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Head of Commercial Development (Electric Vehicles)

Full Time


Location: Reading or London

Salary: £51,100 – £77,300 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available

Our Role

SSE Utilities has grown significantly over the last five years to become a national business and is now seeking to diversify into new markets and looking at innovative commercial solutions to both monetise opportunities, improve annual profitability and increase the returns from investment in what is becoming a highly competitive and complex industry. Enterprise Utilities develops, invests in owns and operates critical energy infrastructure for the long-term. We are in a unique position to deliver distributed energy services, drawing on our expertise to create solutions tailored specifically to each individual business’ energy needs.

Working for the Director of Commercial, with dotted line responsibility into the Electric Vehicle Sector Director, you will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the commercial strategy, commercial constructs, commercial models and risk and contingency assessments for SSE Utilities, focused on efficient business growth and building organisational capability to support a sustainable business model. 

You will also identify project opportunities and lead an internal team to deliver innovative propositions, manage bid processes and negotiations through to contract closure on Electric Vehicle, distributed energy and private wire opportunities.

Your Skills and Experience

Critical to the success of this role is a thorough understanding of the Electric Vehicle Sector, a strong commercial acumen and an ability to lead in complex environments.  You should be skilled in developing business cases for growing organisational capability. As an excellent people manager, you will have demonstrable transformational leadership skills and development of high performing teams is essential.  

Within the role, you will be the lead commercial interface with key policy makers and opinion formers while managing relationships with SSE corporate and Enterprise business units.

You will have extensive experience of transformational change, an ability to lead in a complex, ambiguous environment and perform effectively in challenging and changing circumstances whilst operating in a matrix structure.

Our Company

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities. The SSE Enterprise Projects and Operational Support Team support the entire Enterprise division leading the deployment of best practice in assurance, project management, engineering and in handling strategic projects.

Whether it’s reducing costs, creating new revenue streams, increasing network resilience, achieving environmental commitments, or mitigating risks, we’ve got what it takes to improve our customers’ approach to energy use and to future-proof their business.  We bring capital, expertise and a long-term partnership approach to the market.

We work on project development typically at the distribution level of the grid, often onsite alongside load in the B2B market, and we are developing solutions and projects in Distributed Generation and Storage, Combined Heat and Power, electrical, gas and heat network infrastructure.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

– Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

– Great share plans

– Group Pension Plan

– One day paid volunteering

– Tailored internal development opportunities

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 30th May 2019

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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