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Whole System Islands Manager


Whole System Islands Manager

  • 540878
  • Closing at: May 25 2022 at 23:55 BST

About the Role

Base Location: Perth or Glasgow | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. 

Salary: £40,000 - £58,000 + 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 Whole System Islands Manager contributes to the delivery of the islands network infrastructure and ensures that whole system policy delivers optimum benefits for the business. 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Responsible for continuous improvement in SSEN Transmission’s Islands proposals, recommending and making policy position revisions as required.
  • Representing SSEN Transmission in the ongoing development of island policies, processes and procedures and working with business colleagues to ensure regulatory and statutory compliance with licence obligations and applicable industry codes.
  • Responsible for effective communication, through positive engagement around all regulatory/ legislative changes and decisions that have the potential to affect the island proposals. Ensure early identification and fully understand business risks and assist with the implementation of any required risk mitigation measures.
  • Ensure regular engagement with other transmission owners, the system operator, Ofgem & BEIS in order that the transmission business is actively seen as making a valued contribution to the islands in the area of whole system policies and procedures. 
  • Motivate and challenge the wider SSEN Transmission and Distribution business to deliver and achieve its full potential, in particular in the area of expertise around whole system policy (including connections and network growth). Define, create and deploy various initiatives ensuring the appropriate skill sets and cultures are promoted to improve efficiencies and stakeholder experience. 
  • What do I need?

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

  • A thorough understanding of the GB Networks businesses gained in a commercial, regulatory or legal environment.
  • Experience in dealing with external stakeholders including network licensees, Ofgem, BEIS, Government departments, local authorities, developers and key industry bodies.
  • The ability to network both internally and externally to facilitate the development of stakeholders and key industry influencers.
  • Experience of delivering within challenging timescales, with the ability to effectively prioritise, plan and organise, balancing immediate and longer term business priorities.
  • A proven track record of challenging the “status quo”, proposing imaginative, appropriate solutions and implementing innovative business improvements.
  • 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.

    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.

    Interviews for this role are expected to be held w/c 23rd May.

    If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Gemma Bell ( / 01738 341043).

    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

    Explore our full list of benefits:

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