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Project Management Graduate Programme

Aberdeen City, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire
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Project Management Graduate Programme (Transmission 2024 Intake)

Start Date: 23 September 2024

Base Locations: Inverness, Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, or Argyll

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

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

Degree Disciplines: Engineering, Project Management, or other STEM related degree.

What is the Role?

As a Project Management Graduate joining SSEN Transmission, you will follow a specialist pathway. Specialists 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.

Our graduates work collaboratively in a variety of contexts, while also taking ownership of their role by working under their own direction to drive action forward. A key principle of the graduate programme is continuous professional development and SSE has built a learning culture where value is placed on learnings that go beyond the immediate task. Throughout the programme, you will have the support of our Graduate Programme Manager and a business mentor, who will provide guidance and support to enable you to reach your full potential.

At SSE, we are currently working on several high-profile projects which are ensuring we can provide sustainable and reliable energy to all. To achieve our Net Zero ambitions, we are seeking graduates who are eager to gain the knowledge and experience needed to work towards a Project Manager role. You will need the drive to become a project management professional ultimately leading on major infrastructure projects.

You could be working with our engineers on the selection of appropriate technologies to meet project requirements, coordination of key surveys & studies, coordinating initial design works, acquisition of land rights & wayleaves and submission of Planning Applications. Or you could be working with our business development teams, focusing on new innovations and projects.

Building and maintaining productive and enduring relationships with Contractors, Stakeholders, Communities & the public to support sustainable delivery of projects is key to this role so you will need to be a strong communicator with great interpersonal skills.

We have Project Management positions based across Scotland, inclusive of Inverness, Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Argyll. Graduates will add value to our Offshore and Onshore Delivery teams in a specialist role. SSEN Transmission are currently working on a number of high-profile transmission projects which are ensuring our transmission network is able to transmit clean renewable energy whilst being safe, efficient, and structurally sound, therefore providing sustainable and reliable energy to all.

What do I need to join?

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. Safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'. You should show alignment with our core values and have a genuine passion and interest in the energy sector.

You’ll have a minimum of a 2:2 in Engineering, Project Management, or other STEM related degree discipline.

As the organisations grows and becomes more international, our graduates need to be highly flexible in order to embrace the changes and keep up with the fast-paced evolution of the business. Our graduates are agile in their thinking and seek to address knowledge gaps. You should be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.

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

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?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 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 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.

Due to recent immigration rule changes to the Skilled Worker route, this role falls below the minimum “New Entrant” salary threshold and therefore does not meet the requirements to allow for sponsorship.

Please note that any successful candidate must be able to evidence a valid right to work prior to commencement of employment.