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Job description

Base Location: Portsmouth

Salary: £41,307 - £54,556 depending on experience, plus car/car allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week | Flexible Working options available

About the Department

Operations are responsible for keeping the lights on; we are at the front line on the Network. If we find a fault, it is our responsibility to respond to the fault, and dispatch our skilled teams to fix it as quickly as possible. We work in all hours, and through all weathers, ensuring our customers are never without power.

What is the Role

The Contractor Performance Manager is responsible for leading the contractor performance team comprising of quality and safety advisors, administrators and analyst, overseeing the use of contractors, providing contractor administration services, inspecting and monitoring contractor works, analysing safety and performance data and managing contractor performance across SEPD, spanning both regional works and large projects. You will provide direction to the L2/ L3 managers in the delivery units in regard to contractor performance and act as conduit between the business and contractors in regard to performance issues or escalations. This is a pivotal role for Operations ensuring the safety, quality and high performance of the contracted workforce.

You will drive value through innovation, implementing a continuous improvement philosophy and lead, develop and grow the skills and capability of your team(s) through rigorous implementation of performance management. You will drive success by empowering teams in line with the leadership blueprint.

What do I need?

The ideal candidate for this role will have sound business and technical knowledge of a Distribution business or similar market along with a detailed understanding of safety regulations and standards applied to the Utilities industry. A detailed understanding of Key Performance Indicators, ways to collect and analyse performance data, undertaking contractor reviews and ultimately experience in managing performance is a must for the advertised role. Previous experience of managing teams is a necessity for this role and you will have a proven track record of leading, motivating and coaching teams of contractors. You will also have previously operated within a customer driven environment, possessing excellent customer service skills.

To succeed in the role, you will need to be highly organised, resilient and able to have proactive discussions with contractors that would lead to high performance. You will have a disciplined approach to risk management, in-depth knowledge of safety regulations and be able to role model the required safety and quality standards to your direct team and the contractor workforce and instil a high-performance culture. You will be determined and controlled under pressure and possess excellent communication skills and ability to influence both contractors and senior managers of the company. Qualifications in project management, contract management or continuous improvement methods would be highly beneficial.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch with gemma.hume@sse.com . We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. Internal candidates - as a courtesy, please inform your manager prior to submitting an application for this role.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining 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.

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Advertised: 19 Jun 2020 GMT Daylight Time
Applications close: 12 Jul 2020 GMT Daylight Time
Job Sector
Purchasing
Job Position
Contract Manager
Address
Hampshire, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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