Senior Developer (Solar and Battery)

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, Multiple Locations
  • Mar 24, 2021
Technology Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Flexible (Home Based), UK

Salary: Competitive depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

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

About the Department

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) business of SSE plc. We develop, finance, own, operate and maintain distributed energy infrastructure, on the grid and also for commercial and industrial customers.

What is the Role?

This is an important role in our rapidly growing Distributed Energy team, originating and completing strategic business development. We develop distributed generation including providing solutions to power markets, the grid and also to industrial and commercial customers. This role will be focused in particular on originating and early stage development of project pipeline in distributed solar PV and battery, and in particular in solar.

We are developing targeted distributed energy projects, some grid-facing, some on larger industrial sites serving industrial customers. Your role will be to originate, qualify and filter opportunities and to progress them to a defined project stage. This will focus in particular on targeted greenfield work. Key to success in doing this in the near term will be working with partners, developers and investors in the market.

What do I need?

You will bring strong experience in particular in originating, qualifying and developing distributed power and energy projects in the UK, and track record in managing partnerships and supply relationships. It is essential that you bring experience in the solar and power sectors and deal experience.

Proven experience in business development and project development in the energy sector: power / gas / carbon markets, planning and permitting, grid connections, land agreements.

- Experience in key aspects of renewable project development (grid, land and planning)

- Strong commercial acumen to identify commercial opportunities and risk

- Deal and negotiation skills

- A good understanding of related commercials, legals, power project economics, corporate finance, M&A transactions and asset acquisitions

- Entrepreneurial, driven and flexible. Inquisitive and able to challenge convention and deliver results

An engineering background is not essential. However, you will need to be able to work with technical and economic concepts with regards to distributed energy solutions and all relevant matters pertaining to applicable legislation, in particular safety, health and the environment

If you successfully secure a role with us, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch with [email protected] or on 0141 224 7670. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

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 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.