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Senior Project Development Engineer


Senior Project Development Engineer

  • 542110
  • Closing at: Aug 21 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Preferred Midlands up to the North of England | 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 Salary + 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

As a Senior Project Development Engineer, you’ll work in the Electric Vehicle Sector of the SSE Energy Solutions Business. A growing and challenging area of the business, managing and coordinating multi-disciplinary engineering designs to support our ambitious plan to design, build, own and operate over 300+ rapid charging electric vehicle charging hubs in the UK and ROI by 2030. This will include the oversight and accountability of the evaluation of opportunities, assessment and management of risk, development of conceptual and front-end engineering designs, and progression of detailed designs for a wide variety of electric vehicle infrastructure projects.

Your main responsibilities within this role will be;

  • Line management for a team of project development engineers, junior and graduate engineer grades. Ensure day to day line management duties are delivered as well as providing an engaging, collaborative, and creative environment. Professional registration and career progression plans are developed and managed with individuals;
  • Using your electrical engineering experience, you will be responsible leading the development of concepts through to detailed designs for electric vehicle infrastructure from the HV point of connection, substation design to final circuits, where knowledge and experience of either or, 11KV substation design, regulated or unregulated networks, and BS7671 wiring regulations is crucial;
  • Using your design coordination and management skills you will manage your team, internal within a matrix structure and external design disciplines where necessary to compliment the whole design package for electric vehicle charging infrastructure;
  • To embed innovation into the solutions you develop, such that you successfully optimise scope, cost, programme and risk for your projects, considering health, safety, and the environment throughout; and
  • To grow as a professional individual while you help grow the business, and you will be supported in your personal development throughout.

What do I need?

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

  • Ideally degree qualified in a degree with strong emphasis on energy infrastructure and electrical installations. HNC, HND level is acceptable with the right experience
  • 5-10 years’ experience in energy networks, generation or building services engineering.
  • An understanding of how to operate in a large business; working across multiple product and delivery verticals operating under different business models. Understand the challenges and intricacies of operating successfully within a matrix management structure. Including the navigation of projects through sponsorship and gate stages.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience reporting and presenting to internal senior management and external stakeholders.
  • Experience with design risk management throughout the project lifecycle ensuring risks are generated, captured and managed in the pre-construction phase, through to construction and commissioning, and eventual operation and maintenance.

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 

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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