***THE LATEST OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENERGY PROFESSIONALS IN THE UK***


 

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Asset Portfolio Optimisation Analyst - Power markets

Job type:             12mth Contract

Location:             Bristol, Cardiff or Gloucester areas

A commercially focused energy business is seeking to hire an experienced energy analyst to work in a small team focused on maximising the value of their generation assets.

You will need to be highly numerate with excellent analytical skills and have working experience in an energy trading, risk and/or optimisation environment within a UK energy business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Optimising the value of the assets within the agreed hedging strategy by issuing trading instructions and via input into outage planning and commercial contract negotiations.
  • Monitoring and reporting trading performance and the activity in the competitive environment.
  • Liaising with the Asset Management team to understand power plant dynamics, availability and constraints.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant trade lifecycle policies and procedures.
  • Building and maintaining excellent relationships with route-to-market trading service provider including administration and communication of optimisation data.
  • Maintenance and validation of market price data, including forward curves.
  • Coordination and compilation of commercial performance elements of Supervisory Board, Risk Management Committee and Board meeting packs.
  • Ensuring all trading instructions are accurate and verifying trading recaps.
  • Assisting Portfolio Risk team with validation of P&L.
  • Developing and improving portfolio valuation methodology.

Ideal Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in numerate subject
  • Experience in energy trading, risk and optimisation environment, preferably, with specific focus on power station economics
  • Be highly numerate with strong spreadsheet skills, and preferably, database skills
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Demonstrate sound business judgement and an analytical, pragmatic and creative approach to problem solving
  • Highly organised with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Committed to continuous improvement and personal development
Please apply to info@connectresourcing.com quoting ref:1966


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Senior Risk Analyst - Renewable Energy

Job type:             Permanent

Location:             London

The focus of this role is to act as a subject matter expert on risk within the Trading Risk Energy Team; providing solutions on immediate or complicated risk topics, delivering enhanced and portfolio-appropriate risk measurements,

You will need to be highly numerate with excellent analytical skills and have working experience in an energy trading, risk and/or optimisation environment within a UK energy business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform detailed analysis and investigations into complex topics and identify and implement suitable solutions.
  • Participate in and chair meetings on various risk related issues and company projects. Represent team and department across the business, liaising with other department members where appropriate.
  • Perform detailed investigations into varied issues, create appropriate proposals, present to management and/or risk management committee for approval, implement approved solutions, maintain or hand over solutions with appropriate documentation.
  • Monitor and report on the various traded and non-traded positions held by the company and monitor and report on the risk limits as detailed in the Risk Management Policy.
  • Develop new risk reporting templates and functionality fit for new business requirements, perform testing, create documentation and cross train other members of the Trading Risk team.
  • Undertake ad-hoc analysis to meet the needs of the business as requested.
  • Responding to queries from senior management on the company’s risk positions.
  • Understand and conduct risk activities other than the main focus and provide cover for other members of Trading Risk Team.

Ideal Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in numerate subject.
  • Experience in market analysis and risk assessments solutions using SQL/SSIS, model validation and audit work (optionality, asset optimization, volatility/VaR)
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal and team-working skills.
  • Able to take control of a new and complex issue, coordinate self and others to produce an effective and efficient solution.
  • Highly organised with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Committed to continuous improvement and personal development.
 
Please apply to info@connectresourcing.com quoting ref:1964

 
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Pricing & Costing Analyst - Renewable Energy

Job type:             Permanent

Location:             West Midlands area

An outstanding renewable energy business has an excellent opportunity for an experienced pricing and costing analyst to join their commercial trading operations.

This is a real chance to be hands on and get involved in shaping the business, taking a lead role in building and running the pricing models and systems, supporting the pricing strategies and developing new tariffs for smart metering. 

