Lead Offshore Development Project Manager

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, SCT
  • Nov 21, 2020
Technology, Engineering Full Time - Continuing, Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Aberdeen/Glasgow/Perth/Inverness

Salary:£44,000 – £64,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

About the Department

We operate 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 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground and subsea cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers 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?

Working within our Transmission Development Team, we have an exciting opportunity to lead the successful development of the Eastern HVDC Subsea Link which will connect Scotland and England to support the transfer of renewable electricity to key UK centres of demand. The project forms one of the largest projects of which Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission are involved with over the next decade, comprising High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Convertor Stations, subsea cable installation and AC connections at either end of the system.

In the longer term, the successful candidate will have opportunities to lead on further HVDC subsea cable projects which Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission are involved in, with values in excess of £2bn. Experience in the development of subsea cables and of HVDC Transmission Systems through to the achievement of necessary consents would be deemed beneficial for this role.

Reporting to a Project Director, you will take overall leadership in the development of the Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission elements of this package of project in identifying and forming an appropriate team to execute each specific project.

You will be leading and managing a multi-disciplinary project team to deliver key project deliverables up to the project construction phase. These will include assessing project feasibility, development of cable routes and onshore site selection, selection of appropriate technologies to meet project requirements, coordination of key surveys and studies to inform designs, coordinating initial design works, acquisition of land rights and wayleaves, submission of Planning Applications, coordinating key submissions to the Regulator and delivery of key project Gate documentation in line with Project Governance Requirements.

You will also be expected to identify business improvements and where required support colleagues and the business to develop, test, implement and verify these.

What do I need?

To be considered for the role of Lead Offshore Development Project Manager, you will ideally have a Degree in a relevant Engineering discipline or Project Management, as would the holding of a recognised Professional Qualification such as Chartered Engineer status or APM status. It is important that you understand the electrical network within the Transmission business.

You should have experience in the development of electrical subsea cable projects, preferably within an HVDC system, or similar relevant offshore experience would be advantageous. Knowledge of key offshore and marine stakeholders and marine consenting regimes would be beneficial.

Demonstrable experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams to deliver multiple project outputs to inform key processes such as Planning Applications, Tenders and Design Works is required and you should have a background in developing, managing and reporting on significant project budgets (£10M and above).

Ideally you will have worked within a Joint Venture structure but this is not essential.

You will ideally have knowledge/experience of:

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other key relevant Health, Safety and Environmental legislation.

The NEC3 Suite of Contracts, with a focus on the Engineering and Construction and Professional Services Contracts

Our Benefits

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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 with [email protected] We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

If you successfully secure a role with us, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining.

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.