Governance & Assurance Lead

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

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen or Inverness

Salary: £47,600 - £71,600 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

SSEN Transmission is looking for a Governance & Assurance Lead to support the continued growth of the Offshore Project Services function and play a key part in the Pathway to 2030 and Net Zero targets. This is a new position giving someone with subject matter expertise in Governance, Reporting, Assurance and Project Coordination interfaces the chance to really own and shape this position.

The responsibilities of the Governance & Assurance Lead include:

- To set up, embed and maintain the portfolio governance for the Offshore division; ensuring appropriate governance forums, change and decision control processes are established in line as closely as possible with the SSE Large Capital Project (LCP/LCP+) governance framework.

- Define and agree appropriate reporting and KPIs for each project and portfolio across the Offshore division, providing support to projects for establishing project reporting.

- Develop annual assurance plans, associated reviews, and present clear and concise outputs to the relevant stakeholder with practical mitigating actions.

- Lead and mentor the Project Services governance and assurance, and reporting teams - providing guidance, support, and undertaking performance management activities.

- Act as the Champion and SME for Governance and Assurance capability, working with the other Offshore Project Services leads to deliver cohesive and comprehensive services to all projects ensuring successful delivery.

What do I need?

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

- An understanding of industry wide best practice Governance requirements gained from experience across a capital development and delivery programme, ideally within the Energy industry.

- Demonstrable ability to lead, motivate and develop your team to ensure they deliver and perform to their full potential.

- Experience in supporting major infrastructure projects across the entire project lifecycle, including design, consenting, procurement, commercial, contracting through to construction and commissioning.

- Good stakeholder and relationship management, ability to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels (internal and external), gaining the collaboration and support from stakeholders in a matrix environment.

- An understanding of challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector coupled with a drive to deliver continuous improvement.

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.