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Major Projects Business Manager


Major Projects Business Manager

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Base Location: Egham, with flexibility to be based in the South East of England and London

Salary: Competitive + company car/cash allowance, performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

This is a leadership position with business P&L responsibility, running an established major projects delivery team in the south east; having oversight of major projects programme management nationwide; with the opportunity for both business and personal growth.

About our business unit

The Smart Buildings business makes some of the most iconic buildings come alive!

We design, install, monitor, maintain and optimise building control systems and are part of SSE’s Distributed Energy division developing solutions for smart places – cities, campuses and buildings.

Our business helps achieve optimised working environments leading to reductions in buildings’ energy consumption through the installation and maintenance of a variety of building control technologies, including Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), and the application of data analytics to provide building performance insights.

We are one of the largest BEMS suppliers in the UK – a top 3 Honeywell Trend Technology Partner, and the first Siemens Master Partner in the world. We love being a market leader and topping out some outstanding projects to the very highest of standards - on time and within budget!

Working alongside our colleagues in SSE Distributed Energy we provide some of the most critical building control and energy generation services required by a Zero Carbon world – enabling commercial and public sector customers achieve their sustainability targets. In addition to building control technologies our smart energy infrastructure solutions include: solar PV, battery storage, heat networks, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

We were proud to have been a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference held in Glasgow, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in, and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

What is the Role? 

You’ll be leading our Smart Buildings team of engineers in the Major Projects delivery business.

Reporting to the Business Director, you’ll be responsible for the joint development and execution of the Major Projects business plan, including financial performance and all aspects of operational delivery. You’ll lead an engineering team working with you to achieve planned objectives and budgets focused on both business and customer needs. You’ll also work with the sales department through the Major Projects Sales Director to grow market share for major projects within the new build construction market in and around London and the South East; you’ll be responsible for reviewing programme delivery performance for major projects nationwide; and you’ll be a key member of the Business Management Team contributing to company strategy development.

With budget responsibility you’ll forge strong relationships which will ensure commercial and financial compliance; confident the business unit objectives you set are clear and engaging at all levels you’ll regularly monitor and make improvements to maximise efficiencies. Your passion for the role will mean you have a strong feel for activity in the market place ensuring competitor and market differentiation which will make for informed decision making.

What do I need?

Leadership skills are paramount to your success as it’s essential that your stakeholders, up to and including the Senior Management team, are fully supportive of your operational objectives, plans and achievements and that a collaborative approach to meeting business challenges is established. Performance Management reviews will be required with your direct reports to ensure objectives are clearly set, skill gaps identified and development plans set and reviewed.

You’ll bring a solid operational background working at a Senior Management level and as such will have experience leading projects and engineering teams within the construction industry, preferably within the BEMS Sector. You’ll demonstrate a strong commercial acumen and be comfortable presenting findings through accurate forecasting and reporting. You should be an inspiration to others, setting out clear direction, developing innovative plans and identifying opportunities for improvement.

As you’ll be traveling to different sites its essential that you hold a full driving licence.

In addition to a market leading salary package, you’ll enjoy an excellent pension, generous leave entitlement, and a car or cash allowance reflective of the role.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what' else 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 we'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

To discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 342298.

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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