Graduate Opportunity

Demand Forecasting Analyst


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Energy Portfolio Management (EPM) is a dynamic area of the company responsible for ensuring SSE has the energy supplies it requires to meet the needs of customers. 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.

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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.

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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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £32,900 - £49,300 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Reading
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Maths
  • Statistics

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