Centrica • United Kingdom

Demand Forecasting Analyst

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Demand Forecasting Analyst

Flexible UK Locations/FlexFirst hybrid working

Overview

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

#LI-BGAS

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!


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This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68:32

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium

Denmark

Ireland

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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