Demand Forecasting Analyst

  • Job Reference: R0054238
  • Date Posted: 7 June 2024
  • Employer: Centrica
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Demand Forecasting Analyst

Flexible UK Locations/FlexFirst hybrid working


British Gas Business (BGB) is the leading provider of energy to SMEs in the UK and is focused on helping its customers energising a greener, fairer future. We currently have a great opportunity to join the British Gas Business Demand Forecasting team. You will be able to apply technical skills to real world problems and contribute to the future of the UK's energy sector.

The Role

Reporting to the Forecasting and Hedging Manager, this role will have you focused on:

  • Applying your coding skills to monitor and improve the short-and long-term electricity forecasts
  • Coordinating the delivery of forecasting projects
  • Providing analytical and data management support to energy forecasting activities
  • Financial reporting of commodity costs

You will be involved in managing the production and validation of forecasts, producing reports, developing and maintaining datasets, tools and systems, as well as managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

The Person

As the ideal candidate, you will have some of the following:

  • Experience in an energy forecasting role or analytical role related to energy pricing or trading
  • Strong programming and data management skills - experience with SQL and either R or Python is required.
  • Use of Power BI for creating management reports is desirable
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and numerical skills
  • Ability to adapt to a changing fast-paced working environment and to work through technical issues in a timely manner
  • Ability to take ownership and drive significant pieces of analytical work
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills - with the ability to engage and collaborate with stakeholders and prepare and present high quality reports