Solar & Battery Head of Development

Greater London, Perth and Kinross, Reading, Renfrewshire
Full time
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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than double our net operational capacity to around 9GW by 2027 and grow our renewable energy output to over 50TWh by 2032.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however, need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices or depots around the UK, which include but are not limited to Glasgow, Perth, Reading or London.

Salary: £ Competitive depending on experience + 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

What is the Role?

Join our Solar & Battery business as a Head of Development and take charge of our ambitious growth projects from inception to construction. You will develop strategies, oversee project development, manage key stakeholder relationships, and lead a team in refining project scope up to investment decision, fostering a culture of safety and innovation throughout.

- Manage development activities for renewable energy projects, ensuring they move from early stages to construction readiness efficiently and safely.

- Develop strategies and manage the development pipeline to meet targets aligned with business strategy and deliver shareholder value.

- Lead and allocate resources effectively to advance project development, focusing on acquisitions and partnerships for utility-scale projects.

- Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to maintain our position as a preferred partner in the renewable energy sector.

- Ensure project compliance with technical, commercial, and environmental standards; prepare and refine projects for final executive approval.

What do I need

To succeed in this role, you will need:

- Considerable experience in business development, specifically within the energy sector.

- Proven expertise in managing and developing multidisciplinary project teams across complex portfolios.

- Familiarity with and ability to develop business cases and funding solutions from conceptual stages to full financial investment.

- Strong relationship building skills with a track record of influential stakeholder engagement both internally and externally.

- In-depth knowledge of energy infrastructure development including grid connections, land arrangements, planning, and energy market dynamics.

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 Andy 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.