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Renewables - Assistant Project Manager - Offshore Development

Scotland, Aberdeen / Scotland, Glasgow / Perth & Kinross, Perth, Scotland
£44100 - £66100 per annum
Closing date
6 Apr 2023

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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant, Belfast or Dublin.

Salary: £44,100 - £66,100 dependant upon experience + Performance bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

The Assistant Project Manager will support the Project Management team and will be responsible for specific aspects of projects, including but not limited to; compiling progress reports, providing project updates, developing and updating the various aspects of the project business case, identifying and managing risks, scoping works, developing budget estimates and resource plans as well as identifying, assessing and implementing value improvement opportunities .

The Assistant Project Manager will take the lead on critical aspects of project development under the supervision of the Project leadership, supporting with all aspects of project management developing a sound understanding of the technical, commercial, environmental, political and economic considerations effecting the development of offshore wind projects.

You'll be a self-starter, comfortable operating in the uncertain landscape of early development projects, have an ability to "read the energy contest" and play to win. You'll be involved with SSE's early-stage offshore development projects globally, participating in projects at all stages of the development lifecycle including pre-development, competitive bidding, environmental assessment, early engineering and concept refinement, consent applications and securing competitive subsidy arrangements.

Initially, you will be working as part of multi-disciplinary teams and will be expected to manage competing demands and support several projects concurrently.

Your Key accountabilities will include:

- Safety, health, environment and sustainability.

Responsible for ensuring that safety is a number one priority across all projects. Promote a positive safety culture. Ensure all work is carried out safely through the application of SSE safety family. Proactively collaborate with others to develop new initiatives that continually improve health, safety and the environment in order to support SSE safety targets and achieve zero harm. You'll support sustainability initiatives and seek to identify opportunities to maximise the sustainability of our portfolio of projects.

- Project Delivery.

Supporting the Project Managers in the preparation of papers at relevant milestones including Gate1, Gate 2 (moving from development to refinement phase) and Gate 3.

- Commercial.

Support the commercial assessment of development opportunities including the evaluation in terms of value and risk, including supporting bids to secure seabed exclusivity and subsidy support for projects.

Leading on value improvement initiatives to maximise the potential and competitiveness of our established development projects.

Support with the scoping and procurement of 3rd party services for project development.

- Governance and reporting.

Assist in setting up and managing resources, processes, systems and controls to accurately and timeously report on projects as required, and in accordance with the Large Capital Projects (LCP) governance framework. Support with project communications setting up and managing regular project team and steering committee meetings

- Resources.

Effectively plan, secure and manage project resources to enable efficient progress on the project, identify gaps and resource needs and complete regular assessment of forecast requirement and liaise with support functions to ensure adequate suitable resource is available.

- Stakeholder engagement and relationship management.

Develop strong and effective relationships with the project team, subcontractors, suppliers, stakeholders and the community as needed.

What do I need?

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

- Degree qualified in relevant subject or relevant experience with professional qualifications.

- Understanding of project management fundamentals for major projects delivery e.g. project definition and set up, planning, cost, risk, quality and commercial management.

- Ability to challenge project teams and key stakeholders to ensure robust project performance.

- Understands workings of the organisation and demonstrates an ability to communicate at all levels in the organisation and to key stakeholders out with the organisation.

- Ability to interact with a team of multi-disciplined individuals.

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 / 01738 275199.

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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