Position: Project Development Manager
Salary: Car and Annual Bonus
Ref: 523286_1580309066
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 29/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading, London and surrounding areas

Salary: Up to £65k depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time - 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for customers.

SSE Enterprise Utilities is in a unique position to deliver distributed energy services, drawing on our expertise to create solutions tailored specifically to each individual business energy needs. Whether its reducing costs, creating new revenue streams, increasing network resilience, achieving environmental commitments, or mitigating risks, we've got what it takes to improve our customers approach to energy use and to future-proof their business.

The Role

Our rapidly growing Distributed Generation & Storage team are building out our Project Development team. Our Project Development Managers will drive project development to grow revenue and EBIT, focused on the Generation and Storage sector. We bring energy services to the grid, DNOs and to industrial and commercial customers; which may include technologies such as gas-fired power, solar PV, battery storage and private wire solutions or a combination of the above.

You will be responsible for managing project development from concept to execution of contracts, working closely with customers and coordinating colleagues from business development, engineering, commercial and delivery. You will develop innovative technical solutions which are effectively procured, delivered and operated to meet our margin and clients requirements:

- Leading development activity for specific projects through to contract completion

- Overseeing planning, permitting, design and commercial workstreams, negotiating offtake contracts

- Taking projects through internal governance gates

- Coordinating with and ensuring delivery from supporting functions (engineering, commercial, delivery)

- Supporting the business development team with sales and with growing pipeline

Skills and Requirements

To be considered for this role you will have proven project development experience in the energy sector; ideally managing complex projects over time with multiple and external stakeholders and in the B2B sector.

You will have a broad understanding of solutions and engineering systems for our target markets, be an expert in project management, local planning and permitting and have excellent relationship skills. Having managed similar projects in the past, you will have the skill to understand the benefit of bringing client drivers and market intelligence to all propositions in this sector. You will be able to manage a small team and to develop processes across that team.

You will have good knowledge of the energy and power markets, with knowledge of both distribution networks and power generation/storage solutions.

You will be entrepreneurial, commercial and flexible and bring a track-record of developing strong relationships and developing sophisticated solutions that meet customers and stakeholders needs. Inquisitive and able to challenge convention; you'll be adaptable with the ability to engage varied audiences.

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 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.

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.


Job Benefits:

Car and Annual Bonus