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PMO Planner


PMO Planner

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Base Location: Glasgow or Reading, with requirement to travel to other UK locations

Salary: Up to £42,800 dependant on experience + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | with flexible working options available 

What is the Role? 

We’re seeking an experienced and highly knowledgeable PMO Planner to join our expanding business at SSE.

The core purpose of the role is driving the set up and creation, coordination and management of project plans with a focus on cost, resource and milestones.   

The projects involved will often be significant in size, scale and complexity with multidisciplinary scope across a number of our sectors (EV, Storage, Solar, Electrical Networks, Heat and the development of supporting platform solutions including our Smart Cities infrastructure.) We’re keen to hear from candidates with relevant experience who can perform immediately in role, however we’d also consider individuals with less planning experience who can demonstrate an aptitude to grow into the role.

The planning services you provide may involve the development and management of a small number of large scale, complex projects and /or the development and management of a larger number of small projects and their plans across a range energy infrastructure solutions.

The role also requires the flexibility to support the development and operational delivery of the wider PMO /Business Planning services. This will include the development of standards, process frameworks, governance and reporting needed to set projects up for success as our business grows at pace.

Key accountabilities will include:

- Building and maintaining (progressing) a range of individual and complex work packages, project plans, and the master plans in Microsoft Project or P6 Prima Vera). This will include planning assumptions for the programme/project lifecycle, dependency management, ensuring alignment with PMO standards and processes and ongoing critical path analysis

- Maintaining a clear view of the project baseline and tracking the milestones, resource, cost loading and spend profiling including chasing inputs and plan updates

- Actively driving the plan, including close working with the Distributed Energy Project teams, and also interacting with the wider SSE and DE business teams, sub-contractors and external partners or clients to ensure plans are coherent and current

- Actively supporting project recovery planning and sprint exercises

- Developing, amending and maintaining resource utilisation and cost loading plans, inclusive of forecasting

- Active management of risks and issues. This includes driving clarity on the business/financial impact of risks/issues, agreeing mitigating actions, and driving teams to deliver on those actions.

What do I need? 

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

- Strong planning experience in the energy infrastructure industry is essential for this role

- Demonstrable experience in planning using Microsoft Project /P6 Primavera demonstrating competence in drafting plans from conception through to construction and completion

- Experience of the overall planning required on large, complex multidisciplinary projects including planning, financial management and resource scheduling at scale within commercially diverse teams and the ability to represent that at programme and organisation level to inform the senior team

- Strong knowledge of programme & gated governance in a PMO environment

- Excellent stakeholder management expertise with the ability to communicate to various levels up to senior management

- Proactive, forward thinking with the ability to work in an agile working environment and Experience creating and producing dashboards and reports to help inform senior management decision making

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.

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. 

Read more about our inclusion and diversity commitments here

Next Steps 

All applications should be submitted online, it doesn’t take long.

To discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact / 01738 342 298. 

I'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date. 

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: Jun 19, 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

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