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Commercial Analyst - Market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement

England, Reading, Berkshire / Cardiff, Wales / Perth & Kinross, Scotland, Perth
£39415 - £45136 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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About the Role

Base Location: Cardiff, Reading or Perth

Salary: £39,415 - £45,136 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: 12 month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

The Commercial function within Business Energy provides a range of reports, dashboards and forecast models for the leadership, finance and operational teams.

The Market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement (MHHS) programme will transition all customers to being settled based on half-hourly interval actual electricity consumption. As a MHHS analyst you will focus on supporting Business Energy navigate the MHHS change by working closely with Commercial stakeholders to understand the underlying impacts and opportunities this change creates.

Your role will include:

- Proactively engaging with key stakeholders across Commercial teams and wider BE to understand the impact of MHHS on the business

- Supporting the Commercial teams to prepare for the MHHS change, with key attention to commercial activities; hedging, pricing and forecasting

- Facilitating meetings, workshops and sessions with affected areas to root out opportunities presented by MHHS

- Investigating the opportunities presented by increased access to actual consumption data, particularly Time of Use tariffs and related product offerings

- Investigating potential customer behavioural change scenarios; looking into the possibility of pilots and proof of concept projects

What do I need?

We're seeking an individual who is commercially savvy and is great at interacting with others, as we're often involved with projects and teams from across Business Energy. To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Strong awareness of the utilities market and an understanding of financial principals, terms and concepts.

- Strong analytical skills and be a numerical problem-solver with experience with data models and forecasting techniques.

- Self-motivated and proactive in hitting objectives.

- Excellent working knowledge of Excel and experience or interest in machine learning models or data science projects.

- Degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering or related quantitative discipline is desirable.

About our Business

The race to net zero is intensifying for businesses of all sizes. Sustainable decisions made today can meet customers' changing needs for tomorrow and bring long-term success for businesses. Part of SSE plc, the UK and Ireland's largest renewable electricity generator, SSE Energy Solutions is different as all its renewable electricity is sourced from SSE's own UK wind and hydro assets.

In addition to providing gas and electricity to businesses across the UK, SSE Energy Solutions invests in, builds and connects localised flexible infrastructure to drive the long-term performance of energy assets. SSE Energy Solutions works with its customers to deliver financially robust plans to bring flexibility and diversity to their energy infrastructure - the low-carbon solutions they need to succeed in the race to net zero.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement (including public holidays), 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 Lynsey on 01738 340426.

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.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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