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Senior Commercial Modeller

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Base Location: London

Salary: £Competitive – Depending on skills and experience + annual bonus & car/cash allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week

About the Department

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities. The SSE Enterprise Projects and Operational Support Team support the entire Enterprise division leading the deployment of best practice in assurance, project management, engineering and in handling strategic projects.

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.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Commercial, the Senior 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 Distributed Energy Business Development Team to prepare bid documents and commercial agreements, and Corporate Finance to ensure the investment models are approved.

Skills & Responsibilities

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

External applicants, please be aware if you are successful, you’ll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before submitting your application.

Our Benefits

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