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Senior Delivery Lead

Dublin, Republic of Ireland
£74238.85 - £111358.28 per annum + Bonus & Car Allowance
Closing date
20 Sep 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 £18 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.

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

About the Role

Base Location: Dublin

Salary: €86,000 - €129,000 + car allowance + performance-related bonus and a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

The Senior Delivery Lead will be responsible for leading a team of Delivery leads/Scrum masters to deliver the product roadmap and will play a critical role in helping to build out delivery capability within the relevant platform team. A vital part of the role is delivering the requirements as per the customer expectations.

They will be responsible for the most complex and highest priority products and value streams in the business unit they are based in. You will be accountable for end to end delivery within the platform they are assigned to through the use of best practice methodologies, ensuring effective control over costs and resourcing enabling the delivery of business outcomes.

Key to the role is to manage the operational aspects of the delivery teams, ensuring risk, legal, security and other compliance requirements are met.

The Senior Delivery Lead 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 Product Owner / Owners and Architecture Lead to 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 across multiple pieces of work and teams and will need to be adept at prioritising their approach.

-Lead the delivery of multiple technology solutions (while providing oversight to others) with a focus on tangible business outcomes in accordance with the appropriate methodology.

-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.

-Lead and manage a team of Agile Delivery leads, cross product and external dependencies, ensuring activities are joined up from an operational and delivery point of view.

-Collaborate with the Product Owner / Owners to outline the product roadmap and work with other delivery roles to ensure they understand the elements of the roadmap they are responsible for.

-Presenting relevant information into the assurance point process. Provide feedback to other delivery roles on the content they provide into assurance points.

-To ensure reporting information is accurately captured in support of portfolio governance.

-Providing input into the governance process itself, including the methods and tools to be used.

-Work with delivery teams to ensure they are adopting and using appropriate methodologies and ceremonies effectively and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.

What do I need?

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

-Ability to work in a technically or organisationally complex environment.

-Experience of working in a matrix organisation.

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

-Experience in applying agile methodologies and supporting context, such as governance, process and culture across different levels of portfolio.

-Ability to develop counter-measures and contingency plans associated with significant delivery risk.

-Experience of project cost accounting and a good understanding of capex vs opex budgetary structures.

-High level knowledge of development processes, including but not limited to DevOps, Scrum, Kanban and lean development

-Shows a high level of planning aptitude.

-Demonstrable experience in running successful delivery across multiple delivery teams. With tangible examples of how their strong technical knowledge has helped to provide delivery teams with support and guidance.

-Demonstrable experience in building strong capability within Delivery teams through leadership and coaching.

-Ability to adapt delivery processes to optimise delivery of outcomes

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?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Further actions

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 David on 01738 275846.

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.


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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