Project Development Manager

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, Multiple Locations
  • Apr 29, 2021
Technology Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: UK Wide

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

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week | Flexible Working options available

About the Department

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

The Role

Our rapidly growing Distributed Generation & Storage team is building out our Project Development team. Our Project Development Managers will drive late-stage 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; chiefly focused on solar and battery storage.

You will be responsible for managing project development from concept to execution of contracts. You will adopt pipeline from our early stage development team, and drive projects through to financial close. You will bring commercial, project management and development skills in order to achieve this, working closely with stakeholders and coordinating colleagues from across the business. You will develop innovative technical solutions which are effectively procured, delivered and operated to meet our margin and client's requirements:

- Leading development activity and driving progress 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 industry sector; ideally managing complex projects over time with multiple and external stakeholders.

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 project 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 delivering results and 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

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Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require to submit your application please get in touch with [email protected] or on 0141 244 7670. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

Please be aware if you are successful, you will be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

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