Project Assurance Manager

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, Multiple Locations
  • Jul 16, 2021
Technology Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Flexible UK

Salary: Competitive Salary + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

About the Department

Large Capital Project Services (LCPS) is responsible for providing the Group Executive Committee and SSE's Business Unit Executive Committees with independent assurance services to help inform investment decisions and manage the performance of Large Capital Projects throughout their lifecycle to realise the benefits within the Project Business Case and the wider strategic Business objectives.

What is the Role?

To protect SSE's interests on Large Capital Projects (LCP) and Programmes, SSE has a process for conducting Project Assurance Reviews in advance of key decision points or during key Phases of a Project, Programme or Portfolio.

This role will support LCPS deliver its increasingly demanding assurance programme through leading assurance interventions on LCPs based on their depth of experience and specialist skills. In addition, the role will support the Business in providing knowledge in aspects of Large Capital Project development and delivery or other significant Business areas as required.

In this role the main responsibilities will be;

- Lead Project Assurance Reviews to accurately report the status of projects and their readiness to seek approvals in accordance with the Large Capital Projects Governance Framework.

- Review and update the Large Capital Projects Governance Framework and its associated documentation to ensure it aligns with industry best practice and remains relevant to SSE Group requirements.

- Monitor Project Team performance addressing recommendations arising from Project Assurance Reviews and support the Business Units through identifying key trends to support the adoption of lessons learned and best practice.

- Deliver Large Capital Projects Governance Framework induction workshops to support its consistent application by Project Teams across the SSE Group.

- Work closely with the Business Units to coordinate the timely completion of Project Assurance Reviews including adherence to the applicable governance and assurance requirements.

What do we need from you?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Knowledge and experience of delivering capital projects in a utility, development, oil and gas or process environment and a strong familiarity with governance of capital projects >£10M or a strong corporate governance background.

- Extensive experience and a strong track record in at least one key Project skillset, such as: Project Management, Engineering, Commercial Management or Consenting.

- You must be professional, flexible and capable of quickly understanding business processes and able to identify their strengths and weaknesses as well as having an understanding of key financial metrics and project economic modelling.

- You must be confident, assured and able to demonstrate project leadership and gravitas as an accomplished project manager and/or equivalent professional skillset.

- You will possess excellent interpersonal and presentational skills, able to communicate effectively and work efficiently and effectively to achieve tight deadlines while maintaining the required discipline to produce a high-quality output. You must be a real team player and able to work flexibly to support wider business objectives and improvement activities as required.

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 we will 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] on 01738 275615.

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.