Operations Manager Ireland (Electrical Contracting)

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Work type: Permanent - Working Differently Available, Permanent - Full Time
Location: Dublin
Categories: Commercial

Salary: circa €70k - €80k + bonus, depending on skills and experience 

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37.5 hours per week

Our Role

SSE Airtricity Utility Solutions is part of the SSE Group and is a leading electrical specialist contractor in Ireland. Operating in a dynamic environment, we are currently involved in a range of projects throughout Ireland running a variety of commercial and term contracts and have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager to work with our Commercial and Business Development teams based from our Dublin office.

The Operations Manager will be ensuring the operation of the HV/MV/LV maintenance and construction contracting business within the Republic of Ireland to meet business objectives.

Responsibilities will include but will not be restricted to:

-Actively promote a positive safety culture; monitor and control business unit(s) safety performance to ensure all Company and customer safety rules and procedures are applied by staff and contractors.

-Plan, organise, monitor and control business unit(s) operations to ensure full and effective use is made of resources at all times and business objectives are achieved within budget and in accordance with Company policies and procedures.

-Lead and manage the teams within the business unit(s) to ensure a high level of motivation and co-operation is maintained at all times and support the achievement of business objectives.

-Manage and deliver multiple projects on time, to the required standard and within budgetary objectives.

-Manage all work carried out against budget, work programme, deadlines and standards to identify and implement or recommend appropriate actions to maintain/improve results.

-Manages team and individual performance ensuring all training and development needs are identified and fulfilled and all disciplinary issues dealt with promptly according to established procedures.

-Develops a culture of continuous improvement and drives excellence within the unit to ensure cost-effective improvements in service and productivity.

-Comply with and actively embrace the SSE approach to health and safety guidelines

-Embrace and deliver on the SSE values, SSE Enterprise principles and SSE Enterprise Contracting ‘fit for future’ objectives

-Develop relationships throughout the client’s business to maintain customer focus and collaborative approach in delivery of client needs

-Develop strong internal relationships with the regional operational teams and manage the internal sales process and authorisation procedures

-Other tasks as required and commensurate with the role

Your Skills and Experience

-Awareness of the Company’s activities, objectives and procedures

-Extensive knowledge of HV/MV/LV and electrical contracting sector

-Experienced in planning and managing work programmes and effective resource utilisation

-Commercial awareness: balances customer requirements, commercial priorities and technical design

-Experienced in managing commercial/contractual risks

-Good knowledge of and experience in financial planning and control methods

-Project management skills

-Ability to manage change and drive improvements

-Experienced in managing quality and safety

-Commercial and Financial literacy

-Have a high standard of computer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), writing and numeric skills

-Have excellent verbal and presentation skills

-A willingness to travel across Ireland as and when operational business requirements or client/project requirements dictate

Our Company

SSE is Ireland’s second largest energy utility and the leading developer and investor in cleaner energy infrastructure. SSE owns and operates over 2,000MW of generation capacity on the island of Ireland, of which 718MW is from renewable sources. Sitting within our Wholesale business, SSE Airtricity supplies greener electricity, natural gas and essential services to over 770,000 homes and businesses. Since 2008, SSE has directly invested over £2bn in growing its Ireland energy business including investment in large-scale, cleaner energy infrastructure. As a result of that investment SSE has contributed over €5bn to Irish Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since 2010, demonstrating the scale of economic activity that SSE’s operations support across Ireland.

SSE Ireland has been certified by Business in the Community Ireland to the Business Working Responsibly Mark, the gold standard for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in Ireland. The Mark is presented to companies that represent best-in-class leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in CSR and Sustainability including employee engagement, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.

Our Benefits

We employ 1000 individuals doing everything from helping customers with their bills to the creation of clean, green renewable energy. Our people are important to us and we go to great lengths to extend the values of our award winning customer service to our employees to ensure that as part of our diverse workforce, you have the flexibility and opportunity to develop to your fullest potential.

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 25 days’ annual leave entitlement, with the option to buy up to 10 extra days and will also be eligible for a host of other lifestyle benefits. 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: 5th March 2019                                                      

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.resourcing.team@sse.com

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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