Position: Project Manager
Salary: GBP45079 - GBP59538 per annum
Ref: 520911_1574937927
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 28/11/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £45,079 - £59,538 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: 37 hours | Permanent| Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

The Major Projects Delivery team is responsible for asset replacement and network reinforcement projects on the primary and grid distribution networks covering voltages up to 132kV. Projects include the refurbishment and replacement of switchgear, transformers, overhead lines and underground cables.

What is the Role?

To ensure the continued success of the business, we have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our Major Projects team to deliver 11/33/132kv cable projects. These projects will vary from small underground 11kv projects to large, complex, multi-million-pound 33kv and 132kv cable projects in both rural and urban environments.

Most of these cable projects will be delivered by SSENs In-house Construction Team where we take on the role of Principle Contractor and manage resources supplied via a labour and plant framework agreement. As a Project manager, your main responsibility will be to manage projects in accordance with our investment management process to ensure delivery within budget and to an agreed programme. As part of a project management team, youll work closely with the construction manager, design engineers, field staff, contractors, customers, and key stakeholders to ensure that projects are delivered with the key focus being of safety and quality.

What Do I Need?

To be successful in this role, you'll have previous experience of managing construction projects involving underground cables. An engineering qualification is preferred and a recognised qualification in construction safety and project management would be advantageous.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are vital, and you'll need to be comfortable engaging with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external. You'll be experienced in the Construction Design and Management Regulations and understand the duties of Client, Principal Designer and Principal Contractor. Whilst many projects will be In-house it would be an advantage to have experience in contract management and you'll ideally have experience of NEC construction contracts. With good problem-solving skills, you'll also thrive under pressure.

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 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 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.