Power Trader – European, Interconnectors and Wind Imbalance

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, SCT
  • Jun 22, 2022
Technology Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

About the Role

Base Location: Perth or Edinburgh

Salary: £39,400 - £64,900 + disturbance allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: 0730 – 1600 seven days a week, averaging 37 hours per week on a shift rotation | Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

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 the EMC team, you will trade short term electricity from the day ahead stage until delivery, 365 days a year.

This is a new, 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 Wind/IC Trader is central to the real time optimisation and despatch of the SSE Wind energy portfolio, looking to minimise risks and maximise value.

This exciting new role will build on your power market experience looking to actively trade short duration energy products across multiple European markets to support the wider expansion of SSE. As part of a dynamic team you will help build the short term trading strategies while looking for market opportunities to manage the renewable portfolio exposures.

Some of your other key accountabilities will include;

- Developing trading strategies to protect and optimise fluctuations in the SSE wind portfolio utilising cross border price opportunities.

- Managing the day ahead and intraday trading on French, Belgium and Netherlands markets and the EU interconnectors, with expectation of further expansion across more territories.

- Leading on short-term cross border trading strategies to maximise value for SSE, which includes running positions in each of the trading jurisdictions that SSE participates.

- Managing the day ahead and intraday interconnector nominations and capacity requirements.

- Having a primary focus on helping to deliver budgets, executing complex strategies while managing the electricity positions and looking to exploit market spreads to capture value.

- Report progress of key KPI's to the SSE business units with full transparency and accuracy.

This could be a position that might appeal to an experienced European Trading Energy Analyst, looking to make the transition into Energy Trading.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, we would love you to have;

- A minimum of a degree level qualification in a numerical subject or reasonable relevant work experience within a similar type position.

- Experience of working in a commercial environment.

- Demonstrable knowledge of at least two of the following energy markets; GB, French, German, Belgian and Dutch.

- Excellent data analysis and problem solving skills, accompanied by a strong teamworking attitude.

- Good attention to detail and strong numerical aptitude with a familiarity of common ETRM software packages.

- Flexibility and drive to succeed in a fast-paced 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.

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 Pamela on pamela.fleming@sse.com / 01738 342002.

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.