Position: Lead Account Manager (SEPD Connections)
Salary: GBP32700 - GBP49100 per annum
Ref: 522639_1574337092
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 21/11/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Walton Park / Forbury Place

Salary: £32,700 - £49,100 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time working patterns available

About the Department

Our Commercial and Connections teams are the first point of contact for customers wishing to have a new electricity connection, increase the size of their existing connection, install generation, or move the equipment supplying their property. Were here to help whether our customers are building a single home, housing development, industrial development, generation development or independent distribution network. Our responsibility is to respond to challenging changes in our licence obligations, growing levels of competition and play a key role in progression to a low carbon future.

What is the Role

As Lead Account Manager, you'll be responsible for an Account Management Team within the new connections business in SSEN who are accountable for the timely issuing of all Generation Quotations (over micro generation) and any Major Demand quotations (connected at or triggering works at EHV) within licence timeliness obligations. This also including managing any quote interactivity and the milestones they require to achieve during construction to ensure we maintain a fair and transparent connections queue. You team is accountable for the application of the distribution connections "gate" process across connections teams which we apply to all accepted projects over £100K in value to ensure project delivery is to time, budget and within customer expectation.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you'll have either existing detailed knowledge of or an evidenced track record showing the ability to be able to understand SSEN Commercial Contracts & Processes along with an awareness of our Connection agreements. You'll have wider knowledge and experience in dealing with key industry bodies as you will be engaging in external parties such as National Grid and the ENA and you will have experience in dealing with key customers such as major generation developers, house builders and local authorities. Negotiation and influencing experience is essential along with the ability to balance challenging timescales and prioritise appropriately.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

For this role you must have a full, current driving license.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with myself sse.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's 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 don't do it.

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

Should you be asked for an initial interview, this is likely to take place during the week commencing 16/12/19