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Senior Delivery Lead

Reading, England, Berkshire
£61100 - £91700 per annum + Bonus, Car Allowance, Private Medical
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, 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. This role is within our Networks Distribution IT team supporting our Digital Strategy and Vision to be a progressive network owner, using digital to enhance social and economic value, deliver a leading experience for our customers and to enable the energy system to support net zero carbon emissions.

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

About the Role

Base Location: Reading or Havant

Salary: £61,100 - £91,700 + 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

The Senior Delivery Lead will be responsible for leading technology programmes and solution development teams to realise the product roadmap and will play a critical role in helping to build out delivery capability within the relevant area to meet our customer expectations.

You will be responsible for the most complex and highest priority technology delivery, products and value streams in the Networks Distribution IT business unit and will be accountable for end-to-end delivery of the product lifecycle and product roadmap via multiple delivery teams through the use of best practice methodologies, ensuring effective control over costs and resourcing enabling the delivery of business outcomes.

As Senior Delivery Lead, you will be accountable for realising the products objectives, key results and other value targets defined on the product roadmap, with an ability to be adaptable to meet changing business environments. You will hold strong relationships and collaborate closely with the Business Product Owner, IT Solution and Service Owners and IT Architecture Lead, as well as peers in central Group functions, required to support and ensure the product roadmaps have the right balance of delivering business outcomes, technology enablement and operational requirements. The Senior Delivery Lead will be required to drive delivery and value across multiple workstreams and teams and will need to be adept at prioritising their approach.

Key Responsibilities

- Accountable for the enabling technology delivery of IT programmes and projects supporting Business Outcomes. Lead the delivery of multiple technology solutions (while providing oversight to others) with a focus on tangible business outcomes and value in accordance with the appropriate methodology.

- Establish and maintain highly effective relationships with multiple delivery teams, central teams, stakeholders at all levels and business teams to ensure that interfaces work correctly and continually improve the approach Distribution IT takes on delivering business value.

- Ensure successful transition to service, ensuring change lands well and meets business and IT operations needs.

- Lead on the management of 3rd parties, reviewing their performance and providing oversight, and ensuring alignment with SSE ways of working and values. Will act as a routine contact point between organisation and supplier.

- Realise the product objectives and key results as defined in the product roadmap - lead and manage other delivery roles to ensure they are also doing this.

What do I need?

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

- Extensive experience of delivering complex IT Programmes, demonstrating and meeting Business value and outcomes.

- Ability to work in environments that are undergoing change, working in an iterative and adaptive manner.

- Ideally skilled in a number of project management / change management approaches, in particular Agile delivery, as well as the likes of Prince2, APM and PMP.

- Ability to identify and manage key stakeholders, relationships and to understand the business needs and translate technical/non-technical elements.

- Support budget and funding submissions, advocating for the correct level of funding to deliver against the products business and operational requirements.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

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 Laura on 01738 341814.

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.


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