Lead Delivery Interface Manager

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Base Location: Inverness or Shetland

Salary: £52,800 – £79,200 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus | 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?

SHE Transmission is looking to recruit Lead Project Managers for the delivery of the Shetland HVDC Link Project from April 2020. The positions present an opportunity to join the Transmission business in SSE at a time of rapid growth as we look to connect Shetland with the mainland grid for the first time. 

As Lead Delivery Interface Manager, you’ll report directly to the Project Director and be responsible for the efficient management of all interfaces associated with the multi-contract delivery strategy, including: 

- Application of BIM across all contractors; 

- Design interfaces between HVDC, AC, civils and cables contracts; 

- Proactive management of construction interfaces to minimise risk to SHE Transmission during delivery 

- Major input to the commissioning process to meet SHE Transmission and our generator customer requirements 

- Lead on the CDM interfaces in design and in construction and Commercial and contractual interface management. 

Frequent travel to Shetland and Noss Head (Wick) will be required along with occasional travel to SHE Transmission offices in Perth, Inverness and Glasgow. 

What do I need?

This is a unique role and requires the ability to guide the senior leaders of the HVDC, AC, civils and cables contracts through the project taking cognisance of the overall interface picture. The ideal candidate will have experience in both major project delivery (preferably in the electricity transmission sector) and a strong background in contract negotiations at portfolio or programme level. Previous leadership experience of multi-contract design and delivery projects is a must.  

Direct reports will include a design interface manager, interface engineers and a BIM team. The role requires close working with the delivery project managers, engineers and commercial managers across the works packages that make up the delivery of the project. External relationships with the SHE Transmission delivery contractors will be key to the success of the role. 


SSE Transmission will support anyone relocating permanently for this position.  However, we can also consider and support a weekly commute (hotel and travel costs).

We are working with a relocation agency who will also provide support in sourcing accommodation too, in order to make the move as smooth as possible for you and your family.

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. 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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