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Deputy Project Director

Perth & Kinross, Perth, Scotland
£90000 - £108700 per annum + Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness or Shetland

Salary: £90,000 - £108,700 + 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

As a member of the Offshore Development and Delivery Team, the Deputy Project Director reports directly to the Project Director and will deputise for the Project Director in their absence.

The role is responsible for the following:

- Assisting the Project Director in the safe and successful delivery of high value and complex HVDC and AC Interconnector projects.

- Development, refinement and execution of the project to meet or exceed the project objectives and economic measures approved at respective SSENT Large Capital Project Governance Framework Gates, and as identified within the Project Development Plan during Development and Refinement phases and the Project Execution Plan during the Execution phase, as delegated by the Project Director. The Deputy Project Director is responsible for the development and administration of Ofgem Regulatory submissions, as delegated by the Project Director.

- Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders, including supply chain partners, to positively influence and impact upon the delivery of the Project and wider SSEN Transmission and SSE business objectives. The Deputy Project Director supports the Project Director in the design and development of project structures and resources for the safe delivery of projects on time in a consistent manner with effective governance, financial, commercial, quality and risk management disciplines.

- The Deputy Project Director will support the Project Director in the development, refinement and delivery of a programme of projects, or individual projects, at different stages of definition and maturity.

What do I need?

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

- Extensive experience in project delivery (preferably in the electricity generation/transmission sectors) with direct responsibility and experience in the management and leadership of large capital projects as a senior or lead project manager.

- Strong and demonstrable experience of preparation, negotiation and execution of NEC3 contracts, especially in a multi contract delivery model environment with individual contract values in excess of £100M.

- In depth knowledge and experience of the HVDC and/or AC industry and delivery, preferably with offshore cable delivery experience.

- Advanced knowledge and understanding of project management systems and governance arrangements for development and execution of large capital projects.

- Advanced knowledge and understanding of project controls processes and systems.

- Excellent communication skills both written and verbally and experience of communicating with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels, preferably including direct experience of Ofgem engagement.

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.

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 Debbie on 01738 342939.

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.


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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