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Project Management Construction Summer Placement 2023

England, Berkshire, Reading
Up to £20100 per annum
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Civil & Structural
Job Type
Intern & Placement

Job Details

SSE Distributed Energy - Project Management Construction Summer Placement

SSE Enterprise

Duration: 12 weeks commencing June 2023

Location: Reading, Melksham, Sunderland, Leeds

Salary: circa £20,100 per annum pro rata

Our summer placements offer you the opportunity not only to play a part in achieving our goals, but to grow with us as well.

This placement would suit a student entering the final year of their degree in September or those who have already graduated

Why join SSE?

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for candidates who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

What will I do during the placement?

Our Enterprise summer placements provide real hands-on experience through a 12-week placement in our Construction team. With the help of our supply chain we construct low carbon infrastructure such as EV Charging Hubs and energy networks in a sustainable manner. You will be working as part of the team on key projects that are either in construction or development. Working on topics such as SHE, Quality, Commercial, Risk etc. Throughout the placement, you will have the support of a business mentor and buddy who will provide guidance to enable you to reach your full potential.

Our summer placement students work collaboratively in a variety of contexts, while also taking ownership of their role by working under their own direction to drive action forward. There will also be networking and presentation opportunities, specialist sessions and support from our graduates.

What do I need?

You'll have a genuine interest in SSE and the prospect of a long-term future with us, as often candidates who join us on summer placements consider joining our Graduate Programmes after graduation. We would love you to have some knowledge of:

- UK Net Zero Strategy.

- UK Construction methodologies.

- SSE Net Zero Strategy.

- MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Teams, Visio, Project).

- Excellent written / verbal communication skills and a can-do attitude to new tasks.

Ideally, you'll already have, or be on track to achieve, a minimum 2:2 degree in a construction focused subject. Our opportunities are open to students who are entering the final year of their degree in September or those who have already graduated.

We'd love you to have some practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for the energy or sustainability sector, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team. You'll also be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management. In order to accelerate progress towards net zero SSE Group is investing £7m a day on low carbon infrastructure, creating 1,000 green jobs a year in the process, as part of its £25bn NZAP (Net Zero Acceleration Programme).

Whats in it for you?

An excellent salary 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. The deadline to submit your application is 11pm on Sunday, 2nd April.

If you would like a confidential informal discussion about this role before applying, to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact to arrange a call.

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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