Development Project Manager

SSE plc

Location: Aberdeen City, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire

Job Type: Full time


About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen or Inverness

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

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

Our Development Project Managers lead and manage Large Capital Projects for the SSEN Transmission business, delivering substation, overhead line and cable projects ranging in value from £10m to £1bn.

The key responsibilities involved are:

- Identifying and forming an appropriate team to execute each project which you will lead and manage to deliver key deliverables up to the construction phase. These will include assessing project feasibility, development of options and initial designs, submission of Planning Applications and delivery of key documentation.

- Leading your team in assessing project feasibility, development of overhead line/underground cable routes and onshore substation site selection, selection of appropriate technologies to meet project requirements, coordination of key surveys and studies to inform designs, coordinating initial design works, acquisition of land rights and wayleaves, submission of Planning Applications, coordinating key submissions to the Regulator and delivery of key project Gate documentation.

- Management of project programmes, costs, resource schedules and relevant plans in line with project governance requirements.

- Building and maintaining productive and enduring relationships with Contractors, Stakeholders and Communities to support the sustainable delivery of the projects that you are responsible for.

- Maintaining safety, health and environmental performance and standards.

What do I need?

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

- Experience of project development through the optioneering and initial design phases, with an ability to develop the optimum project solution, deliver to timescales and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

- An ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams to deliver multiple project outputs to inform key processes such as Planning Applications, Tenders and Design Works.

- Experience of developing, managing and reporting on significant project budgets (£10M and above) and an understanding of the electrical network within the Transmission business would be beneficial.

- Knowledge of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other key relevant Health, Safety and Environmental legislation.

- Experience of the NEC3 Suite of Contracts, with a focus on the Engineering and Construction and Professional Services Contracts.

Lack experience but are still interested?

If you have a background in project management within another industry or are looking to move into a project management role, please do apply. We may be able to offer an Assistant Development Project Manager role with the ability to transition to a Development Project Manager role once the necessary experience has been gained.

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 Shirley at shirley-anne.o' or 01738 351976.

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.