Salary: £31,000 - £47,900 plus bonus
Permanent | 37 hours per week
Play an integral role in developing our view of the future of the energy system in the north of Scotland and the impact on the SHE Transmission electricity network. As part of the SHE Transmission Business Planning and Performance team, your primary purpose will be to develop and refine the SHE Transmission north of Scotland Future Energy Scenarios.
In this role, you'll be required to: engage with internal experts and external stakeholders to gather information and evidence on the development of the energy system in the north of Scotland; to interpret and analyse this information, using this and information gathered through your own research to model our Future Energy Scenarios: and, to publish and promote our analysis and scenarios at industry meetings and events. In addition, you will support system planning colleagues in interpreting how these scenarios can inform our forward plans for RIIO-2 and business as usual system planning activities, and feed in to the system operator's scenario planning process. This will see you representing SHE Transmission with stakeholders and industry specialist groups (for example, with Ofgem, other network companies, and government).
In this role, you will:
- Build on the initial scenario planning and modelling first undertaken in 2018. Expanding the topics covered while refining and strengthening the engagement and modelling approaches.
- Research and analyse north of Scotland energy trends in comparison with wider GB and European trends.
- Undertake research, information gathering and consultation to inform the development of our ambitious but feasible future energy scenarios, including engagement with external stakeholders, policy makers and subject matter experts.
- Improve the quality, quantity, regularity and consistency of research and insight that is collected and generated.
- Drive the development of increasingly automated data models; producing and developing reports that can be used in the scenario analysis and publications.
- Maintain an overview of other energy scenarios and how these compare and contrast with the north of Scotland Future Energy Scenarios.
Throughout all of this you will maintain existing engagement relationships with key customers and stakeholders.
Your Skills and Experience
To best perform this role you will have a degree level qualification or extensive experience in a related role. Experience of scenario planning and development and application of scenarios in strategy development and system planning is preferred. Experience in the utility sector (with preference for energy networks) and an understanding of the contribution of SHE Transmission will be advantageous.
You should be a lateral thinker adept at unearthing the themes and critical pieces of information that will inform our scenario development. You will have strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to see the 'bigger picture' and long-term goals in assessing an issue and recommending an approach.
You should be self-propelled by unrelenting curiosity in creating new things, passionate in scouring the world for insight, comfortable in a highly-charged idea-focused environment, fascinated with changing the world and be able to move seamlessly from blue sky thinking to the tangible and practical rigour of delivery.
You must be a strong communicator (verbal and written) with the ability to engage across all levels of the transmission and SSEN business and with corporate support services. You must also be able to operate out side your field of expertise, engaging technical, financial and engineering specialists, to gather relevant information. The ability to build relationships and influence with external stakeholders, and to coach and develop other team members, will also be beneficial.
You will require a thorough understanding of the UK and Scottish Energy Policy environment and the primary drivers of changes in our energy system, including decarbonisation targets and pathways. A solid understanding of other influences in the business environment including: economic developments, regulation, and customer behaviour, and knowledge of the impacts of changing markets and competitor behaviours would be an advantage.
You must be a proficient user of Microsoft Office.
Full UK Driving licence essential.
We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here's a few highlights;
Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
Great share plans
Group Pension Plan
One day paid volunteering
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Closing date for applications: Thursday 28th February
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.
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