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Contract Manager Opportunities


Contract Manager Opportunities

  • 540508
  • Closing at: May 22 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Flexible Scotland, Glasgow or Perth preferred

Salary: Competitive Salary Range depending upon experience + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What are the opportunities?

We have a strong pipeline of projects Offshore/Onshore and Hydro as part of our ambitious £12.5bn net capital investment plan. This new programme will see SSE enable delivery of over a quarter of the UK’s 40GW wind target by 2030 supporting progress to towards net zero.  

We're looking for Contract Managers (Ideally Quantity Surveying Discipline Focused) across various levels of experience to join our Onshore and Offshore Renewables Procurement and Commercial team to support the SSE Renewables project pipeline in the UK and Ireland.

This will encompass projects across all stages of the development process from inception of the project right through to hand over of completed projects to the Operation and Maintenance teams.

About the Role

As Contract Manager, you will be responsible for the commercial management and administration of contracts within SSE Renewables. You will work on some of the most innovative and largest Offshore/Onshore Wind and Hydro Projects in the world. The role will ensure successful delivery in accordance with all internal policies and procedures and support the delivery of departmental KPIs and objectives such as savings in total cost of ownership, value engineering and safety performance

Other accountabilities may include:

  • Supporting all post contract commercial matters including negotiating/agreeing compensation events and ensure that the core principles of the Commercial Manual are being implemented.
  • Managing the procurement of essential work scopes, procuring at lowest cost of ownership and in accordance with the principle of efficiency and best value. This includes covering all commercial, business and legal project risks in contracts and negotiating terms and conditions within own area of responsibility to ensure ongoing value for money throughout the lifetime of the contract
  • Complying with all safety policies and procedures, promote safety and safe working practices both internally and externally to improve safety performance
  • Building and supporting the development of relationships with main suppliers/contractors and liaise with points of contact on project(s) / contract(s)
  • Delivering all project contracts within approved budget authorisations

What do I need?

We are looking for individuals who are degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or equivalent qualification and may either have, or be working towards, professional membership of a relevant technical or professional body, for example the MRICS, MCIARB

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

  • Commercial, contract or cost experience in delivering large capital projects
  • Knowledge of estimating, sourcing management, cost & budget management and contract administration
  • Experience of drafting and interpreting commercial contracts with understanding of the relevant conditions of contract in supporting strategic projects/contracts.
  • Awareness of the processes relating to procurement strategy.


About our Business

SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, with growth ambitions to treble our renewable energy output by 2030. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets across the UK, Ireland and internationally. As our ambitions and projects grow, so do our teams, meaning we can offer a great selection of opportunities, training and development to support your career.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We 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. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 344763

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.






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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

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