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3 months ago
SSE UK
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Management Jobs
Base Location: London / UK Wide including (Will be required in the London office 20% of the time)

Salary: up to £75,000 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 comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities. SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy business of SSE plc.

Distributed Energy offers a full range of services which contribute to the development of smart cities and smart places, in both public and private sectors. We finance, own, operate and maintain a broad portfolio, from electrical vehicle (EV) infrastructure, to distributed energy systems including renewable and low-carbon generation, energy storage and heat networks as well as building owning and adopting private HV networks. We're also proud to be at the forefront of using technology to help enable a low-carbon world. This involves providing customers with energy optimisation solutions through intelligent systems and offering platforms and connectivity to enable smart energy infrastructure and demand management services.

What is the Role?

The SSE EV Team is currently expanding our portfolio of services and solutions in the Electric Vehicle space. We are targeting rapid growth in this part of the business and beginning a transformation process, focusing on local, smart energy and Infrastructure solutions in the Bus, Fleet, Taxi and Charge Hub space.

Working for the EV Sector Director; the Project Development Manager is an exciting role with a genuine opportunity to position SSE as a provider of choice in the Digital Mobility and EV sector. You will be responsible for shaping propositions and to help secure contracts and partnerships with public and private sector organisations across the UK. The role will involve bringing together areas of different expertise and working with internal stakeholders, experts and external partners to ensure the proposition is developed in line with our customers' needs and our strategy.

The role will develop a wide and close network of client and other stakeholder relationships to ensure awareness and influence on market and to continuously adapt propositions to suit both. The role will be the main client interface through the proposition/bid phase leading contract negotiations to contract close and procurement. You will manage supporting teams to ensure that propositions/bids are delivered on time and positions taken during negotiation are signed off by the business. You will be responsible for achieving internal approvals in line with SSE and business governance processes and deliver a sales target of completed contracts per year.

What do I need?

The ideal candidate should have a thorough understanding of how EV platforms are built and operate combined with knowledge of the key EV suppliers and potential partners in the market and a range of commercial structures as they apply to distributed energy.

We are looking for a highly connected individual who can build and manage diverse relationships, develop enduring relationships with key stakeholders and partners with the ability to create JV and consortia structures that further enhance the EV Team budget and 5 year strategy. Ideally the right candidate will have prior Fleet relationships, understand the Fleet market, grow SSE market share and fully understand fleet operator charging profiles. They will use their experience to target utilisation through the network of EV Hubs we are developing and working closely with the clients to prepare innovative solutions that ensure the fleet driver and operators have the peace of mind that transitioning to EV is achievable with a blend of depot and opportunity-based charging.

Prior experience and involvement in leading, managing and delivering EV projects and teams across a range of disciplines and demonstrable experience in bringing together and managing a large, complex proposition that sits across multiple areas of expertise (Bus and Fleet Sector knowledge and relationships essential along with a solid infrastructure understanding (DNO, ICP, IDNO and Private Wire essential).

A full understanding of the complete ecosystem to support EV Opportunities in the Fleet, and EV Hub sector essential. To compliment this the successful candidate must also understand the complex commercial models that underpin the revenue stack to support an investment grade DBFO model.

Ideally you will have experience of building and scoping projects within an EV and Distributed Energy system (local energy systems) with resource planning knowledge across a complex project to fully understand potential cost of project. Therefore, commercial understanding and opportunity (and risk) associated combined with the ability to interpret, analyse and disseminate complex, sensitive information is key to this position.

You should have strong communication skills that demonstrate your passion and commitment while inspiring your colleagues. Previous experience of working across a range of stakeholder groups, investors and all levels of seniority is highly desirable.

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 -******* We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

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

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.

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