Project Development Manager

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, Multiple Locations
  • Jan 12, 2022
Technology, Engineering

Job Description:

Base Location: England preferred, however all UK regions considered

Salary: £40,000 - £55,000 + car (or car allowance) + performance related bonus + 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 Project Development Manager role will span the breadth of DE's propositions - managing the development & delivery of projects across several disciplines and locations/ sites. Your focus will be on energy performance contracts (EPC’s) and you’ll need the ability to combine EPC’s with a clear understanding of private networks, distributed generation & storage, district heating and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Whilst more projects will be in England, there are regular opportunities to develop projects in other parts of the UK as well.

Your responsibilities will include “cradle to grave” programme management meaning you’ll be the main interface for the client (and their requirements/ expectations) whilst collaborating with the various business areas responsible for project scope development & delivery (for example Legal, Engineering, Commercial, etc). This will include identifying & agreeing on pre- and post-construction deliverables which meet planning, construction, design and management regulations.

The Project Development Manager will work to ensure project lifecycle objectives are met in areas such as health & safety, planning/ regulation, budget, specification, quality and time, with a view to developing client accounts for further future business ventures.

This role reports to the Senior Projects & Operations Manager of the Smart Energy Systems team.

What do I need?

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

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 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.

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.