Functional Specialist

Closing date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:02
United Kingdom

Job Title: Functional Specialist
Location: Havant
Salary:  £44,195 –  £58,371 depending on skills and experience
Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available
Our Role
Smart Metering is the biggest change to the UK energy industry in recent years and like all suppliers, SSE are working hard to ensure we are able to meet the government smart meter mandate. Using the Oracle Utilities Application Framework (OUAF), you will implement changes to allow us to meet our steep targets along with being an integral part of the growth of SSEs Retail business.
In this role you will be expected to be aware of and understand current and future SSE and industry metering functionality and interpret business and strategic requirements such that you can provide input and guidance to the system designs required to achieve the company's goals.
The role includes defining high level functional IT solutions, providing and validating impact assessments and estimates for outline solutions and assisting other functional and technical specialists in specific functional design elements.
Alongside these tasks you will play an important part in ensuring the integrity of cross-system designs by reviewing outline solutions and raising, escalating and resolving design issues in accordance with the design and technology frameworks.
The role requires you to work closely with other team members and third parties, assisting in planning, prioritising and managing design tasks and providing guidance to other Functional Specialists and Designers when required.
Your Skills and Experience
We are looking for you to join us with a background in working in an equivalent role using the Oracle OUAF. It would be a benefit if you have a background in utilities or an organisation that has a large mobile workforce managed by MWM technology
You will have a thorough understanding of the end to end design process and will have an ability to apply it to complex projects and tasks. Likewise you will be an ideas led individual and will be able to visualise sustainable solutions to business problems.
You will be used to managing relationships with 3rd party service integrators and will be able to negotiate and manage these relationships to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
Our Company
Our Retail business is a market leader in supply of electricity and gas and in other energy-related services such as telecoms, broadband and boiler cover. We supply energy under our brands: SSE, SSE Scottish Hydro, SSE Southern Electric and SSE SWALEC in the Great Britain market. At SSE, we're committed to giving you excellent customer service and treating you fairly; we want to make life easier for you, find ways of saving you money, and be on hand to help when you need us the most, thats our customer promise.
Our Benefits
We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Heres a few highlights;
- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
- Great share plans
- Group Pension Plan
- One day paid volunteering
- Tailored internal development opportunities