Lead Operational Trader

  • Job Reference: 00044505-1
  • Date Posted: 4 July 2024
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £46,000 to £57,500
  • Sector: Digital
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Lead Operational Trader

ScottishPower HQ

Salary from £46,000 with 10% Annual Bonus and Single Person Healthcare

Flexible Working Pattern

Closing Date: 18th July 2024


As a Lead Operational Trader, you are required to optimise short term trading activities for ScottishPower Renewables and the ScottishPower Customer Business.  This role is in a 24/7 team of Operational Traders who provide a route to market for wind and battery assets across the ScottishPower group.


You will lead the optimisation of short-term exposures in conjunction with the Operational Trading analytical team to minimise costs and maximise income from short term Renewables production and Customer business demand.  You will arbitrage electricity exposures between day ahead and intra-day auctions, half hourly spot markets as well as manage pricing for Balancing Services.

You will also be responsible for:


  • Executing and optimising short term trading strategies through day ahead auctions, intra-day auctions and spot power markets.

Balancing Services

  • Taking an active role in the implementation of initiatives which create value from the Balancing Services markets for ScottishPower assets.

  • Developing trading models in conjunction with the Operational Trading analytical team.

Regulatory Obligations

  • Ensuring that all relevant licence conditions and risk limits are complied with at all times

Internal and External Influencing

  • Developing relationships with our internal and external stakeholders to maximise opportunities from short-term energy markets.

What you'll bring

Educated to degree standard within a relevant field of study (Mathematics, Business, Economics, Finance, Engineering) you will have the ability to develop a detailed understanding of balancing markets and short-term electricity markets.

A working knowledge of data management, including database and spreadsheet applications with the ability to use complex models and specialised computer applications is advantageous.

What's in it for you

As well as a competitive salary which is reviewed annually, you can also enjoy a number of other benefits. With our pension scheme, we'll double match your contribution up to a company contribution of 10%. 

At ScottishPower, we believe it's the little things we do in life that make a big difference. From helping you look after your family's wellbeing, save for your future and take personal steps for climate action - our benefits are designed to help you do just that -  so that you have everything you need to take care of your world - today and tomorrow. That's why our benefits include:

  • 36 days annual leave

  • Holiday purchase - perfect your work/life balance with extra annual leave

  • Share Incentive Plan and Sharesave Scheme

  • Payroll giving and charity matched funding

  • Technology Vouchers - save more and spread the cost of your technology purchases

  • Count us in - pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help fight climate change

  • Electric Vehicle Schemes - to help you transition to green/clean driving

  • Cycle to Work scheme and public transport season ticket loans

  • Options to purchase dental insurance, private medical insurance, health cash plan and annual health assessments

  • Life Assurance (4x salary)

  • Access to nudge' financial wellbeing support

  • Plus shopping, leisure, restaurant and gym discounts, and unique employee deals on travel insurance and more

Why ScottishPower

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world's largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. With a commitment to generate all of our energy from renewable resources and a drive to create the energy infrastructure of the future, we're at the forefront of the journey to Net Zero and investing over £6m every working day to make this happen. With diverse opportunities across our businesses and a commitment to invest in our own internal talent, ScottishPower can offer people real career opportunities that meet personal and professional goals, in a global organisation.

Inclusion, diversity, and a social purpose are at the heart of everything we do. Together with our values, they bring us together into a stronger, more sustainable business with direct links to the communities we serve. It takes all kinds of people to build a large-scale business like ours, so whatever your background, you'll fit right in.

ScottishPower is committed to providing reasonable support or adjustments in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to careers scottishpower.com .