Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Aberdeen City, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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About the Role

Base Location: Perth, Aberdeen or Inverness

Salary: £40,600 - £61,000 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working patterns available

What is the Role?

The key responsibilities of the Stakeholder Engagement Manager include:

- Understanding Stakeholders: you will conduct thorough analysis to identify all individuals, groups or organisations that may be interested, affected by or have an impact on the development of our Pathway to 2030 projects and maintain comprehensive stakeholder engagement mapping to understand stakeholders' levels of interest, influence and impact to ensure their needs and expectations are fully considered throughout the project life cycle.

- Planning Engagement: you will work collaboratively with interdisciplinary project development and delivery teams to create and maintain comprehensive stakeholder engagement plans which outline and monitor key engagement activities, identifying preferred communication methods and ensuring transparent and timely engagement with all stakeholders.

- Engagement Delivery: you will be responsible for supporting the project teams deliver a range of engagement activities which help our projects achieve consent, this includes online and in person events using a variety of platforms and methods. Acting as an advocate for SSEN Transmission you will proactively work to communicate our strategic aims with identified key stakeholders.

- Reporting and Measurement: you will evaluate the success of stakeholder engagement strategies and initiatives and implement continuous improvement in our engagement approach. You will maintain accurate and comprehensive records of stakeholder engagement and identify potential risks and strategies to mitigate them.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Knowledge and experience of using stakeholder engagement methods and tools to deliver comprehensive and effective engagement plans to ensure all stakeholders are properly considered in the development of our Pathway to 2030 projects. Knowledge of Tractivity or Accountability's AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard would also be an advantage.

- Strong organisational and communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to communicate complex information succinctly and tailor it to meet stakeholder needs. Confident in building relationships and influencing internal and external stakeholders.

- Self-motivation, resilience, flexibility and with an ability to find the right answers within a diverse engineering-focused organisation. Adept at problem solving, able to consider the 'bigger picture' and long-term goals in assessing an issue and recommending a solution.

- An understanding of Energy Networks and the contribution of SSEN Transmission and its key role in the delivery of net zero targets.

- A degree in a relevant field such as Marketing and Communications, Strategy or Business (or equivalent experience) and a proficient user of Microsoft Office 365.

About our Business

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all – we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

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 Stephanie at or 01738 342963.

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.