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Project Manager

Aberdeen City, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire
Full time
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About the Role

Base Location: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth or Thurso

Salary: £45,400 - £79,700 + car / car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

SSENT is seeking a Project Manager to initially deliver a new 275/220kV substation, Dounreay West, and connection to the National Grid at Dounreay. This substation is due to commence construction in summer 2024 and complete early 2028 and forms a key part of the Orkney-Caithness 220kV Link project being constructed to provide the island of Orkney with a transmission link connection to the mainland UK grid.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

- Managing the safe, effective and efficient running of projects to ensure they are executed to cost, schedule and quality, founded on project excellence principles and complying with SSE Governance and other procedures as applicable.

- Promoting safety with a passion on their projects and for ensuring that all potentially unsafe situations, accidents, and incidents on project sites are fully investigated and that remedial actions identified are appropriate and implemented.

- Ensuring the use of recognised project management processes, reporting, methods, techniques and tools, including the application of SSE's internal governance processes as required.

- Ensuring all commercial aspects of delivery including contract negotiation, contract awards, and contract management are conducted effectively and any disputes are escalated as appropriate for resolution.

- Establishing a coherent and achievable delivery strategy for the project including realistic programming, a clear procurement strategy, an achievable land and consent strategy, and the necessary resources and budget that will be required to deliver.

What do I need?

- To be a natural or developed leader with a broad understanding of project management methodology and practice.

- Strong engineering and construction knowledge including safety and CDM regulations.

- Experience of personally being responsible for the delivery of large capital projects.

- A well-developed understanding of the tendering process for the purchasing and engagement of suppliers including multi-disciplinary contracts.

- Experience of accurately controlling cost forecasting.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

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.

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 Debbie on / 01738 342939.

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.