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Shift Energy Trader


Shift Energy Trader

  • 539726
  • Closing at: Feb 28 2022 at 23:55 GMT

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


Development Role Entry Level £32,900 - £49,300 + disturbance allowance, performance-related bonus, shift bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

The Energy Management Centre (EMC), supports our business by managing real time energy balances and market exposures from SSE's assets and customers. As part of a shift team, you will trade real time gas and electricity from the day ahead stage until delivery, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This is a high-profile role, central to the success of SSE and will be at the forefront of the green energy transition supporting the growth of the whole business. The Shift Energy Trader is central to the real time optimisation and despatch of the SSE energy portfolio, looking to minimise risks and maximise value.

Your key accountabilities will include;-

- Managing the dynamic short-term energy portfolio for SSE This will include ensuring our energy portfolio is economically despatched, scheduled and traded in a manner where we satisfy our legal, regulatory and market obligations. Appraising commodities in the markets and reacting to changes.

- You will have a primary focus on helping to deliver budgets, executing complex strategies while managing the electricity or gas positions and the balancing services offered by us.

- As part of a team, you will look to continually evaluate the changing energy markets and develop strategies to manage the complexities of our portfolio.

- Appraise, recommend and execute trading strategies for the short term energy auctions, continuous energy markets and real time balancing mechanisms.

- You will report progress of key KPI’s to the SSE business units with full transparency and accuracy.

What do I need?

To be considered we would love you to have;

- Ideally you will be educated to degree level, although should you have equivalent or relevant work experience this is not essential.

- Experience of working in a commercial environment.

- Demonstrable knowledge of the GB and Ireland energy markets is desirable, but not essential as training will be provided.

- It would be beneficial to possess skills in data analysis, problem solving and have a strong teamworking attitude.

- A strong attention to detail, comfortable working with numbers and common software packages

- Flexibility and drive to succeed in a fast pace operations environment with the ability to make valuable decisions under time restrictions and operational pressures.

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.   

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.

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 275846.

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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