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Project Development Manager

 

Project Development Manager

  • 541439
  • Closing at: Jul 11 2022 at 23:55 BST

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK  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 the UK.

Salary: Competitive + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

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.

What is the Role?

This is an important role in our rapidly growing Distributed Energy team. We develop electricity network solutions (licenced and exempt) that ideally link in with wider Distributed Energy propositions. This includes providing solutions to existing network owners and new industrial and commercial customers. This role will be focused on developing project pipeline, in acquisition of existing electricity network assets.

We are developing targeted distribution connected projects. Your role will be to support origination and to qualify opportunities, including both project / asset acquisition and targeted project origination and early stage development with partners. Key to success in doing this in the near term will be working with partners, developers, asset owners and investors in the market.

You will bring experience in originating, qualifying and developing network/distributed power and energy projects in the UK, and track record in managing partnerships and supply relationships. It is essential that you bring experience and understanding of the technical and commercial elements of the electricity distribution system.

You will be responsible for development of project opportunities, conducting due diligence on projects and delivering value to the business by progressing the best opportunities through development and governance milestones.

For this role, we would love you to have:

  • Proven experience in developing proposition from early stage to successful and profitable conclusion.
  • Project development in the energy sector: power / gas / carbon markets, planning and permitting, grid connections, land agreements.
  • Strong commercial acumen to identify commercial opportunities and risk and to understand and deliver the requisite business model structures in conjunction with the commercial and finance team.
  • Good knowledge of the energy and power markets, and related policy and regulatory regimes in the UK is essential, with knowledge of both distribution networks and power generation and battery storage solutions.
  • Expert knowledge and development experience in the electricity network market and the needs of the Industrial and Commercial sectors is essential.
  • Experience in key aspects of renewable project development (grid, land and planning)
  • It is an essential requirement for this role that you have a full, current driving licence.

     

    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.

    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 Zoe.Gillespie@sse.com / 01738 344072.

    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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