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Renewables - Construction Senior Manager

 

Renewables - Construction Senior Manager

  • 543350
  • Closing at: Dec 5 2022 at 23:55 CET

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.  We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

Base Location: Madrid or Bilbao, Spain or Rome, Italy or Lyon, France.

Salary: Competitive depending on skills and experience + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

This is an exciting new role within our European business and will play a vital part in our Net Zero commitment and ambitious growth strategy, come and help us Power Change in Europe!!!

You will join a Renewables business that will lead activities across several Southern European countries (Spain, France, Italy and Greece, but open to others in the future) with our major Hub in Spain. The working environment will be international, diverse, inclusive and in growth mode. The main objectives are to develop, build and own renewable energy plants – mainly Wind Technology but also Solar, Storage and Hydro across Europe to achieve our Net Zero commitments.

As our Construction Senior Manager, you will build, develop and lead a team of project/construction managers and take the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and handing over to Operations our Portfolio of Onshore Renewable Construction Projects throughout Europe ensuring that all projects are delivered safely, in a timely and cost-effective manner and to a high standard in line with SSE's framework.

Some of your main accountabilities may include:

  • Leading a team of project professionals, with responsibility for performance management, training, and ongoing development of team members.
  • Holding responsibility for the safe and efficient on-site execution of projects on schedule, within budget, and to defined quality standards. Effectively manage Project Delivery Risks & Opportunities in line with the SSE Governance framework.
  • Managing all project resources, processes, systems, and controls and accurately and timeously report on projects.
  • Ensuring that prior to issue all Construction contracts are robust and that scope of works, risk, quality, cost and programme requirements are clearly defined and understood and align with the project Business Case and that the project teams effectively manage the contracts during construction.
  • Maintaining an effective communication with all construction projects, senior management, consenting, engineering ,finance, legal, procurement, etc  to ensure that there is consistency in the way we deliver projects across the portfolio and that senior management have sufficient visibility of the portfolio to maintain confidence in project delivery and resolution of issues.  Building excellent relationships with key external stakeholders including statutory consultees and key local community leaders.
  •  Advocating the highest standards of Health and Safety legislation and practices and to lead the Safety Culture during construction
  • Monitoring and reporting to Senior Management the projects progress, risks, opportunities, issues, key decisions, and financial performance on a monthly basis and be able to take

What do I need?

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

 

  • Experience in construction and commissioning of large Renewable Energy Projects, with a proven track record in Wind and, ideally Solar PV is essential
  • Demonstrable and significant project management expertise and understanding of major projects delivery e.g. project definition and set up, planning, cost, risk, quality and commercial management, membership of a recognised Project Management body is desirable (APM, PMI etc)
  • Ability to build a proud team through team leadership and developing others, creating a culture that encourages teamwork diversity and inclusion and investing energy in developing our team and empowering them to deliver and be accountable, challenging them to continuously improve and provide clarity and engagement by being visible, communicating clear goals and providing a sense of purpose. 
  • Demonstrates significant understanding and experience of consolidated planning and management of contracts for capital projects such as NEC or FIDIC
  • Ability to demonstrate strong and effective leadership skills and communicate at all levels inside SSE and externally
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with a full command of English (B2 level) and Spanish both written and verbal for reporting whilst additional French or Italian language skills would be desirable.

The role will require travel both domestically and internationally, anywhere up to 60-80% may be spent at project sites as and when required.

Next Steps

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.

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 Andrew.Duncan2@sse.com.

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