Position: Planning Engineer
Salary: GBP32000 - GBP49000 per annum + + annual bonus
Ref: 536655_1631540177
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 13/09/2021
Expiry Date: 11/10/2021
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Perth, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness

Salary: £32,900 - £49,000 + annual 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?

SSEN Transmission has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Planning Engineer to support high profile and technically complex Transmission projects.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

  • Planning of a portfolio of projects within Transmission which includes both producing and managing programmes. You will have practical field experience with planning & scheduling knowledge to identify challenges to the project schedule and suggest mitigation plans.
  • You will implement technical expertise of the full project lifecycle where you will integrate your understanding of emerging industry methodologies to successfully manage the cross-discipline relationships within the project controls functions.
  • You will create, implement, and execute a top-down approach in respect of the strategic plans and schedules that support the project work processes, milestones and deadlines.
  • You will liaise with project teams, contractors, site management and commercial teams throughout the project lifecycle to effectively report on project progress, risks and contingency plans.
  • This role involves implementation and monitoring earned value systems that accurately measure progress and performance. You will 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:

  • Experience planning large scale, complex projects throughout the project lifecycle and ideally trained in NEC3 Contract management with a focus on planning requirements is highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of the Transmission business with a focus on understanding the regulatory requirements to conform to Ofgem restrictions is required.
  • You should have a demonstrable understanding of SSE's business areas, the Energy industry, gained from experience as well as through social/professional networking is preferred.
  • Previous experience in implementing and effectively using company-standard planning & scheduling systems and project or program-specific planning & scheduling systems (Primavera P6) is essential to the role.
  • A Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, project management, or related technical field or National Level NVQ5 or equivalent working knowledge. Active membership in at least one professional body or association demonstrating continual professional development is desirable.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net-zero.

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, experiences 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

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal record and credit check.

Job Benefits:

+ annual bonus