Graduate Opportunity

Prompt Planning Analyst

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What is the Role?

As a Prompt Planning Analyst, you will solve a new problem every day: how to optimise the dispatch of a power station, model how renewable output changes with weather patterns and calculate the variability in SSEs energy market revenue to name a few. No day is the same in this exciting and dynamic role.

This is a challenging role which provides the rare opportunity of both operational and analytical experience and the chance to add considerable and quantifiable value to the business. You will also collaborate with colleagues to enhance and maintain existing models used to assist short term trading and plant scheduling decisions across a large multi-asset portfolio including hydro, wind and thermal stations, as well as monitoring out-turn performance.

For a better world of energy

Our core focus is economically regulated electricity networks and renewables. Complemented by businesses with a key role to play in enabling the net zero transition.

You will learn how the GB electricity and gas markets operate, understand how trading is used to stabilise revenue, all while developing your knowledge across many different disciplines, working for a company at the forefront of tackling climate change; currently building with worlds biggest offshore windfarm, developing carbon capture/storage project for sustainable flexible generation and exploring opportunities for natural energy storage, building on our heritage in hydro electric power.

The working hours of this role are 07:00-15:30 to align with energy market opening hours.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role you will ideally be educated to degree level in a STEM or Finance discipline. You will know your way around a spreadsheet, have an eye for detail and have the ability to understand and model complex processes. You will have good interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. A working knowledge of Python & SQL would useful but not essential.

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.

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