Project Director

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Location: Perth

Salary: £61,400 – £91,800 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

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

Our Role

You’ll lead a large portfolio of high value projects up to 500 million within Transmission with the aim of delivering safely, to time and budget in a consistent manner with effective financial, quality and risk management. Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, you’ll engage effectively to ensure that there is consistency in the way we develop projects across the portfolio and that senior management have sufficient visibility of the project to maintain confidence in delivery and resolution of issues.

You’ll lead, manage and develop the project team, ensuring that a strong, competent and capable team are in place and engaged and motivated to deliver.

Your Skills and Experience

Commercially focussed with significant high value project management expertise and understanding of major projects delivery, you’ll demonstrate understanding and experience of financial planning for large capital projects. With a strong knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and practices, you should have experience of large project Joint Venture agreements and relationships.

You’ll have experience of leading and motivating a team of multi-disciplined individuals, setting clear goals and objectives and measuring performance against them. With the ability to challenge project teams and key stakeholders to ensure robust project performance, you’ll have strong communication and negotiation skills and be at ease working in high pressured environments. You should have the ability to step back from the detail and focus on the key issues required to ensure project delivery.

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.

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.

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

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Closing date for applications is: 21th August 2019

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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