You will need to be both analytical and commercial, knowledgeable of industry costs, pricing operations and competitor activities across the UK gas and electricity markets.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Build and maintain the pricing models and costing standing data for gas non-daily metered sites and non-half hourly and half hourly electricity sites.
  • Develop cost forecasting approaches and models, within the overall governance framework, for use in pricing and business planning.
  • Develop suitable competitor analysis to ensure our offers remain appropriately positioned in the market in line with our strategy.
  • Work with Marketing and the Propositions team to identify suitable customer segmentation and develop new tariffs and propositions.
  • Work with the Commercial and Propositions team to identify future costs and opportunities in market and regulatory changes.
  • Support the trading and demand forecasting areas as required.
  • Work as part of a team to achieve the overall commercial objectives of the business.

Ideal qualifications, skill sets and experience:

  • Strong academic background with a degree in Mathematics, Engineering or Technical field
  • Good understanding of the costs associated with supplying gas and electricity (networks, environmental, metering, domestic obligations etc.)
  • Understanding of the cost drivers and forecasting in an uncertain regulatory regime.
  • Sound commercial judgment and ability to identify commercial opportunities
  • Practical experience of building and maintaining energy pricing models and databases.
  • Strong Excel and VBA skills
  • Able to identify and consider relevant information in large volumes of data and clearly explain potential effects to a varied audience
 
Please apply to info@connectresourcing.com quoting ref:1961


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Forecasting & Hedging Analyst - Renewable Energy

Job type:             Permanent

Location:             West Midlands area

A market leading renewable energy supplier has an excellent opportunity for an experienced forecasting/hedging analyst to join their commercial trading operations.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone with some experience in retail demand forecasting or hedging to be involved from the beginning, taking a lead in developing our gas and electricity demand forecasts, designing and implementing hedging strategies and supporting our trading and risk measurement activity.

You will need to be both analytical and commercial, knowledgeable of factors impacting domestic customer behavior, risk and hedging principles and have an interest in the energy trading markets.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with key stakeholders to develop accurate short and long-term gas and electricity demand forecasts for our domestic customers.
  • Develop reporting of forecasting performance, suggest improvements and lead on required changes.
  • Support the design and implementation of new hedging strategies for customer segments.
  • Work with the Propositions team to ensure opportunities and risks of new customer offerings are understood, properly managed and clearly reported.
  • Execute agreed trading strategies from long-term to imbalance, identify potential new strategies and mitigate downside risk to the business.
  • Support the development of risk reporting and metrics for decision-making by senior management.
  • Work as part of a team to achieve the overall commercial objectives of the business.

Ideal qualifications, skill sets and experience:

  • Strong academic background with a degree in Mathematics, Engineering or Technical field.
  • Good understanding of the gas and electricity industry forecasting processes and factors that affect customer demand.
  • Experience of demand forecasting/hedging and risk management principles and practical applications.
  • Knowledge of the gas and electricity traded markets.
  • Sound commercial judgment and ability to identify commercial opportunities.
  • Able to demonstrate an ability to work under your own initiative and use the guidance of peers to deliver accurate and effective models.
  • Strong Excel and VBA skills.
  • Able to identify and consider relevant information in large volumes of data and clearly explain potential effects to a varied audience.
 
Please apply to info@connectresourcing.com quoting ref:1960


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Settlements Data Manager - SQL, Access AND VBA

Job type:             Permanent

Location:             London

Working for this large energy business the Settlements Data Manager will analyse highly complex data sets to identify areas of risk and opportunity to the business and provide the analysis required to address these issues.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in extracting and interrogating large volumes of data, using tools such as SQL, Access, Visual Basics, etc.

Together with your excellent data mining and modelling skills you will be able to lead the data analysis function, confidently working with senior management in producing meaningful analysis which will influenced change in the business strategy.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop integrated performance management systems and reporting which drive operational accountability & alignment.
  • Carrying out ‘end to end’ analysis of operational data in both the Gas and Power portfolios and identify variances which will negatively impact the overall profitability of the business unit.
  • Drive implementation of recognised opportunities, formulating a strong business case through detailed cost and benefits for any opportunities found.
  • Identify root causes of errors and determine the monetary impact to the business.
  • Assess the impact of data variances / inaccuracy on business functions; identify solutions and where appropriate implement.
  • Provide detailed analysis of variances identified at an appropriate level (e.g. meter, customer, site) to allow the business to further investigate and rectify them as required.
  • Work with other departments within Central Services to enhance and develop their reporting.
  • Maintain and develop existing Settlements Business Applications (using MS Access).

