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Distributed Energy - Quality Lead


Distributed Energy - Quality Lead

  • 543280
  • Closing at: Dec 4 2022 at 09:45 GMT

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices or depots around the UK.

Salary: Competitive + 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

This is a key role within the Quality function of Assurance and Business Services, but dedicated to either DE or S&B. The role-holder will be required to support LCP and FOAK projects to deliver successfully, acting as a second line of defence to Construction Interface Engineers and the wider Construction teams. Role-holder will be expected to undertake up to 24 site visits per year in order to assess project delivery against Project Quality Plans and CDM Regulations, in support of early identification and mitigation of all delivery risks. Assessment of project delivery will also extend to Contractor/Manufacturing assurance (e.g. witness and inspection testing, factory acceptance testing and product release testing).


A key element of the role will also be in supporting effective planning of Projects during the earlier stages of development, supporting PDMs to draft comprehensive Project Quality Plans; facilitating Risk Based Quality Intervention workshops (LCP requirement); supporting/facilitating Red Team Reviews, LCP Project Assurance Reviews and Gate Approvals; supplier assessment; and reviewing handover documentation from suppliers against ITPs

The Role:

  • Support Project Development/Construction Managers with drafting comprehensive Quality Plans that meet CDM Regs, and against which performance can be assessed and measured.
  • Provide Contractor/Manufacturing Assurance support (e.g. witness and inspection testing, factory acceptance testing, product release testing).
  • Define the level and timing of on-site investigations / supply chain scrutiny.
  • Assess and monitor supplier quality performance and compliance to contract specific and quality requirements.
  • Establish systems and procedures which ensure consistent project quality plans for project execution.
  • Facilitate Risk Based Quality Intervention Workshops (as per LCP prequirement).
  • Ensure that the Distributed Energy and/or Solar Battery Business Unit operates in accordance with SSE’s systems and project processes, including the Large Capital Project Services Governance Framework.
  • Development, management and improvement of the Quality Management System (QMS) covering development, refinement, execution and handover, to ensure that Enterprise retains ISO 9001.
  • Assessing product specifications and customer requirements.
  • Supervising technical staff in carrying out inspection tests and checks. 


What do I need?

  • Experience of working in the energy industry or other highly regulated environment, undertaking large/complex projects.
  • Expert in auditing against management standards.
  • Expert in planning and delivering business improvement projects/programmes.
  • Expert in facilitating / delivering workshops.
  • Understanding of the 3 Lines of Defence Corporate Governance Model.
  • Extensive knowledge of wider regulatory framework that SSE must comply with.
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, quality management, engineering, project management, or related technical field or National Level NVQ5.  Experience in lieu of degree is acceptable.
  • ISO 9001: 2015 Lead Auditor qualified.


About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management. In order to accelerate progress towards net zero SSE Group is investing £7m a day on low carbon infrastructure, creating 1,000 green jobs a year in the process, as part of its £25bn NZAP (Net Zero Acceleration Programme).

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As 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, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

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 Zoe.morrison@sse.com.

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.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.




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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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