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Planning Engineer (Primavera P6)

Scotland, Aberdeen / Glasgow, Scotland / Scotland, Perth, Perth & Kinross
Performance Related Bonus
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: Perth, Aberdeen or Inverness.

Salary: c£50,000 (DOE) + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role

We have exciting opportunities for Planning Engineers (Primavera P6 required) to work within the SSEN Transmission Offshore Directorate team. SSEN Transmission is responsible for building and reinforcing the network infrastructure including connecting all Renewable Energy generated in the North of Scotland, islands and offshore to achieve NetZero.

These fantastic opportunities to join a diverse & inclusive team have become available following continued growth and work on some of the most complex and innovative projects to ensure we deliver our NetZero ambitions. Here at SSEN Transmission we are committed to developing and supporting our team as we grow. Our portfolio of projects is already large and is likely to grow in the coming years, meaning there will likely be opportunities for progression within the business.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

- Planning projects within Transmission, including producing and managing programmes. You will have practical field experience with planning & scheduling.

- Provide planning support across the full project lifecycle using Primavera P6.

- Produce and maintain client perspective programmes that support the project work processes, milestones and deadlines.

- Liaise with project teams, contractors, site management and commercial teams throughout the project lifecycle to effectively report on project progress.

- Provide reporting and feedback to project and business group management that are appropriate to the project needs and the client requirements.

What do I need?

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

- Previous experience in using Primavera P6 on Large Capital Projects.

- Desirable awareness of NEC3 Contract management, but not essential.

- Demonstrable ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

- Working knowledge of Standard Microsoft 365 Office Suite.

- A can-do attitude focused on contributing to a positive working environment.

The successful candidate would be expected to travel between different SSE offices/project sites, with the occasional overnight stay. Therefore, a driving licence is required.

About our Business

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all - we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

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 Stephanie on 01738 342963.

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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