Position: Contracts Manager- Dogger Bank
Salary: GBP38600 - GBP58000 per annum
Ref: 539839_1642174917
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 14/01/2022
Expiry Date: 11/02/2022
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

We're proud to be a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people 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.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

Base Location: Flexible Scotland | 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 Scotland.

Salary: £38,600 - £58,000 + 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?

Be a Contracts Manager on the worlds largest Offshore Windfarm, Dogger Bank Phase 1, 2 & 3. You will be responsible for managing multi million pounds contracts in a multi contracting set up, responsible for commercial, contractual and interface management across the project. You will be involved in a project which is using innovate new technologies and is pushing the boundaries in Offshore Wind.

Key Accountabilities include:

  • Responsible for the commercial management and administration of contracts within the Renewables Business Area to ensure successful delivery in accordance with all internal policies and procedures such as the Procurement Manual, Commercial Manual and the LCP Governance Framework Manual. You will support the delivery of departmental KPIs and objectives such as savings in total cost of ownership, value engineering and safety performance.
  • Manage the Procurement of essential Work Scopes, procuring at lowest cost of ownership and in accordance with the principle of efficiency and best value. This includes covering all commercial, business and legal project risks in contracts and negotiating terms and conditions within own area of responsibility to ensure ongoing value for money throughout the lifetime of the contract
  • Comply with all safety policies and procedures, promote safety and safe working practices both internally and externally to improve safety performance
  • Manage all post contract commercial matters including negotiating/agreeing compensation events and ensure that the core principles of the Commercial Manual are being implemented.
  • Understand and support the development of relationships with main suppliers/contractors and liaise with points of contact on project(s) / contract(s)
  • Deliver all project(s)/contract(s) within own area of responsibility and approved budget authorisations

What do I need?

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

  • Quantity Surveying Degree or equivalent direct entry to recognised appropriate professional body preferred.
  • Experience of drafting and interpreting commercial contracts
  • Experience in supporting strategic projects/contracts. Working knowledge of the relevant conditions of contract.
  • Experience of; Estimating, Sourcing management/support, Cost and budget management, Contract Administration
  • Awareness of the processes relating to procurement strategy.
  • Ability to travel, sometimes at short notice throughout the UK and Internationally as may be required by the project along with regular access to our Glasgow site office will also be required.

About our Business

At SSE, we own more than 500 property assets and several thousand land assets, which are located across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland. Our Procurement & Commercial, Property and Facilities Management teams are responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way, and for ensuring SSE offers a safe, modern, fit-for-purpose property portfolio. We work right across the SSE Group, ensuring our businesses gets the best possible service and value from our supplier network, as well as ensuring all service providers are compliant and continue to meet contractual obligations and business need.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is 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 and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

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 - 01738 275847

EXTERNAL: 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.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.

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