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Project Manager


SSE UK
Location: Dunoon
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Management Jobs
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Location: Dunoon

Salary: £36,836 to 48,648 plus Company Car/Cash Allowance and excellent benefits package

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible Working Options Available

What is the Role?

As Project Manager, you'll provide leadership and management for the teams within the department ensuring they contribute to the overall success of the department and the company.

You'll use your leadership, organisational, diagnostic and problem-solving skills and will need to be an effective communicator at all levels.

Typical responsibilities associated with this role will include:-

- Responsibility for a portfolio of connections-based projects to ensure new connections works are delivered safely, to target cost, time and the customers satisfaction.

- Responsibility to check and ensure the project managers comply with all licence and regulatory obligations. Identifying and raising areas of concern through the senior management chain.

- Accountability to drive profitability and opportunity through excellent customer service and commercial awareness. Identifying areas of improvement and working collaboratively with the larger connections team.

- Set and drive performance targets managed through KPIs

- Manage Service Level Agreements with internal service providers, manage competing demands and escalations.

What do I need?

The ideal candidate for this role will possess the following essential skills and personal attributes :

Essential Functional / Technical Skills

- An HNC or professional qualification applicable to Power Networks Distribution (or equivalent business experience)

- Sufficient Technical knowledge to comply with Design Authority approval of projects

- IOSH / CDM qualification (or equivalent business experience) to enable correct application of Safe Working Management Procedures

- Sound understanding of the regulatory framework relating to the Networks business

- Prince 2 practitioner level qualification or working towards qualification (or relevant business experience) for Project / Portfolio Management

Personal Attributes / Competencies

- Sound Leader of people; coaching and mentoring skills, performance management skills.

- Good problem-solving skills

- Project / Portfolio management skills - workloads, finance forecasting, key dates and project planning

- Stakeholder management skills - internal and external

- Proactive customer service and performance delivery focus

- Good communication and engagement (written and verbal)

- Knowledge of Distribution Networks and Power Distribution operations up to 33kV.

- Knowledge of the Licence Conditions associated with Connections

- An ability to understand and respond to KPI metrics of work output, effectively communicate and engage staff

- Good financial skills including analysis, budget forecasting and budget management

- Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office

For this role you must have a full, current driving license.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

Our Commercial and Connections teams are the first point of contact for customers wishing to have a new electricity connection, increase the size of their existing connection, install generation, or move the equipment supplying their property. We're here to help whether our customers are building a single home, housing development, industrial development, generation development or independent distribution network.

Our responsibility is to respond to challenging changes in our licence obligations, growing levels of competition and play a key role in progression to a low carbon future.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

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. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, 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'.

SSE is 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 and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact -******* / --******.

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.

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Location: Dunoon

Salary: £36,836 to 48,648 plus Company Car/Cash Allowance and excellent benefits package

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible Working Options Available

What is the Role?

As Project Manager, you'll provide leadership and management for the teams within the department ensuring they contribute to the overall success of the department and the company.

You'll use your leadership, organisational, diagnostic and problem-solving skills and will need to be an effective communicator at all levels.

Typical responsibilities associated with this role will include:-

- Responsibility for a portfolio of connections-based projects to ensure new connections works are delivered safely, to target cost, time and the customers satisfaction.

- Responsibility to check and ensure the project managers comply with all licence and regulatory obligations. Identifying and raising areas of concern through the senior management chain.

- Accountability to drive profitability and opportunity through excellent customer service and commercial awareness. Identifying areas of improvement and working collaboratively with the larger connections team.

- Set and drive performance targets managed through KPIs

- Manage Service Level Agreements with internal service providers, manage competing demands and escalations.

What do I need?

The ideal candidate for this role will possess the following essential skills and personal attributes :

Essential Functional / Technical Skills

- An HNC or professional qualification applicable to Power Networks Distribution (or equivalent business experience)

- Sufficient Technical knowledge to comply with Design Authority approval of projects

- IOSH / CDM qualification (or equivalent business experience) to enable correct application of Safe Working Management Procedures

- Sound understanding of the regulatory framework relating to the Networks business

- Prince 2 practitioner level qualification or working towards qualification (or relevant business experience) for Project / Portfolio Management

Personal Attributes / Competencies

- Sound Leader of people; coaching and mentoring skills, performance management skills.

- Good problem-solving skills

- Project / Portfolio management skills - workloads, finance forecasting, key dates and project planning

- Stakeholder management skills - internal and external

- Proactive customer service and performance delivery focus

- Good communication and engagement (written and verbal)

- Knowledge of Distribution Networks and Power Distribution operations up to 33kV.

- Knowledge of the Licence Conditions associated with Connections

- An ability to understand and respond to KPI metrics of work output, effectively communicate and engage staff

- Good financial skills including analysis, budget forecasting and budget management

- Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office

For this role you must have a full, current driving license.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

Our Commercial and Connections teams are the first point of contact for customers wishing to have a new electricity connection, increase the size of their existing connection, install generation, or move the equipment supplying their property. We're here to help whether our customers are building a single home, housing development, industrial development, generation development or independent distribution network.

Our responsibility is to respond to challenging changes in our licence obligations, growing levels of competition and play a key role in progression to a low carbon future.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

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. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, 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'.

SSE is 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 and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact -******* / --******.

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.

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