SAP/Project Manager

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Apr 3, 2021
Technology, Engineering Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: New Forest and Oxford

Salary:£36,836 - £48,648 depending on experience + car/allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible Working Options available

Are you an experienced SAP/Project Manager looking to join our growing team based in New Forest or Oxford? If so, read on.

What is the Role?

In the role of SAP/Project Manager you will be responsible for optimising the delivery of 11kV plant replacement.; you will schedule work ensuring that priorities are dealt with, and work is delivered to meet programme and customer requirements. This role operates within a team, attending daily huddles to feedback progress and improvement opportunities, raising concerns and seeking validation for any queries and also supporting the Lead Manager in developing and coaching new members of staff in the team.

The main duties of this role will include: scheduling operations to deliver the plant replacement within time scales and on budget. You will deliver a customer-led productivity and performance culture for all staff within the team by planning and scheduling the teams in an efficient and effective manner by focusing on reducing cost, travel time, repeat visits and changes to the programme. Ensuring job closures are completed in a proficient and timely manner, highlighting anomalies and taking appropriate action to ensure that they are dealt with.

There will also be various operational administrative support duties including: preparing notices or permits to the required standard and timescales; ensuring that all NRSWA requirements are met through the programming of works and collation of paperwork for the central Street Works Team and preparing work packs for the operational teams to complete the jobs. You will also gather data to create and produce detailed reports to drive productivity, efficiency and highlight areas for concern.

What do I need?

In order to be considered for this role you will have previous experience of planning and scheduling work, you will have working knowledge of NRSWA, RIGS, GIS guidelines and processes and strong IT skills to effectively analyse performance data and use scheduling programmes. You will have appreciation of other business functions and an understanding of how a DNO operates and generates revenue and incentives within the current price control period.

With knowledge of the electrical distribution network and experience of working with operational voltages at 11kV. The ideal candidate will be able to switch on the operational network however training will be given to the successful candidate if further operational training and experience is required.

This role is suited to someone who has an understanding of relevant guaranteed and overall standards to support customer service strategies, a thorough understanding of local business plan derived from regulatory price control submission, an appreciation of unit cost / financial awareness and awareness of key stakeholders and customers for electricity distribution.

You will be organised, dynamic, able to embrace change, have excellent attention to detail and consistently seeking opportunity for improvement.

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.

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.

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 [email protected] / 0141 2247672.

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.