Generation Analyst

Closing date: Friday 22 September 2017.

For more details and to apply, send your CV with a covering letter to jobs@ecotricity.co.uk or write to:

HR Department, Ecotricity, Lion House, Rowcroft, Stroud, Glos, GL5 3BY.

Work for Ecotricity

About us...

 Green Electricity didn't exist in the world back in 1996. When we offered it for the first time, we became not just Britain's but the world's first Green Electricity Company - and kick-started the now global Green Electricity movement. Our mission was and remains to change the way electricity is made and used in Britain.

More recently we've introduced green gas to Britain and built and run Britain's first national network of electric vehicle charge points, the Electric Highway. In 2016 we were named in the Virgin Media Top 10 list of Business Disruptors and we're proud of the fact that, after 20 years in the business we're still recognised as an innovative company.

We operate a unique model. We use our customers' energy bills to fund the building of new sources of Green Energy. We like to refer to this as turning 'Bills into Mills' - energy bills into energy mills, whether that's wind, sun, sea or gas. And we're a not-for-dividend company - the money we make goes back into our mission.

At the heart of this business is a team of fantastic people - energetic and passionate about what we do, who work together to make things better and who are keen to 'shake things up a bit' by challenging what others see as "conventional wisdom".

About the role...

The post holder will sit within the Energy Trading Team and will report into the Customer Profitability Manager. The role provides a pivotal function around Ecotricity's portfolio of generation assets.

An exciting opportunity for the right candidate, the role focuses on the management of data related to Ecotricity's wind and solar parks, undertaking a variety of analysis on both a regular and an ad-hoc basis. The role will design, execute and evaluate company strategy of Renewable Certificates purchases, providing recommendations to Senior Management based on available market information. This role is critical in being able to call the gas and electricity Ecotricity supplies 'Green'.

An ideal role for an analytically minded individual looking to get involved with analysis in the energy industry. The ideal candidate will be able to pick-up existing tools and models and make them their own, developing them to improve the service that the role itself can provide the company. They will be able to manage a competing workload of regular tasks with short and long term projects, with performance being demonstrated through meeting deadlines and reporting complex ideas and issues. As such communication, both verbal and written, is a key skill as the role will be in contact with a number of internal and external stakeholders.

The Generation and Cost desk comprises of a Customer Profitability Manager, a Generation Analyst and a Commercial Analyst. The team has varied responsibility with one role dedicated to the generation asset data management and associated areas, and another focussing on the income, costs and profit we make across all customer types.

The Energy Trading department is a team which manages generation and demand forecasting of our wind turbines and customer demand, pricing our retail and business customers and trading our volume requirements. In addition, they manage the credit and risk and analysis of global commodities associated with trading in the markets. The team also engages with energy policy and regulation, company compliance and a range of large and small commercial projects.

The candidate should also be competent in Excel and confident in data management and analysis. The person should be comfortable working within a fast paced, dynamic environment in which organising and prioritising workload will be an increasing and key challenge.

What will you do?

  • Manage the data from all our generation sites, conducting analysis and producing reports for internal stakeholders
  • Redevelop the tools associated with generation data to provide a better, more efficient service to the company
  • Manage the accreditations of all of our renewable generation sites in order to ensure that we receive the appropriate subsidies
  • Lead the purchase strategies for the various renewable certification schemes to ensure that Ecotricity is compliant with industry rules
  • Provide the back office function of any Power or Gas Purchase Agreements that Ecotricity has with external generators
  • Manage PPAs and GPAs between Ecotricity's own generation assets and any on-site off-takers
  • Visualise the data you manage through the use of Power BI, producing new and unique ways to report data

About you...

Essential Skill Set Required

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations
  • Proficient in MS Excel
  • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills and ability to be flexible in a fast-paced office environment

Additional Skills Desired

  • Experience in the energy industry, specifically generation or trading
  • Proficient in SQL and VBA

Education Requirements

  • Opportunity for entry level candidates
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject, or a proven track record of analytical abilities

Flexibility Statement

The fast moving nature of the company's business means that from time to time you may be asked to perform roles outside your original job description on an ad hoc basis. This allows the company to utilise its people in the best possible way at all times and helps employees to make their contribution in a changing environment.

Ecotricity is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equality for all

 

Our Values

We have some core values which are at the heart of everything we do:

We are committed to what we do

We are energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about what we do. We believe in our work and have fun doing it :)

We strive to be open, fair and ethical

We make sure things are done the right way.

We are team players

We are all individuals who work together to make things better and get stuff done.

We never rest on our laurels

We aren't set in our ways. We constructively challenge ourselves and each other. We continually reappraise what we hold to be true as the background and circumstances change (stuff changes and we need to keep changing too).

We treat other people with respect...

...and you can't go far wrong with that.