Position: Substation Site Construction Manager
Salary: GBP32700 - GBP49100 per annum + annual bonus
Ref: 522400_1571920474
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 24/10/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Lairg, Sutherland

Salary: £32,700 - £49,100 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time with flexible working patterns available

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.

The Transmission Capital Development & Delivery Team is responsible for delivering our investment in a wide range of reinforcement and new build projects on the electricity transmission network. To help deliver that investment, we are looking for an experienced and capable Substation Site Construction Manager.

What is the Role?

The role is primarily concerning the construction of a new 132kV switching station at Dalchork (near Lairg) including the access, earthworks, civils, mechanical and electrical installation. The role also covers substation remote end works at Casseley, Loch Buidhe, Lairg GSP, Shin.

Responsible for ensuring site activities comply with planning consents and SHE legislation, you'll liaise with SSE staff and contractors, helping to maximise project team effort. A great communicator, you'll develop effective relationships with contractors, suppliers and the community.

You'll ensure the project is executed in accordance with relevant requirements, particularly relating to statutory and legal obligations, Health and Safety, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, Quality & technical compliance, personnel and industrial relations. This will include facilitating safety and progress meetings and ensuring routine reports and KPI's are submitted as directed by the Project Manager.

Initially this role will be based from Inverness until the site at Lairg is operational, expected to be April 2020.

What do I need?

You should have previous experience of construction health and safety legislation practices and be experienced in all aspects of substation construction and commissioning. With good organisational skills, you should be confident challenging others and have experience of resolving conflicts and planning site activities.

Previous supervisory or management experience is preferred and you should have a recognised trade and/or hold an ONC qualification or equivalent. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation and CDM 2015 Regulations.

You should have a full, current driving licence as travel will be required with this role.

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 at 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 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.

Job Benefits:

annual bonus