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Bid Manager


Bid Manager

  • 526586

Base Location: Flexible UK

Salary: £53,000 - £79,900 depending on skills and experience + car/car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

SSE has set a highly ambitious target for Renewables growth of 1GW per year by 2030. A significant proportion of this capacity will be contracted through highly competitive processes or auctions in the UK & Ireland as well as Internationally. Delivering continued bid success will be crucial for delivering our renewables growth strategy.

Reporting to the Bid Director, you'll work across markets, as well as Onshore and Offshore technologies to deliver competitive and commercially robust bids. You'll be responsible for leading multi-disciplinary bid teams, driving all bid activities, including Seabed Auctions and CFD within the Renewables portfolio through to bid award.

This is a highly demanding role where in-depth understanding of Renewables, project economics and commercial value drivers and developing successful bid strategies is paramount. You'll be required to provide strategic context to bid conclusions and think innovatively to develop winning bid strategies and drive commercial value improvement across these bids.

This is a critical role within our Bid Team, and an exciting opportunity to join the growing SSE Renewables Large Capital Projects bid team in delivering the SSE Renewables strategy.

What do I need?

We are looking for someone from an Energy background whose experience has been gained within bid and auction processes, commercial project management or investment management type roles.

You'll have experience of assessing project economics, developing business cases and complex bid strategies as well as a proven track record of leading multi-discipline teams within a bid, commercial or business development environment.

An indepth understanding of the cost and value drivers of wind projects is highly beneficial.

You'll need strong commercial acumen in order to support project teams, querying inputs and assumptions in the business case when required.

Excellent communication skills will be essential, enabling you to refine complex information across a variety of levels, as will your ability to forge and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

About our Business

SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, with growth ambitions to treble our renewable energy output by 2030. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets across the UK, Ireland and internationally. As our ambitions and projects grow, so do our teams, meaning we can offer a great selection of opportunities, training and development to support your career.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 382002.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


Closing date: May 16, 2021

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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

Explore our full list of benefits:

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