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Senior Project Development Engineer - Solar and Battery


Senior Project Development Engineer - Solar and Battery

  • 541450
  • Closing at: Jul 6 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Glasgow, Reading, London (alternative locations will also be considered)

Salary: Competitive + Car / Cash Allowance + performance related bonus on personal and business performance 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?

Senior Project Development Engineer – Solar and Battery.

As a Senior Project Development Engineer, you’ll work within an exciting, challenging and growing area of the SSE Energy Solutions business, leading multi-disciplinary engineering design teams in the evaluation of  Energy Storage and Solar generation opportunities, preparation of bids, development of conceptual and front-end engineering designs, and providing support during project delivery for a wide variety of complex projects.

Your passion for engineering will drive you to embed innovation into the solutions which you will lead your design teams to develop, such that you successfully optimise scope, cost, programme, and risk for your projects, considering health, safety, and the environment throughout.

You will influence senior stakeholders inside and outside of our business to successfully move your projects through the Enterprise Gate Process, demonstrating excellent leadership skills throughout. You will have the opportunity to grow as a professional individual while you help grow the business, and you will be supported in your personal development throughout.

Your understanding of the energy market and that of the transmission and distribution networks combined with your engineering expertise will play a crucial role in driving and increasing our success, and in doing so, drive business growth

What do I need?

  • Ideally you will be qualified to degree level in a relevant STEM subject, in Electrical Engineering or a related topic within the energy industry.  You will have a broad understanding of all areas of the energy industry but in particular distributed energy technology, smart energy systems and transmission and distribution networks.  You will also have a strong understanding of the UK energy market and regulations.
  • You will ideally have strong experience in the development and design of LV, MV and HV power networks; and/or the development and design of energy generation projects.
  • You will be a highly motivated individual with effective written and spoken communication skills.  You will have a flexible approach that lends itself to collaborating with colleagues and customers at a high level.
  • Experience and a successful history of managing and interfacing with consultants and Engineering Procurement and Construction contractors is desirable.


    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.

    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.

    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 / 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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