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Senior Flexibility Market Analyst


Senior Flexibility Market Analyst

  • 543932
  • Closing at: Feb 13 2023 at 23:55 GMT

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSEN offices.

Salary: £44,100 - £66,100 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

Your key responsibility will be to evaluate, develop, implement, grow and monitor a healthy portfolio of procured flexibility, from distributed energy resources. Taking into consideration the impact of the evolving DSO functions, regulation and systemisation of flexibility procurement . The growth of flexibility markets in distribution applications is at the cutting edge of developments, and you will support the ongoing development of the commercial and engagement aspects of the flexibility portfolio, keeping SSEN at the leading edge of DNOs utilising flexibility effectively.

There will be the requirement to provide the business with an ongoing view of the optionality value, efficiencies and combined risk of the flexibility portfolio to inform and evidence decision making. This will include cost benefit analysis and risk management, detailed financial modelling for a wide range of new and innovative business models utilising flexibility and new services as alternatives to traditional investment. These models will need to be constructed and evolve to reflect how these new solutions deliver benefits for SSEN informing RIIO-ED2.

You will also need to:

  • Provide financial analysis of Flexibility options that informs ED2 and supports regulatory reporting.
  • Provide specifications of Commercial Contract Framework for deployment of Flexibility Services.
  • Provide Flexibility Portfolio Management.
  • Develop economic analysis for wider DSO transition.
  • Directly engage and facilitate third parties providing flexibility services.

What do I need?

The ideal candidate for this role will have a range of experience across the energy industry gained from working in various roles. You'll have a good knowledge of the electricity distribution and transmission networks, energy markets and pricing. An excellent understanding of procurement, contract management and financial modelling techniques are needed to evidence key decisions. Experience of the mechanisms of existing energy markets across the UK energy mix would be helpful, along with a comprehensive understanding of network codes, regulatory mechanisms for networks and network charging arrangements. Established knowledge of commercial connections agreements and ESO service provisions would be an advantage.

You'll have excellent communications skills, and you'll be comfortable representing SSEN on DSO related matters at Industry Forums, including public presentations. You will hold a qualification in either Economics, Finance, Accountancy or related analytical discipline and as the role of DSO evolves have the natural curiosity to seek out innovative proposals for new market mechanisms.

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

  • Degree in Economics/Finance/Accountancy or equivalent analytical discipline.
  • Theoretical and practical understanding of DNO Regulatory Framework.
  • Experience in presenting effectively at external forums and working groups.
  • Experience of management of procurement processes and contracts.
  • Excellent financial and market modelling skills.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

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 stacey.watson@sse.com / 01738 342529.

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.




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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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