Validate Specialist

Validate Specialist

This position is predominantly responsible for undertaking our historic validation service for our clients, incorporating the historic validation of bills in line with statutory limitations and undertakes a number of associated checks. The role will also be responsible for assisting the Validate Manager in coordinating the Validate department, which ensures that suppliers invoice our clients for the sites for which they are responsible and that they apply the correct rates and reasonable consumption levels.

Common Tasks

  • Coordinating the historic validation service for our clients
  • Liaising with Clients, Consultants and the Client Delivery Team about the service
  • Liaising with the Finance dept. to arrange invoicing for the service
  • Obtaining and filing utility invoices from suppliers
  • Accurately entering utility invoice information into the database, manually or imported
  • Ensuring billed rates, metering charges, transportation charges and other charges are validated and the database updated as required
  • Validating invoices, both current and historic, in line with statutory limitations
  • Completing consumption checks including analysing current and historic consumption patterns and the conversion from metered to billed units
  • Completing checks involving the charging of pass through elements, such as DUoS & TNUoS charges, VAT and other levies, both for current and historic periods
  • Completing checks involving metering and connection agreements
  • Completing ASC reviews and arranging changes to agreed levels
  • Completing checks involving power factor
  • Completing benchmarking checks
  • Ensuring that checks which need to be completed within the team are completed promptly
  • Ensuring that checks conducted within other departments are completed promptly
  • Daily updating and issuing of clients’ reports within strict deadlines
  • Managing deadlines and ensuring communication of any deviations from agreed deadlines
  • Ensuring queries are raised with the supplier and followed up until resolved, reporting back to the client once complete
  • Maintaining and developing supplier contacts
  • Accurately updating the database with site, meter and contract information, and consumption data
  • Accurately updating the customer’s energy usage data on a monthly basis and ensuring profiles are updated per supplier information
  • Ensuring Validation procedures are adhered to and refined
  • Validating the client’s ‘cost of gas’ and ‘cost of power’ against reports from suppliers
  • Assisting in coordinating the workload of the Validation team
  • Assisting in monitoring team performance and instigating continuous improvement
  • Training of team members and other colleagues
  • Representing the Validation team in client or supplier meetings or calls.
  • Assisting in the delivery of new related products or projects
  • Supporting the wider team by performing other duties that may be requested and agreed, or advised by the Line Manager from time to time

Measurable KPI’s

  • Accuracy of validating billed data
  • Timely production and update of reports
  • Timely resolution of queries
  • Delivery of savings and associated Revenue to clients and the Consultus group
  • Timely and accurate updating of company systems
  • Quality of interface with other Consultus Group team members and suppliers
  • Application of the Core Values
  • Adherence to team processes

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