Regulatory Economist


Regulatory Economist

Location: Perth or Glasgow; extensive travel to Perth would be required

Salary: £36,500 - £55,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Permanent – Full Time Hours (37 per week)


Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE. Our electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.7 million homes and businesses across the north of Scotland and Central Southern England. Our skilled teams are based right across the regions we serve, from the bustle of West London to the smallest villages in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

We have a rare opportunity for a Regulatory Economist to join our Transmission department, playing an integral role in the review and management of our RIIO-1 commitments. Ofgem have also recently published open letters regarding RIIO-2 and are seeking views on how to develop the framework; this is something you would be supporting with colleagues across the business and functions. Working with your colleagues, you’ll evaluate the impact of industry and regulatory changes on the Networks business, supporting management decision making. You’ll model various energy scenarios that may affect us, including supporting work on various aspects of system flexibility and the impact of Distribution System Operators (DSO), and Transmission System Operators (TSO).

As a business, we must ensure we are aware of the changing market, and any changes that may pose a threat. Your role will also encompass reviewing competitor data, analysing and presenting large cost and volume data sets for Networks Operators, reviewing and evaluating worldwide cost benchmarks, economic and cost benchmarking and statistical analysis activities. The role will be varied, and allow you a unique opportunity to support our business through these changes.

To ensure you get the most from your role, we ask that you have a minimum degree level qualification in a relevant subject, including economic, numerical or scientific disciplines. A post graduate qualification would be advantageous, however non-essential. You’ll have experience in a similar role, with excellent excel modelling skills, and an ability to interpret and analyse complex issues and data sets. Your role will involve liaising with various stakeholders, therefore your communication skills will be of a high standard, and you’ll be able to easily communicate complex issues in an easy to understand manner. Your experience should also include review and interpretation of legal and regulatory documentation, lending to your support with other teams. Last, but not least, you’ll have great organisation skills, and will not be phased having numerous projects on-going at any given time.

For us it's not just about being good at what you do - it's about enjoying what you do, too. So we'll encourage and empower you to be imaginative, share your great ideas, and do work that you can be proud of. In return, you'll enjoy a variety of benefits and development opportunities. On top of a competitive salary, you'll enjoy generous holiday entitlement, a Group Pension Plan, share options and discounts on energy bills, phone and broadband.

If you resonate with the above, click the Apply button to submit your application, with a CV to hand, it takes no more than 10 minutes.

Good luck!

Closing date for applications is: Tuesday 28th November 2017.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. Successful candidates will be subject to the company's verification and vetting process which includes a basic criminal record check.

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