Head of Onshore Projects

North Lanarkshire
11 Oct 2019
08 Nov 2019
Engineering, Mining
Contract Type
Full Time

Base Location: Glasgow / Perth

Salary: Competitive depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time with Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE Renewables is the UK and Irelands leading renewable energy company. Our aim is to be the largest and most efficient developer of onshore and offshore wind in the UK and Ireland. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets in GB, Ireland and internationally. In order to contribute to a low carbon future, we have committed to treble our current Renewables output by 2030.

About the role

Reporting into the Director of Development for Renewable Capital Projects, you'll be accountable for providing overall project and commercial leadership to our onshore renewable development projects within the UK Capital Projects portfolio. You'll take ownership of the delivery of onshore wind projects through development and construction phases, along with other onshore based technologies such as pumped storage. Another critical part of this role will be to ensure all governance activity is in line with SSE, Shareholder and Board Requirements.

Some of your other key accountabilities will include;

- Demonstrating safety leadership and ensuring all project work is carried out safely.

- Providing overall leadership within the Development and Construction phases of the project portfolio

- Drive a culture of commercially focused delivery

- Ensuring the development and implementation of a supply chain strategy that supports each projects success.

-Source suitably experienced resources to support the Portfolio, keeping the resource plan up to date, including forecasting for future requirements.

-Provide reports on each Project progress highlighting key risks and options for overcoming these risks.

-Lead, manage and develop the Onshore Project team, driving high performance, engagement and motivation to delivering a class leading service.

-Maintain effective communication with key business areas to ensure consistency, and that senior management have sufficient visibility of project risks to maintain confidence in project delivery and resolution.

-Foster a strong team culture, ensuring that disciplines are working collectively, and the team are clearly focused on the overall objectives of SSE Renewables.

What skills and experience will I need?

Due to the nature of this role, we are looking for someone who has operated within a similar role at senior level and has a solid understanding of how large capital projects are managed and constructed.

Substantial contract, commercial and procurement experience will be essential, as will proven leadership skills and experience of motivating a team of multi-disciplined individuals, setting clear goals and objectives and measuring performance.

You'll have outstanding communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability and confidence to challenge project teams and key stakeholders at all levels to ensure robust project performance.

Lastly, you'll have demonstrable capability of presenting complex information at senior level in a clear and concise manner, allowing key decisions to be made.

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please contact sse.

This role is available for internal and external candidates. If you are internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all 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 its 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.