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Senior Project Development Engineer

England, Berkshire, Reading
Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

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Electrical, Project Engineering
Power, Renewables
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About our Business

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 treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

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

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK & Ireland | 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 and Ireland.

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?

As a Senior Project Development Engineer, you'll work within an exciting, challenging, and growing area of the SSE Renewables business, leading multi-disciplinary engineering teams in the design, development and delivery of Battery Energy Storage Systems and Solar generation opportunities. This will include development of conceptual and front-end engineering designs, optioneering of solutions with supply partners, and providing technical assurance during project delivery throughout detailed design, construction & commissioning.

With over 500MW in delivery and a growing pipeline in the GWs, you will be working on some of the largest BESS and Solar projects in the UK & Ireland. Take a look at one of our recent developments to enter delivery: Construction to start on SSE Renewables 320MW BESS project in Yorkshire | SSE Renewables

You will influence senior stakeholders inside and outside of our business to successfully move your projects through our Assurance Process, demonstrating excellent technical leadership. You will have the opportunity to grow as a professional while you help grow the business, and you will be supported in your personal development throughout.

Your 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 business growth.

What do I need?

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

- Experience in the design, development and delivery of power generation projects; and/or LV and HV power networks.

- Demonstrable ability of working in and co-ordinating multi-disciplinary teams to provide technical assurance in the development and delivery of large projects.

- Experience in managing and interfacing with consultants and Engineering, Procurement & Construction contractors.

- A broad understanding of the energy industry including relevant engineering standards, energy markets and regulations.

- Enthusiasm and commitment to deliver engineering excellence on world class projects whilst always striving for continuous improvement.

- A flexible approach that lends itself to collaborating with colleagues and customers.

- Preferably Chartered Engineer status with respective institution or a willingness to obtain within role.

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.


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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