SAP Engineering Lead

  • Job Reference: 627-en_GB
  • Date Posted: 28 March 2024
  • Employer: Cadent
  • Location: Coventry, GB, CV7 9JU
  • Salary: £80,000
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

At Cadent we're excited to be part of the future of UK energy! We've got a clear roadmap that will drive our performance to the forefront of our industry and support the UK government in achieving its net zero targets by 2050.


We're making a difference through innovation and new ways of working. Together we're shaping a cleaner, greener future for our 11 million customers whom we put at the heart of everything we do.


As a SAP Engineering Lead, you will be in charge of the SAP Engineering team, providing an in-house devleopment capability, ensuring that developments meet requirements and any other activities of the team. You will be responsible for ensuring developed products are implementing quality standards set and commitments are met.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of up-to 10 direct reports
  • SAP programming experience is essential, as is leading a team of developers/software engineers.
  • Collaborate, support, advise and guide all Product Owners, Test/QA Leads, helping to create future product development iterations and identifying improvements across product lines to improve the efficiency, robustness and user experience of products.
  • Ensuring all stated directives including principles, standards and patterns as set out by the planning teams are adhered to and implemented within all developments.
  • Designing developmental patterns and standards, working with the planning teams to advise on and update the directives libraries as part of a continual improvement cycle.
  • Leading on 3rd party product developments and integrations, advising and sharing directives to ensure development works are to standard, well documented and understood end to end.
  • Working within development sprints using an agile software delivery model, across multiple product lines and developments. Undertaking accurate work estimations, working to sprint commitments, and contributing to sprint retrospectives and demonstrations as part of an incremental and iterative approach to product development.
  • Ensuring that all security specific standards, policies and patterns are adhered to without deviation and to escalate to the Digital Risk & Security team for advice and guidance when there is misalignment between such standards, policies, patterns and development requirements.

Skills and Experience


  • Experienced SAP Engineering Manager with extensive understanding & proven ability in the SAP Engineering space.
  • Lead & manage internal SAP engineering teams utilising ABAP, Portal, FIORI, WorkZone and BTP engineering skills.  Experience with DevSecOps desirable.
  •  Deep SAP technical / engineering experience, with a strong command of industry trends. 
  • Knowledge of working in Cloud environments & deploying solutions within AWS is desirable. 
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills. 
  • Knowledge of Scada, ESRI and/or Click an advantage.

What's In It For You

Here at Cadent, we are committed to supporting our employees to get the best out of themselves. For this role in particular we can offer:

         Funding and support towards completing qualifications

         Ample opportunity for progression within the business

         Mentoring and guidance opportunities


Why Join Us

We offer a host of benefits to suit your lifestyle and support your well-being. These include:

  • 25 days' holiday, plus 8 statutory days and an option to buy or sell holiday days
  • An Annual Performance Bonus of up to 15% of your salary
  • A generous pension scheme where the company double matches your contributions up to 12% i.e. if you contribute 6% a month, the company will contribute 12%
  • A competitive salary that's reviewed each year against the market median salary for your role, skills, knowledge and experience
  • MyChoices benefits like bicycles, salary sacrifice cars and healthcare that you can pick and choose from. You could get a better deal than you would on the high street and make tax and National Insurance savings
  • A free Employee Assistance Line where you can get support and advice on any of the challenges you're facing, completely confidentially
  • Support to help you cover the cost of professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, examination fees and time off for study leave - so long as it's relevant to your role
  • A Matched Giving scheme where the Company will match any funds raised by permanent employees for registered charities up to £400 each year
  • Private Medical Insurance for you, your partner and your family available through MyChoices, our flexible benefits programme, with access to a 24 hour Bupa HealthLine
  • The chance to say thank you to one another when you've done a good job through our Cadent Congratulates Scheme
  • Plus many more benefits that help you join the dots between your work and home life!


We want our employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance and are happy to discuss flexible working options with you if the role can accommodate it. Let us know about your flexibility requirements, whether that be reduced hours, remote working, flexible start/finish times, or compressed hours, and we will be more than happy to explore what's possible for the role.


Diversity and Inclusion

Don't meet every single requirement listed? 


Understanding, learning, and celebrating what makes us different, as well as what we have in common, is good for us as individuals and enables us to work better together as one team. Cadent is committed to being an equitable and diverse employer that fosters an inclusive culture for all our employees, therefore, all our employment decisions are assessed based on qualifications, merit, and business need. So, if you're excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification mentioned, we would still love for you to submit your application - You may just be the right person for this role or other opportunities at Cadent.


As a recognised Disability Confident Employer, we are proud to champion inclusion in the workplace and ensure to provide an environment that is accessible to all and supports individuals throughout their journey with Cadent. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process. 


We place great importance on equity, diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Our employee communities Women in Cadent, Pride at Work (LGBTQ+), Embrace (ethnicity and religion), Thrive! (disability) and the Cadent Military Community can't wait to welcome you! 


Circle Back Initiative

As an active and proud member of The Circle Back Initiative, we aim to ensure that all candidates receive a response to their application, regardless of the outcome. 


We will be receiving applications until the specified date above, though Cadent retains the right to close this vacancy early without prior notification, so it is advisable to complete your application at your earliest convenience. 


Be part of something big. Help shape the future of gas for generations to come.


What's next?

To be considered for this role, please submit your application with an up-to-date CV and our Talent Acquisition team will get in touch soon.

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