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4 months ago
SSE UK
Location: Reading
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Management Jobs
Base Location: Reading

Salary: £Competitive depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Enterprise comprises three companies: Contracting, Telecoms and Distributed Energy.

SSE Enterprise Telecoms operates a 13,700km private telecoms network, with 265 Points of Presence and connectivity to over 80 commercial data centres that span the UK. With its extensive telecoms engineering experience, the company provides commercial security with unrivalled in-house engineering resource to Service Providers, Large Enterprises and the Public Sector providing a competitive range of leading-edge Ethernet, Cloud Connect, Optical Networking and Co-location services.

What is the Role?

We are currently looking for a Team Manager to lead the local pool of Project Managers based predominantly in Reading, as well as providing on technical / delivery expertise to projects, financial management, reporting and customer service.

Within this role you will hold responsibility for all projects within your regional area, in accordance with company procedures, industry regulations and best practice Project Management methodologies. The role holder shall be responsible for the line management and development of the local resource pool of Project Managers, ensuring all projects are equally supported. As a key member of the Delivery Management team, the role holder shall also provide support and guidance to Project Managers in other areas of the business by way of playing a full and active role in the wider delivery management team.

The Projects Team Manager shall aid their team of Project Managers in achieving the designated success criteria around time, quality and cost in relation to their projects or programme workstreams. Comfortable operating at C-Level within SSE Group and customer accounts, the Projects Team Manager shall play a key role in making recommendations to management for continuous improvement objectives / initiatives, operate as a wider business person – being prepared to manage and challenge senior stakeholders where required, and be a model for integrity and provide positive promotion of the PM team both within our group and around the wider business.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role you must understand CDM requirements and all relevant legislation. You will have knowledge of Fibre optics and different optical technologies, with an understanding of the theory and principles of Fibre technology.

You will have a relevant project management qualification or experience of managing large complex projects and have experience of writing tenders and tender responses to win business.

Primarily this is a Team Manager role and people management experience and the ability to mentor and develop Project Managers is essential. At SSE, safety is our number one priority so you will challenge any unsafe act and ensure that projects are designed and delivered in accordance with appropriate company practices and procedures, and that they comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements, in order to minimise the risk of accidents and to drive safe working standards.

Please be aware if you are successful, you’ll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Internal applicants; please notify your line manager of your application before submission.

Our Benefits

We’re committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

We’ll let you know the outcome of your job application after the closing date. To discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with debbie.mcmillan@sse.com

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out. We all 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.

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