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Senior Delivery Lead

 

Senior Delivery Lead

  • 542457
  • Closing at: Dec 11 2022 at 23:55 GMT

About the Role

Base Location: Perth, Reading, Havant, Edinburgh or Glasgow

Salary: £61,100 - £91,700 + car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

The group are embedding agility in our ways of working, building capability for a digital SSE of the future, meeting the needs of our customers in a new way. A key component of this is to accelerate our cloud transformation to deliver a modern flexible cost-effective IT landscape to support our wider business transformation.

The Senior Delivery Lead will be responsible for leading the delivery of our highest value work streams to realise our cloud transformation goals and will play a critical role in helping to build out delivery capability within the transformation arena. A vital part of the role is delivering the transformation in line with stakeholder expectations. You will be accountable for end-to-end delivery of the transformation objectives using a complex supplier eco-system using best practice methodologies, ensuring effective control over costs and resourcing.

Key to the role is to manage the delivery ensuring; risk, legal, security and other compliance requirements are met.

You will be accountable for realising the programme objectives defined on the transformation roadmap, with an ability to be adaptable to meet changing business environments. You will hold strong relationships and collaborate closely with the system owners and Architecture Leads to ensure the transformation roadmaps have the right balance of delivering business outcomes, technology enablement and operational requirements. You will be required to drive delivery across multiple pieces of work and teams and will need to be adept at prioritising your approach. 

You will be expected to:

- Manage multiple workstreams ensuring that the resultant systems/services deliver the specified outcomes, within budget and timescale.

- Establish and maintain highly effective relationships with multiple delivery teams, central teams, stakeholders at all levels and business teams to ensure that interfaces work correctly.

- Lead the delivery of multiple technology solutions (while providing oversight to others) with a focus on tangible business outcomes in accordance with the appropriate methodology.

- Lead on the management of 3rd parties, reviewing their performance and providing oversight, and ensuring alignment with SSE ways of working and values. Will act as a routine contact point between organisation and supplier.

- Lead and manage cross product and external dependencies, ensuring activities are joined up from an operational and delivery point of view.

- Ensure that IT / business strategy, policy and standards are adhered to, thus achieving commonality and ease of maintenance.

- Provide regular updates against the defined outcomes to demonstrate performance and progress against the transformation roadmap.

- Provide input into the governance process itself, including the methods and tools to be used.

What do I need?

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

- A track record of leading on the delivery of key technology or business change outcomes.

- Demonstrable experience in running successful delivery across multiple delivery teams. With tangible examples of how your strong technical delivery capability has helped to provide delivery teams with support and guidance. 

- Demonstrable experience in building strong capability within delivery teams through leadership and coaching. 

- Ability to articulate the environment that supports SSE's Vision and Values, whilst encouraging innovation.

- Experience of having shaped business cases and delivering tangible benefits to an organisation.

- Experience and ability to prioritise.

- Ability to adapt delivery processes to optimise delivery of outcomes.

- Ability to identify and manage key stakeholders.

- Ability to identify delivery risks and issues and put relevant mitigation plans in place.

- Experience of project cost accounting and a good understanding of capex vs opex budgetary structures.

- Experience in using a range of both traditional and agile delivery methodologies and the ability to work in a hybrid mode.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

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 David on David.Brickell@sse.com / 01738 275846.

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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