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Site Construction Manager


Site Construction Manager

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Base Location: Aberdeenshire

Salary: £32,000 - £49,000 + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

What is the Role?

SSEN Transmission is currently recruiting for an experienced Site Construction Manager to oversee a new build substation project in Aberdeenshire.

This role is responsible for managing the Principal Contractor as they undertake civil works initially, with mechanical/electrical installation and commissioning to follow.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

  • 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.
  • Work closely with the appointed contractor and the operations team to ensure the works are delivered to the project programme, in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, including; bulk earthworks (including material processing), establishing drainage systems, casting of building and switchgear foundations, erection and cladding of a steel frame building, casting of oil containment bunds, and establishing substation (bound) roads.
  • Ensure site activities comply with planning consents and SHE legislation.
  • Develop effective relationships with contractors, suppliers and the community.
  • Ensure 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:

  • Working knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation and CDM 2015 Regulations - ideally within a substation construction environment.
  • Experience working with multiple Contractors/Sub Contractors to drive construction activities to time and budget.
  • Previous supervisory or management experience and an understanding of quality requirements and experience in monitoring inspection and test plans.
  • Strong communication skills and be confident in challenging others, as such experience of resolving conflicts and planning site activities is essential.
  • A full, current, driving licence as there will be travel involved.

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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