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Solar & Battery Project Developer

SSE plc

Location: Aberdeen City, Greater London, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Portsmouth, Reading, Renfrewshire

Job Type: Full time


SSE's Solar and Battery Storage team is one of the fastest growing parts of the SSE Group with an exciting multi-GW pipeline of projects in train. In order to accelerate progress towards net zero SSE Group is investing £10m a day on low carbon infrastructure, creating 1,000 green jobs a year in the process, as part of its £23bn NZAP (Net Zero Acceleration Programme) due for delivery by 2027. Our solar and battery projects will play a crucial role in getting us to net zero by helping to balance the Grid and by helping us to fully harness the power of renewable generation. SSE is a FTSE30 company intent on building a better world of energy. We're looking to double the size of our current team by attracting people who share our passion for getting to net zero, at what is a very exciting time for the energy sector.

About the role

Base Location: Flexible UK, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK offices which includes: Reading, London, Havant, Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen & Inverness.

Salary: £Competitive + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

We're looking for experienced and driven Project Developer's to play a key role in our rapidly growing Renewables team to support the deployment of a market leading solar and battery storage pipeline to help the drive to Net Zero.

You will be responsible for supporting and developing projects in the Solar PV and Battery market. As Project Developer you're likely to work on a range of projects over time, some earlier stage (acquisitions or greenfield) and some at later stage taking the projects to FID (Financial Investment Decision) and to execution of construction contracts.

What do we need?

To be considered for this role, we'd love you to have:

- Previous experience of high-value capital projects in the energy sector or other capital-intensive industries.

- Demonstrable stakeholder management skills and be an excellent communicator capable of preparing and presenting authorisation papers / presentations to senior stakeholders.

- Ability to problem solve and to be comfortable with delivering projects to tight deadlines.

- Experience or appreciation of key aspects of renewable project development including grid, land, planning, engineering design, financial modelling, and procurement.

- Commercial awareness and ideally have experience of negotiating land and construction contracts.

- Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required, including a full UK driving licence.

An engineering background isn't essential, but you'll need to be comfortable working with technical and economic concepts.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Andrew on / 01738 275847.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.