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Sector Director


Sector Director

  • 541089
  • Closing at: Jul 10 2022 at 23:55 BST

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK & 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 the UK and Ireland.

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

At SSE we are the UK’s Green Energy Champion and within SSE Distributed Energy business we are supporting this energy revolution through helping organisations find their way to a decarbonised future. In supporting this revolution, SSE has recently signed off an additional £12.5bn investment programme under the title of its Net Zero Accelerator Programme.

At SSE Energy Solutions we are working with clients across the public and private sectors through the deployment of a range of technologies and solutions. We do this through designing, installing, monitoring, maintaining and optimising the most appropriate solutions for smart places – cities, industrial parks, campuses, buildings and organisations.

All these solutions are supported by having a resilient electrical network and one which can support this decarbonisation journey. The role of the Networks Sector Director combines business development, commercial, engineering and project development.  It will suit an individual with experience in the development and delivery of large energy system projects that span different technologies and customer segments and is used to delivering investment led projects.

As the Networks Sector Director, you will have the P&L responsibility for a number of existing areas, as well as the responsibility to develop a range of new propositions to support the development of the sector. Having the entrepreneurial flair to develop new propositions and seize opportunities with prospective clients across the public and private sectors is a key attribute in this role.  The role includes responsibility for the following areas;

  • Private Networks - which covers the acquisition of existing electrical private networks.
  • Responsibility for our Independent Electrical connections business stream
  • New build developments of electrical networks for clients which support low carbon technologies.
  • Development of smart energy systems that enable multi-vector asset deployment in large energy accounts (e.g. Local authorities, private developers, I&C).

What do I need?

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

  • Experience of developing/leading large solutions led sales initiatives with clients in the energy/infrastructure sector
  • Extensive experience within the energy industry, with a focus on electrical networks, energy efficiency, smart grids, zero carbon generation of both heat and electricity and other behind the meter technologies.
  • Experience in developing bespoke and new commercial models with customers particularly those involving capital investment.
  • Experience with energy performance contracts and the measurement & verification of energy savings.
  • Understanding of energy systems modelling, including simulation and optimisation of multi-vector systems will be essential.
  • Technical underpinning within an engineering discipline such as electrical, mechanical, energy or building services, ideally with a strong University degree. A relevant postgraduate degree will be considered a plus.
  • Business development experience, including liaising with clients, responding to tenders and leading bid teams.
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary team of energy professionals with challenging profit and growth targets.

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, public sector, 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 / +44 (0) 1738275615.

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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