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Project Manager

Western Isles, Scotland, Isle of Skye
£38073 - £44257 per annum + Car allowance
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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About the Role

Base Location: Skye / Kyle of Lochalsh

Salary: £38,073 - £44,257 + car / cash allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

SSEN Distribution has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager within our Connections department. This role will involve the development, refinement and execution of new projects across our operational area. This role will be involved with projects in the Highlands and Islands area and will involve a mixture of working from home and at our offices in Skye and Kyle.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

- Ensure the safe delivery of projects to programme, cost and the necessary quality, using robust systems to support the project process.

- Management of key project programme deliverables, external and internal stakeholders and interfacing / coordinating with internal departments including design and engineering, planning, environmental and consents.

- Providing support to both our customer and delivery partners to ensure the projects proceed efficiently.

- Driving profitability and opportunity through excellent customer service, identifying areas of improvement to work collaboratively with the delivery partners and wider business.

- Apply and adhere to the Safety Management Systems, CDM regulations, best practices and the SSE Large Capital Projects Governance processes for all projects where required.

What do I need?

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

- Previous experience of both people and customer management with a proven track record for delivering work safely, on time and within budget.

- Experience of Meeting project timelines, quality and cost parameters, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of project progression and financial performance.

- Experience of developing project programmes, costs, resource schedules and relevant plans to ensure that a practicable and cost-effective scheme is delivered.

- Working knowledge of the electrical distribution industry. Experience and knowledge of operating the LV, 11kV and 33kV network is preferred but not essential.

- Demonstrable experience of delivering Projects within any potential relevant governance processes and be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of Construction (Design & Management) Regulations. Ensuring the project meets technical requirements in line with the relevant governance standards and specifications.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 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, 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Fiona on 01738 340954.

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.


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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