Ideal skill sets and experience required:

  • A technical/numerical degree, preferably energy related.
  • Experience within a similar role in a UK energy market retailer or trader.
  • Extensive experience of extracting and interrogating large data sets.
  • Advanced Access and VBA skills, being able to create a database from scratch.
  • SQL coding experience.
  • Driven and commercially aware of opportunities in the market and how to implement them into business changes to improve the bottom line.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Confident, responsible and independent manager.

 

Please apply to info@connectresourcing.com quoting ref:1959

 

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SMART Metering Manager - Renewable energy

Job type:             Permanent

Location:             North West London

An energy supplier based in North West London is currently experiencing a period of growth and are looking for experienced professionals to add to their dedicated workforce.

The SMART Metering Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the business’ internal core SMART utility system, and ongoing management and development of the business processes and strategy related to this new system.

The successful candidate will need to be experienced in SMART Metering processes from a retail energy supply perspective, also up to date with DCC services and SEC industry code, familiar with audit procedures and confident in liaising with a wide range of business stakeholders.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Implementation and continued management of the Utilisoft USMART system.
  • Developing an understanding of the company’s suppliers responsibilities in relation to the USMART system.
  • Keep up to date with DCC and SEC regulations, policies and updates.
  • Full Mapping of all SMART internal business processes.
  • Continue to develop a full E2E test strategy.
  • Alignment of growth strategy and various SEC forecasting obligations including Comms Hub and Service requests, submitting the appropriate forecasts to DCC in line with the obligations.
  • Ensure 3rd parties solution providers are aligned (MOP/MAM/MAP, PPMID, ISM, Gentrack).
  • Continued management of the USMART contract ensuring that commercial and operational SLAs are met and invoicing is line with the agreed commercial schedules.

Ideal qualifications, skill sets and experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of SMART Metering processes within a UK energy supplier/agent/utility/regulatory body.
  • Business change and Project Lead experience from within an energy business.
  • Experience of internal system development, testing and rollout ideal.
  • Experience liaising professionally with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Time management and ability to prioritise work load efficiently.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to show initiative and be flexible within the role.

 

Please apply to info@connectresourcing.com quoting ref:1958

 

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Commercial Forecasting Analyst 

Job type:  Permanent

Location:  West London

Working for this large energy business close to West London, the Forecasting Analyst will support the wider residential business in the development of planning and forecasting models, monitoring performance against plans/forecasts and provide MI analytics and feeds for various performance meetings company wide.

The successful candidate will have a strong analytical skills, experience in modelling large data sets, an energy focused or numerical degree and entry level analytical experience working for a UK energy business.

This role would suit a bright, analytical graduate with approximately 12 months plus experience in a forecasting focused role within the UK energy markets.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the development of commercial plans based on the customer and product strategy.
  • Support preparation of the dashboard showing weekly performance against agreed targets including lead rate and conversion rate analysis.
  • Provide analytical support for development of forecasts of commercial performance vs. plan to give weekly view of month/quarter/annual results.
  • Support preparation for Channel Performance Meetings.
  • Other ad hoc duties advised by the Planning and Performance management teams.

Ideal qualifications, skillsets and experience:

  • A strong academic background with a technical/numerical degree, ideally energy related.
  • Experienced in producing commercial focused forecasts based on various forms of data over a range of timeframes and channels.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to create relatively complex models with a strong working knowledge of MS Excel.
  • A good communicator who is able to clearly articulate the workings of the analysis and drivers of performance based on a clearly structured driver tree logic.
  • A confident team player with a customer centric outlook, looking to expand their knowledge of the residential energy markets 
 
Please apply to info@connectresourcing.com quoting ref:1927


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Business Change Consultant - Oil & Gas

Job type:             Permanent

Location:             London

An experience business analyst/consultant with UK energy industry experience is required for this large energy company based in London.

