About our Business
SSE's Solar and Battery Storage team is one of the fastest growing parts of SSE Group with an exciting multi-GW pipeline of projects in train and has recently joined SSE Renewables. In order to accelerate progress towards net zero SSE Group is investing £7m 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). 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, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant, Belfast or Dublin.
Salary: £competitive + car / allowance + performance-related bonus, up to 10% + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available
As a Project Development Engineer, you'll work within an exciting, challenging and growing area of the SSE Renewables business, working as part of multi-disciplinary engineering design teams in the evaluation of Energy Storage and Solar generation project opportunities, preparation of bids, development of conceptual and front-end engineering designs, and providing support during project delivery for a wide variety of complex projects progressing SSE's and potential clients.
Your passion for engineering will drive you to embed innovation into the solutions which you will lead your design team to develop, such that you successfully optimise scope, cost, programme and risk for your projects, considering health, safety, and the environment throughout.
You will work alongside others to help inform and influence senior stakeholders inside and outside of our business to successfully move your projects through the SSE's investment making process. You will have the opportunity to grow as a professional individual while you help grow the business, and you will be supported in your personal development throughout.
Your developing understanding of the energy market and that of the transmission and distribution networks combined with your engineering expertise will play a crucial role in driving and increasing our success, and in doing so, drive our business growth
What do I need?
To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:
- A broad understanding of all areas of the energy industry, in particular distributed energy technology, smart energy systems and transmission and distribution networks.
- Strong experience in the development and design of LV, MV and HV power networks; and/or the development and design of energy generation projects.
- Enthusiasm and be a highly motivated individual with effective written and spoken communication skills. You will have a flexible approach that lends itself to collaborating with colleagues and customers at a high level.
- An understanding of the UK energy market and regulations would be advantageous.
- Experience and a successful history of managing and interfacing with consultants and Engineering Procurement and Construction contractors is desirable.
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.