Land and Consents Graduate Programme - Distribution

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, SCT
  • Apr 28, 2022
Engineering Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Locations: Aberdeen, Perth, Inverness

Base Salary: circa £30,500

What will I do on the programme?

Distribution are looking for graduates to join our Land & Consents team. You will be working to secure, maintain and manage strategic land and property rights across a portfolio of projects for our electricity distribution network in order to support a net carbon zero future.

With the rapid acceleration of renewable and distributed energy solutions, millions of new electric vehicles on our roads and a revolution in the way we heat our homes, we’re at the leading edge of this change, building a strong foundation to meet new demands and make a net zero world a reality for our customers and communities.

We’re investing in our infrastructure assets which are spread far and wide across our licenced area in the North of Scotland & Islands and Southern England, to accelerate progress towards a net zero world whilst ensuring a safe, resilient, and responsive network.

In this role you’ll be responsible for securing consents for the construction, installation, refurbishment and replacement of underground cables, overhead lines and plant on both public and privately-owned land.

We’ll equip you with skills training and the professional competency you need to become a Land Consents Manager. We’ll enhance your knowledge and experience by giving you the opportunity to work within different departments within SSEN.

Across the two years of the programme, you’ll gain real hands-on experience, build an invaluable network and develop a unique set of skills which will shape your career. Due to our size and diversity, we can offer you a structured yet challenging development programme where you'll have the support of the Graduate Programme Manager and a business mentor to assist you in reaching your full potential. The programme will support your career development into a permanent role with SSE that reflects your experience and passion.

What do I need to join?

You’ll ideally have a minimum of a 2:2 degree in either a Geography, Agricultural, Law, Rural Enterprise and Land Management.

We'd love you to have practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for the role, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team. You'll also be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.

You should have an interest in the energy sector and show alignment with SSE's core values. We also ask that you have a flexible approach to work locations and be genuinely committed to developing a career with us – as we are with you.

All roles are likely to involve some travel to other sites to gain practical exposure to a wide range of business areas, therefore a full UK driving licence would be an advantage but is not essential.

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.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As 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, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online.

If you would like to discuss any adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact us at If you prefer to discuss on the phone, let us know via email and we can arrange a call with you at a suitable time for you.

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.