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Senior Analytics Analyst - Market Design & Incubation

Any of our offices
3 months ago
Full time role

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OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Job Description

We’re making zero carbon happen

We’re OVO Group, a big family of companies united by a single vision: to get to zero carbon, fast. 

We call this Plan Zero – and it shows how we’ll be fighting the climate crisis and transforming the way people use energy over the next decade. To do this, we need the sharpest minds. Are you up for the challenge?

Do great green things with OVO Energy

So much has changed since we launched in 2009.  Our goal remains the same though: make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Just as it was on day one.

Everyone belongs at OVO

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive movement: teams of brilliant people, with unique talents, skills, passions, and experiences. 

We encourage everyone to join us, whatever your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, life experience, or background. So please come as you are – we can’t wait to meet you.

 

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

The Market Design and Incubation team is a strategic insight and incubation hub sitting within the Commercial area. Following the energy crisis, in a time of unprecedented change in the energy industry, the function works closely with our folks across OVO Group’s businesses to provide expert analysis and insight on a range of energy industry and emerging policy areas. It drives value across the Group by identifying emerging risks and opportunities and incubating novel approaches to addressing them.

The team is embedded within the Commercial function to ensure strong ties with the commercial operation of the Retail business, but reaches beyond the immediate team to support the wider business. It acts a critical friend to any area of the Group responding to changes in the energy landscape, and as a strategic advisor to senior leadership and business planning. The function primarily considers the longer term -  looking over the 2-5 year horizon, and maintaining a vision of the energy sector over the next 10 years.

 

What will I be doing?

Within the wider function, the Market Design and Insight team are responsible for understanding emerging energy sector risks and opportunities. We will maintain an open “library” of relevant literature and insights, and build novel models, analysis or research to explore key topics of energy industry change. We use this deep industry insight to inform strategic goals and, where appropriate, publish papers, blogs or responses to policy engagement to establish OVO as a leading voice in the energy transition and a trusted partner for consumers

The Senior Analytics Analyst will build and own a suite of analytical tools to support the team and wider business. This includes:

  • Reporting tooling - building automated, regular reporting on industry developments, competitor analysis etc. This might include carbon intensity of the energy grid, or insight into real-time balancing costs. Utilising existing reporting where possible (e.g. Trading or financial reporting, or external analysis) 
  • Building customized models or pieces of analytical investigations - working with the rest of the team to define the scope, building novel insights or models exploring key areas of change. For example, simulation models of battery usage, or the distributional impact of nodal pricing models. Utilising advanced data science or simple statistics as appropriate.
  • Supporting the Market Analyst to deliver valuable insights to the rest of the business on market developments
  • Supporting the Business Partner to deliver training and develop the secondees in technical skills.

 

Is this the job for me?

It's important that you have:

  • Strong analytical, data analysis and/or data science skills. Confident manipulating data from a range of sources to deliver robust insights quickly. Experience in a range of statistical methods, and the ability to apply them in a pragmatic and agile way. 
  • Understanding of software development, data and analytical standard processes to ensure credibility and collaboration.
  • Strong prioritisation skills with a flexible, “find a way” mentality
  • Some experience working in the Energy sector

Ideally you'll be:

  • Ideally experienced in Big Query, Python (with PANDAS) and Tableau.
  • Ideally experience of GitHub (or similar version control) and CircleCI (or similar testing).
  • A self-starter with a high degree of initiative and a proactive approach to resource planning and problem solving
  • Good at collaborator management, forming strong relationships internally and externally. A great teammate, open communicator and collaborator.
  • Passionate about the setting the future agenda for the energy industry

 

Brilliant benefits for a world-changing team

Our people are at the heart of Plan Zero. That’s why we offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to make you feel at home.

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

Then there’s Flex Pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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