Project Manager

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: UK
Categories: Construction, Engineering, Project Management, Commercial

Position: Project Manager (Strategic Investment)

Location: Reading, Berkshire

Salary: SS09 £44,195 - £58,371 depending on skills and experience car/cash allowance

Permanent| Full Time Hours with flexible working available | 37 hours per week


Our Role

Due to continued growth, we are looking for experienced Project Managers to join our Strategic Investment team based in our prestigious new premises in Reading, One Forbury Place, conveniently located in Reading town centre. This new location offers new flexibility in the way we work, and, this role can be carried out splitting time between the office and either your home or another SSEN location. 

As a Project manager, you’ll be responsible for managing a range of projects in accordance with our investment management process.  You will be responsible for all aspects of the project including safety, quality, cost and programme. You will be part of a project management team working closely with design engineers, field staff, contractors, customers, stakeholders, ICP’s and IDNO’s.


Your Skills and Experience

You’ll have previous experience of managing projects in a construction environment and ideally experience of managing electricity industry projects.  An engineering qualification is preferred and a recognised qualification in 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 will be experienced in the Construction Design and Management Regulations and understand the duties of Client, Principal Designer and Principal Contractor. You will need to be experienced in contract management and ideally have experience of NEC contracts.  You will also need to possess good problem-solving skills and can thrive under pressure.


Our Company

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England.

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.


Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities


Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

Closing date for applications is: Thursday 24th January

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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