Head of Commercial Development

03 Feb 2023
23 Feb 2023
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Horley

Salary: Personal Contract

Reference: REQ2818

Do you want to be a part of an innovative and supportive team, where there are great opportunities for career progression and development?

SGN has established a new Future of Energy organisation (FoE). The FoE Directorate is aimed at helping SGN navigate the energy transition, ensuring it remains at the forefront of UK energy delivery and is well–positioned to take advantage of emerging opportunities that UK decarbonization will provide. As part of this new function, the Business Development Group will be responsible for the end–to–end business development process from origination through to financial close, working in collaboration with the rest of the FoE team and other internal stakeholders. Specifically, this role reports into the Director of Business Development and the key responsibilities are set out below.

  • Lead the commercial development of investment opportunities for the Future of Energy group to develop robust, investable propositions.
  • Lead market and commercial analysis to identify, develop and secure key commercial opportunities in energy infrastructure projects in line with SGN strategy.
  • Manage financial modelling and risk analysis to support commercial opportunity development, structuring and evaluation.
  • Deliver high quality investment/Board Committee papers and presentations to support investment approvals process.
  • Project manage business development opportunities through end–to–end lifecycle managing internal stakeholders, external advisors, and contractual negotiations.

What You'll need

If you have a passion to help transform the UK's energy system and meet its Net Zero targets and you want to be part of shaping the future, making decisions that could really contribute and make a difference then this is an exciting role in a new and growing team.

We're also looking for;

  • Financial modelling
  • Commercial acumen
  • Project finance experience
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Market knowledge
  • Knowledge of infrastructure business models and contracts (e.g., RAV, CFD, Cap and Collar etc.)
  • Risk analysis
  • Strategic thinker
  • Contractual knowledge
  • Managerial experience
  • Negotiation experience
  • Investment experience
  • Transaction and or delay advisory experience

If you don't have all the qualifications, we would still love to hear from you we provide our own specialised learning and development programs, providing access to learning tools to help you acquire the skills needed to excel in our environment.


At SGN we offer:

  • Job security and genuine learning and development opportunities
  • Holiday and sickness package
  • HolidayPlus – Buy up to 10 additional days holiday, available all year round
  • Retail & leisure discounts
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Company pension scheme – with company contributions between 6 –12% (depending on length of service and personal % contribution)
  • Gym & mobile discounts
  • Virtual GP – Our GP Helpline is a virtual GP service which offers unlimited access to GP at a time which suits you.
  • Private medical cover


We're on a journey to transform the future of gas and we think outside the box – futuristic technologies and robotics are leading our innovation. Keeping our customers safe and warm is what we do but beyond that, we want to make the world a better place, which is why we're passionate about helping in our communities, reducing our carbon footprint and driving innovation in our industry.

At SGN, we strive to sustain our world through managing the network that distributes natural and green gas across the south of England and Scotland. We have an important responsibility to keep the gas flowing to 5.9 million homes and businesses. Your work directly impacts SGNs commitments to keeping our customers' homes and businesses safe.

SGN is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture is something we are passionate about working towards at SGN. We want our workplace to be an innovative and inclusive place to work, where every single person feels empowered to achieve professional success. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, skin colour, marital status, genetic information or parental status. We base all our employment decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs.

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