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Opportunities in Commercial (Distributed Energy)

 

Opportunities in Commercial (Distributed Energy)

  • 543238
  • Closing at: Dec 8 2022 at 23:55 GMT

Exciting opportunities have arisen for candidates of all levels of experience to join the SSE Enterprise Commercial team and support the SSE Distributed Energy business with its ambitious growth plans as part of the SSE Group Net Zero Acceleration Plan. The roles are required to support and deliver the growth of our portfolio of Distributed Energy projects across the energy sectors and provide business customers with bespoke solutions to suit the individual needs.

The opportunities that the Distributed Energy business are developing and delivering are significant and varied, and candidates with experience in the following areas are encouraged to contact us for a discussion:

  • Commercial
  • Financial
  • Energy
  • Contracts
  • Proposition development
  • Modelling

Working within the Commercial function and often with a Project Team this could involve:

  • Supporting the Heads of Commercial and the project teams providing a first class commercial service to internal stakeholders, ensuring all aspects of delivery are developed in line with appropriate internal controls as established through the relevant governance processes.
  • Support and/or lead on commercial development activities such as:
    • The negotiation of contract terms and conditions, developing price and agreements through to contract award.
    • The development of financial investment models from concept through to financial close.
    • The shaping of customer focused propositions.
    • The assessment of asset values associated with acquisitions.
  • Cost and budget estimating to the required standard and accuracy. Ensure all relevant evidence is included within the estimate to justify to internal and external stakeholders.
  • During project execution maintain cost and budget management via regular cost reporting and ensuring change management procedures are adhered to.
  • Lead or contribute to the negotiation of contracts with clients. This could include Design & Build and Power Purchase Agreements, and may well extend to the development of bespoke agreements to cover more complex projects.
  • Support the project teams and Procurement in securing the right supply chain partners
  • Supporting the regulatory process in order to achieve successful outcomes. 

 

What do I need?

Candidates are not expected to have all the skills at the outset as these will come with experience working for SSE, however the following are some of the areas of knowledge and experience the Commercial team have and apply:

  • This will require a range of understanding of commercial, contractual, and financial expertise covering the full breadth of the UK energy industry. 
  • We are looking for candidates who have experience of working on small to large projects, standard or complex deals within the energy industry, or have experience of preparing and developing bespoke energy solutions for clients.
  • Understands the financial aspects and implications of projects along with awareness of the commercial impact of decisions and the implications on project structuring.
  • Can demonstrate experience and competency across a range of commercial issues including contract negotiation, financial modelling, investment appraisal, and risk management.
  • Knowledge of relevant statutory and legal provisions is a plus
  • Highly numerate with experience of interpreting numerical data & experience of drafting and interpreting commercial contracts with and understanding of the supply chain and how to improve it. 

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. 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 £25bn NZAP (Net Zero Acceleration Programme).

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 Natalie.Clark@sse.com.

EXTERNAL: 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

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