Position: Business Development Manager - Virtual Power Plants
Location: London
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 536995_1631120795
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 08/09/2021
Expiry Date: 06/10/2021
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Home-based with travel, flexible across all UK regions

Salary: Salary on experience + car/ car allowance + bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | with flexible working options available

What is the Role?

The SSE Digital Services team is currently expanding its portfolio of services by moving into Energy-as-a-Service - were targeting rapid growth in this part of the business, and beginning a transformation process focusing on local, smart energy solutions that encompass energy assets such as generation and storage, load and control systems such as Virtual Power Plants (VPP) and smart grid (generation, storage and load are automatically controlled by a platform for trading/balancing purposes).

The Business Development Manager (BDM) role is an opportunity to position SSE as a provider of choice in this field. Our new platform, SSE Enhance, is a combined Virtual Power Plant and Smart Grid platform that includes aggregation, trading and balancing capabilities that will form a core part of our Energy-as-a-Service proposition. You'll be responsible for leading the business development of this proposition with an initial focus on securing contracts for flexibility trading (VPP) services with assets owners and developers across the UK.

The role will work closely with other business development resources driving wider energy system opportunities, liaising with EPM (our trading team) and Project Development Managers (PDMs) who develop the specific projects that underpins these.

The BDM would generate initial flexibility trading leads and act as the main client interface throughout any engagement. Ownership of specific opportunities would pass to the PDMs through the proposition/bid phase and the PDMs would lead contract negotiations to contract close and procurement.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role you'll need:

- Experienced business developer within energy flexibility services, with an understanding of VPP and/ or Demand-Side-Response (DSR) projects

- An understanding of flexibility markets including UK energy trading and balancing markets

- An understanding of commercial structures within Distributed Energy and local integrated energy systems

- Comfortable calculating commercial opportunity (and risk), identifying, on-boarding and working with partners to develop pipeline opportunities through analysis and interpretation of complex information

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 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 whats in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, were 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 were 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 its 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.

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Next Steps

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

To discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact / 01738 344 202

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.