Demand Forecasting Analyst

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Aug 4, 2022

Job Description:

About the Role

Base Location: At SSE we offer a Flexible First approach to work, however we will require you to be based at our Reading office 2-3 days per week.

Salary:£37,600 - £56,400 depending on skills and experience

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

Within the EPM Risk & Assurance function the Energy Demand Forecasting team work closely with the trading team, finance, retail and business energy - analysing the impact of weather, consumption trends, energy efficiency and strategic assumptions to enable EPM to minimise balancing costs and optimise energy procurement costs.

In this role, your main responsibilities will include:-

- The timely production of accurate long and short-term forecasts of demand for gas and electricity across GB & Ireland.

- Providing support across all the forecast areas, streamlining the forecast process, improving accuracy as well as providing value-adding analysis to our internal customers with the opportunity to specialise in a particular area.

- Looking for ways to continuously improve; creating and delivering change as we are currently in the exciting phase of reviewing and rebuilding the existing forecasting systems, processes and models.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role we would like you to have:

- Great technical skills and experience in the analysis of data (through Excel or other programs).

- Strong mathematical skills with a relevant degree in a numerical subject.

- Good communication skills.

- Commercial experience and knowledge of forecasting techniques are also desirable but not essential.

In return, Demand Forecasting offers the opportunity to develop your analytical and modelling skills, develop a detailed knowledge of the balancing and settlement mechanisms of the energy industry as well as a broad overview of how energy costs drive performance across the company.

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 [email protected] / 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.