Position: Head of Commercial - Electric Vehicle(s)
Location: London
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 539536_1637839097
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 25/11/2021
Expiry Date: 23/12/2021
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Flexible across the UK (including but not limited to London, Reading, Glasgow, Perth, etc)

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

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

We're proud to be a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

What is the Role?

The Head of Commercial - Electric Vehicle (EV) is responsible for leading the development & implementation of our commercial strategy, governance and contract management practices relative to our Electric Vehicle sector with the aim to build a market leading EV hub portfolio throughout the UK & Ireland. This role reports directly into the Commercial Director.

You'll work with a range of internal & external stakeholders to develop opportunities, provide the commercial rigour, manage risks & opportunities, and ultimately play a key role in wining work. Throughout, you'll ensure appropriate contractual terms are in place and financial returns are secured. This will involve the development of Land Acquisition, Joint Venture, Partnership, Profit Share, Joint Development, and more traditional NEC3/4 Services, Supplier Agreements and Product Agreements, amongst others.

We work in a matrix/ multi-vector environment, so as Head of Commercial - EV, you'll support the Sector Director and SSE Corporate business unit (such as the Corporate Finance teams) as the lead commercial interface with key policy makers & influencing stakeholders.

You won't do all this alone, as Head of Commercial - EV, you'll guide and manage a team of commercial managers and modellers. Part, or all, of your team will likely be remote to you as we provide services across the UK, therefore some travel is required within the UK.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • An experienced professional in a relevant field such as Procurement, Law, Finance, Quantity Surveying or similar - ideally, you'll be degree (or equivalent) qualified but this isn't essential if you have the demonstrable expertise.
  • Knowledge & understanding of the utility/ power market, more specifically the EV sector. Ideally, experience negotiating special vehicle purpose agreements/ joint ventures/ collaboration agreements/ other forms of bespoke arrangements. Any experience with land acquisition/ renewables environment would be beneficial in role.
  • Knowledge & understanding in the law of contracts; specifically of NEC3/ NEC4 and JCT forms of contract. Able to steer skilled pre- & post-contract activities, both upstream and downstream
  • Commercial acumen: an entrepreneurial and solutions-focused mindset where you make innovative decisions based on data analysis & risk (assessments) to succeed in an emerging environment of solution sales/ development
  • Communicate, influence and manage the expectations of a range of internal and external stakeholders, at times making sure technical information is presented accurately and effectively understood by the audience.
  • Comfortable guiding & developing high performing teams

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.

Read more about our inclusion and diversity commitments here.

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

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.

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