Assistant Project Manager

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 SSE...

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 SSE offices in Scotland – Inverness, Aberdeen or Perth

Salary: £33,500 - £50,300 + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

SSEN Transmission are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Assistant Project Manager to join our growing team. If you have a background in engineering or construction, a passion for project management and a commitment to safety we encourage you to apply.

Help manage a multi-skilled project team supporting the successful delivery of transmission projects to cost, quality and timescales during the development and construction phases.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

- Collaborating with the Project Manager to plan, execute and monitor projects, ensuring timely completion of project tasks and deliverables. Communicating with stakeholders to understand project needs and goals, whilst demonstrating SSE core leadership values.

- Managing work packages, focusing on project value and efficiency as well as preparing financial reports and contributing to budget planning.

- Providing input to tender packages and contract specifications. Assisting with tender assessments, commercial negotiations and contract management. Developing an understanding of the Large Capital Projects Governance process.

- Developing a clear understanding of safety management systems and best practices along with ensuring project teams align with our safety culture.

As an Assistant Project Manager, you'll have the opportunity to grow into a Project Manager role by participating in the full project lifecycle.

What do I need? 

- An engineering and/or construction background.

- Familiarity with health and safety requirements, including knowledge of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, Health Safety and Environmental Legislation.

- Understanding of NEC3 suite of contracts administration and an aptitude to develop a working knowledge of project programming (P6).

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

- Enthusiasm, problem-solving abilities, and a proactive approach.

Please note, a full current driving licence is essential due to the requirement to travel to and be on site.

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 Shirley on shirley-anne.o'connor@sse.com / 01738 351976.

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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