Position: Lead Project Coordinator
Salary: GBP28506 - GBP37650 per annum
Ref: 522919_1579016738
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 14/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Inverness

Salary: £28,508 - £37,650 depending on skills and experience | Relocation allowance will be considered

Working pattern: Permanent | Full Time with Flexible working patterns available | 37 hours

About the Department

Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

What is the Role?

SHE Transmission requires a Lead Project Coordinator to lead project administration, co-ordination and control functions on the Shetland HVDC Link project. The role will require management of a team of Project Co-ordinators and Document Controllers supporting various major contracts in the delivery of the HVDC link between mainland Scotland and the Shetland Isles in addition to providing executive personal assistant support to the Project Director.

You'll manage the preparation and compilation of key project documents, and will ensure all the project teams travel, calendars, meetings and necessary scheduling are carried out smoothly and efficiently. In this role, you'll interact with key stakeholders for the project, liaising on project details and attending meetings where required. In addition, you'll look after all associated engagement paperwork for the projects, such as invoices, Purchase Orders, requisitions and external resource engagement requests.

The Lead Project Coordinator will be required to travel to project sites on occasion with staff based in Wick and Shetland. Travel to other SSE offices in Perth or Glasgow will also be required.

What do I need?

To ensure you get the most from your role, we ask that you have excellent administration and organisational skills; this role is a busy one and will allow you an opportunity to learn about our business and interact with a wide range of stakeholders. You will be highly literate with a keen eye for detail, and an ability to prioritise workload in demanding timescales. You should also have a proven ability to manage different stakeholders at once, sometimes with conflicting priorities, and be able to prioritise and work in the most effectively way.

You will have previous experience managing a small team in a project support environment, preferably in a regulated sector and within a client-side organisation. Experience of staff and financial management systems such as Harmony or Oracle would be advantageous as would demonstrable executive personal assistance experience.

Your role will directly support the Project leadership team whilst recruiting and building your own team in preparation for up and coming contracts and project works commencing mid-2020.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer? 

Next Steps

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

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.

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 its 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.