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Centrica • United Kingdom

Senior Pricing & Demand Forecast Specialist

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

Job Description

Senior Pricing and Demand Forecast Specialist

Windsor / 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 use energy simply, sustainably and affordably. We are recruiting a Senior Pricing and Demand Specialist.

You will be responsible for the energy procurement, hedging, position management and demand forecasting of the BGB Gas portfolio.

This involves the creation, implementation and review of operational forecasts to manage the hedge and report performance metrics to our key stakeholders.

The Role

In your new role you will ensure that the gas portfolio is hedged according to the relevant governance framework and the necessary performance metrics are created to enable accurate margin reporting.

You will apply your statistical and mathematical modelling skills to develop short and long-term gas forecasts. If successful, you will be involved in developing sophisticated statistical models, managing datasets and producing reports to key stakeholders.

You will work closely with Finance and Commercial teams to provide insight and analysis to enhance the reporting of our volumetric and financial positions relating to our hedging and forecasting activities.

You will coordinate the delivery of forecasting projects ensuring our data requirements are captured and data quality is maintained.

Lastly, you will represent BGB at industry forums.

The Person

  • Excellent numerical, written and verbal communication skills which have been demonstrated in an energy forecasting role.
  • Comfortable handling complex numeric data.
  • Understanding of the commodities markets and energy forecasting.
  • Awareness of financial risk management and the risks associated with pricing and hedging activities.
  • Technical software skills required are SQL, Python, R, SAS, Azure Databricks, Azure Data Factory, Excel and Power BI.

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

We asked employees of Centrica how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

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

Flexa100 2024

2nd – Large companies

Industry awards 2023

3rd – Consumer Goods