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Senior Project Development Manager - Smart Energy Systems


Senior Project Development Manager - Smart Energy Systems

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Base Location: Glasgow, Reading or London (Flexible across UK regions)

Salary: Competitive plus Bonus, Car/Cash Allowance + Benefits package

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time Hours | Working Differently options available

What is the role?

The SSE Digital Services team is currently expanding its portfolio of services and solutions by developing a smart energy systems capability. It is targeting rapid growth in this part of the business and beginning a transformation process, focusing on decarbonising electricity, heat and transport. Working for the Smart Energy Systems Sector Director, the Senior Project Development Manager will be an exciting role with a genuine opportunity to position SSE as a provider of choice in this field.

Our work brings together the best of the energy and digital solutions that SSE offers to business customers in local, smart energy solutions that encompass energy assets such as generation and battery storage, electrical networks, load and control systems such as Virtual Power Plants to deliver smart, flexible energy systems.

  • You’ll be responsible for developing the integrated energy solutions, shaping propositions and to help secure contracts and partnerships with public and private sector organisations across the UK.
  • Effectively bring together areas of different expertise, working with internal stakeholders, experts and external partners to ensure the propositions are developed in line with our customers’ needs and our strategy.
  • You’ll be instrumental in bringing together different energy technologies in an energy system design that brings value to the customer and SSE. You’ll work with a wide range of client and other stakeholders to ensure awareness and influence on the market and to continuously adapt propositions to suit both. The role will support the business with necessary governance steps through a gated process from initial project specification to be prepared for hand over to delivery teams with a clear business case and rationale for development.
  • You’ll manage supporting teams to ensure that propositions/bids are delivered on time and positions taken during negotiation are signed off by the business. You’ll also be responsible for achieving internal approvals in line with SSE and business governance processes and deliver a sales target of completed contracts per year.

What do I need?

  • Excellent understanding of distributed energy systems including generation technologies, storage, private networks, IDNO and the configuration of these systems to optimise them
  • Good understanding of the flexibility markets, including UK energy trading and balancing markets, Virtual Power Plant, and Demand-Side-Response projects
  • Experience of identifying, on-boarding and working with partners to scope, build and deliver complex technical projects and building bespoke propositions across a complex range of technology and solutions.
  • Good knowledge of policy and regulation impacting on the GB energy system including transmission and distribution charging, wholesale price evolution drivers and other non-energy costs that contribute to the energy bill as well as experience calculating commercial opportunity (and risk) associated with the above energy system components
  • Track record in delivering energy projects and/ or energy assets to commercial clients. Where possible you will have reference projects that demonstrate your involvement in shaping and delivering energy systems
  • You’ll be adept at managing stakeholders in a dynamic large corporate environment with an ability to drive your own plan to meet the business interests. You’ll be quantitatively analytical, a problem solver and a self-starter. 

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. 

Read more about our inclusion and diversity commitments here

Next Steps 

All applications should be submitted online, it doesn’t take long.

If you would like a confidential informal discussion about this role before applying, to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact / 01738 275808. 

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.   

Closing date: Jun 25, 2021

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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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