Business Consultant, UK Wholesale Electricity

£35000.0000 - £55000.0000 per annum
17 Mar 2017
14 Apr 2017
William Davis
Business Management
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
A global market-leading provider of infrastructure, consultancy and software solutions to the energy industry. The solutions help energy customers, throughout the EMEA region, carry out critical business functions like planning, simulation and forecasting, as well as commercial operations of their assets.

The Role:
The Business Consultant will be responsible for supporting the introduction of a software solution to the UK market, which has already been proven in other countries. You will be supporting clients implement and operate the solution, which helps participants bid and settle in the wholesale electricity market.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in concept development of products, gain commercial experience, and have excellent global opportunities for rapid career progression.

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

Other key accountabilities include:

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

• Working closely with product development contributing to conceptual development adapting the solution to market changes or client requests.

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

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree in IT or analytical subject.

• 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.

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