Performance and Improvement Manager

Apply now Job no: 522025

Base Location: Perth or Glasgow

Salary: £31,500 - to £47,900 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

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.

What is the Role

As the Performance & Improvement Manager you will drive high levels of performance and capability in SHE Transmission by acting as a coordination point to align and prioritise key performance outcomes across the organisation. This encompasses business leadership of a number of crucial areas including:

- delivery against budget and regulatory plan which is necessary to achieve efficient and compliant business operation

- monitoring the performance of the business and ensuring timely action is taken to maintain performance against plan

- ensuring that end-to-end processes are governed across the organisation to efficiently deliver optimal performance for our customers and stakeholders

You’ll work closely with your colleagues in various departments to ensure all required elements are captured and being carried out effectively. This is a good opportunity to also learn and understand more about our Ofgem requirements, and how we develop business plans to support these requirements in our projects.

What do I need?

To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you hold a qualification in a relevant discipline, to a minimum SVQ/NVQ level 5, in a field such as construction management, engineering, project management, or related technical field. If you don’t hold a qualification, equivalent experience is also great.

You should have experience in a similar role, and be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Energy industry, and the nature of our market. Your role will involve liaising and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders, therefore it is crucial that you have excellent communication skills, along with outstanding organisation and customer relationship skills.

Please be aware if you are successful, you’ll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

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.  Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer? 

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with myself Gemma Bell ( or

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.

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