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Senior Delivery Lead

Reading, England, Berkshire
£63300 - £94400 per annum + Bonus, Car & PMI
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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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.

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, London or Havant

Salary: £63,300-£94,400 + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + Private Medical Insurance + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

As Senior Delivery Lead, you'll be responsible for leading data programmes and data product teams through an ambitious transformation roadmap and will play a critical role in helping to build out delivery capability within the Distribution business. A vital part of the role is working with product owners to establish value driven outputs and then executing the delivery plan.

Youll be responsible for the most complex and highest priority data delivery, products and Centres of Excellence in the Networks Distribution data team. You'll 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.

Key Responsibilities for this role will include:

- Delivery of data programmes and projects supporting business outcomes.

- 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 the Business Unit takes on delivery value to its business.

- Ensure successful transition to service, ensure 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.

- 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 data programmes, demonstrating and meeting Business value and outcomes.

- In-depth understanding of data products, services and systems.

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

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

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

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 Laura on 01738 341814.

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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