Position: Head of Operations & Maintenance
Salary: Car/Cash Allowance and Annual Bonus
Ref: 523042_1579102834
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 15/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading

Salary: up to £67,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Enterprise comprises three companies: Contracting, Telecoms and Distributed Energy. SSE Enterprise Utilities is part of the Distributed Energy business of SSE plc. Distributed Energy offers a full range of services which contribute to the development of smart cities and smart places, in both public and private sectors. We finance, own, operate and maintain a broad portfolio, from electrical vehicle (EV) infrastructure, to distributed energy systems including renewable and low-carbon generation, energy storage and heat networks as well as building owning and adopting private HV networks. Were also proud to be at the forefront of using technology to help enable a low-carbon world. This involves providing customers with energy optimisation solutions through intelligent systems and offering platforms and connectivity to enable smart energy infrastructure and demand management services.

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

What is the Role?

Due to continued growth and diversification of our SSE Enterprise Utilities business, we are looking for a Head of Operations & Maintenance to join us in Reading. Within this role you will be responsible for the delivery of the complete range of operational and maintenance services for the network asset owners within SSE Enterprise Utilities. These services will include the implementation, management and execution of Operational & Maintenance, Emergency Cover, and Restoration Services in order to meet the asset owners regulatory requirements and providing essential cover to direct and vulnerable customers.

Within this role, you will also have commercial responsibilities for Bid & Pipeline support, providing Operational & Maintenance Service solutions delivery and costs to support major project bids in current and new sector areas. You will provide clarification of service level, performance and quality assurance requirements for all asset owners within the SSE Enterprise Utilities portfolio.

What do I need?

To be considered for the role you will ideally have extensive experience in an Operational role within the Utility Sector and a good understanding in Maintenance Service Delivery and Management with an in-depth knowledge of service delivery, any connected legislation, service scheduling, key performance management, customer service delivery and sub-contractor management. You will be an exceptional leader with the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team.

You will have strong commercial & financial acumen, working with the Director of Operations in preparing and managing the annual budget for Operational & Maintenance and Emergency Response and Restoration Services. As well as this you will have the ability to plan, construct and execute business plans.

With a background in service delivery management, you will ensure that Operational & Maintenance services are defined, agreed and delivered against the service levels as required by the asset owners and customer service requirements.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

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

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all 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.

Job Benefits:

Car/Cash Allowance and Annual Bonus