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Innovation Project Manager


Innovation Project Manager

  • 526540

Base Location:  Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness

Salary: £ £38,600 – £58,000 + performance related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Full Time, Flexible working options available

What is the Role?


To help achieve our Network for Net Zero RIIO-T2 business plan we are looking for an Innovation Project Manager who will manage development of technical innovations through an innovation project life-cycle.


They key responsibilities of this role are expected to be:


  • Scoping and development, idea shaping and business case development, product development and testing to allow innovations to become business as usual.  Ensuring that all technical innovation projects are effectively managed to ensure they meet all required technical and business requirements in the required timescales.
  • Carry our financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting regarding programme delivery and track benefits realisation ensuring performance at all stages is reported
  • Work with all key Stakeholders internally and externally to develop ideas from concept to completion, managing Subject Matter Experts, suppliers and project teams.
  • Manage the risk register for each innovation ensuring key technology risks are identified and managed ensuring adherence with all safety, regulatory and compliance obligations.
  • Manage the production of a quarterly technical innovation newsletter highlighting progress made on key innovations to the SSEN Transmission business.

  • What do I need?


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


  • A degree in a relevant engineering discipline with strong multi-disciplinary business background and experience.
  • Experience in R&D and innovation projects within the energy industry including experience of managing the full project life-cycle from concept through delivery to completion.
  • Strong organisation and project management skills, ideally including a PRINCE 2 or AMP Project Management qualification with the ability to plan, programme, prioritise and manage multiple innovation projects, co-ordinating input from Subject Matter Experts, stakeholders, consultants and suppliers to achieve demanding targets and deadlines.
  • Proficient in O365 particularly Excel, SharePoint and MS Project - experience of using databases and project management software tools would also be beneficial.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a range of audiences, to prepare clear and concise reports, including conclusions and clear recommendations and confident presentation skills.

  • About our Business

    SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

    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 or 0141 224 7197

    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.



    Closing date: Apr 25, 2021

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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

    Explore our full list of benefits:

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