Centrica • Ireland

Investment Analyst

Employment type:  Full time


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.

Upstream Investment Analyst

Reference: R0053806

Assets – Cork/Dublin


Reporting to: Head of Upstream

Bord Gáis Energy is one of Ireland’s leading energy and service companies. We supply gas, electricity, and energy services to over 700,000 homes and businesses across the country, offering excellent customer service as well as the best value possible. Bord Gáis Energy is uniquely positioned to drive positive change and we have an opportunity, as well as a responsibility, to reshape our future. We’re powered by our purpose, and we all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future. While there are challenges ahead, we are dedicated to supporting our consumers and colleagues, to rethinking power generation, and to supporting an affordable and fair transition for all.

Role Purpose

The Investment Analyst will actively support investment appraisal and project management across all Upstream investments and contracts. The successful candidate will be involved in modelling, investment appraisal, investment paper preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts and investments, driving the commercial strategy to maximise value and green development opportunities for the company.

About the role:

  • Lead valuation of storage, solar, wind and peaker opportunities
  • Manage and oversee internal and external due diligence for assigned projects
  • Lead complex negotiations with external parties such as developers and their subcontracted consultants in all phases of the acquisition process
  • Maintain good working knowledge of key commercial and regulatory value drivers for upstream assets in the Irish Market.
  • Support the governance and approvals process for achieving investment committee signoff for the development of these large-scale projects, including the development of IC papers.
  • Lead on the commercial requirements, including reviewing and developing SPA/APAs; land HoTs/option; PPA HoTs; Developer Framework Agreements; Exclusivity Agreements, and any other commercial requirements.
  • Taking the initiative to network and build relationships with our developer partners to ensure smooth and efficient progress with the acquisition of any project opportunities, whilst overseeing the acquisition process
  • Engage and support in corporate PPA opportunities
  • Review, model and appraise new investment opportunities across Power Purchase Agreements, M&A and strategic partnerships, engaging with senior team members where required.
  • Focused areas will include renewable energy, energy storage and net zero dispatchable generation.
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders across the business in a timely manner to socialise opportunities and achieve buy-in.
  • Preparation and presentation of investment papers, business cases and plans to present to Executive, Management team, Board and Shareholder
  • Work closely with several disciplines to deliver synergistic value to investments across external and internal resources including, Finance, Trading, Legal and Technical
  • Informing and driving consistent commercial thinking across the projects and relevant business areas; working closely with supporting functions

About you:

  • 3rd Level Qualification in relevant discipline with relevant experience and market knowledge – i.e. investment, regulation, market modelling
  • In depth experience of market modelling, business case development, financing / funding and investment strategies for development and operational projects
  • Understanding of regulatory and operational market landscape with and ability to grasp the key commercial drivers in relation to existing assets and new transactions, including what key drivers for value enhancement.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to disseminate complex information in a simple and transparent manner
  • Form excellent working relationships with Business Development functions driving value generation and prioritisation of optimal project selection
  • Work closely with several disciplines to deliver synergistic value to investments across external and internal resources including, Finance, Trading, Legal and Technical
  • Able to grasp the key commercial drivers in relation to existing assets and new transactions, including what the key drivers are for value enhancement.
  • Able to manage involvement in a number of simultaneous initiatives, deliver work to agreed deadlines, and work well with a variety of individuals.
  • Have an enthusiastic and tenacious approach with a strong commitment to learning.

In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary, generous annual leave allowance, and a host of other benefits, including volunteering days with our charity partner, Focus Ireland. You’ll also enjoy our friendly and collaborative culture, flexible ways of working, and you’ll be making a key contribution to Bord Gáis Energy’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing society and the energy sector has a key role to play in helping the world transition to net zero. As one of Ireland’s leading energy and services companies, we’re on a journey of transformation; to accelerate our positive impact and bring our customers on this journey with us. As we look to the future we're transforming our energy supply, services and solutions in order to become a leading net zero business in Ireland by 2045 and to help our customers reach net zero by 2050. Our ambition is to use our services, footprint and propositions to better both people and planet

Bord Gáis Energy are committed to placing equality, diversity, care and respect at the heart of our policies and everyday practices. We encourage everyone to take part in our active employee networks, including the Women's network, REACH (Race, Ethnicity, & Cultural Heritage) network, Neurodiversity network, and BRÓD, our LGBTQ+ network. We're proud of the work our networks and allies do to help us promote a culture of inclusion, empowering our colleagues to be themselves and do their best work. Our vision is to employ a diverse mix of people who reflect the societies we work in and the customers we serve, so we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives.

Our Flexible First working model empowers our people to find a better balance between home and office working. You can enjoy the convenience of working from home combined with time spent onsite in a way that works for our customers, our business and you. Our office is used as a place to connect and collaborate with colleagues, rather than your default place of work each day.

Here in Bord Gáis Energy we’re helping to create a more sustainable and inclusive future that supports our communities, our planet – and each other. The prevention of family homelessness in Ireland is an area where we believe we can make a real difference and through our partnership with Focus Ireland, we have been working on making this a reality since 2015. We encourage all colleagues to get involved in the partnership, with everyone receiving 2 days' volunteering leave to participate in initiatives or events supporting Focus Ireland.

Our Values

care | delivery | collaboration | agility | courage

The closing date for applications are 24th of May 2024

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

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
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
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Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

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Office locations

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

Hiring Countries




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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