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Commercial Energy Specialist


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It is an exciting time to join us!

Southern Water Graduates

Hear what the Southern Water graduate programme is like.

There has never been a better time to join us than now. Whilst Southern Water is a mature organisation, we are currently going through key transformational programmes therefore joining us will offer you windows of opportunity in this highly enterprising role.

As the Commercial Energy Specialist, you will have the exciting opportunity to use your passion for a greener future to develop you career relating to energy in a commercial environment. You will be the primary contact for our Energy Suppliers, to manage the day-to-day contract ensuring timely response to issues.

You will monitor and report on supplier performance, keeping internal stakeholders informed and providing solutions for improvement. The role will also be responsible for supporting the Commercial Energy Lead on interpreting energy price forecasts, developing Southern Water hedging strategy, and assisting on Innovation related projects.

You will proactively work with our suppliers to ensure best practice and best value from our Energy Contracts to ensure our invoiced energy usage is accurate and timely and work with our internal and external stakeholders to manage any fault resolution, to determine root cause of project issues and replicate successes.

You will keep up to date with changes in the Energy Industry and to develop a comprehensive understanding of best practice and competitor behaviour.

You will be a self-starter and a reflective learner with a commercial mindset in procurement. With strong and effective communication skills, you will have the ability to influence and challenge to ensure the best solution is found. You will have an analytical approach to data and a desire to develop your personal growth to complete a CIMA or Chartered Energy Qualification.

In a world where sustainability and renewable energy are more important than ever, the work you do will directly impact the success Southern Water achieves in hitting their goals of an energy efficient culture and you will be a part of a supportive team who share the same vision, a sustainable future.

Does this opportunity excite you but you’re not 100% sure if you meet all the requirements for the role? Or are you concerned that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t possible given your personal circumstances? Whilst we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution. So why not engage with us and find out more about this role?

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, because delivering water for life is our core purpose. To achieve this, we need 24/7 support in place to resolve incidents quickly and efficiently.

All our employees understand the importance of out-of-hours incident support – because when problems appear, fixing them is our top priority. That’s why our people join together and support when and however needed to make sure our customers get the service they deserve.

Joining the Southern Water family means you’ll become part of our incident support team. During your interview, your manager will speak to you about any incident support rotas that apply to your position.

Hours: Flexible for hybrid working, minimum of 2 days office based 37 hours per week.

Your benefits will include:

  • Company and performance-related bonus
  • Generous pension with up to 11% company contribution
  • Life assurance payment equal to four times your annual salary
  • Health benefits through a Cash Plan
  • Free onsite carpark
  • Canteen onsite
  • Two paid community volunteering days a year
  • 25 days' annual holiday
  • Occupational health service
  • Perkbox benefits offering discounts and savings on several products and experiences
  • Study support may be available for job-related qualifications
  • We offer competitive maternity leave and flexible return to work options

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Job ID Number: 9167BR
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Today
  • Up to £34,900 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Falmer (East Sussex)/Remote
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Water/Hydrology

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