Project Manager

11 Jan 2019
23 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: Birmingham or Reading

Salary: £35,147 - £46,418 depending on skills and experience

Permanent | Full Time Hours| 37 hours per week

Our Role

We are looking to recruit a Project Manager to join our National Networks team in Central Southern England. You will be joining a small, but dedicated team of Project Managers, Consents Managers and Administrative Assistants who have responsibility for managing the construction of various assets from LV to 33kV. This is predominantly new connections, routine and non-routine maintenance on our networks outside of core areas. Projects will range in size and complexity; however, some of our more high-profile projects include connecting the Bull Ring, Birmingham, Olympic Park London.

In the role you will take ownership of a number of projects ranging from small un-metered to those with values up to £1.5m from inception through to energisation and beyond. As part of this, your responsibilities include following procurement guidelines in order to put works out to tender and then selection and appointment of contractors. Your role is fundamental to the success of our projects, managing the interface between our clients, colleagues in Design and the Contractors carrying out the work on site.

Central to this is the close working relationship that you will build with contractors and other key stakeholders, ensuring that works are carried out to exact specification, on time, to budget and most importantly safely. You will manage all aspects of electrical connection and associated civil works, as well as carry out audits for safety, specification and quality compliance.

The role will be challenging in terms of managing multiple projects, budgets and the expectations of stakeholders, not to mention dealing with supply restoration often in storm situations within ‘Guaranteed Standards’. That said, you be compensated for your time by way of overtime, standby and callout payments as required. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to move into a client-side role where you will work on interesting, technically challenging projects that can further your knowledge and career prospects. SSE has a great track record of providing opportunities for development.

Your Skills and Experience

To be successful you will be qualified to at least HNC level in Electrical Engineering or have equivalent experience. This will be backed up with relevant experience in operational engineering and or project management, ideally with experience of construction of underground/overhead distribution networks and electrical substations up to 33kV. Ideally you will be a qualified SAP up to 11kV, however, for the right person, we can offer training and development to obtain SAP 33kV.

Your strong technical skills will be complimented with first class interpersonal skills, being able to build profitable relationships with stakeholders at all levels. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills, being able to express your stand point effectively. You will be able to demonstrate a commercial awareness in the decisions that you make and as such, attention to detail will come naturally to you.

You’ll be self-disciplined with excellent organisational skills, capable of working on your own initiative and to deadlines within a high-pressure environment. It is also important that you have a focus on long term development to identify and implement innovative and effective business improvements.

Due to the nature of the role and our projects, you must be prepared to be flexible with your time and standard duties. A full driver's licence is essential as you will spend a considerable amount of time away from your base location with projects predominantly in Central and South East England.

Our Company

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England.

Operations are responsible for keeping the lights on; we are at the front line on the Network. If we find a fault, it is our responsibility to respond to the fault, and dispatch our skilled teams to fix it as quickly as possible. We work in all hours, and through all weathers, ensuring our customers are never without power.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: Wednesday 23rd January 2019

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks

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