Senior Analyst - International Markets

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
May 02, 2021
Jun 10, 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Newly qualified, Qualified


Perth, Glasgow, Reading

£38,600 - £58,000 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

We are looking for a candidate for an exciting opportunity to join our Energy Economics Team as a Senior Analyst for International Markets. The role holder will play a critical part in developing and continually enhancing the service we provide to SSER on international power markets.

The successful candidate will be responsible for producing research into relevant power markets in Europe and North America, providing novel analysis, market reports and price outlooks, including the provision of long-term wholesale power prices, asset capture prices and other asset revenues for relevant markets. You will communicate these insights through a combination of discussions, reports and presentations. You will take responsibility for collecting and managing data on target markets, as well as researching and interpreting Government policy, market design and renewable support mechanisms. Over time the successful candidate will support the development and implementation of a market modelling strategy, as well as resolve associated questions relating to market arrangements, industry developments and regulatory change.

A key focus in this role will be both external and internal stakeholder engagement, providing a great opportunity for the candidate to benefit from the wealth of experience in Energy Economics and the wider business. You will partner with the SSER Business units, including Senior Management, to ensure that the service being provided by Energy Economics meets their needs, and will engage regularly with external market advisors, reviewing and critiquing their outlooks to provide insights to SSER. The successful candidate will work in a dynamic, intellectually stimulating, and demanding yet supportive environment. They will enjoy autonomy and opportunities to substantially influence major decisions in the business.

What do I need?

Ideally the successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of the energy sector, specific power market knowledge would be advantageous. You should be able to demonstrate good business acumen and be able to focus on the commercial implications of insights obtained through research. Prior experience in forecasting, energy consulting, commodity trading or related experience is highly valued.

Essential Functional / Technical Skills

- Educated to degree level in a relevant subject (economics, scientific or engineering)

- Economic/regulatory analysis and commercial problem-solving skills required

- Data-handling skills - the role involves managing large volumes of data for analysis; strong Excel skills are desirable, experience in specialist tools appreciated.

- Research techniques & skills - experience producing analysis/modelling for the power sector or comparable market desirable

Personal Attributes / Competencies

- Clear communicator who can distil complex analysis into simple key messages for a range of audiences (both internal and external)

- Excellent attention to detail

- Adaptable and diligent team player

- Strong sense of curiosity and keen interest in problem solving - willing to take the initiative and ownership of the delivery of work

- Creative approach to problem solving, comfortable with interpreting and understanding complex, and sometimes ambiguous information and turning this into commercially viable insights for the business

About our Business

EPM & Investments aim is to create value-adding energy trading services for all stakeholders and external customers by providing superior returns and diversity of fuel supply through financial gas investments that are aligned to SSE's risk strategy. EPM & Investments also offers insight to support the SSE PLC portfolio, while supporting financial investment with well-managed exploration activity.

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 341147

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.