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Commercial Analyst

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job Type Contract
Salary £40000.00 per annum
Published 10 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Katie Doyle
Job Ref CA0109_1504279280

Job Description

Commercial Analyst



3 Year Contract

We are currently recruiting for a Commercial Analyst for the leading Irish Energy Organisation based in Belfast. Our client is a market leader in the utilities sector and is offering a 3 Year Contract to the successful candidate.

As part of the External Affairs function, Connections and Charging is responsible for the preparation and management of contracts for the connection of new generation and demand customers to the transmission systems in Ireland and Northern Ireland and the development of the associated policy issues. The team is also responsible for calculating the charges payable by customers for the cost of their connection to the transmission system in accordance with approved regulatory policy.

The Role:

The primary purpose of the role is to prepare and issue connection 'offer' contracts for new and existing customers connecting directly to the Northern Ireland transmission system and those connecting indirectly to the transmission system via the distribution system. The successful candidate will be the point of contact for customers and will also work closely with internal technical, financial and legal teams involved in the preparation of connection contracts.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Production and issuing of connection contracts ("offers") to generators, the Distribution Network Operator and demand customers seeking to connect to the electricity transmission network.
  • Reviewing complex technical, project delivery and connection charging documentation and applying expertise to ensure that information is consistent and aligned with Licenses, agreements and policies.
  • Incorporation of key elements of reports and other documents into connection contracts.
  • Drafting and standardisation of connection offer templates.
  • Identification and drafting of any non-standard clauses specific to the unique elements of each contract and negotiating agreement on these new clauses.
  • Interpretation and implementation of Transmission Connection Methodology Charging Statement.
  • Confidential liaison with customers, Northern Ireland Electricity Networks, the Utility Regulator and other stakeholders as required throughout the offer process.
  • Support the ongoing development of business processes for connection applications and managing connection contracts.
  • Work with other team members to ensure that all Key Performance Indicators for the delivery of connection offers are met.
  • Support the Offer Process function in identifying and managing risks arising out of the offer process.
  • Train and develop other staff as required

***It is essential that you are competent, highly professional and has an appreciation of the environment in which our client and its customers operate and the challenges faced by both. In addition, you will have to be a self-starter requiring little supervision, will produce very high quality work, be a strong team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have strong analytical skills.***

Essential Criteria:

  • Third level qualification to degree level in a business, technical or engineering discipline, with a minimum of 3 years' experience in a contractual/commercial environment.
  • Demonstrable project management experience and working to tight deadlines.
  • Strong customer and commercial awareness.
  • Experience in dealing with customers/third parties on a contractual basis.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills along with the ability to work collaboratively across business areas.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a strong focus on attention to detail.
  • Proven analysis and problem solving capability with a solution-driven approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, while also being able to define and guide work under minimal supervision.


  • Previous experience of working in a regulated/energy environment.

  • Understanding of Transmission System Operator business activities
  • Strong IT skills an advantage including experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience of working with business customers


  • Competitive salary
  • Health care scheme
  • Pension
  • 26 days annual leave + public holidays
  • Parking available

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If you feel you meet the essential criteria and are looking for an exciting opportunity please attach your CV below or call Katie Doyle at 02890 895824

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