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Project Developer (Solar and Battery)


Project Developer (Solar and Battery)

  • 539834
  • Closing at: May 26 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Flexible (Home Based) across the UK

Salary: Base + Bonus + 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 

We're proud to be a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

What is the Role?

Project Developer’s play an important role in our rapidly growing Distributed Energy team. We develop market leading solar and battery storage assets on the UK’s power grid, at scale.

You’ll be responsible for developing projects you have been assigned, in the solar PV and battery market. The Project Developer reports to the Head of Development, and you’re likely to work on a range of projects over time, some earlier stage (acquisitions or greenfield) and some later stage. You may work on greenfield development or acquisitions of project rights. 

What do I need?

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

  • Experience comfortably leading a multi-disciplined project team in order to successfully develop a project from concept to obtaining Board approval to be built
  • Previous experience in a business development or project development role dealing with technical projects in the energy sector: power / gas / carbon markets, planning and permitting, grid connections, land agreements.
  • Be an excellent communicator capable of preparing authorisation papers / presentations and delivering them to committees
  • Ideally, you will bring some experience in originating, qualifying and developing distributed power and energy projects in the UK, and a track record in managing partnerships and supply relationships.
  • Previous experience in key aspects of renewable project development (grid, land and planning) as well as a good understanding of related commercials, legals, power project economics and corporate finance.

An engineering background isn’t essential but you’ll need to be able to work with technical and economic concepts with regards to distributed energy solutions and all relevant matters pertaining to applicable legislation, in particular safety, health and the environment.

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain distributed energy infrastructure.

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 344072.

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

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