Position: Senior Commercial Modeller
Salary: Car/Cash Allowance and Annual Bonus
Ref: 523123_1579182949
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 16/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading

Salary: up to £58,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | 37 Hours with flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE Enterprise comprises three companies: Contracting, Telecoms and Distributed Energy. SSE Enterprise Utilities is part of the Distributed Energy business of SSE plc. Distributed Energy offers a full range of services which contribute to the development of smart cities and smart places, in both public and private sectors. We finance, own, operate and maintain a broad portfolio, from electrical vehicle (EV) infrastructure, to distributed energy systems including renewable and low-carbon generation, energy storage and heat networks as well as building owning and adopting private HV networks. Were also proud to be at the forefront of using technology to help enable a low-carbon world. This involves providing customers with energy optimisation solutions through intelligent systems and offering platforms and connectivity to enable smart energy infrastructure and demand management services.

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

What is the Role?

Reporting to the Head of Commercial, the Commercial Modeller will actively lead the commercial modelling workstream to support sales, marketing and the bidding for new work typically up to 100 million capital cost. You will create and own the complex financial and commercial models to identify competitive advantage opportunities, deliver value engineering and ultimately ensure bids are competitive, our investments are cognisant of the risks and opportunities as well as assessing the impact on the business's short and long-term earnings forecasts.

You will work alongside the Asset, Engineering, Commercial and Finance teams to ensure all income and costs associated with our propositions and future investments are correctly identified. Additionally, you will be responsible for creating, developing and running investment models accurately and working with the Digital Services Team to prepare bid documents and commercial agreements, and Corporate Finance to ensure the investment models are approved.

What do I need?

You will have extensive experience in an analytical or commercial role within finance, consulting or business development. You will have a good understanding of Utilities and Energy industry market principals and asset investment modelling for propositions such as CHP, heat pumps, solar, batteries and gas generators. You will have excellent numerical and financial acumen and a curiosity and capacity to understand complex financial, commercial and project issues. Additionally, you will be a confident and clear communicator with strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate with different audiences and levels, tailoring the communication to suite the situation.

To be successful, we believe that you will have the following experience:

- Financial qualification would be desirable but not essential (ACA, ACCA or CIMA or equivalent);

- Excellent understanding of modelling energy infrastructure project revenue streams, costs, risks and opportunities.

- Clear understanding of accounting principles (e.g. P&L/cash-flow/BS build-up; depreciation/tax calcs)

- Modelling scenario building and model review experience

- Excellent Communication skills to be able to interface directly with clients and business partners

- Exposure to project finance/debt raising processes would be a plus

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with sse.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and thats what makes us stand out. We all 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.

Job Benefits:

Car/Cash Allowance and Annual Bonus