Innovation Development Project Manager

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Nov 23, 2021
Technology, Engineering Flexible

Job Description:

We're proud to have been 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.

About the role

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, West London, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire or East Sussex

Salary:£46,319 - £61,175 depending on skills and experience + car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the role?

This role will include the consistent identification of new innovation opportunities, as well tracking of benefits from innovation projects across the Future Networks team. This will include structured development and refinement of the business case for projects or initiatives from project inception, through trialling to deployment.

Key Accountabilities will include:

- Identifying and developing projects to support the delivery of the SSEN Innovation Strategy to maximise benefits for SSEN and customers.

- Developing and maintaining business case for innovation project development; this will require robust identification and quantification of potential benefits from innovation and how they impact on SSEN within the RIIO framework.

- Ensuring timely, accurate and reliable completion of key Regulatory submissions on behalf of the DSO and Innovation team.

- Ensuring that all submissions are completed in accordance with any published Ofgem guidance, templates etc.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role we would love you to have:

- Experience in a project development role in supporting business critical/complex systems in SSEN or a comparable large organisation.

- A thorough and in-depth understanding of the gas and electricity industry including standards and regulations.

- Detailed understanding of Regulatory Reporting and Data Assurance Requirements.

- Robust technical knowledge – degree level or equivalent.

- Excellent analysis and knowledge transfer skills to a proven professional level.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're 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 we're 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 it's 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.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 341514.

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.