This job has expired

Enterprise - Project Management Summer Placement 2023

Leeds, England, West Yorkshire
Up to £20100 per annum
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

View more

Project Engineering
Job Type
Intern & Placement

Job Details

Project Management Summer Placement

SSE Enterprise

Duration: June to August, 2023

Location: Leeds, Newcastle & surrounding areas

Salary: Circa £20,100 per annum pro rata

Why join SSE?

As one of the UK's largest energy companies, we're always keen to meet great talent who can support SSE's growth in the power and utilities industries, and help us deliver net-zero emissions by 2050. As the largest generator of energy through renewable sources and a market leader in Distributed Energy, we can offer you the opportunity to make a real difference for our customers and the communities in which we operate. Our summer placements offer you the opportunity not only to play a part in achieving our goals, but to grow with us as well.

What is the role?

We have ambitious net zero targets, and our business is growing to help us achieve our strategy. We're looking for students who can bring fresh ideas, new skills and creative thinking, to deliver innovative solutions to help us reach net zero. This is an exciting time to join SSE, you have the power to make a change and help us build a better, more sustainable world of energy for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Our Enterprise summer placements provide real hands-on experience through a 12-week placement in our Solar and Battery Delivery team. The candidate will gain a robust knowledge of the Project Delivery function, supporting the delivery of projects at the construction phases, including handover to operations. You can expect to spend time both in the office and out at our construction sites, gaining experience and insight into modern project management techniques as well as developing an understand of construction supply chains and the role they play in SSE achieving its net zero targets. Throughout the placement, you will have the support of a business mentor and buddy who will provide guidance to enable you to reach your full potential.

Our summer placement students work collaboratively in a variety of contexts, while also taking ownership of their role by working under their own direction to drive action forward. There will also be networking and presentation opportunities, specialist sessions and support from our graduates.

What do I need?

You'll have a genuine interest in SSE and the prospect of a long-term future with us, as often candidates who join us on summer placements consider joining our Graduate Programmes after graduation. We would love you to have some knowledge of:

- UK Net Zero Strategy.

- SSE Net Zero Strategy.

- MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Teams, Visio, Project).

- Excellent written / verbal communication skills and a can-do attitude to new tasks.

Ideally, you'll already have, or be on track to achieve, a minimum 2:2 degree in a Project Management, Engineering or similarly focused subject. Our opportunities are open to students who are entering the final year of their degree in September or those who have already graduated.

We'd love you to have some practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for the energy or sustainability sector, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team. You'll also be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.

About our Business

SSE Solar and Battery is part of the wider Energy Solutions business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for the SSE Group - providing them with a market leading project development and delivery service combined with certainty of operational performance and asset management.

Whats in it for you?

An excellent salary 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 submitted online. The deadline to submit your application is 11pm on Sunday, 2nd April.

If you would like a confidential informal discussion about this role before applying, to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact recruitment to arrange a call.

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.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


Find Us

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert