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Business Consultant, UK Wholesale Electricity

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Woking, Surrey
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 28/04/2017
  • Duration: permanent
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The Company:

A global market-leading provider of infrastructure, consultancy and software solutions to the energy industry.

The Role:

The Business Consultant will be responsible for supporting the implementation of a system designed to help energy participants bid and settle in the UK wholesale electricity market.

The position is a great opportunity to:

* Be highly client facing with some of the biggest players in the electricity market.
* Gain commercial experience.
* Excellent opportunities for training and career progression within a global energy company with over 130,000 staff worldwide.
* Play an integral role in the introduction of the product into the UK market (having already been proven in other countries).
* Have input into concept development of products.

The main responsibility of the role will be supporting clients from a functional perspective implement and operate the system through advice, workshops, and training.

Other key accountabilities of the position include:

* Actively attending and participating in market events and workshops to keep updated with wholesale market such as changes in design or regulations.

* Delivering pre-sales activities including completing tender responses, taking part in vendor workshops, conducting prospect presentations and doing product demonstrations.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

* Minimum 2 years of experience in analyst / consulting / implementation / project management / pre-sales roles within the energy sector.

* Well organized and communicate clearly and convincingly with both clients and internal stakeholders.

* Ability to create convincing client presentations and proposals and address larger audiences describing complex topics in an easy to understand manner.

* Comfortable engaging convincingly with clients and capable of interacting productively at operational levels.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:

* Good working knowledge of the GB wholesale electricity market, in terms of market structure, Trading & Settlement code, market operations, solutions used to support these and typical business drivers and business processes of the market participants.

* Good understanding of IT and business model of software vendors and previous experience with SaaS / cloud solutions.

* Experience working in an international organization, potentially having been posted abroad for a period of time.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Key words: business analyst, business consultant, business anaysis, business consulting, energy markets, wholesale enrgy, electricity, wholesale electricity, bidding and settlment, balancing and settlement code, wholesale energy, consultant, analyst

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