Welcome to VERCIDA website.

Skip to main content
Enable Recite to make this website accessible

Profile completeness

Did you know that users who have filled in their profile details are 42 times more likely to get matched with the right employer?

security illustration Help us find the best workplace for you by sharing more about yourself. We will never disclose your information with others.

Job description

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £46,319 - £61,175 plus 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?

Due to continued growth, we are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our Major Projects team to deliver 11/33/132kv cable projects. These projects will vary from small projects to underground some spans of our 11kv network to larger more complex multi-million pound 33kv and 132kv cable projects in rural and urban environments.

The vast majority of these cable projects will be delivered by SSEN's In-house Construction Team where we take on the role of Principle Contractor and manage resources supplied via a labour and plant framework agreement. The successful candidate will be aligned closely with the Cable Team Construction Manager who is responsible for the day to day running of the construction teams which includes safety and quality.

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, you'll work closely with the Construction Manager, design engineers, field staff, contractors, customers, and key stakeholders.

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 will 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 the majority of projects will be In-house it would be an advantage to have experience in contract management, you'll ideally have experience of NEC construction contracts. With good problem-solving skills, you'll have the ability to thrive under pressure.

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.

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.


Advertised: 19 Jun 2020 GMT Daylight Time
Applications close: 12 Jul 2020 GMT Daylight Time
Job Sector
Strategy & Consultancy
Job Position
Project Management
Berkshire, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

How would you fit?

Learn more about SSE

Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

Articles you might like

Other jobs in Energy and Utilities

Apprentice Wastewater Production Operator

Business & Administration
Redcar TS10 5NX, UK

posted 12 hours ago

Mobile Cleaning Supervisor

Chelmsford, UK

posted 15 hours ago

You will receive an email with link to reset your password.

Enter your new password