clean, dispatchable power generation technologies.

- Input to and draft high-quality executive papers on team activities providing clear and concise updates.

- Lead through example by demonstrating exemplary behaviours in all aspects of the role and act as an ambassador for SSE SHE policies, values and culture both internally and externally

What do I need?

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

- Ability to quickly identify market drivers, key players and trends showing strong intelligence on energy market trends and activities, competitor activity and strengths.

- A minimum of degree level education in business, maths, engineering preferred, candidates with relevant experience with further education qualifications will also be considered.

- Strong problem-solving skills, creative in delivering results, finding ways around obstacles and identifying new opportunities.

- Ability to write and structure effective papers and presentations to communicate strategic proposals, business plans, budget papers and commercial opportunities.

- Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Hannah on hannah.e.cutajar@sse.com / 01738 341147.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.




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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

Explore our full list of benefits:

UK benefits booklet

ROI Benefits Booklet

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