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Head of Portfolio Acquisitions (Distributed Energy)


Head of Portfolio Acquisitions (Distributed Energy)

  • 537003
  • Closing date: Sep 25 2021 BST

Base Location: Flexible (Reading or London Locations Preferred)

Salary: Competitive + company car/cash 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?

Our Distributed Generation and Storage (DG&S) business is looking to expand rapidly with a focus on the solar and battery storage markets. The Head of Portfolio Acquisitions will work in collaboration with the DG&S Sector Director, managing the acquisition and pipeline of single and/or multiple site acquisitions for typically large, utility-scale Solar and Battery projects.

Your focus will be to identify and originate acquisition opportunities and manage transactions to completion. This includes managing the full transaction process of business case development, underlying commercial, financial and technical assumptions, project support team management, approval processes and negotiations before ensuring a smooth handover to the delivery team.

The Head of Portfolio Acquisitions will play a key role in interactions with the wider business including development and support of additional DG&S projects as well as the wider development of the DG&S strategy - promoting the attainment of an agreed 5YP and associated targets.

What do I need?

- Strong energy sector experience, ideally within the Distributed Energy market

- Experience in energy development and project acquisition

- An existing network of developers within the renewable energy market, specifically solar and battery

- Somebody who understands more than just the numbers, and has a strong knowledge of the commercial, financial and technical elements of renewable energy acquisition

- Project management experience including the ability to communicate, engage and manage the expectations of a range of internal and external stakeholders

About our Business

SSE Energy Solutions 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.

To discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact / 01738 344 202.

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.


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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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