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Energy Markets - Senior Data Engineer (Python Developer)

Perth, Scotland, Perth & Kinross
£40600 - £61000 per annum + Performance Related Bonus
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

Job Details

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a crucial role in the net zero transition, ensuring we have the energy supplies required to meet the needs of our customers; procuring the fuel required by the generation plants and selling the power output from our renewable and low-carbon thermal assets.

Join us on our journey to net zero, and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK sites, which includes but is not limited to Glasgow, Perth or Edinburgh

Salary: £40,600 - £61,000 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

As the Senior Data Engineer within Energy Markets you will be responsible for designing, building, managing, and optimizing data pipelines and the data model used by our Data Scientists and Traders. Working closely with Data Management teams on governance and security as well as business stakeholders around projects and IT teams to deliver these data pipelines and models effectively into production. This role will focus on python development on the Databricks and Streamlit platforms to deliver operational tools and process efficiencies. As part of your role you will:

- Architect, create, improve, and operationalise integrated and reusable data pipelines, tools and processes. Measuring performance, efficiency and robustness of data provision and best practice process approaches.

- Deliver commercial value through working with key business stakeholders, IT experts and subject-matter experts and high-quality analytics and data science solutions.

- Understand that solutions and developments need to fit with the long-term Data Strategy for the analytics platform.

- Explore the opportunities presented by using the latest advances in technology and tools alongside contributing to ensure an appropriate operational model exists to support solutions in production.

- Promote a better understanding of data and analytics across business stakeholders.

What do I need?

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

- Extensive experience in programming/query language skills including Python/PySpark and SQL.

- Experience in Databricks, Azure, Streamlit or alternatives.

- Excellent technical computing, analysis, design and development skills to a proven professional level

- Intellectual curiosity, with excellent problem-solving and quantitative skills. Motivated by innovative and creative approaches

- Experience with designing, building, and operating analytics solutions using Azure cloud technologies.

About our Business

Energy Markets (EM) 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 EM enables SSE to focus its investment in energy markets capabilities (including Trading, Risk Management, Energy Economics, Settlements 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?

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 Lynsey on 01738 340426.

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.


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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