Position: Project Manager
Salary: GBP32700 - GBP49100 per annum
Ref: 524042_1592471038
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 18/06/2020
Expiry Date: 16/07/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £32,700 - £49,100 depending on skills and experience plus bonus & car allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week with flexible working available

About the Department

SSE Enterprise comprises three companies: Contracting, Telecoms and Distributed Energy.

SSE Enterprise Telecoms operates a 13,700km private telecoms network, with 265 Points of Presence and connectivity to over 80 commercial data centres that span the UK. With its extensive telecoms engineering experience, the company provides commercial security with unrivalled in-house engineering resource to Service Providers, Large Enterprises and the Public Sector providing a competitive range of leading-edge Ethernet, Cloud Connect, Optical Networking and Co-location services.

What is the Role?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for experienced Project Managers to join our existing team to help us deliver telecommunications projects to a wide range of clients across the UK, ensuring we exceed our customer's expectations. 

You'll be responsible for managing multiple projects from design, through delivery, to handover including managing the daily activities of internal and contractor resource, as well as project documentation, financial reporting, process management and escalation management to appropriate standards.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must for this role as you'll be liaising with customers, Project Managers and other stakeholders to provide regular updates and reviews, delivering safely and to our customers expectations.

What do I need?

Be able to demonstrate initiative and can work autonomously with a keen focus on delivering projects to time and budget.

Experienced in the management of projects, deploying telecoms technologies including fibre optics, Voice, Video, Ethernet, Data & Transmission Systems.

Proven experience of stakeholder management with internal and external customers & an understanding of health and safety requirements including knowledge of the Construction Design and Management Regulations is advantageous.

Full UK valid driving licence

A Telecommunications Project Management background with specific experience of managing data/telephony network projects, providing connectivity to customer offices and data centres.

Previous experience of managing projects in the Telecommunications / IT industry.

Proven experience of managing 3rd parties to contract and then through delivery phases with strong understanding of project management best practices.

Well organised, self-driven and strong communicator both verbally and in writing, with the ability to pull together individuals with their own business objectives into a coordinated, efficient team.

Ability to portray the technical change in business terms for business engagement during planning and execution.

APM / PRINCE II certification desirable

- Responsible for defining and managing the project scope and quality & project delivery schedule (plan).

- managing and maintaining a strong RAID process & for the project finances.

- Responsible for adherence of the project to SSEET governance & the adoption of SSE culture with respect to safety, information security and project rules and principles.

- Customer relationship with respect to project delivery & for appropriate stakeholder management through timely and effective communication. Maintaining project delivery progress in line with declared benefits.

- Responsible for business readiness ahead of deployment and a smooth transition from delivery into operation.

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

Well let you know the outcome of your job application after the closing date. To discuss any adjustments, you require to submit your application please get in touch

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 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.