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6 months ago
Location: Reading
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Design / Development Jobs
Location: Reading

Salary: £Competitive plus benefits

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

Our Role

A Solution Consultant is required to look after the technical element of solution sales within SSE Enterprise Telecoms; supporting sales productivity and targets by leading on the technical elements in bespoke fibre connectivity solution designs, also including Unified Communications, Cloud and WAN/LAN solutions.

The Solution Consultant will work with Sales and Engineering departments to ensure proposals include cost effective solutions that accurately address customer needs. Your responsibilities will extend to ensuring optimal cost input on all network designs and securing collaboration from all necessary solution stakeholders, internally and externally, including managing supplier responses to agreed timescales.

You will develop and maintain an exceptional working knowledge of key competitor offerings and of latest technological developments within the industry.

Providing coaching and development to other team members, you will enhance their product knowledge and technical acumen and you will build solid peer to peer relationships within the account base to ensure high customer satisfaction ratings are met in line with the company values.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

To be successful in this role, you should have a proven and demonstrable track record in pre-sales/sales engineering and solution sales. You should have the ability to engage at senior level within designated accounts and have a good knowledge of Fibre Infrastructure deployments and Layer 1-7 networking protocols including WAN & LAN technologies - Fibre, Ethernet, MPLS, Optical, IP Networking and Cloud communications.

You will have a high level of computer literacy and have excellent attention to detail, communication, presentation and numeracy skills. You should demonstrate an understanding of voice, data, unified communications, cloud and managed network services and understand next generation networking technologies. Industry certifications such as MEF, CECP, C.O.N.E and CCNA are desirable.

You should be customer focused with positive influencing skills and be able to work on multiple tasks in a deadline driven environment

You will have a successful track record in the telecommunications arena with extensive experience with a technical consulting role, together with demonstrable track record in designing complex enterprise solutions

Our Company

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities. The SSE Enterprise Projects and Operational Support Team support the entire Enterprise division leading the deployment of best practice in assurance, project management, engineering and in handling strategic projects.

At SSE Distributed Energy we design, build, finance and operate low carbon heating, cooling and power networks which create long term revenue streams in exchange for providing long-term services to end customers.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.resourcing.team@sse.com

Closing date for applications is: 19th August 2019

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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