Business Intelligence and Reporting Specialist


At Sustainable Energy First we are driven to inspire and empower our people to make an environmental and economic difference for themselves, our clients, and the planet.

As a leading energy and utility management consultancy, Sustainable Energy First delivers its core services which include procurement, revenue recovery, compliance support and net zero consultancy alongside its pledge to place economic and environmental sustainability at the heart of its purpose.

This role can be a remote WFH or hybrid, or fully office based, depending on where you are based and how you prefer to work.

Previously named BiU, this is an exciting opportunity to join an established and successful company and make a real impact on a great team.

The BI & Reporting team is responsible for providing valuable insights and analysis from a wide range of data sources, to unlock opportunities and drive informed business decisions for both SE First and our clients. Primarily working with Power BI, you will design and develop the BI data platform with user-friendly tools and reports, so that relevant information can be efficiently gathered and easily interpreted by the stakeholders. Having a numerical background and being passionate about sustainability is important to the role.

You will also be supporting the further development of a successful business intelligence function throughout the business, which will become increasingly important as the need to provide data driven sustainability opportunities gains the spotlight.

Having the skills/knowledge required would be advantageous but training will be provided as needed for the right candidate.

The role

  • Design and implement bespoke energy management reports for clients, providing advice and support to help them reduce their consumption.
  • Create automated versions of client reporting through the Power Platform tools, to create efficient reports that are useful to our clients and our internal analysts.
  • Support the commercial team by providing specialist demonstrations to potential/existing clients.
  • Create new reports for areas of the business that require management information and/or business intelligence.
  • Maintain and upgrade live reports and dashboards with new functionality and requests.
  • Investigate and test new products/programs that may be helpful to improve the business intelligence and/or reporting services.
  • Support the business in analysing and interpreting relevant data to find internal and external opportunities to help meet sustainability goals.
  • Demonstrate your passion for sustainability by using your BI tools to motivate and engage both colleagues and clients.

Our ideal candidate

  • Experience in data analysis and handling large data sets
  • Highly proficient with MS Excel, and confident using all core MS Office products
  • Experience using a business intelligence or data analysis platform (e.g. Power BI, Tableau)
  • Enjoys looking for innovative solutions and improving processes
  • Confident when working with stakeholders to determine requirements and presenting report findings
  • Passionate about sustainability and making positive changes
  • Able to inspire and support customers to reduce their energy consumption
  • Knowledge or experience in the Energy Industry
  • Numeric/analytical education
  • Excellent written English

Full training will be provided for the right candidate.

Looking after our team

In return for being a talented Finance Assistant, Sustainable Energy First will provide you with a great team environment and a workday that is challenging and rewarding. We want to work with talented individuals who share our energy and passion in making Sustainable Energy First a successful and enjoyable place to be. If you are the best at what you do, want to work with great people and most of all challenge yourself, come and join us. In return for your greatness, you’ll receive monthly 121s with your manager, private healthcare, wellbeing massages, subsidised gym membership, flexible working hours and the best Friday breakfast in the North West, with pizza and wine to finish the week off. We'll make sure it's a fair deal.

We are a certified Investors in People Silver business, as well as one of the UK’s Best Top 100 Companies to Work For, 2020 and 2021.

Inclusive employer

We’re an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.

Employment Type


Job Location

349 Clifton Drive North, Lytham St Annes, FY8 2NA
Remote work possible

Working Hours


Base Salary

£28,000-£34,000 Per year

To apply

To apply for the position, send your CV and cover letter to susan.zolotarczuk@sefirst.com

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Position: Business Intelligence and Reporting Specialist