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Senior Commercial Modeller - EV


Senior Commercial Modeller - EV

  • 528071

Base Location: Reading

Salary: Competitive - Depending on skills and experience + annual bonus 

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

What is the role?

The SSE EV team is currently expanding our portfolio of services and solutions by moving into the fleet and bus space. We are targeting rapid growth in this part of the business and beginning a UK wide delivery programme.

Reporting to the Head of Commercial, the Commercial Modeller will actively lead the commercial modelling workstream to support sales, marketing and the bidding for new work typically up to 100 million capital cost. You’ll create and own the complex financial and commercial models to identify competitive advantage opportunities, deliver value engineering and ultimately ensure bids are competitive, our investments are cognisant of the risks and opportunities as well as assessing the impact on the business's short and long-term earnings forecasts.

You’ll work alongside the Asset, Engineering, Commercial and Finance teams to ensure all income and costs associated with our propositions and future investments are correctly identified. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for creating, developing and running investment models accurately and working with the EV Team to prepare bid documents and commercial agreements, and Corporate Finance to ensure the investment models are approved. You’ll also work with the other sectors ensuring we create multi sector propositions and create a suite of “Whole System Thinking” localized energy offerings we have agility and flexibility in our model to adapt and maximize our ability to win these types of opportunities.

What do I need?

  • You’ll have extensive experience in an analytical or commercial role within finance, consulting or business development ideally with financial qualification would be desirable but not essential (ACA, ACCA or CIMA or equivalent);
  • A good understanding of Utilities and Energy industry market principals and asset investment modelling for propositions such as EV, CHP, heat pumps, solar, batteries and gas generators.
  • Excellent numerical and financial acumen and a curiosity and capacity to understand complex financial, commercial and project issues. Additionally, you’ll be a confident and clear communicator with strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate with different audiences and levels, tailoring the communication to suite the situation.
  • Excellent understanding of modelling energy infrastructure project revenue streams, costs, risks and opportunities.  Modelling scenario building and model review experience and exposure to project finance/debt raising processes would be a plus
  • Clear understanding of accounting principles (e.g. P&L/cash-flow/BS build-up; depreciation/tax calcs)

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

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.

If you would like a confidential informal discussion about this role before applying, to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact / 01738 342298. 

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.    


Closing date: Jun 30, 2021

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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

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