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Project Manager Graduate Programme - Transmission 2023 Intake

Glasgow, Scotland / Perth, Scotland, Perth & Kinross / Scotland, Aberdeen
Up to £32500 per annum
Closing date
12 Feb 2023

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Duration: 2 years commencing September 2023

Location: Perth, Aberdeen or Glasgow

Salary: Circa £32,500 per annum

Degree Disciplines: A relevant engineering, project management, or construction management degree.

About the role:

Working as part of our multi-disciplined Capital Delivery team, we have the opportunity for a recent or upcoming graduate to gain the knowledge and experience needed to work towards a Project Manager role. You will need the ambition to become a project management professional ultimately leading on major infrastructure projects.

We at SSEN Transmission are currently working on a number of high-profile transmission projects which are ensuring our transmission network is able to transmit clean renewable energy whilst being safe, efficient, and structurally sound, therefore providing sustainable and reliable energy to all.

You will work with our engineers on the selection of appropriate technologies to meet project requirements, coordination of key surveys and studies, coordinating initial design works, acquisition of land rights and wayleaves and submission of Planning Applications.

Building and maintaining productive and enduring relationships with Contractors, Stakeholders, Communities & the public to support sustainable delivery of projects is key to this role so you will need to be a strong communicator with great interpersonal skills.

You will be supported in your role with a placement plan, regular meetings with your line manager and networking with key business leaders through quarterly placement reviews.

What do I need?

We would like you to have some practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for the energy sector and project management, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team. You will also be comfortable working to individual targets, using your own initiative to overcome challenges and should have a genuine interest in SSEN Transmission with the prospect of a long-term future with the business.

To be considered for this role we would like you to understand the following points:

- An engineering, construction and project management knowledge and an understanding of health and safety requirements including a working knowledge of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

- The knowledge and understanding of the administration of the NEC3 suite of contracts or similar.

- IT literacy with a working knowledge of the Microsoft office suite and the aptitude to develop a working knowledge of project scheduling, ideally using Primavera P6.

- Ideally understands the tendering process for the purchasing and engagement of suppliers including multi-disciplinary contracts as well as the ability to understand and interpret detailed specifications for transmission projects.

- An understanding of construction activities associated with complex projects.

You are required to hold a driving licence to allow travel to our sites across Scotland and comfortable working away from home where required.

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.

Whats in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, discounted healthcare 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact If you would prefer a call to discuss adjustments let us know by email and we are arrange a call with you at a time that suits you.

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.

SSE welcomes applications from all nationalities. Please note that any successful candidate must be able to evidence a valid right to work prior to commencement of employment. If sponsorship is required, we may be able to provide support. Sponsoring international candidates is a complex process involving numerous procedures which must be followed precisely in order to comply with immigration legislation. We look at requests on a case by case basis. Please note the overall decision on visa applications sit with UKVI and not SSE.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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