Flexibility Commercial Lead


London, England, United Kingdom

Full time

£62.8k+ (annually)


Nov 17

Flexibility Commercial Lead

Do you have experience within the UK wholesale energy and flexibility markets and a passion for helping Britain achieve Net Zero? If so, come and join EDF as a Flexibility Commercial Lead! 

The Opportunity

EDF Wholesale Market Services (WMS) is a core business line within the EDF UK Customers Business that is at the centre of helping Britain achieve Net Zero. It provides industry leading wholesale market services to EDF’s supply and generation business units and to third party energy asset owners. The team operates in a broad and diverse range of market segments including residential & business supply, nuclear, renewable & thermal generation and storage & flexible energy.

We are looking for a talented Flexibility Commercial Lead to join the Flexibility Services team. The team are responsible for the operations, settlement, commercial oversight, product development and delivery of market leading route to market services to asset owners of flexible technologies such as battery storage and gas peakers. 

Pay, benefits and culture

Alongside a salary of circa £62,800 (depending on experience) and a market-leading pension scheme, we offer a range of flexible benefits to support our people across all aspects of their lives.

Your rewards package includes a choice of benefits, such as electric vehicle leasing, enhanced parental leave, health insurance, discounts and employee pricing.

Flexible working means you can work from home (if you wish) and we’ll provide a suite of IT equipment to ensure that you can work remotely comfortably and effectively. The team travel to our London offices on a weekly basis.

Jake North, Commercial Lead, says ‘The flexibility sector is the most dynamic market I have worked in, to date which both challenges and rewards you daily. If you love a fast-paced environment, working collaboratively across teams to support customers to maximise the potential of their assets and learning something new every day then working within WMS is definitely for you!’

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself. We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility. 

We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need. 

We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.

What you’ll be doing

As the Flexibility Commercial Lead, you will act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for EDF’s gas peaker portfolio whilst also supporting other flexible technologies across the business e.g. battery storage. You will have oversight of the flexibility portfolio and ownership of associated commercial policies and risks.

You will be responsible for the end-to-end commercial management of both signed and prospective customer contracts from initial asset valuation and pricing through to complex contract structuring and performance management.

As the SME, you will provide technical support to and drive innovation for functions across teams within Flexibility Services and WMS Commercial on gas peaker technical parameters, customer reporting, commercial, regulation and flexibility markets.

Who you are

We are looking for somebody with experience in the battery storage or gas peaking plants areas. You will be required to provide technical support to wider teams and therefore will show a good understanding and knowledge of the flexibility markets. Experience in structuring commercial contracts and developing valuation techniques within either the gas peaker or battery areas is also preferred.

You will be highly numerical with a proven ability to apply and understand a wide variety of modelling and analytical techniques to ensure best practice is applied.

This role requires interface with stakeholders of all levels from Business Development, Flexibility Strategy & Innovation, Customers Legal, Market and Credit Risk, Flexibility Operations, Sales & Marketing and external customers. Therefore, we’re looking for somebody who can establish and maintain effective internal and external business relationships, with excellent communication skills.

If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you!

Closing date for applications: 27th November 2023

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