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Senior Prompt Energy Trading Analyst


Senior Prompt Energy Trading Analyst

  • 541169
  • Closing at: May 25 2022 at 23:55 BST

About the Role

Base Location: Perth and Edinburgh (with a requirement to be based in the office 2-3 days per week, with flexibility to work from home / another SSE office the remainder of the week).

Salary: £46,100 - £69,100 depending on skills and experience + performance-related bonus     + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

EPM&I front office is expanding our trading and analysis capabilities and we are now looking to recruit a talented individual with a genuine interest in developing a career with one of the UK's leading energy companies as a Senior Prompt Energy Trading Analyst.

Your primary focus will be to help ensure our renewable energy portfolio is economically managed and value adding by supporting the decision-making process of the prompt and operations trading teams. Working in deep collaboration with existing EPM&I business analysts and system experts to drive strategy and develop operational modelling tools to better facilitate trading decision making. To do this you will build, maintain and operate complex analytical tools and numerical models to articulate complex trading proposals which will require advanced programming skills and database operation.

Depending on your skills and experience, your role could give you the opportunity and responsibility to trade prompt financial and physical energy products in the GB energy markets.

Some of your main accountabilities will include:

- Analysis of key market fundamentals and internal processes to optimise decision making across the desk.

- Use your extensive energy market experience and analytical ability to perform quantitative analysis of market trends and commercial opportunities.

- Operate and develop trade support and market models to the highest standards to ensure traders and senior managers have timely access to information to enhance decision making.

- Build new market and price modelling tools for trading and market analysis while enhancing existing models as necessary to ensure -business continuity.

- Liaise and collaborate with EPM businesses to develop optimal trading strategies for the growing Renewables portfolio with statistical tooling to evaluate these strategies.

Due to the timings of the energy markets you will be required to work earlier starts to ensure data and tools are prepared for the operations and trading teams.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, we'd love you to have: -

- A successful and extensive track record in an energy trading environment related capacity along with and demonstrable knowledge of industry players, industry structure and commercial mechanisms and drivers.

- To be, preferably, educated to degree level, in a numerical discipline such as, but not limited to, Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Economics. Knowledge of programming languages such as Python is expected as are skills to develop modelling or statistical tools.

- Personable with the ability to work as part of a team, with drive and energy and drive to succeed, with proven examples of overcoming challenges to deliver success.

- Motivated, highly organised self-starter with the capacity to work independently and as part of a team.

- Diligent, responsible and reliable with a close attention to detail.

About our Business

Energy Portfolio Management (EPM) is the energy markets heart of the SSE Group, securing value for SSE's asset portfolios in wholesale energy markets as we move towards our vision of being a leading energy company in a net zero world. We play a critical role as the short-term energy market asset optimiser, and a long-term energy market adviser, for all SSE's Business Units (across SSE's Wind, Hydro, Low Carbon Thermal, Distributed Energy and Customer portfolios). This role for EPM enables SSE to focus its investment in energy markets capabilities (including Trading, Risk Management, Energy Economics and Advanced Analytics) in one centre of excellence, with these enhanced capabilities supporting value creation and decision making across the SSE Group.

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 / 01738 342002

EXTERNAL: 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.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.





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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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