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CROT Senior Delivery Programme Manager

Scotland, Perth & Kinross, Perth
£72500 - £108700 per annum + Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
19 Jun 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, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving 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. This role is within our Networks Distribution, Technology Digital and Data (TD&D) team supporting our Digital Strategy and Vision to be a progressive network owner, using digital to enhance social and economic value, deliver a leading experience for our customers and to enable the energy system to support net zero carbon emissions.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

Base Location: Flexible UK & Ireland | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however, need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices or depots around the UK and Ireland.

Salary: £72,500 - £108,700 + car allowance + performance-related bonus and a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

The Senior Programme Delivery Manager will be responsible for delivery of our Cyber Resilience plan for our Operational Technology. Our plan consists of more than 20 projects and will total over £30m in the ED2 regulatory review period. The role will matrix manage OT Security Engineers working on the projects, and directly manage the PMO and the project managers delivering the various projects. The project managers are expected to be contractors.

They will be responsible for using the best practice methodologies for their programme and ensuring effective control over costs and resourcing enabling the delivery of business outcomes. Key to the role is to manage the operational aspects of the delivery teams involved, ensuring risk, legal, security and other compliance requirements are met.

The Senior Programme Delivery Manager will be accountable for realising the objectives, key results and other value targets defined as part of the Programme and must have the ability to be adaptable to meet changing business environments.

- Provide strategic direction and leadership to a programme of activity, ensuring it is managed and delivered in a way that enables the benefits that were agreed at the initiation of the programme.

- Establish and maintain highly effective relationships with multiple delivery teams involved in the delivery of the programme, stakeholders at all levels and business teams to ensure that the output from the Programme is understood and delivered in a way that meets and exceeds expectations.

- Ensure successful transition to service, ensuring change lands well and meets business needs.

- Where relevant, management of 3rd parties, reviewing their performance, ensuring alignment with SSE ways of working and values acting as a routine contact point between organisation and supplier.

- To ensure reporting information is accurately captured in support of portfolio governance, Regulatory Reporting and reporting to the competent authorities under the NIS Regulations.

What do I need?

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

- Have strong technical knowledge in operational technology and/or cyber security to provide delivery teams with support and guidance.

- Degree level education; ideally skilled in a number of Project / Programme Management approaches e.g. Agile, Prince2, PMP, APM.

- Demonstrable experience of running successful programmes - comprised of multiple delivery teams using different development processes, including but not limited to DevOps, Scrum, Kanban and lean development.

- Ability to provide leadership and focus for the delivery teams, building strong capability and creating an environment that supports SSE's Vision and Values, whilst encouraging innovation.

- Experience of having shaped business cases and delivering tangible benefits to an organisation with the ability to articulate value delivered in a non-technical way.

Candidates for this role will be required to obtain vetting to SC level through UK Government. The criteria normally includes 5 years UK residency, further information can be found here: United Kingdom Security Vetting: Applicant - GOV.UK (

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 Kimberlee on 01738 341523.

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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