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Research Analyst (Distributed Energy)


Research Analyst (Distributed Energy)

  • 539502
  • Closing at: Dec 22 2021 at 23:55 GMT

Base Location: Flexible, all UK regions considered (including but not limited to London, Reading, Glasgow, Perth, etc)

Salary: £25,000 – £37,400 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | with flexible working options available 

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What is the Role?

SSE Energy Solutions delivers projects that are spread across multi utility disciplines and are continuing our rapid growth. In support of this, the Strategy team helps shape the overarching Distributed Energy (DE) strategy. This is continually reviewed & assessed, with the strategy team challenging the business units to ensure deliverables are achieved to deadline and strategic revenue/ EBIT projections are attained.

The Research Analyst reports directly into the Head of Research & Strategic Innovation. It’s an important role where you’ll help identify, shape, define then trial innovation projects that’ll support any gaps in knowledge within the Distributed Energy business. You’ll work closely with the Strategy Analyst to monitor changes in market/ policy/ regulation/ technology and how that’ll impact our strategy. In response to this information, you’ll assess options to refine/ alter our strategic direction before they go through the approval process, keeping an eye out for innovation opportunities which may accelerate growth.

You’ll work collaboratively with the Strategy team and wider DE verticals (such as Distributed Generation and Storage, EV, Heat, Private Electrical Networks, Building Energy Management, Digital Services) to understand their deliverables in relation to the strategy, understand business unit capabilities and the direction of travel within each of these markets – both the business direction market trends.  

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • Strong research/ analytical capabilities, looking at and pulling together both internal & external assessments of opportunities, capabilities, risks and at times financial analysis using Excel & Powerpoint.
  • Demonstrate knowledge/ work-experience within the energy/ utilities market on projects or programmes of work in at least one of the following sectors - Distributed Generation and Storage, EV charging, Heating & Cooling Networks, Private Electrical Networks, Building Energy Management, Digital Services.
  • Knowledge of energy systems & markets in the UK
  • Communicate, influence and manage the expectations of a range of internal and external stakeholders, at times making sure technical information is presented accurately and effectively understood by the audience. This could be to support project approvals going through governance checks, support of strategy changes, innovation opportunities, etc..

About our Business

SSE Energy Solutions is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc and is one of the fastest growing areas within the SSE Group. It’s responsible for the design, funding, delivery and operation of a range of local energy infrastructure across the UK & Ireland. This infrastructure will comprise of one or more of the four asset pillars supported by DE, specifically: private electrical networks, heat networks, distributed generation and storage, and EV charging.

Life at SSE 

If you’re considering a career with us, you’re probably wondering what’s in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we’re proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we’re proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’. 

SSE is 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 and assessment process, and upon joining SSE. 

Read more about our inclusion and diversity commitments here

Next Steps 

All applications should be submitted online, it doesn’t take long.

To discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact

I'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date. 

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:

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