Position: Enterprise - Graduate Programme - Major Projects
Salary: Up to GBP29500 per annum
Ref: 523234_1579703298
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 22/01/2020
Start Date: September
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Enterprise Distributed Energy (Reading)

Salary circa £29,500

The opportunity

This year we are delighted to offer a number of graduate opportunities focussed on business/commercial disciplines at various key locations across the UK and Ireland. This is an exciting opportunity to really put your learning into practice, and develop practical skills in an environment where you'll be fully supported and encouraged to be your best.

Due to our size and diversity, we can offer you a structured yet challenging development programme where you'll have the support of a Graduate Programme Manager and a business mentor to assist you in reaching your full potential. The programme will support your career development into a permanent role with SSE that reflects your experience and passion.

We are SSE

A number of our employees from different parts of the business and locations across the UK and Ireland offer an overview of what drives us at SSE - from award-winning customer service and generating green energy to giving back to the community.

What will I do on the programme?

Working within a diverse, dynamic and growing business, you'll have the chance to learn about commercial management, proposal preparation, business development, bid and project management and business sector support. With opportunities across our Commercial and Business Development teams you'll experience the end-to-end process from bid preparation and submission, right through to contract award, contract execution, and ultimately asset management.

Major Projects - Overview

Major Projects work across all the Distributed Energy sectors to assist on identified and specific projects that require a wider breadth and more resource than your regular project. The focus is on a consideration of projects of high value, involve multi-technology requirement and or high complexity, or something with high strategic relevance for Distributed Energy. Major Projects could have build timelines of over 10 years, so providing an appreciation of the scale of projects. Projects of this size require a specific and dedicated core team to manage, however also need to work collaboratively across the wider Distributed Energy matrix teams for assistance to win and deliver the project. Major Projects core skill requirements include, commercial, contract, bid, programme and project management.

What do I need to join?

For this programme, you'll ideally have a minimum of a 2:2 degree in an engineering or related science, business planning, commercial, finance or related degree discipline.

We'd love you to have practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for business, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team. You'll also be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.

You should have an interest in the energy sector, and show alignment with SSE's core values. We also ask that you have a flexible approach to work locations and be genuinely committed to developing a career with us - as we are with you.

SSE welcomes applications from all nationalities. Individuals requiring a work permit in order to take employment in the UK must secure that themselves and at their own expense. That process can take some time and so successful candidates should take the required steps to facilitate securing the required permission in good time.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and thats what makes us stand out. We all 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 dont do it.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.