Position: Procurement & Commercial Opportunities - SSE Thermal
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 543837_1673455588
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 11/01/2023
Expiry Date: 08/02/2023
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, or Dublin with travel to sites when necessary.

Salary: Competitive Salary Range depending upon experience + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

SSE's core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. Our strategy is to deliver sustained growth in the dividend payable to shareholders through the efficient operation of, and investment in, a balanced range of regulated and non-regulated businesses.

Our Procurement and Commercial team are responsible for supporting the business to procure works, services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way. 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 with our Sustainable Procurement Code and continue to meet contractual obligations and business needs.

What is the Role?

Exciting opportunities have arisen for procurement, commercial / contract management professionals of all levels of experience, to join our Procurement and Commercial team supporting the SSE Thermal Enabling a Net Zero Future | SSE Thermal, which has an extensive capital development programme over the next ten years to become the leading provider of flexible thermal energy in a net zero world. The roles are required to support the growth and subsequent operation of our Power Carbon Capture & Storage, Hydrogen Power, Production and Storage related projects among others.

Roles: Contract Manager/Snr Contract Manager/P&C Manager

Working within a Project Team this will involve:

  • You will also support the Director of Procurement and the teams providing a world class procurement and commercial service to internal customers, ensuring all aspects of delivery are following internal controls as established through the Large Capital Projects Governance and Commercial Manuals
  • Support and lead on procurement activities such as the development of Project procurement strategies, managing the procurement process, negotiation of contract terms and conditions and price through to contract award whilst ensuring compliance with the European Union (Award of Contracts by Utility Undertakings) Regulations 2016 where necessary.
  • Support and lead on supply chain engagement activities with key power plant Original Engineering Manufacturers, Front End Engineering Design (FEED) providers and Engineer, Procure, Construct & Manage (EPCM) service providers.
  • Cost estimating to the required standard and accuracy. Ensure all relevant evidence is included within the estimate to justify to internal and external stakeholders such as BEIS.
  • Cost and budget management via regular cost reporting and ensuring change management procedures are adhered to.
  • Provide robust post contract commercial management services which will support the project goals and objectives including negotiating/agreeing compensation events and ensuring that the core principles of the Commercial Manual are being implemented.

What do I need?

  • We are looking for candidates with working knowledge of the relevant conditions of contract which include NEC, FIDIC, LOGIC or IChemE.
  • Understand the commercial & financial aspects and implications of projects along with awareness of the commercial impact of decisions and the implications on procurement processes.
  • Can demonstrate experience and competency on all cost management issues including cost reporting, forecasting, accrual management and supply chain payment.
  • Has knowledge of relevant statutory and legal provisions and detailed knowledge of procurement and commercial policies and procedures.
  • Highly numerate with experience of interpreting numerical data & experience of drafting and interpreting commercial contracts with and understanding of the supply chain and how to improve it.

Minimum Requirements

  • Professional qualifications - MRICS or CIPS desirable
  • Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management, Procurement related degrees or equivalent
  • Extensive expereince of procuring and/or managing contracts on infrastructure or construction projects or programmes of work of c.£5-100m

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.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As 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, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

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 344763.

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.