Director of Project Services
Job Title: Director of Project Services
Location: Glasgow or Perth
Salary: Circa £118,500 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus
Permanent Contract | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37 hours per week
As Director of Project Services you'll lead project assurance and provide independent challenge for SSE's large capital programme of c.1.4bn per annum, providing project management and subject matter advice and expertise both at senior management and project director level across SSE.
You'll play an integral role in the Project Services Team leading project assurance reviews of large capital projects (LCP) guaranteeing quality, effectiveness and impact. The Executive Committee will rely on your accurate reporting on the status and delivery of these projects to ensure governance requirements are met or that associated risk is documented and quantified. It is critical that LCP Governance Framework is applied within commercial constraints on time, without jeopardising project value and delivery.
Furthermore, a key part of your role involves working with Senior Stakeholders and Joint Venture Partners developing a relationship of confidence and trust in your assurance interventions and you'll work with your team of professionals and subject matter experts to drive continuous improvement resulting in high quality operational improvements and recommendations.
Your Skills and Experience
To get the most out of your role you may have an Engineering Degree or Chartered status but more importantly will have a first-class knowledge of LCP Framework or capital project governance framework.
You'll be an inspirational senior leader with a track record of building and developing successful teams. Your senior management experience will include leading the development and delivery of LCP within energy, oil and gas, utilities, or public-sector organisations, with a strong track record of organisational transformation and performance management. In addition, you'll have knowledge and experience of developing and applying project management and fiscal governance within a large private sector or public-sector organisation.
With this in mind, your professional gravitas, resilience and integrity will be the key to your success in this role. You'll naturally communicate with a breadth of internal and external stakeholders with confidence and honesty as you build and maintain solid relationships.
Being a highly motivated individual with a passion for project management and engineering you'll thrive on the tight deadlines and high standards that come with this role.
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. Passionate about people and proud of our award winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential.
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.
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Closing date for applications is: Monday 29th October 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.
For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments required to support your application please get in touch: sse.