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Development Project Manager - AC & HVDC Projects in Offshore Directorate About the Role Base Location: We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however...

Development Project Manager - AC & HVDC Projects in Offshore Directorate

About the Role

Base Location: We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSEN offices or depots around Scotland (Aberdeen, Perth or Inverness)

Salary: £55,200 - £83,000 + 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

This is an excellent opportunity to join the industry during a period of unprecedented growth where you will help shape the future of the high voltage electrical transmission network in the North of Scotland and contribute in the Transition to Net Zero.

The Development Project Manager in the SSENT Offshore Directorate will manage the Development phase of large capital projects in the network transmission business involving complex AC substations, HVDC Converter stations and cabling both onshore and offshore.

The key responsibilities of the Development Project Manager in the Offshore Directorate will include:

- Evaluating the project concept and assessing project feasibility, development of options and initial designs and driving refinement to a selected option that is consentable, constructable and commissioned within the agreed budget and programme.

- Manage the selection of suitable project sites and cable route selection options. Lead the selection and coordination key suppliers to undertake and perform the required surveys and studies to inform initial designs. Lead and manage the projects through the planning and consenting process ensuring the project meets the requirements of the Regulator, Local Authorities and Statutory bodies.

- Provide effective management of all key internal and external interfaces across the various project workstreams in the development phase to ensure a successful handover to the project delivery teams including supply chain partners, environmental and consenting, planning and regulatory interfaces.

- Leadership of multi discipline project teams involving both staff and external contractors, using robust project management systems, tools and techniques to produce key project deliverables up to the project construction phase.

- Provide effective Safety and Environmental Leadership to the project, ensuring the safety, heath and wellbeing of all personnel are managed and the impact of the project to the environment is minimised.

What do I need?

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

- Degree qualified and membership of a recognised professional body would be of benefit.  A recognised Project Management qualification would be desired.

- Extensive experience in the early development phase of large capital projects (preferably in the Electrical generation/transmission sectors) and ideally managing projects through the consenting and regulatory approval stages.

- Strong and demonstrable experience leading and managing key project interfaces across multiple stakeholder groups and external supply chain partners, particularly in a multi-contract delivery model and NEC3 contracts.

- Advanced knowledge and understanding of project management systems, risk management and large capital project governance.  Experience of managing and implementing CDM 2015 regulations would be beneficial.

- Excellent effective communication skills both written and verbal with experience of communication with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including members of the public.

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.

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.




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