Lead Planning Engineer

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Base Location: Inverness

Salary: £38,600 - £58,000 + car/cash allowance + annual bonus depending on skills and experience; relocation allowance will be considered

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time with Flexible working patterns available | 37 hours

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?

We are recruiting a Senior Planning Engineer to support the Shetland HVDC Link project. This project will create an electricity transmission connection between the Shetland Islands and the UK mainland for the first time. As Lead Planning Engineer on the project, you’ll form part of the project leadership team, responsible for the accurate and timely programme management and analysis outputs of a team of planning engineers located at multiple sites including Shetland and Wick.

What do I need?

Experience of delivering projects using Primvera P6 in the client role is a must for this position; the ability to analyse, interrogate and challenge multiple programmes under one multi-contract delivery model is a key aspect of the job. You will be required to ensure your planning team is performing efficiently in support of the project delivery teams they are deployed to whilst maintaining overall responsibility for the integrated project programme that SHE Transmission and four separate major contractors will be working to. Interface management between the contractors and their differing programme drivers will be your responsibility, working with the Project Director and senior project managers to resolve issues and reduce risk across the project.

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 at: sse.resourcing.team@sse.com

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. Internal candidates – as a courtesy, please inform your manager prior to submitting an application for this role. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company’s verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.

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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