Quantity Surveying Graduate Programme - Thermal

SSE plc

Location: Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, West Yorkshire

Job Type: Full time


Quantity Surveying Graduate Programme - Thermal 2024 Intake

Duration: 2 years commencing September 2024

Location: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth or Leeds

Salary: Circa £33,000 per annum + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

Degree Disciplines: Quantity Surveying

About the role:

As a quantity surveying graduate joining SSE, you will follow a specialist pathway. Graduates will work with experts in their specialism, gaining exposure within a business area for the duration of their graduate programme, with the aim of providing experience that will lead to a substantive post.

Working as part of our multi-disciplined Procurement and Commercial team, we have the opportunity for a recent or upcoming graduate to join our graduate programme and gain the knowledge and experience needed to work towards a Contract Manager role.

We at SSE Thermal are currently working on a number of high profile projects to support our vision of becoming the leading provider of flexible thermal energy in a net zero world. We create value for shareholders and society by developing, operating and owning low-carbon energy infrastructure in a sustainable way.

Our Procurement and Commercial team is responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way. We work right across the SSE Group, ensuring our businesses gets the best possible service and value from our supplier network, as well as ensuring all service providers are compliant and continue to meet contractual obligations and business needs. You will have learning opportunities across various types of projects to develop your procurement and commercial management skills.

You will be supported in your role with a placement plan, regular meetings with your line manager and networking with key business leaders through quarterly placement reviews. Your placements may include but are not limited to the following teams; Flexible Generation, Hydrogen, Construction, Operations, gaining experience and knowledge to develop into a Contract Manager role.

What do I need?

You’ll have a minimum of a 2:2 in a Quantity Surveying degree.

We'd love you to have some practical work experience that reflects your passion for the energy sector, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team. You'll also be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges and should have a genuine interest in SSE Thermal and the prospect of a long term future with us.

You can find out more about what to expect during the recruitment process here.

About our Business

SSE Thermal is on a mission to deliver the flexible energy needed today while powering the transition to net zero. Our 600+ employees play a crucial role in keeping the lights on across the UK and Ireland and we're rising to the low-carbon challenge with our teams at the cutting-edge of vital technologies. We're developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage projects and progressing plans for what could be the world's first hydrogen-fired power station, as well as a major hydrogen storage facility and exploring other exciting options as we decarbonise. We've already achieved a lot - but we're just getting started. As part of SSE, which is investing £24bn this decade, we're at the forefront of the energy transition - so come join us as we continue to grow and power change.

What’s in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, discounted healthcare 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact graduates@sse.com. If you would prefer a call to discuss adjustments let us know by email and we are arrange a call with you at a time that suits you.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

SSE welcomes applications from all nationalities. Please note that any successful candidate must be able to evidence a valid right to work prior to commencement of employment. If sponsorship is required, we may be able to provide support. Sponsoring international candidates is a complex process involving numerous procedures which must be followed precisely in order to comply with immigration legislation. We look at requests on a case by case basis. Please note the overall decision on visa applications sit with UKVI and not SSE.