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Joint Venture Investment Manager

SSE plc

Location: Aberdeen City, County Dublin, Perth and Kinross, Reading, Renfrewshire, West Yorkshire

Job Type: Full time


SSE Thermal is on a mission to deliver the flexible energy needed today while powering the transition to net zero. Our 600+ employees play a crucial role in keeping the lights on across the UK and Ireland and we're rising to the low-carbon challenge with our teams at the cutting-edge of vital technologies. We're developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage projects and progressing plans for what could be the world's first hydrogen-fired power station, as well as a major hydrogen storage facility and exploring other exciting options as we decarbonise. We've already achieved a lot - but we're just getting started. As part of SSE, which is investing £24bn this decade, we're at the forefront of the energy transition - so come join us as we continue to grow and power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Perth, Leeds, Reading or Dublin preferred – other locations will be considered.

Salary: £53,100 - £79,700 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

Joint Venture arrangements are forming an increasing part of the SSE Thermal business model and so the business is looking to recruit a Joint Venture (JV) Investment Manager. This newly created role will report into the Commercial Director and will be pivotal to ensuring the Joint Ventures are aligned and consistent with SSE Thermal’s strategy and risk appetite and that their commercial potential is maximised.

The JV Investment Manager will ensure JV asset investment decisions (and significant operational decisions) are optimised through the whole lifecycle and that opportunities for value creation are identified and executed. They will also consider the application of Group’s ESG approach including Decarbonisation, Just Transition, Inclusion and Diversity and broader sustainability strategies as they apply to the JVs.

Responsibilities will include;

- Day to day interface between SSE Thermal and operational JV companies

- Attending JV board/management committee/safety committee meetings where possible and permitted by JV Shareholder Agreement/governance arrangements and taking ownership of SSE actions to ensure their completion.

- Leading on work to support strategic decision-making for JVs (including investment decisions)

- Pro-active analysis of existing JV companies and assets including owning and maintaining live financial models, in conjunction with Thermal Strategy modelling team

- Understanding our JV partners strategic positioning and identifying and communicating where issues need to be raised to shareholder level

- Reviewing JV performance and making recommendations and input to senior leaders to guide commercial and operational decisions

This role requires a strong analytical mind-set and the ability to develop and maintain strong business relationships across the Thermal business and with JV companies, employees and partners. This role is expected to challenge established ways of working to identify best in class operating and execution models and as such it requires someone who can influence across different levels of both the SSE Thermal organisation, but also the JV partner Companies.

What do I need?

- Degree level qualification or equivalent relevant experience in relevant discipline (finance, economics, engineering, science)

- Well-developed stakeholder management, communication, and negotiation skills

- Analytically rigorous and detail oriented, particularly with regards to numerical analysis, financial modelling, legal documentation and written reports

- Ability to grasp the commercial drivers in relation to thermal assets, including what the key drivers are for value enhancement

- Skill in examining and interpreting data from different sources and identifying the impact this will have for decision-making

- Knowledge and understanding of financial information, such as financial statements, company accounts and sector data

- Thorough understanding of industry challenges, regulatory change, and impact on commercial opportunities

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing 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.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Hannah on / 01738 341147

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.




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