Project Leader

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Berkshire, West London
Categories: Engineering, Project Management, Trades and Technical, Electrical, Mechanical


Job Title: Project Leader 

Location: Reading

Salary: £31,000 – £46,500 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Permanent | Full Time Hours

Our Role

As Project Leader, you will be responsible for the day-to-day integrity of the delivery of projects by the company business units or preferred sub-contractors. You’ll ensure that the activities of the project are planned, assigned and costed in line with projected budget and timelines, as provided by the Design Team. You will monitor project delivery as per the contractual requirements, ensuring the project is within budget and governed by both the asset owner design specifications and Health and Safety procedures.

You will ensure any issues relating to project delivery are escalated as required, and solutions identified by the relevant parties are implemented in a manner which protects the best interests of the company.

Your Skills and Experience

You’ll be proactive and energetic, seeking to get things done. You’ll have excellent communication skills, able to create a network of internal and external contacts across various disciplines.

As you will be managing different work streams it is essential that you have strong and confident negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to manage, motivate and co-ordinate multi-disciplined team members, consultants and contractors.

Ideally you’ll have experience in MS Project and will already have strong Microsoft Office skills. You should display good leadership, organisational and problem-solving skills as you will be dealing with internal and external customers.

Solid commercial acumen and an ability to effectively manage project risks, programmes and expenditure is necessary as is the capacity to deliver high quality work in a demanding environment. An ability to act as the key Project Leader contact for the business will be a must for this role.

Previous experience in a Multi Utility Project Management role would be advantageous, although previous experience in any single Utility would be acceptable.


Our Company

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities. The SSE Enterprise Projects and Operational Support Team support the entire Enterprise division leading the deployment of best practice in assurance, project management, engineering and in handling strategic projects.

SSE Enterprise Utilities deliver multi-utility infrastructure and distributed energy networks for large scale developments across the UK, offering market leading solutions for our customers’ electricity, gas, water and heat needs.  We can bring significant investment, providing a range of funding and asset management options for utility infrastructure projects.

Our Benefits

With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 26th March 2018

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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