Project Manager - Land Cables

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, SCT
  • Nov 14, 2020
Technology Full Time - Continuing, Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Inverness, Wick, Aberdeen or Perth

Salary:£Competitive + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

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

About the Department

Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the HVDC, 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of subsea and underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers, DC/AC converter stations and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

What is the Role?

SHE Transmission is looking to recruit a Project Manager (Land Cables). The position presents an opportunity to join the Transmission business in SSE at a time of rapid growth as we look to connect Shetland with the mainland grid for the first time. The role will ensure the safe delivery to programme, cost and the necessary quality of HVDC land cables and associated works near Wick, Caithness and Kergord, Shetland as part of the Shetland HVDC Link project.

The role requires the leadership of project teams involving both staff and external contractors, to ensure project excellence is achieved through a competent, motivated and improvement focussed team using robust systems to support the project process.

The Project Manager should apply and adhere to the Safety Management Systems, best practices and the SSE Large Capital Projects Governance processes for all projects. It is also important that they lead the project teams in alignment with the SSE Safety Culture and core leadership values.

The Project Manager should also deliver in alignment to the SHE-Transmission RIIO-T2 Business Plan paying particular attention the 5 clear goals.

The Project Manager (Land Cables) will take responsibility for the assigned project(s) scope following a handover from the Transmission Development Team around Gate 2 on the LCP process.

What do I need?

To be considered for the position of Project Manager we are looking for an experienced leader with a broad understanding of project management methodology and practice who ideally has knowledge of SSE’s company standards, policies and procedures.

You’ll have previous experience in land cable installation practices including; protection measures, crossing of 3rd party assets, jointing requirements and testing and commissioning of HVDC cable systems, preferably in remote terrain including ground with peat protection requirements for the HVDC cables.

You will have a strong understanding of the Transmission Business and regulated environment that we operate in and will have a back ground in either the Transmission industry, or construction, or the utilities sector on major projects. A strong engineering and construction knowledge including applicable safety and CDM regulations is also essential to this role.

As a strong manager you will be experienced in the reporting and management requirements that come with such a role and have a proven track record in successful delivery and an understanding of developing and managing integrated project programmes.

You will ideally have experience of personally being responsible for the delivery of large capital projects and have a good understanding of the tendering process for the purchasing and engagement of suppliers including multi-disciplinary contracts.

Preferably you will be experienced in or have at least an understanding of the need to accurately control cost forecasting as well as being able to decipher; Industry legislation, Health and Safety Legislation and Company policies and procedures.

Strong communication skills both written and verbally are required for this role and you should be capable of representing SHE Transmission with outside organisations.

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Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch [email protected] We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company’s verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.

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.