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Head of Development, Ireland


Head of Development, Ireland

  • 541735
  • Closing at: Aug 15 2022 at 23:55 BST

About the Role 

Base Location: Republic of Ireland, We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices or depots around Ireland. 

Salary: Competitive subject to experience + Car Entitlement + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing. 

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


What is the Role? 

As member of senior management of SSE’s Solar & Battery business in Ireland, you will be responsible for all project development from initiation through to point of hand over for construction. You will be responsible for driving the pipeline and growth of the business in ROI.  You will develop and execute development strategy, oversee pipeline and develop and manage projects from initial identification or acquisition completion, through commercial appraisal, design, grid approval, land assemblage and planning to point of construction commencement.  

With significant ambitions for growth, you will be responsible for recruiting a high calibre team of development professionals. You and your team will provide robust front-end project development and management to develop and refine project opportunities up to investment decision, and ultimately handover to construction. 

What do I need? 

 We would love for you to have: 

- A background that may have originated in engineering, project finance, private equity, or elsewhere 

- A good understanding of Eirgrid and the energy markets in ROI  

- Experience of the various stages of solar and BESS development.  

- Be well connected to the political and commercial influencers of ROI Energy Strategy.


About our Business 

SSE's Solar and Battery Storage team is one of the fastest growing parts of SSE Group with an exciting multi-GW pipeline of projects in train. In order to accelerate progress towards net zero SSE Group is investing £7m a day on low carbon infrastructure, creating 1,000 green jobs a year in the process, as part of its £23bn NZAP (Net Zero Acceleration Programme). Our solar and battery projects will play a crucial role in getting us to net zero by helping to balance the Grid and fully harness the power of renewable generation. SSE is a FTSE30 company intent on building a better world of energy. We're looking to double the size of our current team by attracting people who share our passion for getting to net zero, at what is a very exciting time for the energy sector.  

What's in it for you? 

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site. 
As 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, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more. 

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 

As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying. 




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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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