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Contract Manager (Cost Controller)

Full Time


SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that’s more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

Base Location: Perth / Glasgow / Aberdeen / Inverness

Salary: £44,100 – £66,100 + car / allowance + performance-related bonus+ a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

SSEN Transmission Networks Transmission business has secured an extensive capital development programme over the next ten year period to increase the network regulatory asset value to an estimated £12bn. The roles are required to support the growth of our countries’ electricity transmission network and the transition to Net Zero through connection of renewable energy sources.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Contract Manager (Lead Cost Controller) to join our Procurement and Commercial team to support our Offshore Directorate in our Networks Transmission business.

The role will be responsible for all Cost Control activities for a Major Offshore Project. To successfully operate within a regulated business environment, we require to monitor, control and report on all Cost matters required on the Project – this includes areas such as Forecasting, Budgeting, Change Control, Cost Reporting and Accrual Generation.

Working within the Project Team, as the Contract Manager (Lead Cost Controller) you will be expected to take a lead role in the coordination and fulfilment of all Cost Control activities required from the Procurement and Commercial team.

You will comply with all safety policies and procedures, promote safety and safe working practices both internally and externally to improve safety performance. You will also support the Senior Procurement and Commercial Manager in providing a world class procurement and commercial service to internal customers.

What do I need?

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

– Extensive experience as a Cost Controller managing projects or programmes in excess of £10m+.

– Demonstrate experience and competency with all aspects of Cost Control including Forecasting, Budgeting, Change Control, Cost Reporting and Accrual Generation.

– Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills with an ability to liaise with all levels of the business.

– Contribute to continuous improvement activities within the business – identifying and developing innovative methods for improving Cost Control processes and techniques.

– Collaborative approach, able to develop strong working relationships with all areas of the Projects.

– Joint Venture Cost Control experience – preferred.

About our Business

At SSE, we own more than 500 property assets and several thousand land assets, which are located across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland. Our Procurement & Commercial, Property and Facilities Management teams are responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way, and for ensuring SSE offers a safe, modern, fit-for-purpose property portfolio. We work right across the SSE Group, ensuring our businesses gets the best possible service and value from our supplier network, as well as ensuring all service providers are compliant and continue to meet contractual obligations and business need.

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 Francesca on 01738 344763.

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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