Position: Thermal Commercial Manager - Ireland
Salary: annual bonus
Ref: 523693_1584127415
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 13/03/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Dublin

Salary: €64,000 - €96,000 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus

Working Hours: Permanent | Full Time | 37.5 hours per week

About the Department

In SSE Thermal, our vision is to be the leading provider of flexible thermal energy in the UK and Ireland, complementing increased renewable generation and supporting the transition to a net zero future. As the world looks to take action on climate change, we will rely on the experience, expertise and ingenuity of our teams to provide the energy needed today, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

What is the Role?

The Thermal Generation Commercial team currently has a vacancy for an individual with an intimate knowledge of the Irish energy markets, the options available to hedge Thermal power plants, DS3 service provision and how the Capacity Mechanism operates. The successful candidate will set strategy for the operation of Thermal Generations entire portfolio of assets in Ireland and working closely with EPM to insure they secure access to market in the most commercially rewarding manner. In advance of delivery this individual will be responsible for having assessed opportunities to lock in revenue for each asset through transactional activity in the forward markets or through structured arrangements they have agreed with SSE's retail businesses in Ireland. This role will also require the individual to support asset owners in identifying optimal periods to undertake planned maintenance and in preparing budget production plans. You will also manage the relationship with the TSO on behalf of the Ireland Thermal Business.

The role of Commercial Manager will provide you with responsibility to review and determine the most appropriate asset hedging practices. As a subject matter expert you will be expected to identify emerging opportunities via new grid services, and insure all relevant assets are in a position to compete. You will determine the most appropriate commercial instruments to secure value and track the P&L benefit as each approach matures. You will be in weekly contact with EPM and the asset owners to ensure each assets production plan compliments the hedging activity, emerging restrictions and any budgeted limits on plant activity.

What Do I Need?

To be successful in this role you will have developed interpersonal, communication, problem solving and negotiation skills. Your ability to build relationships will ensure you forge strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The ability to prioritise tasks and being able to meet demanding deadlines is essential.

You will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline with an advanced knowledge of I-SEM, hedging practices, ideally Plexos, DS3 services and Capacity Auction rules. You will have a complete knowledge of the Irish power markets and a thorough grasp of power plant economics.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

We'll let you know the outcome of your job application after the closing date. To discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch

The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's 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 and we encourage diversity.

Job Benefits:

annual bonus