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Solar and Battery - Construction Site Supervisor


Solar and Battery - Construction Site Supervisor

  • 543268
  • Closing at: Dec 15 2022 at 23:55 GMT

About the Role

Base Location: UK Wide - Field Based

Salary: Competitive & 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

The Construction Site Supervisor will act as the Project Managers representative and SSE Solar and Battery' point of contact at site, enacting the role of the Supervisor under NEC 3/4 and FIDIC Contracts.

The CSS role is responsible for ensuring that the site-based construction activities across SSE DE are safely and efficiently managed in accordance with both legislation (HASAW, CDM, etc.) and SSE DE policies, procedures, and standards.

Key Accountabilities:

  • The CSS will lead by example on all Site matters SHEW related. Create, drive and maintain a positive engagement of SSE’s SHEW culture throughout the team and into the portfolio of projects that are in the construction element of the asset lifecycle. Instil the values of the “Safety Family” within the team.
  • Good understanding of Safety and Environmental legislation and practices and policies
  • Good working knowledge of CDM Regulations and practical experience in their application.
  • Responsible for ensuring that a system is in place for ensuring all Contractors are set to work and managed in line with SSE’s Safety Management System.
  • Ensure that the Principal Contractor is pro-active in discharging their duties under the CDM regulations, not least in managing all safety aspects of the construction-based activities
  • Undertake the role of Engineers representative for sensible monitoring of site construction activities and be familiar with all aspects of the contract documentation.
  • Issue written site instructions following agreement from the Project Manager and authenticate any record sheets issued by the Principal Contractor.
  • Maintain and develop technical expertise and knowledge in the areas of Distributed Generation and Storage technologies, particularly Battery and Solar 

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

  • Basic Project Management skills including management of risk for delivery of projects to scope, time, cost, quality, safety and security of supply
  • Awareness of Contract management within fixed price and target cost contracts
  • Previous experience of project site management capability of working to deadlines and in a contracting environment
  • A strong understanding of SHEW construction requirements/legislation such as CDM, LOLER, PUWER, HSG45
  • Demonstrable experience of working under commercial contract frameworks such as NEC3/4 DOM2 etc.
  • Health and safety – SSSTS / SMSTS / NEBOSH / IOSH accreditation plus relevant experience in a construction-based field
  • Working knowledge of DNO connections. - desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of EHV and HV grid connections - desirable
  • Project planning via MS Project / Visio / project specific applications and site management

About our Business

SSE's Solar and Battery Storage team is one of the fastest growing parts of SSE Group with an exciting multi-GW pipeline of projects in train. In order to accelerate progress towards net zero SSE Group is investing £7m a day on low carbon infrastructure, creating 1,000 green jobs a year in the process, as part of its £23bn NZAP (Net Zero Acceleration Programme). Our solar and battery projects will play a crucial role in getting us to net zero by helping to balance the Grid and by helping us to fully harness the power of renewable generation. SSE is a FTSE30 company intent on building a better world of energy. We're looking to double the size of our current team by attracting people who share our passion for getting to net zero, at what is a very exciting time for the energy sector

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 zoe.gillespie@sse.com.


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.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.




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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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