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about 1 month ago
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Management Jobs
Location: London / South of England

Remuneration: Competitive with bonus car allowance and excellent benefits

Full Time: Permanent Full Time 37 hours per week with flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE Enterprise Utilities 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.

Our 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 the local grid and to industrial and commercial customers. This role will be focused in particular on originating and developing project pipeline, in particular in distributed solar PV and battery storage assets , including working closely with and managing partners and supply chain.

We are developing targeted distribution connected projects. Your role will be to support origination and to qualify opportunities, including both project / asset acquisition and targeted project origination and early stage development with partners (especially solar PV). Key to success in doing this in the near term will be working with partners, developers and investors in the market.

You will therefore bring experience 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 flexibility sectors and deal experience.

You will be responsible for originating project opportunities, conducting due diligence on projects and delivering value to the business by progressing the best opportunities through development and governance milestones.

What you need?

Business Knowledge

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

•Strong commercial acumen to identify commercial opportunities and risk and to understand and deliver the requisite business model structures in conjunction with the commercial and finance team.

•Good knowledge of the energy and power markets, and related policy and regulatory regimes in the UK is essential, with knowledge of both distribution networks and power generation and battery storage solutions.

•Expert knowledge and development experience in the evolving distributed energy market and the needs of the Industrial and Commercial sectors is essential.

Essential Functional / Technical Skills

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

•Experience in development and commercial roles within the distributed energy industry, with sufficient exposure to financing and commercial aspects.

•Deal and negotiation skills

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

•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.

Personal Attributes / Competencies

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

•Able to make and communicate project decisions swiftly

•Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills and able to manage multiple conflicting priorities.

•Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate with different audiences and levels (MD and boards, clients, partners, down to junior team members)

•Able to build and sustain working relationships with key stakeholders at various levels of internal/external stakeholders

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch with lesley.dickson@sse.com. 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 employee


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