The BCC will lead, advocate and enable business change throughout the organisation, focusing on:

Change planning, requirements gathering, solution identification, design and implementation, benefits measurement and realisation, change management and experience in testing business change solutions.  

A formal change or project management qualification e.g. Six Sigma, Prince2, would be highly advantageous.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Identify changes and improvements designed to meet project aims based on detailed data analysis, consultation with stakeholders, advanced requirements gathering, strong impact analysis, clear definition of business needs and pragmatic value-adding solutions.
  • Undertake analysis of Target Operating Models (TOM) and planning transition from 'as is’ to future state, conducting end to end process, organisational and system functionality reviews.
  • Provide leadership, support and advice to the business in planning and implementing changes.
  • Undertake full ‘end to end’ impact analyses of the changes required, including people, process (including process re-engineering), organization, technology and financial assessments working towards fully-costed business cases. 
  • Communicate with Stakeholders and Senior Management to keep them up to date with progress, issues and developments in change initiatives, providing appropriate briefing to enable them to make informed decisions about the approach and direction of change projects.
  • Assemble and co-ordinate change teams/resources as required to manage the transition of change in the business, working with operational managers to embed changes within the business. 
  • Manage for the business delivery of 3rd party services to the project including IT & Training.
  • Assist IT throughout the PMM lifecycle.
  • Manage implementation, including creation and delivery of new Business Process, Procedures, Org. changes, communications and Training.
  • Develop clear measures and KPI’s to monitor the effectiveness of any change. 
  • Demonstrate projects success / impact through analysis of out turn benefit to the business
  • Work closely with the company's employees to secure their active participation in change, support the culture of continuous improvement and contribute towards achievement of company objectives.

Ideal qualifications, skill sets and experience:

  • Strong academic background, educated to degree level. 
  • A formal change or project management qualification e.g. Six Sigma, Prince2
  • Experience in a UK energy utilities, retail or supplier business in a similar role
  • Advanced systems and process knowledge gained from working in a medium to large scale organisation.
  • Advanced requirement gathering, analytical and impact assessment skills.
  • Ability to plan effectively managing multiple change project streams simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to secure and maintain support for project sponsors and key stake holders

 

Please apply to info@connectresourcing.com quoting ref:1953


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Operational Support Consultant - Electricity Governance/Regulatory

Job type:             Permanent

Location:             London

A highly regarded energy business in London is seeking to speak with professional analysts/consultants experienced in Central Volume Allocation and Supplier Volume Allocation of Electricity, for their regulatory and compliance team.

A varied position requiring elements of market analysis and electricity industry knowledge, account management, presentation reporting and operational support; the successful candidate will be responsible for enhancing the business client relationship by providing them with expert subject matter advice becoming the 'go-to' contact for all their industry process related queries.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Analyse the UK electricity market trading governance codes and relay updates to these codes to a client base of energy businesses and senior stakeholders, in order to ensure their businesses are compliant for electricity trading.
  • Understand the impact of industry change has on our customers and communicate the potential services, risks and issues professionally.
  • Act as a first point of contact for business customer enquiries regarding UK electricity industry regulations, systems and processes.
  • Stakeholder management - setting, planning and delivering customer service expectations.
  • To maintain appropriate records on performance and processes for your customers.
  • Review and produce papers and/or presentations for clients, customers and internal managers.
  • Provide education and guidance to customers, and new internal staff, on processes and areas for change.
  • Identify and implement performance improvements where necessary.

Ideal experience/knowledge required:

  • A technical/numerical degree, ideally energy related, and excellent analytical skillsets.
  • Knowledge of the UK electricity markets (retail, regulatory, consultancy, etc), aware of industry changes and the potential impact to business stakeholders.
  • Good understanding of the UK Electricity Market Entry processes would be ideal.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and non-verbally.
  • Confident in giving presentations within a formal environment.
  • A strong customer focus and experience in building lasting professional relationships.

 

Please apply to info@connectresourcing.com quoting ref:1948


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