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Overhead Line Construction Manager


Overhead Line Construction Manager

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Base Location: Highlands

Salary: £32,000-£49,000 + performance-related bonus + benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

SSEN Transmission is recruiting for an Overhead Line Construction Manager to join the Capital Development & Delivery Team.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

  • Initially located in the Lairg area, the role is responsible for delivering our investment in a wide range of reinforcement and new build projects on the electricity transmission network.
  • Construction of new overhead transmission lines (wood pole and steel lattice) including accesses, earthworks, piling and foundations, tower erection and wiring, dismantling and reinstatement.
  • Responsible for ensuring site activities comply with planning consents and SHE legislation, you’ll liaise with SSE staff and contractors, helping to maximise project team effort. As a great communicator, you’ll develop effective relationships with contractors, suppliers and the community.
  • You’ll ensure the project is executed in accordance with relevant requirements, particularly relating to statutory and legal obligations, Health and Safety, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, Quality & technical compliance, personnel and industrial relations.
  • This will include facilitating safety and progress meetings and ensuring routine reports and KPI's are submitted as directed by the Project Manager.

What do I need?

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

  • You should have previous experience of construction health and safety legislation practices and be experienced in all aspects Overhead line construction and commissioning.
  • Being a good organiser and communicator, you’ll be confident in challenging others.
  • You should also have experience in resolving conflicts and planning site activities.
  • You should have previous supervisory or management experience preferably within a recognised trade and/or hold an ONC qualification or equivalent.
  • In addition, you should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation and CDM 2015 regulations.

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 01738 342871.

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


Closing date: Jun 24, 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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