Senior Project Manager

About the Role Base Location: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness or Perth Salary: £55,200 - £83,000 + car / car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family. Working...

About the Role

Base Location: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness or Perth

Salary: £55,200 - £83,000 + car / car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

We have an exciting opportunity to join the team working to deliver the Eastern Green Link HVDC scheme.  The project, connecting Scotland and England to support the transfer of renewable electricity to key UK centres of demand, forms one of the largest which SSEN 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.

Due to the scale, complex nature, and accelerated requirements, we are implementing an innovative strategy for the delivery of this project and are building our team to ensure success.

We are recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to join the Converter Stations work package, focussed on the delivery of infrastructure at both ends of the subsea link at Peterhead and Lincolnshire.  This offers not only the prospect of joining the largest project ever to be developed on the UK transmission network, but also an opportunity to grow and enhance your career at the cutting edge of the journey to Net Zero.

The key duties and responsibilities of this role will be:

- Supporting the Lead Project Manager in the development of the HVDC infrastructure work package from tendering through to execution.

- Planning, Monitoring, and Controlling projects or packages in line with Project Execution Plans to ensure that these are executed to cost, schedule and quality.

- Accountable for commercial aspects of delivery including FIDIC contract management, ensuring that any disputes are escalated as appropriate for resolution. Accountable to the business for the budget and delivery of the project / package within this. Packages will be more than £100m in value.

- Ensuring the use of recognised project management processes, reporting, methods, techniques and tools.

- Provide leadership working within a multidisciplinary team. Lead teams, ensuring competence, motivation, and organisation to deliver consistent excellence. Take line management and mentoring responsibility for your direct reports to ensure they perform to their required duties and are given all available opportunity to develop.


What do I need?

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

- A proven track record of leading and safely delivering projects or programmes of work through the whole lifecycle to cost, schedule and quality in the Transmission, Construction, Energy, or other regulated industry / the wider utilities sector – HVDC experience is beneficial.

- An engineering, construction, or project management qualification/degree or equivalent experience.

- Thorough engineering or construction knowledge and understanding, including the associated environmental and safety legislation e.g. the CDM 2015 regulations.

- Commercially astute, with sound knowledge and experience of negotiating, administering, and managing FIDIC Contracts.

- Experience of the governance, reporting, and management requirements for project and/or programmes of work in a regulated environment, with prior delivery budget responsibilities of over £50m.

- Experience in the delivery of disaggregated contracts managing complex interfaces.

About our Business

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all – we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.



What happens now?

All applications should be made 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Stephanie at or 01738 342963.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.






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