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Business Development Manager – Smart Buildings and Metering Solutions


Business Development Manager – Smart Buildings and Metering Solutions

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Base Location: Home based with flexible travel across the UK

Salary: Competitive + company car/cash allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | with flexible working options available 

What is the Role? 

Our Distributed Energy Business is seeking to drive the Business from a focus on building controls to becoming the market leader in the Smart Buildings sector in the UK. Following our initial success, we now need to accelerate progress in these new markets and indeed consider other potential market opportunities to promote and sell its services.

In order to develop these opportunities and routes to market the Business has identified the need to increase internal knowledge on the Smart Building products and services as well as taking them to a wider SSE offering.

We’ve identified the need to have a sales resource who can actively promote internally and sell Smart Building based products and services to the market. These include specialist expertise relating to IoT sensors, aM&T software and metering solutions. These sales may be made to new markets or assist the existing sales force to enhance performance

Your key responsibilities will include:

- Securing new sales opportunities for our Smart Buildings and Remote Service business

- Account manage and secure new sales opportunities for our social housing proposition

- Developing and managing a wide client base across multiple channels

- Identifying, exploring and developing specific sales opportunities within the sub metering market space

- Provide support to Business Energy through Tenders, exhibitions and being the value-added services to SSE energy supply contracts 

- Sign up to tender portals and complete tenders for Metering, IoT and Remote services

What do I need? 

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Strong experience of selling Smart Building, IoT and Metering services

- Excellent track record of building business both with direct customers and via partners

- Commercial knowledge of sub metering, energy management, BEMS, IoT sensors and how these benefit the end user

- Strong experience of running tenders and managing business opportunities

- Excellent customer facing skills with the ability to communicate and engage at all levels and with internal stakeholders

- Agile working approach with flexibility to support the wider UK regions

Due to the nature of the role, a full driving licence is required.

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

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. 

Read more about our inclusion and diversity commitments here

Next Steps 

All applications should be submitted online, it doesn’t take long.

If you would like a confidential informal discussion about this role before applying, to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact / 01738 342298. 

I'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date. 

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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