Development Project Manager

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, SCT
  • Oct 12, 2021
Technology, Engineering Flexible

Job Description:

We're proud to be a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net-zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

Base Location: Perth, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness

Salary:£38,600 - £58,000 + annual bonus + car/ cash allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Flexible Working options available

What is the Role?

SSEN Transmission has a fantastic opportunity for a Development Project Manager to lead and manage Large Capital Projects, delivering substation, overhead line and cable projects ranging in value from £10m to £2bn.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

- Identifying and forming an appropriate team to execute each specific project which you will lead and manage to deliver key project deliverables up to the project construction phase.

- These will include assessing project feasibility, development of options and initial designs, submission of Planning Applications and delivery of key project Gate documentation. Development of overhead line/underground cable routes and onshore substation 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, including project programmes, costs, resource schedules and relevant plans in line with Project Governance Requirements.

- Build and maintain productive and enduring relationships with Contractors, Stakeholders, Communities and the public to support the sustainable delivery of the projects that you are responsible for.

- Assisting with the role of Principal Designer under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and Maintaining safety, health and environmental performance and standards.

What do I need?

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

- Experience in developing, managing and reporting on significant project budgets (£10M and above) and an understanding of the electrical network within the Transmission business would be beneficial.

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

- Experience of the NEC3 Suite of Contracts, with a focus on the Engineering and Construction and Professional Services Contracts.

- Experience in project development through the optioneering and initial design phases, with an ability to develop the optimum project solution, deliver to timescales and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

- An ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams to deliver multiple project outputs to inform key processes such as Planning Applications, Tenders and Design Works.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net-zero.

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, experiences 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 or 01738 342871.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal record and credit check.