Position: Delivery Programme Director
Salary: GBP61000 - GBP91800 per annum
Ref: 522957_1578321362
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 06/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Reading

Salary: £61,000 - £91,800 depending on experience plus bonus and car/cash allowance and benefits

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

Our Role

SSE Enterprise Telecoms division is going through a period of significant growth and as such, we are currently recruiting for a Delivery Programme Director on a Fixed Term Basis. Your role will be to manage the delivery of major programmes to budget, schedule and quality with a revenue responsibility of £75m.

Your role as Delivery Programme Director is to own the overall delivery of a programme from initial engagement in the business development or bid process, through to handover into execution, followed by the entire execution phase resulting in successful customer acceptance and programme closure.

You will be participate in the bid/business development of opportunities run by the SSEET Sales team and therefore will own and drive the creation of an appropriately skilled, multi-functional delivery team through timely internal and external appointments.

The Delivery Programme Director will own and define the delivery of solutions that realise the business case value to agreed budget, schedule and quality outcomes ahead of acceptance into the execution phase.

As confident communicator, you will develop and maintain strong customer relationships while progressing a delivery outcome for both our customers and the Telecoms business leadership team.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

You should have extensive experience as a Programme Director for high value, strategic customer programmes in a Telecoms business delivery environment; with demonstrable understanding of the UK Telecoms market, business basics and common challenges for delivering change in a UK Telecoms business world.

To be successful in this role you will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience in the role. A professional accreditation in project/programme management is desirable and a telecoms engineering background would be preferential but is not essential.

You will have strong experience of running projects/programmes deploying fibre technology and proven experience of managing multiple 3rd parties to agreed outcomes.

Having a strong understanding of the basic disciplines of programme financial management is essential to the success of this position.

You have proven leadership skills with the ability to lead, motivate and empower team members to evolve and develop thereby improving the Telecoms business delivery capability. Furthermore, you will be responsible for progressing your own development through pro-actively driving discussing and identifying appropriate opportunities in conjunction with your manager.

Our Company

SSE Enterprise brings together five of SSE's businesses: Contracting, Rail, Slough Heat and Power, Telecoms and Utilities.

Working together with SSE's Business Energy team we can deliver the energy and related services to meet the needs of businesses across the United Kingdom. We provide industry leading business-to-business essential services across all the utilities. We deliver multi-utility networks, mechanical and electrical contracting, lighting solutions and telecoms for organisations of all sizes.

Our end-to-end solutions are designed to help our customers deal with their fundamental energy challenges.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here's a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

Next Steps

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For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, well conduct some pre-employment checks.