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Senior Contract Manager


Senior Contract Manager

  • 537095
  • Closing at: Jun 5 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Perth | Inverness | Glasgow | Aberdeen

Salary: £45,200 - £67,800 + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + 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?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Contract Manager to join our Procurement and Commercial (P&C) team working within our Distribution business.

Reporting to the Procurement & Commercial Manager, you will provide the necessary pre and post contract procurement and commercial support to a variety of projects including complex large capital projects within our Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution license area.

The main responsibilities in this role will be:

-  To manage the tender process for large capital projects from issue of invitation to tender through to contract award and subsequent commercial management of the delivery phase. This will include management of commercial staff.

- Managing the procurement of essential work scopes, procuring at lowest cost of ownership and in accordance with the principle of efficiency and best value. This includes covering all commercial, business and legal project risks in contracts and negotiating terms and conditions within own area of responsibility to ensure ongoing value for money throughout the lifetime of the contract.

- Development of the Procurement and Commercial strategies in line with the Large Capital Projects Governance requirements.

- Comply with all safety policies and procedures, promote safety and safe working practices both internally and externally to improve safety performance.

- Support the Head of Procurement and Commercial and the Procurement and Commercial Manager in providing a world class procurement and commercial service.

What do I need?

- Degree in Quantity Surveying or equivalent and professional membership of a relevant technical or professional body, for example the RICS.

- Knowledge and Understanding of the requirements of the Utilities Contract Scotland Regulations

- Knowledge and Understanding of commercial governance arrangements for the development and execution of large capital projects together with commercial, contract or cost experience in delivering projects

- Experience of estimating, sourcing management, cost & budget management and contract administration

- Experience of drafting and interpreting commercial contracts together with knowledge of Standard Form construction contracts and bespoke contract arrangements


About our Business

At SSE, we own more than 500 property assets and several thousand land assets, which are located across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland. Our Procurement & Commercial, Property and Facilities Management teams are responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way, and for ensuring SSE offers a safe, modern, fit-for-purpose property portfolio. We work right across the SSE Group, ensuring our businesses gets the best possible service and value from our supplier network, as well as ensuring all service providers are compliant and continue to meet contractual obligations and business need.


What’s in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

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.

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 / 01738 344763.

EXTERNAL: 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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